April 23, 2019

We spent a great time on the water today! The conditions were amazing! During our morning trip, we had multiple sightings of Common dolphins! We observed a total of ~240 Common dolphins over four pods. Most of the Common dolphins were in travel mode, but always came...

April 22, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! We started our trip with a quick encounter with 3 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we were exiting the jetties. As we went further west, we ran into several pods of Common dolphins that were jumping, bow riding, hunting and even...

April 21, 2019

We're wrapping up a fantastic weekend with another day filled with Fin Whales and Common Dolphins! On our first trip of the day, one pair of Fin Whales gave us the slip after a short attempt at observing them. We instead, found a much more boat-friendly Fin Whale that...

April 20, 2019

Whale Watching in San Diego is where its at! We had an incredible day observing both baleen whales and toothed whales out in the Pacific ocean. During both trips, we sighted multiple Fin whales, the second largest whale in the world! During the morning trip, we set...

April 19, 2019

Wow what a day, the fin whales are still here and abundant! On the morning trip we had 2 fin whales about 7-8 miles out just off the drop off. They were likely feeding on pelagic red crab as we were seeing it below about 150 feet down on the fish finder. After leaving...

April 18, 2019

We're already catching the weekend vibes as we approach Friday with some great sightings under our belts! The Common Dolphin activity was high today and the humpbacks are back in town! On our first trip of the day, ~140 Common Dolphins were seen surrounding the boat...

April 17, 2019

Fin Fluke Wednesday! What an incredible, rare, unique encounter we had this morning! It took a bit of time to find a QUAD of the second largest whale in the world, Fin whales! Among this encounter our crew and guest got to see a rare moment in time; a Fin whale raise...

April 16, 2019

We have become huge Fin whale fans! They are so amazing to see in all their massiveness! We had two great trips with Fin whales sighted on both. We had a great start to our morning trip, with a feeding frenzy of a variety of seabirds and Common dolphins! Some took...

Sunday, February 8th

Today's trips were for extreme whale-watchers only! We braved 6-9 foot waves and nearly 20 knot gusts, but it paid off with 11 whales total between both trips. Guests had fun rising over swells and getting an occasional splash or two. Despite the fun we had today, the...

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Friday, February 6th

19 whales today! It was another successful day for captain Steve as customers saw as many whales as they could handle. We had interesting conditions in the afternoon with a fog bank rolling in, but we persevered and it paid off. We even saw some pacific white sided...

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Thursday, February 5th

What an awesome day out there! 10 gray whales in total for our single 3 hour tour. We had a group of 7 that was EXTREMELY active! We had about 4 breaches from this group, and too many tail flukes to count. It was pretty amazing to see. Captain Cristin turned off the...

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Wednesday, February 4th

There's still lots of gray whale activity still happening off of the San Diego coastline. Todays trip got to see both southbound, and northbound gray whales. We even saw a breaching gray in the distance! Jeremy, Naturalist

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Tuesday, February 3rd

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (7 photos) WOW! We welcomed several passengers celebrating birthdays and anniversaries on our trips today, and I think it brought us lots of luck! The morning trip got saw two gray whales and more than 200 common dolphins including lots and...

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Monday, February 2nd

Happy Groundhog Day! This morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of winter. Well, if this is "winter", we'll gladly take six more weeks of it! This morning we saw a handful of Pacific white-sided dolphins, about 50 common dolphins, four...

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Sunday, February 1st

You can have your football - we'll take whales any day! Guests on both trips weren't disappointed. In the morning we found five gray whales and about 20 speedy common dolphins. In the afternoon we found seven more gray whales, including a courting trio. Folks are...

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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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