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

A wonderfuly friendly gray whale !

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

We ran two gray whale watching trips today under the direction of Captain Dave. The early morning featured some light rain which fortunately subsided before we departed the dock. The weather just kept getting better and better all day and the second trip was bright and sunny throughout. Sea conditions were great. We saw three gray whales, but one of … Read More

Another great day with a Gray Whale breach

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, Condor, Condor Express, gray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that two trips ran today and a total of 7 gray whales including a Gray Whale breach. They were mostly young gray whales judging by their size, were closely observed. In addition, approximately 20 bottlenose dolphins were encountered to the delight of all on board. On the last trip of the afternoon a young … Read More

Condor Express 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

Don’t Miss the Santa Barbara Parade of Lights Cruise Sunday, Dec 9

Bob PerrySanta Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara

Enjoy the Santa Barbara Parade of Lights from the best seat in the house. Join us aboard the Condor Express for an up close and personal view of the exciting Parade of Lights departing from the Santa Barbara Harbor. Enjoy a full bar and complimentary appetizers to keep you in the holiday sprit while cruising along the parade route in … Read More

Last whale watching cruise until Nov 21

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

Last whale watching cruise until Nov 21 Today was our last whale watching cruise until Wed. Nov. 21, as we will be hauling out and in the boat yard for annual maintenance and inspections. But, boy oh boy, what a whale watching cruise we had today. It was a bright, clear and sunny day with visibilities so great you could … Read More

Santa Barbara Channel Offering Spectacular Fall conditions for whale wathcing

Bob PerrySanta Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel

Santa Barbara Channel Offering Spectacular Fall Conditions A gorgeous sunny and sparkling day out in the Santa Barbara Channel. Our first sightings were three humpback whales no more than 4 miles from Santa Barbara Harbor. One was our pal, “Rope.” These 3 whales stayed on the surface and watching them alongside the Condor Express in crystal clear, blue water was … Read More

Humpback whale watching

Bob PerryCalifornia, humpback whale, Santa Barbara

Humpback whale watching Humpback whale watching was good today. We ran to the east Channel again today and were greeted by over 1,000 common dolphins scattered all over the feeding grounds. There were many mothers with calves in the groups. Again we watched two humpback whales, large full grown adult whales. They spent plenty of time up on the surface … Read More