Sun shines on humpback whales (and dolphins)

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, dolphin, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara Channel, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching

Captain Dave was at it again, and so were the mighty humpback whales of the Santa Barbara Channel. If this isn’t the best whale watching in California then I don’t know what is. Seven of the knobby headed beasts were gorging themselves on great balls of northern anchovies again, so everyone on board the Condor Express was amazed to see … Read More

Another epic day of Southern California Whale Watching

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, Condor Express, dolphin, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching cruise

Eight humpback whales with lots more in two areas surveyed on an epic day for Southern California Whale Watching. Several distant breaches and some tail lobbing was observed. We approached one humpback whale from a distance as it continually slapped its mighty pectoral fin on the water for many minutes. Others were working areas of obviously high productivity as indicated … Read More

8 Humpbacks Whales + 1 Blue Whale = Fun for All

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The old sea captain Mat amazed all on board the Condor Express today with his “whaledar” (internal whale locating radar). Mat steered the boat into a platoon of 8 actively surface feeding humpbacks, which in itself is quite a spectacle of nature. But one of these humpbacks took off and breached several times which left the passengers and crew totally … Read More

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.

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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

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“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

Private Charter sees Humpback Action Today

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Captain Dave reminds us that today (Monday) and tomorrow the ol Condor has been booked up with private charters. Our next public trip will be Wednesday. On today’s trip, a short 3-hour adventure, 3 humpbacks were seen in the Channel and one was a very animated, breaching like crazy, beast. Lots of bait balls again in the area. Make your … 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