7 Gray Whales & Dolphins Too

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor, gray whale migration

  Captain Scott steered the Condor (“big bird”) out into the Santa Barbara Channel at noon today with many passengers from all over the world. This was a stunning day with warm sun and very little wind. The water remains very clear and blue. A few miles south we located 2 gray whales, large animals, heading west (northbound).   They traveled … Read More

5 Gray Whales and 500 Dolphins on a Summer Day in February

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor, gray whale migration, gray whales, Santa Barbara Channel

  Summer-like conditions prevailed in the Santa Barbara Channel today with super clear water, sunny skies, no wind and a glassy surface. Not long after leaving the Harbor a trio of gray whales was spotted heading down the coast for Baja California.  It  was a close-knit group with 2 large and 1 small whale that synchronized their down and up … Read More

6 Southbound Gray Whales and 250 Common Dolphins too

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, gray whale, gray whale migration

6 Southbound Gray Whales and 250 Common Dolphins too As you will see in the photographs when I post them up later this week, the sea conditions today started out moderate and then got VERY moderate. Nonetheless, the overcast skies and windy seas did not obscure the visual powers of our deckhand, Augie.   How anyone can spot 6 gray whale … Read More

Spectacular Gray Whale Migration Continues

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, channel islands, common dolphins, gray whale, gray whale migration

A southbound gray whale was seen migrating along the sea cliffs of Santa Cruz Island Spectacular vistas, dolphins and a nice gray whale. Offshore winds and a light rain greeted us this morning in Santa Barbara, but the rain passed by quickly and we remained dry for the rest of the adventure.  There were, however, larger squalls offshore that formed … Read More

First gray whales (2), blue whales (2+), humpback whales (16+), bald eagle (1)

Bob Perrybald eagle, blue whale watching, blue whales, gray whale, gray whale migration, humpback whale watching, humpback whales

Tah-dah! Announcing the official opening of Gray Whale season on the Condor Express today! Our first gray whales of the 2015 season ! Another epic adventure on the Condor Express today.  Captain Dave took us through some dense coastal fog for a few miles and then things opened up and were sunny, calm and clear all day long.  The humpback … Read More