We had a FIN-tacular afternoon on the water! Spring is for sure here and that is being reflected in the species we are seeing. We raced out towards the west, past the drop off and caught up with a duo of fin whales feeding on small schooling fish. We hung out with them for a while and observed them syncing up their breath cycles. The fin whales were particularly curious and popped up unexpectedly next to the Privateer. On our way back towards Mission Bay we came across a small pod of long beak common dolphins chasing fish around. They were working cooperatively with pelicans and terns to make the most of the feeding frenzy.

Our sunset trip was not a fluke at all! We headed out west and encountered a massive pod of ~150 long beak common dolphins. They were found swimming underneath a massive bird pile of California brown pelicans and Elegant terns. Then, we headed out further west past the drop-off and spotted a massive spout off in the distance! We got great looks at one FIN whale! On its last dive with us, the Fin whale came up so close to the boat. We were really able to grasp its enormous size! We dolphinitely had a whale of a time on the Privateer this evening! Please join us for another adventure on the water soon!

Vanessa, Ruth & Melissa

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