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

Eastern grounds produce wild humpback whale antics.

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, humpback whale, Southern California whale watching, whale watching, whale watching trips

Humpback whale antics With very rough seas and high winds out a the Islands, Captain Eric steered a course for the eastern Santa Barbara Channel today in search of humpback whale and other marine mammals. He played with at least 2,000 common dolphins and then found one of the mother-calf pairs that we saw throughout the Fall season. Both mom … Read More

Offshore humpback whales madness!

Bob Perryhumpback whales

Capt. Dave ran the condor offshore to the islands today for a special trip even though it is coastal gray whale season and at the island he found the mother load of humpback whales seven whales closely approach the boat and played with the boat for over an hour this included breaching pectoral fin slapping tail lobbing the Full treatment … Read More

Six gray whales

Bob Perrygray whales

Capt. Dave reports three pairs of cow calf pairs for a total of six gray whales and 15 bottlenose dolphins With spectacular sea conditions. Best Bob

T–E–N Gray Whale mothers and calves. Oh, my God !!

Bob Perrygray whale, gray whales, whale watching, whale watching cruise

The Condor ran two trips (9am and 3pm), and had TEN cow-calf gray whale pairs….that’s TWENTY gray whales, in case you think otherwise. Captain Dave Beezer could hardly contain his jubilance today when he reported the sightings. Furthermore, Dave says the little calves were going bananas, spyhopping, rolling around, climbing on top of mom’s back, and generally acting like a … Read More

Another big day for gray whales

Bob PerryCalifornia gray whale, gray whale, gray whale migration, whale watching, whale watching cruise

Captain Dave reports from the Condor that all 3 trips (9a, 12n, 3p) ran and had great looks at cetaceans. In all 15 gray whales were closely observed. Also 20 coastal bottlenose dolphins and 100 common dolphins were seen. As with yesterday’s adventure, on two trips we had breaching gray whales…on the 3pm trip the breaching gray must have gotten … Read More

Gray and Humpback whale watching galore.

Bob PerryCalifornia Whale Watching, channel islands, dolphin, humpback whale, humpback whale watching

Excellent Gray and Humpback whale watching today It was a cool day but the Channel was glassy smooth with calm winds. Gray and Humpback whale watching was excellent today. Captain Mat Curto used his keen eyes to put the Condor Express on 3 gray whales, 50 common dolphins and 2 humpback whales.  At least 6 additional humpback whales were seen … Read More