Eleven gray whales, Fifteen dolphins and Two Hundred bottlenose dolphins – Cetaceans

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

The Condor ran two trips today and Captain Dave reports great sea conditions all day long. A total of 11 gray whales, 15 bottlenose dolphins, and 200 common dolphins were closely watched. Another fabulous day coming into the “peak” of the northbound migration of grays. Hope to see you soon. Bob Perry Condor Express

Another big day for gray whales

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, gray whale, gray whale migration, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that all 3 trips (9a, 12n, 3p) ran and had great looks at cetaceans. In all 15 gray whales were closely observed. Also 20 coastal bottlenose dolphins and 100 common dolphins were seen. As with yesterday’s adventure, on two trips we had breaching gray whales…on the 3pm trip the breaching gray must have gotten … Read More

Mother Condor arrives at Sea Landing to fill in for Condor Express

Bob PerryCondor, Condor Express, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The “original” Condor, now a long range tuna fishing boat running out of San Diego, has arrived at the Sea Landing dock in Santa Barbara…ready to resume the Condor Express whale watching schedule for a few months. Numerous dignitaries were on hand to toast the return of the mother Condor. Tomorrow, Sunday, we’ll run whale watch trips at our usual … Read More

Condor Express Update – Condor returns to the nest!

Bob PerryCondor, Condor Express, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The “original” Condor Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that the “original” Condor, a 90-ft all steel sport fishing boat based in San Diego, will return to the Sea Landing for a few months and run whale watching trips. Capt Fred Benko (1938 – 2013) built the Condor and operated it as a sport fishing boat AND it was the … Read More

California gray whales – A quartet of northbound Gray Whales…

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

California gray whales Gray Whale Tail We ran two trips today, and encountered a breeding pod of 4 gray whales heading home to Alaska on both trips. The first trip was enhanced by the especially calm, glassy seas and balmy temperatures. The afternoon adventure featured an on-coming spectacular, thick, fog bank and a light breeze. We could see the wall … Read More

California Gray Whale Migration North

Bob Perrygray whale, gray whale migration, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching

The Gray whale migration is on! Whale Watching Report February 24, 2013 3 Gray whales migrating Common dolphins Today was a great day for watching the gray whale migration north. With drop dead gorgeous conditions, we ran west, past “Counters Point” where the census team was busy counting northbound whales, and headed further to around the Naples Reef area. The … Read More

Gray whales and a variety of cetaceans.

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

Gray whales, dolphins and porpoise Whale Watching Report February 17, 2013 Gray whales Common dolphins Dall’s porpoise Pacific white-sided dolphins A gray whale tail. Gray whales continue their northern migration. Captain Mat sailed out on two trips today, 9am and 12noon. It was another day without wind on the water. Along the way, guests on board the Condor Express were … Read More

Gray whales active on a warm sunny clear day today

Bob Perrygray whale, whale watching

talley 11 gray whales 200 common dolphins 2000 sea lions Numerous gray whales seen today. Gorgeous flat sea conditions coupled with great sun, no wind and wonderful visibility made gray whale watching outstanding today. This weather is supposed to continue through the weekend. The southern migration of the gray whales is under full swing and with the weather getting better, … Read More