A healthy pod of 5 grays, plus 1000 dolphins.

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A great aggregation of northbound gray whales near the Santa Barbara Coast...similar to what we experienced today.

2020 03-15 SB Coast

Skies were over cast and seas were calm as we found ourselves between storms today, “The Ides of March.”  Great conditions allowed us to “settle our debts” with 5 gray whales (more in the distance) and 1000 long-beaked common dolphins.

Captain Colton and the crew of the Condor Express watched all 5 whales as they migrated north together as a group. As you might expect with such a nice pod, tail flukes were common and practically non-stop. We watched from a respectful distance for nearly an hour before moving offshore.

Several miles south of our whale encounter a large herd of dolphins located the boat and interacted with our whale (and dolphin) watchers. These playful cetaceans also spent a lot of time surfing our bow, side and stern waves.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.
Bob Perry
Condor Express, and

One Comment on “A healthy pod of 5 grays, plus 1000 dolphins.”

  1. I absolutely love your posts! ❤️🐋 I share them often on my Facebook page. I’ve been on 3 trips with you , over 20 yrs. ago (saw whales twice and a basking shark the 3rd time) and had so much fun. Thank you for sharing, caring, and educating! Hopefully they’ll still be running in April, as I’m waiting to afford my ticket! I can’t wait to go out with you guys again!
    Bright blessings to all of your crew and happy cruising!
    Dawn Brown

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