Beautiful conditions this morning in the Pacific!! Glassy and smooth seas! We travelled to the north towards La Jolla and spent the morning hanging out with a Minke whale and some offshore bottlenose dolphins!

The PM trip was just as smooth!! We headed South in the afternoon and ran into multiple pods of long-beaked common dolphins. They swam with us, riding the bow and surfing in our wake! We then found short-beaked common dolphins breaching and porpoising all around us.

It’s not quite hump day…. But we did spot a HumpBACK whale!! This whale was throwing its tail all over the place and even waving at us with its huge pectoral fins. Humpbacks never seem to disappoint!

Our sunset trip was so beautiful and amazing! We found three pods of long-beaked common dolphins. The first and second pod consisted of ~200 long-beaked common dolphins in each pod! Our third pod was incredibly massive consisting of about ~500 long-beaked common dolphins! They were leaping out of the water and making massive splashes! We travelled almost to the Mexican border, at our furtherest point we were almost 2 miles away from the border!

Always a great time on the water! Sea you soon 😉

-Naturalist Cody & Melissa

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