Another epic day of Southern California Whale Watching

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, Condor Express, dolphin, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching cruise

Eight humpback whales with lots more in two areas surveyed on an epic day for Southern California Whale Watching. Several distant breaches and some tail lobbing was observed. We approached one humpback whale from a distance as it continually slapped its mighty pectoral fin on the water for many minutes. Others were working areas of obviously high productivity as indicated … Read More

Island Trip yields impressive cetaceans

Bob Perrychannel islands, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

After a few days of gale winds in the Channel, the Condor sailed out to the Islands today in search of beasts. Here’s the talley: 5 humpback whales 2 blue whales Amongst the humpback behavioral repertoire we had the good fortune to have one of them adopt the boat. It spy hopped and generally swam around introducing itself first hand … Read More

Gray and Humpback whale watching galore.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, dolphin, humpback whale, humpback whale watching

Excellent Gray and Humpback whale watching today It was a cool day but the Channel was glassy smooth with calm winds. Gray and Humpback whale watching was excellent today. Captain Mat Curto used his keen eyes to put the Condor Express on 3 gray whales, 50 common dolphins and 2 humpback whales.  At least 6 additional humpback whales were seen … Read More

Ten Gray Whales Migrating Through Santa Barbara Channel

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, channel islands, gray whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Captain Mat took the Condor Express across the Santa Barbara Channel through a light to moderate breeze and ran up into the Santa Cruz Passage, between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island to find smooth seas and ten gray whales. A wonderful day for southbound cetacean sightings and to see gray whales migrating through Santa Barbara Channel. Come out … Read More

Channel Islands whale watching

Bob PerryCalifornia, channel islands, humpback whale

Channel Islands whale watching It is still a great time for Channel Islands whale watching. Another mild Fall day on the Channel with a great Humpback whale sighting. In addition to the humpback, 4 Minke whales and 900 common dolphins were seen. The Condor Express is not running on Monday and Tuesday this week. This time of the year is … Read More

Santa Barbara Channel Islands Whale Watching

Bob Perrychannel islands, humpback whale

Santa Barbara Channel Islands Saturday, September 29, 2012 Trip Sightings Report: We ran two oil seep tours in the Santa Barbara Channel Islands up west towards Platform Holly and Counter’s Point (home of the northbound Gray Whale census). Our whale watch trip was pushed to the afternoon. It was a fantastic day for southern California whale watching. Two humpback whales … Read More