Lots of great whale watching including an entanglement

Bob Perrywhale watching

The Condor ran three whale watching trips with calm, glassy seas today, with overcast, semi-foggy skies. A total of 9 gray whales were observed, some friendly, others a bit more secretive. The most eventful sighting was during the 9am adventure where we sighted a cow-calf pair not too far from SB Harbor. Upon arriving in the area near the two … Read More

Two gray whales headin’ for the dinner table

Bob Perrygray whales, whale watching

Captain Dave reports one trip today and two gray whales. After a nice long time with the whales, the winds that were in forecast arrived, but the Condor was safely en route to the harbor. Due to projected winds all trips for Monday have been postponed. The cows and calves should be here within the next week or two and … Read More

Gray whale migration still on the move plus common dolphins run amok!

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

The latest on the gray whale migration. Three gray whales were observed in the gray whale migration back to their feeding grounds in Alaska today, but the real fun was the dolphin show. Approximately 1500 common dolphins were seen engaged in feeding behavior which included leaping, jumping, slashing upside down through the water and driving the little bait fish crazy. … Read More

Repairs on Condor Express are moving foreward !

Bob PerryCondor Express, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara, whale watching

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 !

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

Tons of whales and bottlenose dolphins

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Bottlenose dolphin trys to out run the Condor. It was Condor Express class reunion day on board the Condor, as Captain Dave ran the show with deckhands Brooke and Matt along for the ride. Oh, and I was there to capture the images (which will be posted up tomorrow afternoon). And the cetaceans did not disappoint anyone…there were at least … Read More

More breaching Gray Whales today

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, 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, 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