Hammerhead Shark joins the Mammals

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, hammerhead shark, humpback whales, minke whale, Mola mola (ocean sunfish), Painted Cave Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Channel

Today's hammerhead shark

Thursday, August 18, 2016 –  Among all the mammal sightings the highlight of the trip turned out to be a fish.  A 7-foot long hammerhead shark was located on the surface in glassy and sunny conditions as we traveled back to Santa Barbara from the Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island.  Additional sightings included 3 humpback whales, 2 Minke whales, … Read More

Yet another hammerhead shark!

Bob Perryblue whale, common dolphins, Condor Express, fin whale, hammerhead shark, Mola mola (ocean sunfish), Painted Cave Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara

2015 09-19 SB Channel A great day in the Santa Barbara Channel with sunny skies, not much wind, a tiny little swell, and clear cobalt water. Captain Eric ran out past The Lanes and found a lot of cetaceans. There was 1 blue whale, 1 fin whale, and about 100 long-beaked common dolphins. After a nice visit with these animals, … Read More

A great cetacean variety and sunny skies.

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, hammerhead shark, humpback whales, Santa Barbara Channel, Santa Cruz Island

2015 09-08 SB Channel Our Labor Day holiday trip was very successful. Captain Eric sailed out under clear, sunny skies and that famous Santa Barbara cobalt clear water pervaded the Santa Barbra Channel. About 2 miles out of the Harbor a single 4-foot hammerhead shark was cruising the surface and gave us great looks. Moving on to approximately mid-Channel, the … Read More

Hammerhead Sharks

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, hammerhead shark, humpback whales, Mola mola, Santa Barbara Channel

2015 09-05 SB Channel It’s Saturday, Labor Day Weekend, and Captain Eric took command of an outstanding day full of great sightings.   Conditions were good in our neck of the woods (north Santa Barbara Channel), but winds characterized the southern Channel near the islands. Eric kept it on the home turf and racked up a total of 8 humpback whales … Read More

Four active humpbacks, a load of dolphins and a very special sighting.

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, hammerhead shark, humpback whale, humpback whale mother and calf

  2015 07-27 SB Channel This was an afternoon trip and upon departing the dock at 100pm there was a moderate breeze from the west, so Captain Eric ran east and this proved to be a rewarding strategy. It was another bright and sunny day for some great cetaceans sightings, but it was not a cetacean that really stole the … Read More

2 Whales, 1,500 Dolphins, 1 Hammerhead

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, hammerhead shark, humpback whale watching, Santa Barbara Channel, Santa Cruz Island, Sea birds, sea lion

2 Whales, 1,500 Dolphins, 1 Hammerhead Captain Dave ran back to that same hot spot we’ve been working the past few days.   Common dolphins, sea lions, seabirds and anchovy schools are still coming together here.  A single humpback #whale was watched in crystal blue water as it passed close to the Condor Express several times and was a regular fluker.  … Read More