Friday, October 3rd

Nice double-header today heading into the weekend! We saw dolphins and whales on both of our trips today. In the morning we found an active megapod of 1,000 common dolphins and after a long game of hide-and-seek, we got nice, close looks at a blue whale! In the...

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Thursday, October 2nd

It may be October but it still feels like summer here in San Diego! Today was a hot, sunny day with calm seas and just about everything else the ocean has to offer. We set a new record for flying fish sightings along with mola mola, sea lions, 500 common dolphins, and...

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Tuesday, September 30th

What a magnificent day! So many dolphins, we didn't know what to do with them all! We saw at least 1458 common dolphins today...jumping and having fun all around the boat. Don't forget about the blue whales...they were there! We saw 3 up close...there were more in the...

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Monday, September 29th

Some people dread Mondays, but not us. Today was a FANTASTIC Monday out on the water! In the morning we saw a hammerhead shark, at least 700 jumping common dolphins, and a trio of camera-friendly blue whales! In the afternoon we saw multiple whale spouts in the area...

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Sunday, September 28th

The ocean was a bit bumpy today, but our passengers hung in there and it paid off! In total we saw close to 600 lively common dolphins and even one shy juvenile blue whale! The good news is that the seas should be calming in the next few days and we have plenty of...

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Saturday, September 27th

Soooo glad to be back in the water! After nearly a month in dry dock, the Privateer is back in the ocean, doing what she does best...finding whales! We had such a great day full of sunshine and marine life. Between our 2 trips we saw 1,348 common dolphins, a...

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Monday, September 1st through Friday, September 26th

The Privateer will be offline September 1st to September 26th for our annual US Coast Guard inspection. Our whale watching trips will resume on Saturday, September 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can make it out with us on the 27th!

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Sunday, August 31st

We want to thank all of our passengers who made August 2014 one of our best whale-watching months on record! We finished things out with good looks at two blue whales and 100 common dolphins in the morning and one blue whale and 300 common dolphins in the afternoon....

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Saturday, August 30th

The Privateer kicked off the holiday weekend with two whale-filled trips! Dolphins were scarce today - just four bottlenose dolphins near the jetties in the morning but none in the afternoon. No matter, we were able to find some very cooperative blue whales to make up...

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Friday, August 29th

So much to see today! If you were on the Privateer today, you were in for a treat. We saw 4 blue whales today and over 1000 common dolphins! We also had the opportunity to see some ocean sunfish munching on a type of cnidarian called by-the-wind sailors. So much...

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Thursday, August 28th

Nice day out on the high seas! Today we were happy to welcome a fantastic group of whale watchers aboard the Privateer and escape the sweltering heat together. We were fortunate enough to spot two blue whales and a common dolphin megapod all in the same area - a truly...

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Wednesday, August 27th

Heading out of the Mission Bay Channel, we saw a small pod of bottle nose dolphins….they were much too close to the jetty to get a better look. Out on the open ocean, however, a different story--first a pod of 50 common dolphins, and a bit further out, a megapod of...

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