Nice Variety of Cetaceans

Bob Perryblue whales, bottlenose dophins, common dolphins, Condor Express, fin whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Santa Cruz Island

2015 09-16 SB Channel We barely had our bow out of Santa Barbara Harbor when Captain Dave spun the Condor Express around and we followed a dozen inshore bottlenose dolphins down east and through the boat anchorage. There were a few calves in the pod, and we watched all of these dolphins for 15 or 20 minutes, but they swam … Read More

4 different cetacean species today, 3 of them big, 2 very very big

Bob Perryblue whale, common dolphins, Condor Express, fin whale, humpback whales

2015 05-31 SB Channel Captain Eric that the crew of the Condor Express started the excursion today at 800am with a visit to The Flats. Here they found at least 6 humpback whales.   The #whales put on a show with surface lunge feeding, rolling around and fluking up.   Leaving The Flats in the jet wash, the next sightings were near … Read More

A great fin whale, a humpback and some dolphins

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, fin whale, humpback whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Santa Cruz Island

A great fin whale, a humpback and some dolphins The overnight drizzle ended and the clouds gave way to sunny skies in the Santa Barbara Channel.  There was a moderate breeze and some chop from the west, but nonetheless Captain Dave and his Crew pushed out to the hot spots near Santa Cruz Island.  Out near the Island the epic … Read More

Species Smorgasbord

Bob Perryblue whale, blue whale watching, blue whales, common dolphins, Condor Express, fin whale, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales

Species Smorgasbord It was a massive species smorgasbord out on the feeding grounds today.  Seas were a bit calmer than yesterday – nary a swell; medium breeze.  It was sunny all day which helped the crew of the Condor Express spot a whole lot of spouts. We ended up with 11 closely watched humpback whales that performed breaches, made friendly … Read More

Massive fin whale, humpback whale and minke whale sightings today

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, fin whale, humpback whales, minke whale, whale watching trips

Massive baleen whale sightings today. In addition to the six humpback whales (3 pairs) observed today that included some nice friendly visits, we had one big bad whale: a fin whale! You may recall that the fin whale is the close cousin of the giant blue whale and, as such, it is the second largest animal that ever lived on … Read More

A great variety of species and a lot of blue whales

Bob Perryblue whale, dolphin, fin whale, humpback whale, minke whale, sea lion, Uncategorized

Aug 9, 2012 Daily Whale and Dolphin Report: Here are the species we watched closely today: 8 Blue Whales (more in binocular range) 2 Humpback Whale (including “Rope”…read below) 2 Fin Whales 1 Minke Whale 500 Common Dolphins 2 rehabilitated sea lions released (read below) The breeze was less today and at first there was a little overcast out on … Read More