Original Condor Returns To Santa Barbara Harbor

Bob PerryCondor, Condor Express, Fred Benko, News

Condor Returns The Condor is back. Due to the recent wheelhouse fire last Saturday afternoon aboard the Condor Express, the “original” Condor, a 90-ft all steel sport fishing boat based in San Diego, is returning this weekend to Sea Landing for a few months to run local whale watching trips. Captain Fred Benko (1938 – 2013) built the original Condor … Read More

Condor Experss Whale Watching Trips Suspended Due To Wheelhouse Fire

Bob PerryCondor Express, News, Santa Barbara

An osprey, perched atop a nearby masthead, keeps a watchful eye on the Condor Express clean up operations today. https://www.condorexpressphotos.com/Other/2013-03-10-SB-Harbor A tourist passer-by, who happened to be an off duty San Francisco firefighter, saw the blaze and smoke and grabbed a fire hose from Sea Landing and put out most of the fire before the Harbor Patrol and SB City … Read More

Condor Express sails again Fri 11/23 – Come See The Gray Whales

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale, News, Santa Barbara Channel, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Gray Whales begin their southern migration A few “early bird” gray whales have been seen off the coast and reports tell of humpbacks still in the Santa Barbara Channel. Gray whales begin their southern migration down the California coast each year at this time on their way to their Baja breeding grounds. Repairs and maintenance in the boat yard are … Read More