Four gray whales today

Bob Perrygray whale mother and calf, gray whales

Two gray whales

2018 04-24 SB Coast Captain Tasha ran a single, 12 noon, trip along the coast today under thin high clouds.  Seas were calm and glassy.  Totals for the trip were 4 gray whales. Just outside the harbor entrance buoy a mother gray whale and her very young calf.  We tagged along behind the pair at a safe distance and followed … Read More

Grays, Humpbacks and hundreds of dolphins

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, gray whales, humpback whales

Whale lovers on board the Condor Express get a friendly visit by a mega pod of long-beaked commons.

2018 04-21 SB Channel Today’s sightings included 3 gray whales, 2 humpback whales and 800 long-beaked common dolphins.  Sea conditions were fantastic all day long. The gray whales were encountered west of Hendry’s Beach.  We carefully followed them west as far as Goleta Bay.  Wonderful looks were had.  Later, humpback whales were found a bit southeast of Santa Barbara Harbor … Read More

Gray whale calves and two kinds of dolphins today

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, common dolphins, Condor Express, gray whale mother and calf, gray whales

Long-beaked common dolpins.

Two trips, one at 9 AM and one at noon, went out in search of whales and other wildlife. Totals for the day included five gray whales, four bottlenose dolphins, and 200 long-beaked common dolphins. There was a south wind with clear sunny skies when the Condor express left the dock at 9 o’clock this morning. Captain Dave steered the … Read More

Fin whales, gray whales and bottlenose dolphins

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, Condor Express, fin whale, gray whales

Two fin whales swim side-by-side

  Two excellent fin whales were encountered along with 25 inshore bottlenose sightings and four gray whales on two excursions today. Trips left Santa Barbara Harbor at 9am and noon with excellent sea conditions and very clear, blue Santa Barbara cobalt, water. The morning trip headed west, up the coast.   More than a dozen dolphins greeted the Condor Express near … Read More

An amazing day full of whales

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, Condor Express, gray whale mother and calf, gray whales

A little gray whale calf pokes its head up in the kelp beds.

2018 04-15 SB Coast Calm seas prevailed along the Santa Barbara coast today. Skies were partly cloudy with plenty of little sunny warm spots. Little to no wind was encountered. Captain Dave and his crew located eight gray whales and two inshore bottlenose dolphins during a single, 12 noon, excursion.  It was an amazing day full of whales for sure. … Read More

Great weather is the backdrop to fantastic sightings

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, common dolphins, Condor Express, gray whale mother and calf, gray whales

A long-beaked common dolphin swims alongside the Condor Express.

2018 04-09 SB Coast Seven gray whales, six inshore bottlenose dolphins and 150 long-beaked common dolphins were closely watched today.  Captain Dave and his crew ran two excursions under clear, sunny skies, calm seas and air temperatures in the low 80⁰F’s. On the 9am trip thirty common dolphins located the Condor Express about one mile south of the lighthouse.  Like … Read More

More inter-species interaction today between a whale and some dolphins

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, gray whale mother and calf, gray whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins

Pacific white-sided dolphins kept us company on today's trips.

2018 04-07 SB Coast Captain Dave and his crew ran two trips today, one at 9am and the other at noon.  There were 5 gray whales, 6 inshore bottlenose dolphins, and around 50 Pacific white-sided dolphins closely watched today.  The sea conditions were nice in the morning as a few light rain squalls passed through the Santa Barbara Channel.  After … Read More

Fun with whales and dolphins

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, common dolphins, Condor Express, gray whales

Common dolphins were among the three different species of cetaceans observed today.

2018 04-04 SB Channel Over the course of three coastal excursions today 4 gray whales, 15 inshore bottlenose dolphins and 80 long-beaked common dolphins were closely watched.  A high stratus layer persisted all day.  Seas were calm.  It was fun with whales and dolphins. The morning trip followed a very cooperative whale from the lighthouse west to Goleta Bay.  Very … Read More