Santa Barbara Channel Offering Spectacular Fall Conditions
A gorgeous sunny and sparkling day out in the Santa Barbara Channel. Our first sightings were three humpback whales no more than 4 miles from Santa Barbara Harbor. One was our pal, “Rope.” These 3 whales stayed on the surface and watching them alongside the Condor Express in crystal clear, blue water was a real treat. There were lots of long beaked common dolphins in the area around the whales too. After a long encounter with humpbacks, it was off to Santa Cruz Island for a tour and visit to the famous Painted Cave. Just off the Island we followed a nice herd of short beaked common dolphins. Wow, that was a day. I’ll post up the photos from today later this week.
Today: 3 humpback whales 500 long beaked common dolphins 700 short beaked common dolphins sea lions parasitic jeager black vented shearwaters and more seabirds
PS Our last trip before the annual haul-out for maintenance will be October 28. We expect to be in the boat yard until Wed. Nov. 21. Sign up now for spectacular Fall sightings.