2018 10-12 SB Coast
Captain Dave and his crew ran a late-departure private whale watch charter cruise today. Given the late departure, the afternoon breeze was just starting to pick up a bit, but it was otherwise a gorgeous day in the Santa Barbara Channel. All of the action took place within 5 miles of Santa Barbara Harbor. Sightings included: 2 humpback whales and 800 long-beaked common dolphins. This does not seem all that fabulous on first read, but the whales were a very active mother and calf pair.
The mother and her calf breached, threw their tails around and otherwise created a wonderful and dramatic visual experience for quite a long time. The breaching was usually done as a pair, which made this a particularly unique sighting.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com