Another sunny day with whales and dolphins.

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

Mother humpback and her calf.

2018 10-07 SB Channel Today brought us close looks at 3 humpback whales and 200 long-beaked common dolphins.  It was a sunny day with a little bump on the water from the western Santa Barbara Channel.  Captain Tasha and her crew kept the search pattern mostly in the northern half of the Channel. Dolphins located the Condor Express when it … Read More

Three humpback whales, one breacher…and more

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, humpback whale mother and calf, minke whale, sea lion

Breaching humpback whale.

2018 09-27 SB Channel Captain Dave ran a bit west, then out to the south.  Most of the action was only about 4 miles off Campus Point.  Skies were mostly overcast with a moderate breeze.  The sun came out late in the trip.  Sightings for the day included: 1 Minke whale, 3 humpback whales, 800 long-beaked common dolphins and 50 … Read More

A few thousand dolphins, lots of sea lions and a humpback whale

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale

A humpback whale spouts into the breeze

2018 09-16 SB Channel Captain Tasha and the crew of the Condor Express worked along the mainland coast to the west, then turned offshore and ended up south of The Lanes near Santa Rosa Island. Seas were moderate but nonetheless the following were closely watched:   2500 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 humpback whale.  Hundreds of sea lions were also around … Read More

Another Gaviota trip produces great sightings and fun.

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, common dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, sea lion

Condor Express tracks showing our path today to Gaviota and back. (source: MarineTraffic.com)

2018 09-12 Western Channel A light marine layer burned off to become a gorgeous sunny day with very calm seas…ideal for wildlife searching and watching.  Captain Dave and the crew of the Condor Express closely watched: 2 humpback whales, 12 coastal bottlenose dolphins, 2500 long-beaked common dolphins and over 200 California sea lions.  This was a trip “out west,” covering … Read More

Nice wildlife near Santa Rosa Isand’s western end.

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, Santa Rosa Island

Humpback whale tail.

2018 09-10 SB Channel Captain Tasha and her crew took a wonderful long excursion across to the western end of Santa Rosa Island in search of wildlife.  At times visibility was limited due to fog.  Totals for the day include 1 humpback whale and 350 long-beaked common dolphins. The humpback made a couple of nice close, friendly approaches to the … Read More

Again, thousands of dolphins are seen as well as a humpback whale.

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale

Dolphins watch their fans, and their fans watch them.

2018 08-16 SB Channel Captain Colton reports a great day with clear skies and glassy surface conditions in the Santa Barbara Channel.  He and his crew saw a total of 2500 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 humpback whale. The first group of dolphins located the Condor Express outside the harbor, and the dolphins continued all day, everywhere we went. All … Read More

Single humpback pulls a surprise breach.

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale

Breaching humpback whale.

2018 08-11 SB Channel It was sunny and calm all day as the Condor Express ran across the Santa Barbara Channel and ended up working a productive region between Fraser Point, Santa Cruz Island and Carrington Point, Santa Rosa Island. Sightings for the day include 1 humpback whale and 2000 long-beaked common dolphins. Captain Dave and his crew report seeing … Read More

Four different species of cetaceans today

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, offshore bottlenose dolphins, Risso's Dolphins

A Risso's dolphin in the Santa Barbara Channel

2018 08-08 SB Channel – Far West Captain Dave and his crew explored a fresh territory and located four different species of cetaceans in the far western Santa Barbara Channel.  After several days of working the opposite end of the Channel, Dave changed things up, and had a spectacular trip to waters we do not often frequent.  Whereas Anacapa Island … Read More

Humpback and dolphins beyond Anacapa Island

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale

A close look at a humpback whale close to the Condor Express and found east of Anacapa Island.

2018 08-05 SB Channel – Far East Captain Tasha and her crew took the Condor Express to the east, and technically beyond the eastern boundary of the “Santa Barbara Channel.”  Tasha left Arch Rock on East Anacapa Island in her wake during the quest for cetaceans.  Skies started out overcast and became sunny later.  Seas were calm all day.  Sightings … Read More