Humpback whales get playful today !

Bob Perryhumpback whale watching, humpback whales, Southern California whale watching

6 Humpback whales 35 Risso’s dolphins 3,000+ Common dolphins Captain Mat reported that the humpback whales were very active. There were numerous full body breaches, and several instances of kelping (whale rolls and plays in drifting giant kelp paddies on the surface). Two whales were very friendly and spent a lot of time looking at the boat and everyone on … Read More

Humpback Whale goes wild!

Bob Perrydolphin, humpback whale, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching

Captain Dave reports 5 humpback whale, 15 Risso’s dolphins, 1,500+ common dolphins. There were ideal conditions again on the Channel. But now the hit story of the day: one humpback whale breached repeatedly right next to the Condor Express for 45 minutes straight. In between its airborne antics the whale rolled around upside down and slapped one and then two … Read More

Another epic day of Southern California Whale Watching

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, Condor Express, dolphin, humpback whale watching, humpback whales, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Channel, whale watching cruise

Eight humpback whales with lots more in two areas surveyed on an epic day for Southern California Whale Watching. Several distant breaches and some tail lobbing was observed. We approached one humpback whale from a distance as it continually slapped its mighty pectoral fin on the water for many minutes. Others were working areas of obviously high productivity as indicated … Read More

Yet another gorgeous day full of marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob Perrygray whale, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Total score: Gray whales = 12++ Risso’s dolphins = 25 long beaked common dolphins = 1525 California sea lions = 500 Today the Condor Express pushed out through the Santa Cruz Channel and into the open sea of the Pacific Ocean south of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands. It was a gorgeous day full of marine life…sunny, warm, clear skies … Read More

Southern California Gray Whale migration in full swing!

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

Southern California Gray Whale Migration Talley: 20 gray whales 40 Risso’s dolphins Capt Mat ran between Santa Rosa Island and Santa Cruz Island to find a mother lode of migrating gray whales. At one point there was a cluster of 8 whales that stayed up for 20 min. The Risso’s Dophins were along the north face of Santa Cruz Island … Read More

Killer Whales in the Santa Barbara Channel

Bob Perrykiller whale, orca, Santa Barbara Channel, Uncategorized, whale watching cruise

Killer whales feeding next to Condor Express Summary: 8 killer whales 2 gray whales 6 Dall’s porpoise 15 Risso’s dolphins 1,000 long beaked common dolphins minus one dozens of sea lions minus one For the 2nd straight day the Condor Express has encountered killer whales in the Channel. Today we ran across to Santa Cruz Island and found 8 orcas. … Read More

Dolphins galore out near the Channel Islands

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, dolphin, Santa Barbara Channel

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Dolphins Galore on Today’s Whale Watching Trip Dolphins offered a great show today. The Channel Islands waters were teaming with dolphins and we had great weather today.  A huge mega-pod of common dolphins played with the boat, and a group of Pacific white sided dolphins were also watched.  A visit to the famous Painted Cave topped off the adventure.   … Read More

Spectacular Santa Barbara Channel Fall Whale Watching

Bob Perrydolphin, humpback whale, minke whale, Uncategorized

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 Santa Barbara Channel Trip Sightings Report: Here are the species we watched closely today in the Santa Barbara Channel: 2 Humpback whales 4 Minke whales 200 Risso’s Dolphins 1,000 Common Dolphins NOTES: The two humpback whales included Rope again Today there were quite a few minke whales, and a nice herd of Risso’s dolphins. As usual, … Read More

Minke whales today

Bob Perrydolphin, minke whale, Uncategorized

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Daily Whale and Dolphin Report: Here are the species we watched closely today: 3 Minke Whales 3000 Common Dolphins 15 Risso’s Dolphins NOTES: Good conditions on the Channel today. Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your whale trip. Best fishes, have a WHALE of a day and OCEANS of fun! Bob Perry

Humpback whales and Minke whales today

Bob Perrydolphin, humpback whale, minke whale, Uncategorized

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Sunday, August 26, 2012 Daily Whale and Dolphin Report: Here are the species we watched closely today: 2 Humpback Whales 3 Minke Whales 2200 Common Dolphins 10 Risso’s Dolphins NOTES: Today we ran to the calm, sunny waters of the northeast channel to find 2 humpback whales, one of which was our friend “Rope.” In addition, several Minke Whales tantalized … Read More