An all time epic “killer” day in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob PerryCalifornia, California gray whale, California Whale Watching, Condor Express, killer whale, orca, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching, whale watching trips

Killer day in the Santa Barbara Channel An all time epic or “killer” day in the Santa Barbara Channel As the Condor Express headed south out of Santa Barbara Harbor we were met with a mill pond flat glass sea surface, no wind and long sleeve tee shirt weather.  The water was clear and blue, and the above water vistas … Read More

Update on Friday’s Killer Whales !

Bob Perrykiller whale, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching trips

killer whale

Friday – Killer Whales Update on Friday’s Killer Whales on the Condor Express! Our friend and killer whale researcher, Alisa Schulman-Janiger, has looked at the photographs and has provided us the following diagnosis: “YOUR ORCAS: are the CA122s (Bigg’s/transients)! The new calf is most likely CA122A2. If you had just 5 orcas, it looks like they have lost one juvenile. … Read More

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, humpback whale watching, killer whale, orca, Santa Barbara Channel

Killer whales lead the list of 6 different marine mammal species today. According to https://orcasoftheworld.wordpress.com Bigg’s killer whales were formerly known as ‘transients’. In 2012, a push was made to rename this type of killer whale in memory of Dr. Michael Bigg (1939–1990). Bigg’s killer whales range all along the west coast of North America, from California to Alaska. They … Read More

Killer Whales and Humpback Whales Today

Bob Perrykiller whale, whale watching trips

Captain Dave reports a magnificent day on the Channel today with both killer whales and humpback whales closely watched today. Ideal late summer whale watch conditions prevailed today with very warm weather, bright sunny skies and calm seas. Here’s the story. Dave steered a course almost due south of the Harbor today and after playing with several groups of common … Read More

Killer Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob Perrykiller whale, orca, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Killer whales feeding next to Condor Express Summary: 8 killer whales 2 gray whales 6 Dall’s porpoise 15 Risso’s dolphins 1,000 long beaked common dolphins minus one dozens of sea lions minus one For the 2nd straight day the Condor Express has encountered killer whales in the Channel. Today we ran across to Santa Cruz Island and found 8 orcas. … Read More

Dec 22 – FIVE KILLER WHALES !

Bob Perrykiller whale, orca, Uncategorized

Summary 5 Orcinus orca (killer whales) 1 gray whale 1 minke whale 500 long beaked common dolphins lots of California sea lions As light rain was approaching from the western Santa Barbara Channel, the Condor Express ran far to the east to find great weather and sea conditions and abundant wild life. The highlight of the trip was approximately one … Read More