2022 03-11 SB Channel Two trips left the docks at Santa Barbara Landing, at 9am and a 12 noon. We found beautiful weather and calm seas all day. Totals for the day included: 6 gray whales and 2000 long-beaked common dolphins. On the 9 AM trip we had a trio of grays right outside the harbor couple miles and we followed them up the coast for about an hour. Although none of the dives were long or deep, we still saw some wonderful tail flukes. Captain Dave then moved the Condor Express offshore a few miles and soon a pod of 1000 or so dolphins located the boat. We had some amazing looks.
On the 12 noon trip we ran out and located another pod of about 1000 dolphins, and again we had super good looks. There were lots of calves in this pod. Back near the harbor, a single gray whale was located and watched for a couple of sequences. It was a bit hard to watch as it spend a lot of time snorkeling. Further up the beach, off of Henry’s, we had a pair of gray whales as one of them breached the distance. You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com