Wednesday, September 16th

Bye bye rain, hello blue skies - and BLUE WHALES! The Privateer was back in action today spotting about 100 common dolphins, 20-25 Pacific white-sided dolphins, two fairly large mola mola, and four blue whales, two that we got to observe closely as they traveled...

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Monday, September 14th

Today we had three different dolphin species and one special surprise! On our first trip we saw a pod of about 300 SHORT-beaked common dolphins and then two or three Pacific white-sided dolphins. In the afternoon we found about 300 more LONG-beaked common dolphins and...

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Sunday, September 13th

This morning we got a report of killer whales heading north from Mexico. We spent both trips searching, covering miles and miles of water, and communicating with all vessels nearby but couldn't produce those big black and whites, but we found the next best thing -...

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Saturday, September 12th

Another day of dolphins, humpbacks, sunshine, and calm seas! In the morning we stumbled across three mola mola, 300-400 short-beaked common dolphins, and a pair of tiny juvenile humpback whales swimming together. These two humpbacks lobbed their tails, spy-hopped, and...

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Friday, September 11th

Today was a day filled with amazingly close encounters. The whales were super curious through out both trips. Our first one was filled with marine mammals! We made our way out to the weather buoy and spotted two humpbacks and a blue whale! We also saw a pod of common...

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Thursday, September 10th

It was placid as a lake on the beautiful Pacific ocean today! We were fortunate to run into many different pods of Common dolphins, totaling up to 500! Near one of the pods, we spotted a juvenile Humpback rolling on the surface of the water. It then ventured over to...

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Wednesday, September 9th

With sweltering temperatures back on shore, it sure was great to feel that ocean breeze today on the Privateer! We got TWO different dolphin species today. We kicked things off with a pod of about 20 Pacific white-sided dolphins that were suprisingly social (by...

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Tuesday, September 8th

Oh my goodness! After a few slow days, we were back on top of our game with some of the best whale-watching we've had in a while! In the morning we saw three fin whales (a potential cow/calf pair and a separate adult), two young humpback whales, and a juvenile blue...

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Monday, September 7th

Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend! It was sweltering back on shore, so we were glad to have a nice ocean breeze out on the Privateer. Today brought us sightings of 200 short-beaked common dolphins (lots of babies!), a quick look at a juvenile humpback...

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Saturday, September 5th

It was such an amazing day on the water yesterday. We saw so much wildlife! It seemed like every moment was filled with excitement. We saw a great humpback whale that checked us out pretty close to the boat, and a blue whale that did the same thing! We had extreme...

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Friday, September 4th

Today we saw some great wildlife out on the pacific. Both tours got to see a humpback whale! The afternoon tour saw some extremely close looks as the whale decided to come check us out! We even saw a blue whale, making it a 2 species tour. Jeremy...

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Thursday, September 3rd

Calm seas and lots of sunshine added to todays awesome two trips on the Privateer. Captain Cristin found us a humpback on both trips. Our morning trip got to see tail slapping and breaching behavior. We also saw about 1200 common dolphins between the two trips, and 5...

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