August 6, 2017

It was a day full of Minke madness and Common Dolphin craziness! On our morning trip, we found a quick-moving pair of Minke Whales! We believe it might have been a cow-calf pair, due to the individuals remaining in very close proximity to one another. The potential...

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August 5, 2017

It was wonderful day on the water today! During both trips we encountered wildlife, close to the shore and out in deeper water. During the morning trip, we encountered an amazing Megapod of Common dolphin! Everywhere you looked we could see them exhibiting...

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August 4, 2017

Summertime brings variety here off the coast of San Diego! We had a wonderful time on both trips today! During the morning trip, as we exited the jetty's, we saw a trio of inshore bottlenose dolphins heading North along the coast! We continued out West and encountered...

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August 3, 2017

Beautiful, calm conditions on the Pacific led to incredible sightings! During the morning trip, we encountered a variety of marine species that included California sea lions checking the Privateer out, a Mola mola (Ocean sunfish) hanging out on the ocean surface, a...

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August 2, 2017

Today we saw hundreds of dolphins and a Minki whale on both trips. There was a curious young harbor seal rolling in the kelp and checking us out. It was cool and breezy on the ocean today. Beat the heat with us this week and enjoy the wild life off our coast at the...

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August 1, 2017

It may be Tuesday but it sure felt like Minke Monday! On our morning trip today, we noticed a disturbance in the water ahead of us. We then watched the formation of footprints until a MINKE WHALE broke the surface right next to the boat! We were able to get a few good...

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July 31, 2017

The Common Dolphins of Monday! Our entire day was filled to the brim with dolphin action. Over 450-500 Common Dolphins were observed today, with multiple pods spotted during each trip. Many calves were present throughout both trips and the surface activity was...

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July 30, 2017

We have a high chance of spotting toothed whales on every single trip throughout the entire year, but it is the behavior of each pod that makes for a special encounter! We were able to see a variety of different activities and behaviors exhibited from two species of...

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July 29, 2017

Let's call today Super Cetacean Saturday! We encountered some great wildlife on both trips today! During the morning trip, we encountered THREE species of toothed whales! We observed ~40 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin and ~70 Risso's dolphin out at the 9-mile bank!...

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July 28, 2017

There were so many Common dolphins to be found on both of our trips today! As soon as we got out to deeper water we encountered several interactive pods of Common dolphin. During the morning trip, we found a nice large pod of ~500 individuals that were traveling fast...

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July 27, 2017

Lots of toothed whales seen on both trips today! During the morning trip, we started our day with a few individuals of inshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were seen in the channel headed toward Mission Bay, surfacing several times before we continued out to the Pacific....

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July 26, 2017

It was a feeding frenzy this afternoon off Point Loma. Pod after pod of common dolphin stampeded the area while sea birds of all different kinds plunged into the schools of fish. We found a maternity pod full of brand new babys this morning. it was a wonderful way to...

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