Captain Dave reports a magnificent day on the Channel today with both killer whales and humpback whales closely watched today. Ideal late summer whale watch conditions prevailed today with very warm weather, bright sunny skies and calm seas. Here’s the story.
Dave steered a course almost due south of the Harbor today and after playing with several groups of common dolphins he located that wonderful mother and calf humpback whale that has adopted the Channel lately and has become an unofficial member of the Condor Express crew. In fact, both mom and calf came over and had some very close, friendly moments with their human admirers on the boat. After a great session with these two whales, Dave headed southeast to an area where some unusual activity had been reported by our friend “A.L.”
Sure enough, three female killer whales (“orcas”) were located and watched as they made several mock attack high speed passes near common dolphins and several rafting sea lions. There was one adult female and two smaller females in the pod. After these mock attacks the three killer whales then shared a communal dining experience with a sea lion as the invited guest of honor.
The totals for the day were 2 humpback whales, 3 killer whales, 1,500 common dolphins.
We all hope this great weather continues for the Labor Day weekend. I hope to see you on board!