September 19, 2017

The Short-Beaked Common Dolphins seem to be sticking around San Diego! We most frequently encounter the Long-Beaked Common Dolphin, with few and far between sightings of the Short-Beaked population. We have been lucky enough to see these vibrant animals relatively...

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September 17, 2017

We were treated to perfect whale watching conditions on the Pacific today! Clear skies and a calm sea made for a great day, overall. A few grandiose pods of Long AND Short-Beaked Common Dolphins delighted us on the morning trip! We encountered ~250 dolphins in total,...

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September 14, 2017

With one scheduled trip today, we definitely made good use out of our time on the water. After a while of searching far and wide, we spotted a surface-active pod of Common Dolphins. We witnessed great leaps, barrel rolls (sub-surface and mid-air!) and body slams. Many...

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September 8, 2017

Freaky Friday aboard the Privateer! During our single trip today, we started out our trip with a little rock and roll! We had some pretty big swells as we traveled toward the West. We traveled almost 12-miles from shore and unfortunately came up a little short in the...

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September 7, 2017

Let's call today Common dolphin Thursday! Our single trip for the day was super fun! We ventured pretty far offshore, almost ~11-miles to find an awesome pod of Common dolphins! We had ~200 individuals in this super energetic pod. We witnessed some pretty high leaps...

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September 5, 2017

We're still discombobulated from our spectacular morning on the water! It isn't too hard of a day of whale watching when you spend the ride back to land trying to figure out how many whales were spotted and what species they truly were. We absolutely spotted one...

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Monday, September 4, 2017

It was another beautiful ride on the water today. We were pleasantly surprised by the conditions, as a recent passing storm caused concern that it would be a bumpy day on the water. That was not the case! In the morning, the smooth water allowed us to easily spot an...

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sundays are for CETACEANS! We had an AMAZING day on the Privateer, full of excitement and great energy. On our morning trip, we encountered ~700 Common Dolphins within two pods that came right on up to investigate our presence. We also spotted a Mola Mola or Ocean...

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September 2, 2017

Gorgeous sea conditions led to great sightings of marine mammals today! During the morning trip, we started the day off right by sighting a large spout on the horizon! This spout led us to the largest animal on the planet -- a BLUE whale! We got great looks as this...

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September 1, 2017

Wow! The Pacific ocean was teeming with wildlife today! All day long, we had encounter after encounter! During the morning trip, as soon as we exited the Mission Bay channel, we observed ~two INSHORE BOTTLENOSE dolphins as they traveled along the coast. From there we...

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August 31, 2017

It was a foggy day on the Pacific today! During the morning trip, we moved through a massive fog bank that limited our visibility from 50-yds to a 1/4 of a mile! It was tricky to locate any wildlife, but while in a nice clearing, we encountered a pod of ~100 COMMON...

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August 29, 2017

In our update from yesterday, I mentioned that you could be missing out if you didn't hang out with us today...boy, was I right! Passengers aboard the Privateer were thrilled today, as we observed the largest animal and some of the fastest marine mammals on the...

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