May 22, 2017

Our Marine Mammals of Monday included...Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins!! We were lucky enough to start our morning trip off with a handful of feeding Common Dolphins before entering deeper water. On our way up the coast, we spotted a pod of Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins!...

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May 21, 2017

It was Sunday Fun Day on the Privateer today! Or should I say..Sunday FIN Day?! Our entire day was filled with energetic and acrobatic pods of Common Dolphins that interacted with our boat. In the morning, we joined the travels of three sub-pods of Common Dolphins and...

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May 20, 2017

Thank goodness is Fri-yay!! We had a super fun Friday out on the Pacific Ocean! The sea conditions were very nice allowing for an enjoyable ride. We encountered an awesome pod of Common dolphins that included ~300 individuals. They were energetic and loads of fun!...

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May 19, 2017

Thank goodness is Fri-yay!! We had a super fun Friday out on the Pacific Ocean! The sea conditions were very nice allowing for an enjoyable ride. We encountered an awesome pod of Common dolphins that included ~300 individuals. They were energetic and loads of fun!...

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May 18, 2017

What a FIN-TASTIC morning aboard the Privateer today! We searched far and wide today, looking for wildlife. It took us a while but we came across an awesome pod of ~300 Common dolphin that were pretty spread out all around us. They were energetic and acrobatic. As we...

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May 17, 2017

This morning was a beautiful day on the water. The common dolphin were out in force and ready to do acrobatics. There were calf cow pairs leaping out of the water putting on a show. The weather will be getting better this week and there is plenty of room on our tours...

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May 15, 2017

The Pacific Ocean itself isn't the only big, blue, beautiful sight to see off the coast of San Diego...anyone know what I'm hinting at?! Our morning trip was diverse, as we encountered marine mammals, bony fishes and invertebrates! On our journey out to deep water, we...

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May 12, 2017

Friday May 12,2017 we had a calm, flat sea. A pod of common dolphins came up to the boat for some bow riding once we reached deeper water. We encountered many Mola mola(ocean sunfish) accompanied by their prey, Velella velella(by-the-wind sailors). We then were lucky...

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May 11, 2017

Today was gorgeous with blue skies, blue seas, and a BLUE whale! We had our second confirmed blue whale sighting of 2017 today. While the whale was a bit elusive with longer dive times, we definitely got good enough looks to confirm it as a blue whale! We also saw...

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May 10, 2017

It was a great day on the water! We had plenty of dolphin action from beginning to end with multiple pods of energetic common dolphins bow-riding near the Privateer - nearly 400 total! We also saw dozens of ocean sunfish, hundreds of by-the-wind-sailors, two brown...

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May 9, 2017

Today we had the opportunity to see a small fin whale arch very close to the boat. Its speed and tendency to be elusive made it difficult to get a good picture. We were also greeted by some common dolphins on our way back in. Come join us tomorrow, Erin is in town and...

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May 8, 2017

Today we were lucky enough to see 4 grey whales(2 cow/calf pairs) just outside the bay, they put on quite a show. We later cruised by some Vellella vellella and a Mola mola sunfish. We spotted a very tall mystery blow on the horizon, either a blue or fin whale but...

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