Gray whale migration still on the move plus common dolphins run amok!

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale, gray whale migration, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The latest on the gray whale migration. Three gray whales were observed in the gray whale migration back to their feeding grounds in Alaska today, but the real fun was the dolphin show. Approximately 1500 common dolphins were seen engaged in feeding behavior which included leaping, jumping, slashing upside down through the water and driving the little bait fish crazy. … Read More

A wonderfuly friendly gray whale !

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, gray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

We ran two gray whale watching trips today under the direction of Captain Dave. The early morning featured some light rain which fortunately subsided before we departed the dock. The weather just kept getting better and better all day and the second trip was bright and sunny throughout. Sea conditions were great. We saw three gray whales, but one of … Read More

Another great day with a Gray Whale breach

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, Condor, Condor Express, gray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that two trips ran today and a total of 7 gray whales including a Gray Whale breach. They were mostly young gray whales judging by their size, were closely observed. In addition, approximately 20 bottlenose dolphins were encountered to the delight of all on board. On the last trip of the afternoon a young … Read More

6 Gray Whales Today

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, gray whale migration

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that one great trip ran today with good sea conditions. Six gray whales were closely followed and a group of four were especially friendly. The quartet fluked up and gave the guests and crew of the Condor very good looks. The migration is still going strong. Hope to see you on board. Bob Perry … Read More

Another big day for gray whales

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, gray whale, gray whale migration, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that all 3 trips (9a, 12n, 3p) ran and had great looks at cetaceans. In all 15 gray whales were closely observed. Also 20 coastal bottlenose dolphins and 100 common dolphins were seen. As with yesterday’s adventure, on two trips we had breaching gray whales…on the 3pm trip the breaching gray must have gotten … Read More

California gray whales – A quartet of northbound Gray Whales…

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching, whale watching cruise

California gray whales Gray Whale Tail We ran two trips today, and encountered a breeding pod of 4 gray whales heading home to Alaska on both trips. The first trip was enhanced by the especially calm, glassy seas and balmy temperatures. The afternoon adventure featured an on-coming spectacular, thick, fog bank and a light breeze. We could see the wall … Read More

California Gray Whale Migration North

Bob Perrygray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching

The Gray whale migration is on! Whale Watching Report February 24, 2013 3 Gray whales migrating Common dolphins Today was a great day for watching the gray whale migration north. With drop dead gorgeous conditions, we ran west, past “Counters Point” where the census team was busy counting northbound whales, and headed further to around the Naples Reef area. The … Read More