top of page

Offshore bottlenose join the commons and humpbacks today!

2019 08-03 SB Channel

Sunny skies all day today. Yay! Seas were calm, with little or no wind. Totals for the trip included: 50 offshore bottlenose dolphins, at least 1000 long-beaked common dolphins, and 5 humpback whales. The hotspot off UCSB moved out a little bit today. We were 8 to 10 miles offshore when we started picking up the wildlife. Common dolphins were around all day both with the whales and without. Always fun to see. After our initial humpback whale sighting, with its entourage of common dolphins, we moved west.

A group of at least 50 bottlenose dolphins approached the boat and gave everybody epic looks. This offshore sub-species is always very active with lots of aerial displays. Captain Dave reports many little calves in this group. Later we watched 4 more humpback whales, two of which came close to the boat quite a bit of the time. Again, the common dolphins were thick.

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

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,


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page