Whale lovers, Again we travelled southeast to find multiple oceanic “hot spots” where the predators had big schools of bait all balled-up for easy feeding. Again we found a hot spot with tons of bird activity, particularly Brandt's Cormorants, along with sea lions, common dolphins, Humpback Whales and several Minke Whales. It was flat calm and glassy all day. And now the best part: both species, Minkes and Humpbacks were seen surface lunge feeding, straight up out of the water, gobbling down tons of anchovies with each gulp. The whales hopped from hot spot to hot spot, munching all the way. Stupendous !! I'll post the photos from today's trip on Sunday to the boat photo site (see below). Here's the final scorecard: 2 Humpback Whales 3 Minke Whales 500 Common Dolphins 500 California Sea Lions
The Condor Express is currently running “Island, Dolphin and Wildlife” trips Wed – Sunday. You might want to advise your colleagues and clients to get on board now while the great Fall weather and sightings continue. The boat will be performing its every-two-years hauling out and maintenance during the month of November…starting Oct 31st, actually. So the next couple of weeks may be your last chance until December. Great Fall sea conditons out in the Channel…calm ocean, wide open panoramas and sparkling sunshine. Call 888-77WHALE or 805-882-0088 to book your trip.
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In addition to the expert crew on the Condor Express with over 35 years of experience, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps volunteer naturalists, representatives from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and National Park, are usually on board and available to answer your questions during the trip.
Best fishes and have a WHALE of a day!
Bob Perry Condor Express