Wednesday, October 8th

We had another "fin"-tastic day on the water today! Smooth seas, sunny skies, 200 common dolphins, a hammerhead shark, and several close looks at a fin whale, the second largest species of whale on earth at 70 to 80 feet in length. We also had several young ladies and...

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Tuesday, October 7th

What's better than seeing one species of baleen whale on a trip? Seeing two species of baleen whale! But...what's better than seeing TWO species of baleen whale on a single trip? How about three?!?! This morning we started off with a pair of lively humpback whales...

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Monday, October 6th

If you were on one of today's trips, there's no doubt you had an amazing time! We saw 10 blue whales, 3 fin whales, 5 bottlenose dolphins, 700 common dolphins, dozens of sea lions, 15 mola molas, lots of sea birds, and a whole lot of flying fish! If you're waiting for...

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Sunday, October 5th

If the blue whale season is supposed to be winding down, nobody told the whales! We saw an impressive nine blue whales today - four in the morning and five in the afternoon! This was some of the best blue whale action we've seen all year - circling in pairs, showing...

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Saturday, October 4th

The ocean was alive today off the coast of San Diego! We saw an amazing amount of wildlife, including a few surprises. With our two trips combined, we saw at least 2,000 common dolphins, a handful of bottlenose dolphins, and about 12 pacific white sided dolphins. It's...

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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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