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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Monday, August 25th

What a day! We saw 14 blue whales, 500 common dolphins, and... a HUMPBACK WHALE?In the morning we found five blue whales and 200 lively common dolphins. In the afternoon we encountered a nursery group of 300 common dolphins, nine blue whales (two that showed their...

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Sunday, August 24th

No shortage of blue whales today (nine in total), but the whales that stole the show were a pair of adults that we saw on both the morning and the afternoon trips. This pair was swimming just feet from each other throughout both trips and on a few occasions they...

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Saturday, August 23rd

What a day! In the morning we watched two blue whales, including one juvenile who showed up right next to the Privateer, as well as a megapod of common dolphins. The afternoon was another special experience, starting with viewing six coastal bottlenose dolphins right...

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Friday, August 22nd

Another fabulous day of whale watching aboard the Privateer. We had a total of 9 blue whales for the day today with over 500 common dolphins as well! We also saw about 10 mola molas between the two trips. Add a jumping mako shark and you have an extremely diverse day...

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Thursday, August 21st

Would you like to see a blue whale? Maybe two? How about a DOZEN? Guests on today's trip were fortunate enough to see twelve of the largest animals on the planet. Our whales put on a great show, occasionally coming nice and close to the boat and one showy whale even...

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Wednesday, August 20th

Big and small cetaceans today! Four blue whales, two of which showed tail flukes on dives; and a pod of 200 common dolphins entertained guests today. We left the rain, thunder and lightening behind, and enjoyed a very glassy Lake Pacific! Even got to see four mola...

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Tuesday, August 19th

Words can't do today's trips justice. We sailed out to our "lucky spot", turned off the engines, and let the blue whales come to us - and boy did they! Surface feeding and exhaling in our faces, today was absolutely unforgettable. Lively common dolphins came by on...

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