top of page

Humpbacks and Dolphins in Flat Calm Seas

Humpbacks and Dolphins in Flat Calm Seas

Sea conditions were flat calm and glassy today with low overcast/fog.  We headed off to the west end of Santa Cruz Island in search of activity, and located 3 nice humpback whales.  These whales showed great tail flukes and also came close to the Condor Express several times for some fantastic looks.  Although the total number of common dolphins seems low at 300, there was great activity as these little cetaceans fed on anchovy schools accompanied by crashing pelicans and all sorts of seabirds in the area.  The adventure was capped by our first visit to the world famous Painted Cave in a long time.   All in all it was a wonderful day on the Santa Barbara Channel.

You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

An epic cetacean-filled day.

2018 12-07 SB Channel Clear, sunny skies and calm seas prevailed once again in the beautiful Santa Barbara Channel. A massive feeding hotspot was located and resulted in close observations of 10+ hump

bottom of page