Gray whale mom’s and calves AND dolphins all day long

Bob Perryblue whales, bottlenose dophins, Condor Express, gray whale migration, gray whale mother and calf

Gray whale mom’s and calves AND dolphins all day long Go east!  And east it was.  No less than 3 different gray whale mother-calf pairs were watched as they each paraded along the edge of the kelp forest.  We ran down past Monticeto to Summerland ad escorted these pairs all the way.  At Summerland a big pod of at least … Read More

2 gray whale cow-calf pairs + bottle nose dolphins.

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, common dolphins, gray whale, gray whale migration, gray whale mother and calf, humpback whale mother and calf

2 gray whale cow-calf pairs + bottle nose dolphins. We ran one trip out there in the Channel today at high noon.  It was spectacular and we continue to have the privilege of seeing all the mother gray whales parade up the coast to show off their newborn calves.  Most of these calves are only  a few months old and … Read More

12 Grays including 6 calves – Perfect Conditions !

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, Condor Express, gray whale migration

12 Grays including 6 calves – Perfect Conditions ! “Magic Man” Captain Dave showed all the human beings on the Condor Express a few tricks today.  It was a sunny day with fairly calm seas and ideal for spotting whales and dolphins during all three excursions.  On the 9am adventure we had  a Sextet Pod (3 mother-calf pairs) traveling together.  … Read More

Humpbacks a-Plenty

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, gray whale migration, humpback whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Sea birds

Humpbacks a-Plenty Three whale watch trips were conducted today with decent conditions and sunny skies throughout most of the day.  This is apparently the lull that occurs every year in the northbound gray whale migration.  A decline in the numbers of gray whales observed daily, as the majority of the population has past our region en route to Alaskan waters, … Read More

Gray Whale Season Yields 6 Humpback Whales Today

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, gray whale, gray whale migration, gray whale season, gray whales, humpback whale, humpback whales

Gray Whale Season Yields 6 Humpback Whales Today It rained last night !!  It will rain again tonight !!  Yet somehow the march of the Pacific gray whales has put the Condor Express upon a magnificent number of humpback whales in the Santa Barbara Channel today.  First we watched a group of 3 humpback whales lunge feeding on the surface … Read More

Lots of gray whales interacting with the dolphins today

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

Lots of gray whales interacting with the dolphins today   Although there was a decent sized westerly swell rolling down the Santa Barbara Channel today, Captain Eric steered a course for the Santa Cruz Channel (also called “the gap” between Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Island) and found wonderful whale watching conditions with plenty to see.  He reports closely observing … Read More