Southern California Gray Whale migration in full swing!

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Southern California Gray Whale Migration Talley: 20 gray whales 40 Risso’s dolphins Capt Mat ran between Santa Rosa Island and Santa Cruz Island to find a mother lode of migrating gray whales. At one point there was a cluster of 8 whales that stayed up for 20 min. The Risso’s Dophins were along the north face of Santa Cruz Island … Read More

Ten Gray Whales Migrating Through Santa Barbara Channel

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, channel islands, gray whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Captain Mat took the Condor Express across the Santa Barbara Channel through a light to moderate breeze and ran up into the Santa Cruz Passage, between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island to find smooth seas and ten gray whales. A wonderful day for southbound cetacean sightings and to see gray whales migrating through Santa Barbara Channel. Come out … Read More

Killer Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob Perrykiller whale, orca, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Killer whales feeding next to Condor Express Summary: 8 killer whales 2 gray whales 6 Dall’s porpoise 15 Risso’s dolphins 1,000 long beaked common dolphins minus one dozens of sea lions minus one For the 2nd straight day the Condor Express has encountered killer whales in the Channel. Today we ran across to Santa Cruz Island and found 8 orcas. … Read More

The best whale watching in southern California !

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

Summary: 3 humpback whales 1,200 common dolphins It was mostly sunny with extremely blue, clear water today. Although we ran out to Anacapa to greet the dolphins, the whales were found just off the beach near western Ventura. The water was so clear you could see the humpbacks rolling around as they passed directly under the boat and came over … Read More

Minke whales and long-beaks: a Special Day in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, dolphin, minke whale, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Our inaugural trip after 3 weeks in the boatyard for annual maintenance and inspections was gorgeous in spots. I say “in spots” because there was dense fog here and there, and bright open sunlight in between. We ran to the east Channel and found areas of high activity: bait fish, birds, and of course, lots of long-beaked common dolphins. We … Read More

Gray Whale Migration Season is Coming!

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

That’s right. There have been several sightings of southbound Gray’s off the local beaches, and it’s only November! Will the gray whale migration start early this year? Wow. This is great news, and in addition we still have a local cadre of humpback whales still feeding in the Channel. Sign up now. Our first trip back on the whale grounds … 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