Five Humpback Whales and plenty of excitement.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

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Five Humpback Whales and plenty of excitement. Report for Friday, December 6, 2013. The Condor Express moved with the feeding grounds today as things shifted more to the southwest than previously noted. Here a total of five humpback whales were watched. The first two were feeding at depth and had long down times. The next three included our mother and … Read More

Two Happy Humpback Whales Enjoyed by All

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, dolphin, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

Captain Eric and the crew report another calm, flat sunny day on the feeding grounds today and there were two humpbacks whales watched closely. One was the prop scar whale that did all the jumping earlier this week, and its pal is the whale with the all white tail. Today seemed to be more of a “digesting and lounging” day, … Read More

Humpback Whale Gluttony x12

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I’ve been shooting photos on the Condor Express for 8 years and I have never, ever seen so much humpback whale gluttony on one trip as we saw today. We had over a dozen humpback whales in an area to the southeastern Santa Barbara Channel. Most of them came together on a hot spot and continued to lunge feed on … Read More

Saturday humpback whale-o-rama

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, whale watching, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

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The strong winds that blow to the east continue to miss the eastern Santa Barbara Channel humpback whale grounds. These winds are forecast to die completely later today, making Sunday a potential stunner. The clear skies and unlimited vistas afforded views from Point Conception to Boney Ridge in the Santa Monica Mountains….all four northern islands were in clear view. This … Read More

Hour upon hour of humpback whale surface feeding.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, common dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, minke whale, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

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Hour upon hour of humpback surface feeding. The sea conditions were again ideal…very calm…zero swells of any kind, and no wind. Once we got on the feeding grounds the whales were everywhere and all of them were surface lunge feeding on massive northern anchovy schools today. At least 2 1/2 hours of non stop lunge feeding was enjoyed by all … Read More

Tales of the humpback whale tails.

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A tail lobbing humpback whale

Tale of the tails. We closely watched at least 6 humpback whales today, with another 7 or 8 in the immediate area. It was the “day of the tails” today. All the humpacks were fluking up, and many had very short down times so we got to see their tail a lot. Add to this tail fluking another humpback that … Read More

Humpback whale antics thrill everyone again

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, common dolphins, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, minke whale, Southern California whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Eric reports ideal conditions today, although there was a small 3 foot swell, but with no wind on top of the swell it was great for whale watching. Whereas yesterday we had the monster anchovy schools on the surface with lots of surface feeding, today was more like a play day for the humpback whales. There were 8 humpback … Read More

The Humpback Whale Show is ON

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, humpback whale watching, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

The Humpback Whale Show is ON Rope was not there today with her pal, but the friendly cow-calf was. And so were two other pairs of humpback whales, making a total of 6 seen today by the Condor Express. And with that many humpback whales around, it was not long before a good sampling of their behavioral repertoire was enjoyed … Read More

Four Minke whales and thousands of dolphins

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, common dolphins, Condor, Condor Express, dolphin, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Four Minke whales and thousands of dolphins. Four user-friendly Minke whales and thousands of dolphins were watched today out on the northeastern Channel flats. The crew of the Condor Express report that the magnificent sea conditions have continued the entire Labor Day weekend. Warm weather, tropical clouds, clear water and great visibility for spotting spouts was the norm again today. … Read More