Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and lots of Common Dolphins

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, humpback whale, minke whale, whale watching trips

Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and lots of Common Dolphins pervaded the northeastern Santa Barbara Channel today. Captain Mat ran east, as has been our custom these past weeks, to find calm seas, sunny skies and abundant cetaceans. Our trip today took us out to the “rig line,” that line up of 7 offshore oil platforms you see offshore between Carpenteria … Read More

Barbara saves the whale watching day !

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching trips

It isn’t often that anyone can surpass the super-human whale spotting abilities of Captain Mat and Captain Dave, but today was different. We were out on the south side of the Channel whale watching in moderately rough seas along the subsurface island shelf break known as “The Ledge.” Captain Mat was using all his God given talent and training, but … Read More

One heckuva whale !

Bob Perrywhale watching trips

Though we plied the Santa Barbara Channel from the mid Channel buoy eastward to Scorpion and back again, we “only” observed one humpback whale today. I put “only” in quotes because today was a day of QUALITY versus QUANTITY. Here’s the story. About 4 miles out from Santa Barbara Harbor on a southerly course heading we saw a single humpback … Read More