Outstanding sea conditions for whale watching AGAIN !!

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, common dolphins, humpback whales, minke whale, Santa Barbara Channel

Outstanding sea conditions for whale watching AGAIN!! These wonderful Fall whale watching conditions just keep on rolling along. Hardly a breath of wind, glassy surface, blue water and blue skies with warm sun. Right out of the harbor we encountered about 8 inshore bottlenose dolphins and ran with them through the East Beach anchorage. One of the large bottlenose was … Read More

The Humpback whale and Minke whale show.

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, humpback whale, minke whale, Santa Barbara Channel

The humpback whale and Minkes show. Although the seas were extremely calm and nice today, there was a tiny bit of fog to make whale spouting more challenging. However the sharp eyes and steel perseverance of the crew of the Condor Express quickly got into the sweet spot of northeastern Channel cetaceans today. After being tailed by at least 600 … Read More

Superior dolphins and abundant humpback whales

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, dolphin, humpback whales, whale watching, whale watching cruise

A humpback whale fluking up. Today we ran two trips, one typical whale watch but shifted to the morning 8a-1230p, and a private 2 hour charter in the afternoon. As a heads-up, tomorrow is the same schedule as today, 8a -1230p. And Saturday, we run a 1pm – 530pm afternoon adventure. Although windy conditions were forecast for the Channel, is … Read More

Condor witnesses another spectacle of nature

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales

“Epic.” That’s the word Captain Dave used to summarize the sightings made on today’s trip. The ol Condor headed into more giant balls of bait fish near the surface and all that goes with it. At least 2,000 common dolphins were actively feeding on the bait non-stop. At least seven humpback whales were there too. They were lunge feeding on … Read More

Tons of whales and bottlenose dolphins

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Bottlenose dolphin trys to out run the Condor. It was Condor Express class reunion day on board the Condor, as Captain Dave ran the show with deckhands Brooke and Matt along for the ride. Oh, and I was there to capture the images (which will be posted up tomorrow afternoon). And the cetaceans did not disappoint anyone…there were at least … Read More