Calm and glassy seas today on the Condor

Bob PerryCondor

Captain Dave sends us his regards from his life as captain of the ol’ Condor, and gives us this report. Two trips today, and a total of 4 gray whales headin’ for the dinner table. Plus…as many as 35 inshore bottlenose dolphins paid the Condor a visit. All on board were thrilled. best Bob Perry Condor Express

Monumental Mammal Amazement – 13 gray whales

Bob Perrygray whales, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

Here are the counts – 13 gray whales (including 5 mother-calf pairs), 20 bottlenose dolphins and one great sighting of a Stellar sea lion feeding on a large fish. Deck hand and galley person Brooke has reported from 3 trips today on the Condor out into the fabulous conditions of the Santa Barbara Channel. All aboard had monumental mammal amazement. … Read More

T–E–N Gray Whale mothers and calves. Oh, my God !!

Bob Perrygray whale, gray whales, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The Condor ran two trips (9am and 3pm), and had TEN cow-calf gray whale pairs….that’s TWENTY gray whales, in case you think otherwise. Captain Dave Beezer could hardly contain his jubilance today when he reported the sightings. Furthermore, Dave says the little calves were going bananas, spyhopping, rolling around, climbing on top of mom’s back, and generally acting like a … Read More

One great trip with 3 pairs of gray whales….and dolphins too.

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

The Condor rolled out on its noon adventure to find calm seas and sunny skies and it wasn’t long before she had 3 gray whales cow-calf pairs with great looks at all six whales. Along the way Captain Dave also reports being mugged by about 15 inshore bottlenose dolphins. Wow! Tomorrow the Condor sails at 9am and again at 3pm. … Read More

You won’t believe this report – five gray whale cow-calf pairs.

Bob Perrygray whale, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise

During this 2 1/2 hour trip the Condor watched no less than FIVE gray whale cow-calf pairs…that’s ten whales!Deck and galley person Brooke reports from the Condor that only one trip (12noon) ran today. But by then the fog had cleared to sunny skies and dead flat calm seas. And one of the youngsters breached repeatedly for the fans. I … Read More

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

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