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California Whale Watching at its finest !

Santa Barbara Channel Whale Watcers

Here are the species we watched closely today:

8 giant Blue Whales ( perhaps as many as 12 in binocular range )

5,000 long-beaked Common Dolphins (one pod went on and on for several miles !)

3 Humpback Whales

Today we had pristine sea conditions and bright, blue sunny skies for the best whale watching of the early summer season.  Spouts were abundant, both tall and taller.  The tall spouts were from our Humpback Whales which included a mother and her calf.  The two approached the boat in a friendly manner and gave all on board a wonderful look at these knobby-headed beasts.  The taller spouts were, of course, from the giant Blue Whales.  Today the Blue Whales were in groups up to three beasts at once.  Included in the blue mix were a mother and her moderately large calf.   Fantastic conditions and great wildlife viewing today.  Wow!

Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your trip.

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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!

Bob Perry

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