Friends of Santa Barbara Channel Whale Watching,
Here are the species we watched closely today:
3 giant Blue Whales ( more in binocular range )
1,200 long-beaked Common Dolphins (in two large, friendly pods)
1 small Humpback Whale
The Santa Barbara Channel was quite calm for the first 3/4’s of the way out to Santa Cruz Island and the current feeding grounds of the big boys. The grounds themselves were washed with moderate winds and seas which made the views of giant Blue Whales spectacular. Seeing the tall spouts whipped by the breeze, and watching the largest animal that ever lived on the planet bust through the waves and swells is an awesome sight to behold. We have been fortunate and our Captains have pulled out all their whale-finding tricks to keep our daily Blue Whale sightings rolling along. The bright sunny sky and turquoise water makes for some stunning photographic opportunities. I’ll post my images of this trip on the boat photo web page no later than tomorrow. Wow! Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your trip. Visit our website: https://www.CondorExpress.com
..or to view images from today our previous trips: https://www.condorexpressphotos.com
Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/condor.express Follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/#!/CONDORExpressSB In addition to the expert crew on the Condor Express with over 35 years of experience, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteer naturalists, representatives from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park, are usually on board and available to answer your questions during the trip. Best fishes, have a WHALE of a day and OCEANS of fun!