The same 2 humpback whales go wild again. Wow!

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, dolphin, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, minke whale, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching, whale watching trips

Humpback whales go wild again Two humpback whales “mugged” the Condor Express repeatedly today. Captain Eric ran to the eastern Santa Barbara Channel again due to reports of rough seas out at the islands. As he did yesterday, he found the white tailed mother and her juvenile busy lunge feeding on the surface. At one point the juvenile rolled over … Read More

Moveable Whale Watching Feast

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Whale Watching Report There was a moderate chop running through the Channel all day today for the whale watching trips, and the sun was bright…the skies clear and blue. The ol Condor ran out to the feeding grounds and did not disappoint our guests. For several days now there have been balls of very small, young northern anchovies being chased … Read More

Gray Whale Season Ends with a bang.

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The 2012-2013 gray whale season has officially ended for the Condor and Condor Express team. We are now off to deeper waters in search of humpbacks, blues, minkes, and fin back whales. Today was glassy, calm, overcast and foggy for the first 2 trips of the day. The sun came out with a light breeze in the late afternoon. Even … Read More

Tomorrow is our last gray whale migration trip.

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That’s right. Tomorrow, Saturday May 11 is the last scheduled gray whale migration trip for this season. Henceforth we are out to the open Channel and the Islands in search of the big boys. We expect a multitude of frisk humpbacks to be out there ready to greet the Condor and its passengers. It is the changing of the seasons, … Read More

Last of the gray whale migration

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Captain Dave reports 1 gray whale cow-calf pair today along the coast, along with 20 bottlenose dolphins and about 50 common dolphins. The weather and sea conditions were nice. The old Condor is a “cetacean magnet” just like its younger sister ship. Naturally it helps to have an experienced veteran whale expert like Dave Beezer holding down the helm. Hope … Read More

Great trip – great conditions.

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Our man David, Captain of the Condor, reported 5 gray whales today and approximately 50 common dolphins. Among the whales were two mother and calf pairs. The ocean was calm, the skies were sunny and warm. It was a very special day. best Bob Perry Condor Express

It’s whale watching showtime !

Bob PerrySouthern California whale watching, whale watching

One whale watching trip today (12 noon) and 6 gray whales were closely observed. This was 3 mother-calf pairs heading west back to Alaska. The show stopper was when 2 pairs stopped and played in and out of the kelp beds adjacent to the old Santa Barbara Light Tower (no longer in service). There was merriment, spy hopping, baby climbing … Read More