October 2013

Tuesday, October 1: October is here and this is one of the best times to be out on the water. We often have the best sea conditions in the fall and it's still warm out too. 5 more blue whales today with some VERY close encounters. One whale even swam under the bow of...

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September 2013

September 12: Terrific sighting of a blue whale this morning, with two more whales seen in the distance. Beautiful day on the water also included enjoying about 150 common dolphins frolicking near the Privateer. Friday, September 13: No bad luck for the Privateer on...

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August 2013

Wednesday, August 7: BLUE WHALE!!! Fantastic day to be out on the water. Calm seas, clear skies, clear blue waters, thousands of common dolphins, and a blue whale! The whale surprised us only 2 and-a-half miles from shore just as we were leaving a pod of dolphins! We...

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July 2013

Tuesday July 2: DOLPHINS DOLPHINS DOLPHINS! We've been amazed with the numbers of common dolphins off of our coastline in the past few weeks. We've seen several mega-pods and some days we can't go more than a mile or so without running into another pod! It's been...

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June 2013

June 1 Saturday, June 1: June gloom didn't keep us from having a spectacular day. The morning trip went on a long ride with only a few bottlenose dolphins, but our motto is that it's never over until we're at the dock. It proved worthwhile to keep searching because we...

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May 2013

May 2 Lots of common dolphins and a few inshore bottlenose the past couple of days. Must be a little gap in the gray whale migration because we know more should still be on their way through here. beautiful sunny skies makes for an excellent time to be on the water!...

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April 2013

April 4 Fantastic day today! Morning trip saw one very user-friendly northbound gray whale that rolled around with common dolphins. Afternoon trip also saw dolphins feeding on anchovy. Headed further offshore and were rewarded with two amazing humpbacks! They were...

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March 2013

March 1 Morning trip had several playful pods of common dolphins. We found a southbound gray whale, but it managed to elude us. The afternoon trip also saw many common dolphins and one large, beautiful fin whale!! Great time to be out on the calm Pacific. March 2 Both...

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February 2013

February 2nd 4 gray whales, 50 common dolphins, 40 Pacific white-sided dolphins, and 2 inshore bottlenose dolphins. February 3 What superbowl? No point in watching tv when there are whales to be seen! Today's totals were 9 gray whales, 120 common dolphins, 30 Pacific...

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Privateer Returns – 9/8/12

The Privateer is officially back in business!! Today we had our first trips since April aboard the big blue boat and beautiful weather to take us out to sea. No baleen whales, but the dolphins delighted us as always. The morning trip saw about 1200 common dolphins and...

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Breaching Fin Whale – 7-30-12

Yes, you read that right - a FIN whale BREACHED! It did it 3 times from about a mile away, so we didn't get any photos, but it was without a doubt a fin whale! We found it because we saw a humpback whale also breaching and when looking through binoculars we saw the...

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