Dolphin Madness – Sat Oct 23

Friends, A cool, Fall day out on the Channel.  Light winds and calm seas framed by a variety of light and dark clouds.  The Condor Express headed to the far eastern end of the Channel and circumnavigated Anacapa Island in search of cetaceans…   …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 1500 Common Dolphins  (in 4 groups)200 Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins (in 2 groups) 50 Risso's Dolphins …

Whales and dolphins – Thurs Oct 21

Friends,  A nice day on the Channel and the whales were on our side of it…    …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 3 Humpback Whales  (including our personal pal, “Rope”)1000 Common Dolphins 500 California Sea Lions 1 Mola mola (ocean sunfish) What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and …

Another Wild October Day ! Sunday, Oct 17

Dolphin and Whale Lovers, Another overcast yet absolutely calm ocean surface today.  Captain Mat found a huge feeding frenzy to the East and…  …this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 8 Humpback Whales  (including our personal pal, “Rope”)6 Minke Whales2500 Common Dolphins 1000 California Sea Lions What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run …

Species Diversity Madness – report for Sat Oct 16

Dolphin and Whale Lovers, An overcast yet absolutely “mill pond oily glass” ocean surface today.  Captain Dave and his crew did it again!  This is what the Condor Expressly saw: 2 Humpback Whales 1 Minke Whale50 Risso's Dolphins1500 Common Dolphins 400 California Sea Lions What a day!  Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, …

Whale and Dolphin report for Thurs Oct 14

Dolphin and Whale Lovers, Thick pea soup fog that presented a challenge for Captain Dave yesterday cleared out and there were ideal conditions on the Channel again today, and with the return of Captain Mat, here ya' go …  This is what the Condor Expressly saw: 4 Humpback Whales 25 Risso's Dolphins1000 Common Dolphins 261 California Sea Lions Remember, we are the only full time whale …

Sightings for Wed Oct 13

Dolphin Lovers, Thick pea soup fog enveloped the Channel today and it was a monumental effort by Captain Dave that brought us two different species of Dolphins…   This is what the Condor Expressly saw: 25 Risso's Dolphins500 Common Dolphins 323 California Sea Lions Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, Th, F, …

Dolphin Day – 10/10/10

Friends of the Channel, It was a sparkling clear day on the Channel again today.  The sun was bright and the ocean was mirror glass.  And this is what the Condor Expressly saw: 200 Risso's Dolphins 800 Common Dolphins 50 California Sea Lions Remember, we are the only full time whale watching boat on the Channel these days and we run trips  W, …

Whale and Dolphin sightings for Fri Oct 8

Nature Lovers, It was a sparkling clear day on the Channel again today.  And this is what the Condor Expressly saw:   1 Humpback Whale (our old  pal “Rope”)1000 Common Dolphins (in two large groups and several smaller feeding pods)50 California Sea Lions75 Risso's Dolphins 1 Blue Shark The whales previously reported by the news media in the LA area have left and appear to …

Whale and Dolpin report for Sunday, October 3

Nature Lovers, It was dead calm  on the Channel again today but unfortunately, it was quite foggy.  Nonetheless, the eaglelike eyes of our Captain and crew penetrated the fog and put the Condor Express on the following wildlife:  1 Minke Whale1000 Common Dolphins (in two large groups and several smaller feeding pods)50 California Sea Lions15 Bottlenose Dolphins The whales previously reported by the news …