Mako Shark and 5 other species.

Bob PerrySanta Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, Sharks, Southern California whale watching, Top 10 things to do in Santa Barbara

It was a special 8-hour whale watch trip today with the American Cetacean Society, Los Angeles Chapter, on board. After leaving SEA Landing at 810am, we hadn’t even cleared the breakwater when the call went out. Two bottlenose dolphins playing in the surf near the Sandspit,, moving west along the breakwater. After a nice look at these bottlenose, we headed … Read More

Blue water – blue whales

Bob Perryblue whales, whale watching trips

Captain Mat reports a nice sunny day in the Santa Barbara Channel today, with exceedingly clear water. There were five blue whales sighted today, and the view of these blue majestic beasts seen beneath the crystal water was very special. Everyone was thrilled. About 1,000 common dolphins were also observed throughout the trip. And the “icing on the cake” was … Read More

A humpback whale runs amok in a kelp paddy.

Bob Perryhumpback whales, whale watching trips

2 humpback whales 3,000+ common dolphins 50 Risso’s dolphins 2 big sunfish (Mola mola) 50+ California sea lions Although the NOAA worst-case scenario marine forecast was sketchy, it turned out to be a great day for cetacean watching on the Channel today. Captain Dave ran the Condor Express and steered a course for the middle of the Channel where great … Read More