11 humpbacks and PLENTY of action.

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2022 04-08 SB Coast 9a and 12n excursions left the harbor with bright sunny skies and glassy seas all day. Sightings included 10+ humpback whales, 10 Dall’s porpoise and 6 ocean sunfish (Mola mola). The first wildlife encounter consisted of watching high-speed, black and white, torpedo’s streak past the Condor Express. Of course, I’m describing Dall’s porpoise. These can be … Read More

11 humpbacks with PLENTY of wild behaviors.

Bob Perrywhale watching california

A breaching adult humpback whale in the Santa Barbara Channel.

2022 04-08 SB Coast 9a and 12n excursions left the harbor with bright sunny skies and glassy seas all day. Sightings included 10+ humpback whales, 10 Dall’s porpoise and 6 ocean sunfish (Mola mola). The first wildlife encounter consisted of watching high-speed, black and white, torpedo’s streak past the Condor Express. Of course, I’m describing Dall’s porpoise. These can be … Read More

CONDOR EXPRESS CREW RESCUES MAN, SAVES HIS LIFE

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The crew of the Condor Express pulled an unconscious kite boarder out of the water near Shoreline Park and used CPR plus an on board defib unit. Santa Barbara paramedics took over when the boat reached the dock. https://www.noozhawk.com/article/kite_boarder_in_critical_condition_after_being_pulled_from_ocean_off_santa Bob Perry

Hundreds of offshore bottlenose dolphins and good humpback sightings

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An offshore bottlenose dolphin rides our side waves today.

2022 04-03 SB Coast Two public whale watching excursions left the docks today, 9 AM and 12 noon. A third, afternoon trip, was a private charter. Skies were mostly overcast with little tiny spots of sunshine here and there. Seas were calm and there was a light to moderate breeze all day. Sightings included five humpback whales, 300 offshore bottlenose … Read More

Lots of humpbacks, grays, dolphins and a bigtime mugging by 2 of the humpies

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We got mugged! Forty-five minutes of close attention by a pair of extremely friendly humpbacks today.

2022 04-02 SB Coast Three trips explored the nearshore Santa Barbara waters today, 9a, 12n, and 3p. Although it was overcast and cool until 1pm, it was never foggy. There was a light wind with a moderate westerly swell. Sightings were fantastic: 7 humpback whales, 1100 long-beaked common dolphins, 6 gray whales and 1 ocean sunfish (Mola mola). The morning … Read More

So many whales, so close to home.

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This is the little calf that breached multiple times right next to her mother (and the Condor Express).

2022 03-31 SB Coast Two trips left Santa Barbara Landing today, 9a and 12n. It was partly sunny most of the morning then became mostly sunny and a bit warmer later. Seas were bumpy nearshore, but out a few miles things were much improved. There were light winds at the start and moderate winds at the end. We did not … Read More

Harbor gray whale! A great pair of humpbacks!

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The Santa Barbara Harbor gray whale in-residence, shown today in the harbor entrance as boats make their way in and out of the harbor.

2022 03-30 SB Coast There were two excursions today, a 9a and a 12n. At 9a the skies were overcast, there were moderate winds and seas. The sun took over mid-way through the morning trip, and by the time we departed Santa Barbara Landing a noon, seas had flattened a bit and there was no wind. For the day there … Read More