Humpback whales playing today…Homecoming tomorrow!!

Bob Perryhumpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching, whale watching cruise

Humpback Whale Playing The final whale watch cruise of the old Condor happened today, and Captain Dave reports the following sightings: Four humpback whales playing were seen, and two of them got feisty. They lobbed and threw their tails around much to the surprise and enjoyment of all on board. In addition, Dave says there were 150 – 200 common … Read More

Anchovies continue to pay the price to humpback whales feeding

Bob Perryhumpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching

Captain Dave reports from the ol Condor that despite moderately choppy seas in the Channel, he was able to use his great skills and keen eyesight to locate humpback whales feeding area again today. Five humpbacks were joined by at least 1,500 common dolphins and the Condor along the cafeteria line. Abundant surface lunge feeding went on pretty much the … Read More

Again humpback whale surface lunge feed.

Bob Perryhumpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

Humpback Whale Feeding Deck hand Brooke reports from the ol’ Condor that, once again, giant balls of northern anchovies were discovered to the southeast. Again these monumental food sources were being attacked by common dolphins (1,500 to 2,000) and humpback whales (nine). There was abundant bait near the surface so the humpbacks were surface lunge feeding. A mother an calf … Read More

Condor witnesses another spectacle of nature

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales

“Epic.” That’s the word Captain Dave used to summarize the sightings made on today’s trip. The ol Condor headed into more giant balls of bait fish near the surface and all that goes with it. At least 2,000 common dolphins were actively feeding on the bait non-stop. At least seven humpback whales were there too. They were lunge feeding on … Read More

Eleven Humpback Whales

Bob Perryhumpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

El Capitan Dave reports bright sun and a moderate bump on the water in the Channel today, but the ol’ Condor encountered 11 humpback whales out on the feeding grounds. Several were extremely curious about the boat and came up to make introductions. One individual was the same one that had the prop scar seen yesterday. En route 50 common … Read More

Island Trip yields impressive cetaceans

Bob Perrychannel islands, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

After a few days of gale winds in the Channel, the Condor sailed out to the Islands today in search of beasts. Here’s the talley: 5 humpback whales 2 blue whales Amongst the humpback behavioral repertoire we had the good fortune to have one of them adopt the boat. It spy hopped and generally swam around introducing itself first hand … Read More

Gray and Humpback whale watching galore.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, dolphin, humpback whale, humpback whale watching

Excellent Gray and Humpback whale watching today It was a cool day but the Channel was glassy smooth with calm winds. Gray and Humpback whale watching was excellent today. Captain Mat Curto used his keen eyes to put the Condor Express on 3 gray whales, 50 common dolphins and 2 humpback whales.  At least 6 additional humpback whales were seen … Read More

Humpback Whales and Blue Whale Watching… Hello, it’s FEBRUARY!

Bob Perryblue whale watching, Dall's Porpoise, humpback whale watching

Three humpback whales and a blue whale sighted Whale Watching Report February 10, 2013 3 humpback whales 1 blue whale 15+ Dall’s porpoise 2 rehabilitated California sea lions released Captain Mat tracked down 3 humpback whales and 1 blue whale in the Santa Barbara Channel today, as well as 15 Dall’s porpoise. Blue whale watching is very unusual this time … Read More