Humpback Whale Gluttony x12

Bob Perrybottlenose dophins, California Whale Watching, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching cruise, whale watching trips

humpback whale feeding

I’ve been shooting photos on the Condor Express for 8 years and I have never, ever seen so much humpback whale gluttony on one trip as we saw today. We had over a dozen humpback whales in an area to the southeastern Santa Barbara Channel. Most of them came together on a hot spot and continued to lunge feed on … Read More

More feeding humpback whales today

Bob Perrydolphin, humpback whales

We watched two adult humpback whales today mixed in with 1,500 or so common dolphins feeding on anchovies. One of the humpbacks we recognize as having an all white tail and very heavy white scarring across the back. The other whale was our friend with the prop scar. Early fog burned off to ideal sea conditions on the Channel today. … Read More

Minke whales breaching a bunch

Bob Perrydolphin, minke whale, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California whale watching, whale watching

Minke whales breaching a bunch. Captain Dave and the Crew of the Condor Express motored out towards the southern Channel today to search for that elusive mother-calf humpback whale pair that has been entertaining the fans off and on for about a month. The farther we ran south, the worse the sea conditions got. Prudence over valor led the crew … Read More

Four Minke whales and thousands of dolphins

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, common dolphins, Condor, Condor Express, dolphin, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Four Minke whales and thousands of dolphins. Four user-friendly Minke whales and thousands of dolphins were watched today out on the northeastern Channel flats. The crew of the Condor Express report that the magnificent sea conditions have continued the entire Labor Day weekend. Warm weather, tropical clouds, clear water and great visibility for spotting spouts was the norm again today. … Read More

Minke whales steal the show again.

Bob Perrychannel islands, minke whale, whale watching trips

Captain Mat reports from the Condor Express that the excursion today ran the Channel in search of whales. Hot spots were checked for the big guys. In the process, over 3,500 common dolphins were seen today. This strategy paid off with looks at 5 fabulous Minke whales. As we saw yesterday, these normally shy whales were again friendly and easy … Read More

Gray whales and more!

Bob PerryUncategorized

Totals: 3 southbound gray whales 25 pacific white sided dolphins 1500 long beaked common dolphins We ran into a small herd of pacific white siders just ouside the harbor on our way out in the morning. Near Santa Cruz Island we followed the gray whales, all busy travelling south, and then there was a massive megapod of common dophins in … Read More

Three humpback whales in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, humpback whale, Uncategorized

The Santa Barbara Channel was drop-dead gorgeous today, with mirror glass conditions under great cloud formations. Among the three humpback whales was our pal “Rope” again today. The third whale is a smaller male humpback and breached several times to the delight of all on board. Common dolphins were coming by the boat non-stop, all day long. Final tally: 3 … Read More

A trip to Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island and blue whales too.

Bob Perryblue whale, Dall's Porpoise, dolphin, sea lion, Uncategorized

Saturday, August 25, 2012 Daily Whale and Dolphin Report: Here are the species we watched closely today: 2 Blue Whales 1100 Common Dolphins 10 Dall’s Porpose 20+ Northern Elephant Seals (on the beach) Hundreds of California sea lions (on the beach) NOTES: A wonderful adventure to the far west Channel and San Miguel Island today, including a visit to beautiful … Read More