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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August 28, 2017

If someone were to ask us to describe a perfect whale watching trip, we could easily describe our morning in response. We had a FABULOUS day on the water. A tall, powerful spout was spotted on our way out west and it turned out to be the spout from a Blue Whale!!! We...

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August 27, 2017

Super Cetacean Saturday just carried into Super Cetacean SUNDAY!!! Not only that, but we spotted multiple species of fish in addition to marine mammals today. We encountered a MEGAPOD of Common Dolphins this morning. They surrounded us in every direction, near and...

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August 24, 2017

It was an excellent day aboard the Privateer today! During the morning cruise, we searched far and wide, and ventured ~10-miles from shore and eventually found a MINKE whale that popped up right next to us! This Minke whale was observed traveling toward the NW and...

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August 23, 2017

today we found acrobatic common dolphins by the hundreds. There were courtship behaviors being demonstrated all over the place. Dolphins, sea lions and birds oh my. There were huge amounts of bait in the water and a feeding frenzy erupted around the Privater. Fair...

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August 22, 2017

Common Dolphins were the highlight of our day this morning. We encountered several hundred individuals within a widespread pod of energetically charged Common Dolphins! They were leaping and twisting mid-air, exposing their bellies and producing huge splashes. A few...

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August 21, 2017

It was a B-E-A-UTIFUL day on the Pacific today! Calm water and clear skies allowed for impeccable visibility and comfort on the boat. We found a great pod of Common Dolphins that were extremely surface active. We heard their high pitched whistling and watched as they...

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August 20, 2017

We had an eventful day, full of variety! A pod of roughly 40-50 RISSO'S DOLPHINS surprised whale watchers off the coast this morning. After close observation, we noted a few individuals with distinct characteristics leading us to the confirmation that this pod has...

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