Lots of toothed whales seen on both trips today! During the morning trip, we started our day with a few individuals of inshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were seen in the channel headed toward Mission Bay, surfacing several times before we continued out to the Pacific. As we traveled out toward the West, we encountered another species of toothed whale, the Common dolphins! They were very busy, allowing us to see many different behaviors. They were traveling toward the NW and stopped to feed on bait fish. Another couple more pods were seen out in deeper water that were very energetic and were seen porpoising, breaching, and tail-slapping the ocean surface. A potential Mako shark was also sighted during the morning trip, as it breached five times showing us its white belly!

During the afternoon, we had lots of fun with more amazing Common dolphins! They came straight over to the boat, bow-riding right below passenger’s feet. There were a total of ~300 individuals seen across three separate pods. There were cow/calf pairs seen surfacing for a breath. More surface-active behaviors were witnessed next to the Privateer, including surfing in our wake.

Overall, the day was wonderful and we hope you will join in on the adventure soon! The ocean is calling…