2018 09-27 SB Channel
Captain Dave ran a bit west, then out to the south. Most of the action was only about 4 miles off Campus Point. Skies were mostly overcast with a moderate breeze. The sun came out late in the trip. Sightings for the day included: 1 Minke whale, 3 humpback whales, 800 long-beaked common dolphins and 50 California sea lions.
After a quick trip up towards Platform Holly, a large gathering of dolphins quickly discovered the Condor Express. They took turns riding our bow, side and stern waves. Soon the area also produced 2 humpback whales which, on closer inspection, were a mother and her calf (but not the same pair we saw earlier this week off Santa Rosa Island). Soon a third whale joined the pair and all were pretty busy feeding sub-surface and didn’t seem to have a lot of spare time for any shenanigans. This theory was soon revised as the third whale breached a couple of times and thrilled all the whale fans on board. A single, typically elusive, Minke whale patrolled the periphery of this action zone.
You never know what Mother Nature has in store. Bob Perry Condor Express, and CondorExpressPhotos.com