Yet another gorgeous day full of marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel

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Total score: Gray whales = 12++ Risso’s dolphins = 25 long beaked common dolphins = 1525 California sea lions = 500 Today the Condor Express pushed out through the Santa Cruz Channel and into the open sea of the Pacific Ocean south of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. It was a gorgeous day full of marine life…sunny, warm, clear skies … Read More

Southern California Gray Whale migration in full swing!

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Southern California Gray Whale Migration Talley: 20 gray whales 40 Risso’s dolphins Capt Mat ran between Santa Rosa Island and Santa Cruz Island to find a mother lode of migrating gray whales. At one point there was a cluster of 8 whales that stayed up for 20 min. The Risso’s Dophins were along the north face of Santa Cruz Island … Read More

Ten Gray Whales Migrating Through Santa Barbara Channel

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Captain Mat took the Condor Express across the Santa Barbara Channel through a light to moderate breeze and ran up into the Santa Cruz Passage, between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island to find smooth seas and ten gray whales. A wonderful day for southbound cetacean sightings and to see gray whales migrating through Santa Barbara Channel. Come out … Read More

Gray Whale Migration Season is Coming!

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That’s right. There have been several sightings of southbound Gray’s off the local beaches, and it’s only November! Will the gray whale migration start early this year? Wow. This is great news, and in addition we still have a local cadre of humpback whales still feeding in the Channel. Sign up now. Our first trip back on the whale grounds … Read More

Condor Express sails again Fri 11/23 – Come See The Gray Whales

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Gray Whales begin their southern migration A few “early bird” gray whales have been seen off the coast and reports tell of humpbacks still in the Santa Barbara Channel. Gray whales begin their southern migration down the California coast each year at this time on their way to their Baja breeding grounds. Repairs and maintenance in the boat yard are … Read More

First Gray Whale Sighted !!

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First Gray Whale Sighted Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 News from the Boat Yard. The Gray Whale season is approaching fast and the Condor Express crew has been working hard to spruce things up and make some mechanical enhancements that will improve the ships performance. This includes sanding, painting, chipping, cleaning…all that fun stuff. But in the meantime, one of us … Read More

California gray whale season is coming soon

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California gray whale season coming soon California gray whale season is right around the corner. Today was ideal conditions with calm seas and very sunny skies. We spotted our humpback whale friend Rope and a second humpback entertained the Condor Express people for a long time today. Sunny, clear and warm conditions felt more like summer out there in the … Read More