A mighty tail throw from a humpback whale!

12 Humpback Whales go Bonkers, Dolphins and More!

2019 03-25 SB Channel  Captain Tasha and her crew ran 2 wild adventures full of marine life with loads of great action and, in the process, closely watched: 12 humpback whales, 1400 long-beaked common, and at least 100 California sea lions. Seas were fairly calm. There was not much wind on the morning trip, but the breeze did pick up a …

Gray whale tail flukes - waterfall.

Bottlenose, Grays and a Humpback too!

2019 03-24 SB Coast Captain Tasha and the crew of the Condor Express ran two trips today with ideal sea and weather conditions.  Closely-watched species included: 4 gray whales, 1 humpback whale, and 25 inshore bottlenose dolphins.  Most of the action was close to the coastline again today. The morning excursion followed a very cooperative gray whale from the East …

Bottlenose Dolphins ©Dave Beezer - Condor Express

Large numbers of bottlenose dolphins, some common dolphins, several gray whales and a humpback today.

2019 03-22 SB Coast Captain Dave and his crew ran three trips today departing Santa Barbara Harbor at 9a, 12n and 3p.  There was gorgeous weather and great sea conditions all day long.  The following sightings were made today:  47 inshore bottlenose dolphins, 8 gray whales, 200 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 humpback whale.  The dolphin sightings were even better …

More surface lunge feeding humpbacks like this one today!

4 Grays and 4 humpbacks

2019 03-20 SB Channel  The Condor Express  found a few scattered rain showers with intermittent blue skies today. There was a light breeze and a flat sea surface.  In other words they were great conditions for finding and watching cetaceans. One trip left the docs today and had great sightings: four humpback whales and four gray whales. Very close to the …

Lunge feeding humpback

1 lunge-feeding humpback, 4 Grays and loads of dolphins

2019 03-19 SB Coast Captain Dave ran a single noon trip today and found overcast conditions in the Channel with a light breeze and generally cooler temperatures (as it is a supposed to rain in the next few days). His trip today was productive and great looks were had. Sightings included: four gray whales, one humpback whale, and 200 long-beaked common …

Humpback whale

4 Grays, 2 Humpbacks, and Dolphins

2019 03-18 SB Coast Captain Tasha and the esteemed crew of the Condor express ran one whale watch trip today which left the docks at high noon. Conditions were fantastic, continuing our streak of great weather over the past few days. Sightings on this trip included: four gray whales, 2+ humpback whales, and 150 long-beaked common dolphins. Eight horrible mylar balloons …

Humpback whale tail throw!

This is what it’s all about,

2019 03-17 SB Coast Once again magnificent weather and sea conditions prevailed in the Santa Barbara channel all day long. Captain Tasha and her crew ran three trips today resulted in the following closely observed animals: 9 humpback whales, 4 gray whales, and 1800 long-beaked common dolphins. “This is what it’s all about about!”  says Captain Tasha. At 9 AM we located …

early spring whale watching
Breaching gray whale!

1100 Dolphins, 19 Humpbacks, and 1 showy Gray

2019 03-16 SB Channel  Blue sky‘s and glassy seas greeted our passengers today on all three trips that left Santa Barbara Harbor. Not only were the conditions fantastic, so was the whale watching! Totals for the day include: 19 humpback whales, 1100 long beaked common dolphin, and 1 gray whale. Smiles all the way around.  Second captain Tasha spotted numerous spouts …