top of page

Endless dolphin pods and 12 nice humpback whales.

2019 08-27 SB Channel

Captain Dave and the crew of the Condor Express headed southwest to an area near the NOAA buoy. From there it was northwest to a position just past Holly. Sightings included 12 humpback whales and 2500 long-beaked common dolphins. It was sunny all day and the little bump from the west diminished as we moved closer to shore and the waters near Holly.

Dolphins formed larger pods today and were everywhere we went starting off near the mid-channel NOAA buoy. North of Holly a pod of 1000 or more provided a long stretch of great looks. Later, west of Holly, lots more large pods were all around. This has been one heck of a dolphin-filled summer!

A quartet of whales was mixed in with the dolphins sighted north of Holly. It appeared to be 2 juveniles and 2 adults. Their feeding routes brought them together for a while, and then they went their separate ways. West of Holly there were more than 6 whales also feeding subsurface and giving great looks during their surface intervals.

The trip home featured wonderful views of the entire Santa Barbara coast from UCSB back to the harbor.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

A racing Minke whale and so much more…

2022 09-14 SB Channel Nothing but blue skies today with a light breeze and small chop on the surface. Sightings included 2 Minke whales, 3000 long-beaked common dolphins and 1 humpback whale. Northern

More humpback whale antics

2022 09-12 SB Channel Today we had a wonderful expedition under partly cloudy skies with glassy seas once again in the Channel. Sightings included: 2 humpback whales, 2000 long-beaked common dolphins,

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page