Repairs on Condor Express are moving foreward !

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The above photos show (1) the new wheelhouse aluminum shell and reinforcement beams, and (2) a crane removing the antenna mast from the flybridge en route to the sand and paint shop. Repairs and modifications of the Condor Express are moving ahead under the supervision of Captain Mat Curto. The boat is now hauled out in the boat yard and … Read More

A wonderfuly friendly gray whale !

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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

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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

More breaching Gray Whales today

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Captain Dave reports from the Condor, which ran two trips today, that a total of 7 gray whales were closely observed. On the 12noon trip we had a whale take off an breach a couple of times which was a rare treat for all persons on board. Wow. best Bob Perry Condor Express

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

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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

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

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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

Last whale watching cruise until Nov 21

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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