2015 07-26 SB Channel
Another bright, sunny day in the Santa Barbara Channel made it perfect for finding spouts and enjoying cetaceans. There was a moderate breeze and some small seas, too, which enhanced the #whale and #dolphin viewing. Captain Eric and his crew took an easterly approach today and along the route had 3 or 4 nice pods of long-beaked common dolphins totally 250 or so for the day.
Down east in the “G-spot” region (between the 3 “G” oil platforms) we got great looks at a Minke whale that acted more like a humpback. It ran a nice line, had regular down times and excellent surface looks. Later the crew located a nice humpback whale with unusually light skin, given the great underwater visibility, you could really see this whale down deep as it passed under the boat.
It was a great trip all the way around.
SPECIAL REMINDER: Tomorrow’s public whale watch is an afternoon affair departing at 100 pm sharp with an approximate 530 pm return You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express