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

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

First Gray Whale Sighted !!

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, gray whale

First Gray Whale Sighted Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 News from the Boat Yard. The Gray Whale season is approaching fast and the Condor Express crew has been working hard to spruce things up and make some mechanical enhancements that will improve the ships performance. This includes sanding, painting, chipping, cleaning…all that fun stuff. But in the meantime, one of us … Read More

Two California Gray Whales and Five Humpbacks spotted today

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Two California Gray Whales and Five Humpbacks Report for Saturday, Cinco de Mayo Species counts: 2 Blue Whales 5 Humpback Whales 2 Gray Whales 10 Bottlenose Dolphins Fabulous sightings today.  The blues and humpbacks were lunge feeding on the surface.  Oh, yeah…this is spectacular stuff ! Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your trip. Visit our website: https://www.CondorCruises.com ..or to view images … Read More