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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Monday, January 19th

What a day!!! When we left this morning, enveloped in fog, we had no idea the surprises that were in store for us, but once the fog burned off, the wildlife sightings ensued! In the morning we found 7 gray whales including one cow/calf pair and a group of 5 whales...

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Sunday, January 18th

Meh. Nothing much of note today - just another TWENTY gray whales spotted! In the morning we had 9 gray whales, 40 common dolphins, and one very cool bird sighting - a dark morph Pomarine jaeger! These predatory birds aren't seen very often on our trips, and the one...

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Saturday, January 17th

22 gray whales...That's the magic number for today! Todays conditions were ideal for Captain Cristin to take all aboard on a journey to remember. We had quite the day with our southbound gray whales. We saw some displaying courtship behavior (see picture), and others...

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Friday, January 16th

Friday, January 16, 2015: It was another amazing day at sea aboard the Privateer! Captain Cristin provided passengers with a lot to see today. We had a total of 13 gray whales, about 200 common dolphins, and a handful of pacific white sided dolphins for the day. We...

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Thursday, January 15th

Captain Cristin was at the helm of the Privateer today as we went out searching for our southbound gray whale buddies. We were not disappointed! We saw 22 gray whales! We stayed in close (about 3 miles from shore, and 250 feet deep) on the first trip. We ended up...

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Wednesday, January 14th

Captain Steve AND Captain Adam led the charge today in finding our passengers a total of 24 southbound traveling gray whales! We had some close encounters with a few as they were a little preoccupied with some courtship behavior. There were a few nice groups of 5 or...

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Tuesday, January 13th

This morning we had the pleasure of providing a group of 5th graders a field trip to remember! We saw two adult gray whales and 12 Pacific white-sided dolphins that played near the boat in very clear water for quite a while. In the afternoon we found six more gray...

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Monday, January 12th

What a difference a day makes! After rain and fog yesterday, today was a clear and sunny day out on a glassy Pacific! Just one trip today, but we saw quite a bit of a variety - birds, sea lions, a harbor seal, 20 Pacific white-sided dolphins, and two adult southbound...

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