Condor Express Unique “Whale Check” Program

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Condor Express, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

It is not often that we post comment cards on the captains blog, but we thought we would share this one with our followers. We recently received the following review after an island whale watching trip: “I used a “Whale Check” today as I was “skunked” on a previous trip. This sold me on the Condor Express. No one has … Read More

Huge patch of activity including humpback whales

Bob Perrybirding, California Whale Watching, humpback whales, whale watching cruise

When humpback whales are very close, almost anyone can smell them. But it takes a seasoned veteran captain like Captain Dave to sniff-out cetaceans when they are 8 or 10 miles “out there.” After an initial contact with a humpback whale just outside Santa Barbara Harbor, Dave pushed offshore keeping the moderate chop on our bow quarter for a smoother … Read More

Superior dolphins and abundant humpback whales

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, dolphin, humpback whales, whale watching, whale watching cruise

A humpback whale fluking up. Today we ran two trips, one typical whale watch but shifted to the morning 8a-1230p, and a private 2 hour charter in the afternoon. As a heads-up, tomorrow is the same schedule as today, 8a -1230p. And Saturday, we run a 1pm – 530pm afternoon adventure. Although windy conditions were forecast for the Channel, is … Read More

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 Bald Eagle tops off a great trip.

Bob Perrybirding, whale watching cruise

You don’t stay the number one whale watch captain by missing anything. And today Captain Mat was on fire! There were great sea conditions in the Channel and it’s supposed to be even nicer this Saturday and Sunday. Capt Mat used the conditions and his keen sense of whaledar to put the Condor Express near 7 surface lunge feeding humpback … Read More

Humpback whales playing today…Homecoming tomorrow!!

Bob Perryhumpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching, whale watching cruise

Humpback Whale Playing The final whale watch cruise of the old Condor happened today, and Captain Dave reports the following sightings: Four humpback whales playing were seen, and two of them got feisty. They lobbed and threw their tails around much to the surprise and enjoyment of all on board. In addition, Dave says there were 150 – 200 common … Read More

Eleven Humpback Whales

Bob Perryhumpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching, whale watching cruise

El Capitan Dave reports bright sun and a moderate bump on the water in the Channel today, but the ol’ Condor encountered 11 humpback whales out on the feeding grounds. Several were extremely curious about the boat and came up to make introductions. One individual was the same one that had the prop scar seen yesterday. En route 50 common … Read More