Two mid-Santa Barbara Channel gray whales and more

Bob Perrybirding, common dolphins, gray whale, gray whale migration, gray whale season, gray whales, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching trips

Two mid-Santa Barbara Channel gray whales and more We ran south heading offshore and ran smack into a nice herd of long beaked common dolphins. The were heading east in super clear, blue water. After some nice playtime, we continued east-southeast and quickly came upon two southbound gray whales. This is pretty far off the beach an no where near … Read More

Five gray whales, Rissos dolphins, Dall’s Porpoise and lots more

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Across to beautiful Santa Cruz Island we went today, and it was clear enough to see all 4 of the Channel Islands. At the mid-Channel point we encountered 5 wonderful little Dall’s Porpoise and circled around with them a few times. This is our first Dall’s sighting of the Winter. About 3 miles north of the island we ran alongside … Read More

First Gray Whales of the Season and more !!

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What an epic day in the Channel, perfect weatheR and the first gray whales heading south. The adventurous Condor Express went to Santa Cruz Island. All the way across the Santa Barbara Channel we had common dolphins keeping us company. Once at the Island, we paid a visit to the beautiful painted cave. After exiting the cave we were greeted … Read More

Tomorrow is our last gray whale migration trip.

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That’s right. Tomorrow, Saturday May 11 is the last scheduled gray whale migration trip for this season. Henceforth we are out to the open Channel and the Islands in search of the big boys. We expect a multitude of frisk humpbacks to be out there ready to greet the Condor and its passengers. It is the changing of the seasons, … Read More

One great trip with 3 pairs of gray whales….and dolphins too.

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The Condor rolled out on its noon adventure to find calm seas and sunny skies and it wasn’t long before she had 3 gray whales cow-calf pairs with great looks at all six whales. Along the way Captain Dave also reports being mugged by about 15 inshore bottlenose dolphins. Wow! Tomorrow the Condor sails at 9am and again at 3pm. … Read More