2 nice gray whales and a lot of dolphins

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, common dolphins, Condor Express, dolphin, gray whale migration, gray whale season, gray whales, Santa Cruz Island, whale watching, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

gray whales

Gray whales and a lot of dolphins Not far out of Santa Barbara Harbor the Condor Express played with a group of at least 1,500 common dolphins.  As usual, these friendly cetaceans rode the bow, surfed the wake, and generally dazzled and delighted everyone on board.  Next we ran across the to world famous Painted Cave on Santa Cruz Island, … Read More

3 Gray Whales and Excellent Cetacean Diversity

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, common dolphins, Dall's Porpoise, gray whale migration, gray whales, Risso dolphins, Santa Barbara Channel, Santa Cruz Island, whale watching

3 Gray Whales and Excellent Cetacean Diversity Again the calm seas and excellent weather made whale finding and whale watching a dream come true.  Today the Condor Express located and watched three individual gray whales:  one mid-Channel, one on the west end of Santa Cruz Island, and the third a bit east of the famous Painted Cave. In addition to … Read More

Calm seas result in gray whale mating.

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

gray whale mating

Calm seas result in gray whales mating. The  trip across the Santa Barbara Channel was smooth as silk today and we were lucky today to see gray whale mating.  A few seabirds such as phalaropes and shearwaters were observed mostly resting on the surface.  Later a northern fulmar sitting on the glassy surface would approach the Condor Express as we … Read More

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

Gray Whales Galore !!

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, gray whale

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that all 3 trips (9a, 12n, and 3p) ran and there were gray whales galore. Furthermore, says Dave, most of the 16 total whales closely observed seemed to be juveniles, perhaps 1 or 2 year-olds. On the 12n trip two individual whales put on a show and breached, and one of them breached multiple … Read More

Six northbound gray whales.

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that ideal conditions were present in the Channel today and six gray whales were sighted. In addition, 2 of the whales made a friendly approach to the boat to the delight of all on board. Each day brings more and more northbound gray whales for the next few weeks. best Bob Perry Condor Express

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

Ten Gray Whales Migrating Through Santa Barbara Channel

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, channel islands, gray whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Captain Mat took the Condor Express across the Santa Barbara Channel through a light to moderate breeze and ran up into the Santa Cruz Passage, between Santa Cruz Island and Santa Rosa Island to find smooth seas and ten gray whales. A wonderful day for southbound cetacean sightings and to see gray whales migrating through Santa Barbara Channel. Come out … Read More

California gray whale season is coming soon

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, California Whale Watching, gray whale

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California gray whale season coming soon California gray whale season is right around the corner. Today was ideal conditions with calm seas and very sunny skies. We spotted our humpback whale friend Rope and a second humpback entertained the Condor Express people for a long time today. Sunny, clear and warm conditions felt more like summer out there in the … Read More