Saturday, January 31st

Holy moly! We saw 28 whales today! With lots of mating happening! What an amazing day! Captain Cristin says that love was in the air today off the coast of San Diego. We had the opportunity to witness 5 trios displaying courtship behavior. We even had a few breaches!...

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Friday, January 30th

Today's report...24 gray whales!! The big numbers are back! Captain Cristin kept it close to the coast today and it paid off. We saw lots of courtship behavior today and a few large herds of gray whales traveling closely together. We had some great interactions with...

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Thursday, January 29th

Another marine mammal filled day aboard Captain Cristins Privateer! We saw 8 gray whales and two species of dolphins on todays trip. We had pacific white sided dolphins that came over to bow ride for a little bit today (a novelty with this species). There were...

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Wednesday, January 28th

We saw two species of baleen whales today! We had a total of 7 gray whales, and one humpback that gave us quite the surprise! We were just driving along...looking out on the horizon, when a humpback whale decided to come up right next to the boat! He stuck around and...

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Tuesday, January 27th

The rain clouds from yesterday passed quickly, revealing beautiful sunny skies for passengers on both of our trips today. If you count spouts seen in the distance, we spotted 22 gray whales today in total, including several juveniles now that we're a bit later in the...

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Monday, January 26th

Today started off with excellent visibility and mirror-like seas. The first whales we saw were a mother and very new calf. The calf was flopping around clumsily. We could see that its tail flukes had not yet hardened and it was riding on its mother's back. This was...

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Sunday, January 25th

A tale of two trips: In the morning we had great whale sightings - 9 gray whales all traveling together, courting, fluking, and even breaching! At one point they went down for a longer dive (nearly 10 minutes), and while we were waiting for them to surface in the...

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Saturday, January 24th

We saw so much today! Captain Cristin ended up logging 9 gray whales, 50 pacific white sided dolphins, 200 common dolphins, and...200 rissos dolphins into the daily logbook! We were clued in on the rissos from another whale watching vessel further south. Captain...

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Friday, January 23rd

Both of our trips today got to see some amazing whale action. We got to see a whale breach 4 times on the first trip of the day today! Captain Cristin navigated out into the deep blue sea toward La Jolla, and we got some close looks that ended up being an awesome...

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Thursday, January 22nd

We only had one trip today, but it sure was awesome! As soon as Captain Cristin drove the boat out of the jetties, we saw whales. It turned out to be a pair...and one breached 4 times! We got some amazing looks at these whales as they decided to get a little closer to...

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Wednesday, January 21st

Captain Steve sure was excited today to see 21 whales! That's right folks...they're still migrating south in BIG numbers. There seemed to be a lot of single whales in closer to shore today, and a few larger groups a little further out. We also saw about 50 common...

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Tuesday, January 20th

Just when you think you can't top a dolphin Grand Slam (see our updated post from yesterday), we go and blow yesterday's trip out of the water! Today was possibly the best whale-watching day so far of 2015, and one of the best we've EVER had in our history! Where to...

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