Monday, November 10th

Weather forecasts around the country are calling for a dip in temperatures this week. Thank goodness it's still 70 degrees and sunny here in beautiful San Diego! With clear skies and calms, the best place to be is on the Privateer. Oh, and finding 500 common dolphins...

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Sunday, November 9th

Our guests got brief looks at two juvenile fin whales and a few Pacific white-sided dolphins in the morning. Although we weren't as lucky with wildlife sightings in the afternoon, the near perfect ocean and weather conditions made for a beautiful trip on the...

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Saturday, November 8th

Beautiful, sunny, calm day out at sea. We encountered 3 Mola Mola, the largest bony fish in the ocean. We also had a visit from 1 curious Fin Whale that dove under the boat and lingered around for a while. And to finish the day off, we spotted a small pod of 10...

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Wednesday, November 5th and Thursday November 6th

What a great day out on the water! We had lots of sunshine and calm seas today, making it a fabulous trip for all aboard the Privateer. We saw about 10 scattered pacific white sided dolphins on the way out to deeper water. About 6 miles offshore we found a pod of...

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Friday, November 7th

Awesome conditions today out on the open ocean! We saw another fin whale today at about 9 miles offshore. It decided to give us some pretty close looks! We also saw inshore bottlenose dolphins in the jetty, and about 100 common dolphins...amazing...

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Tuesday, November 4th

We covered a lot of water this morning and it paid off handsomely with two dolphin species. We found a dozen Pacific white-sided dolphins far offshore and then on the way home, we sailed through a pod of 700 or so common dolphins. Both of these dolphin pods were...

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Monday, November 3rd

Hooray! The storm has passed and the seas are calm again! We did see a very young humpback whale today, likely just one year old, that surfaced near the boat, but unfortunately despite waiting around for quite a while for the whale to resurface, it never reappeared....

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Friday, October 31st

The skies were dark and stormy, but the seas were eerily calm. In the morning, as we ventured out toward deeper water, in the distance we could see the sharp dorsal fins of 100 common dolphins slicing through the smooth surface of the water like knives. After watching...

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Thursday, October 30th

Another day full of sunshine and flat, calm seas today for guests aboard the Privateer. Captain Steve decided to go further south today so we could check out some new territory. On our way out of the jetties, we spotted about 5 bottlenose dolphins coming into the bay....

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Wednesday, October 29th

Common dolphins galore! Anyone aboard the Privateer today got to see about 400 of them as we had an excellent day out on the open ocean. Lots of sun and calm seas made it an even better day for an...

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Tuesday, October 28th

Today was easily one of the best days of the month and perhaps even one of the best days of the year! Instead of searching for wildlife today, the wildlife seemed to be drawn to us! Species after species kept magically appearing before the boat! In the morning we...

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Monday, October 27th

In the morning we had great luck, coming across a pod of 300 or so surfing common dolphins and a very young humpback whale traveling south - likely just a few years old! Unfortunately our luck ran dry in the afternoon and while we had nice sailing conditions, we just...

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