December 16, 2018

It was a perfect day to end the weekend on the water. The conditions were in our favor and we encountered TWO different toothed whale species. Soon after exiting the Mission Bay channel, our crew spotted a feeding frenzy of ~40 scattered Pacific White-Sided Dolphins,...

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December 15, 2018

Boy! Was it gorgeous out on the Pacific today! Guests were treated to amazing views of the coastline, from Mexico to La Jolla and beyond. During both of our trips, we traveled north hugging the coast. During the morning trip, we went out to the west to deeper water...

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December 14, 2018

It was a FINtastic Friday aboard the Ohana! We had some awesome encounters with both baleen whales and toothed whales! To start off our trip, we found a pod of ~75 Common dolphins that were slowly traveling north, along the coast. We watched as they bow-rode and...

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December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018It was another beautiful day on the water! We were greeted to nice, calm seas, and great visibility. As soon as we left the Mission Bay jetty's we encountered a fun pod of ~20 Pacific white-sided dolphins! They were pretty interactive with...

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December 11, 2018

It's that time of year again, Gray Whale season! We spotted our SECOND Gray whale swimming south bound on this beautiful morning in San Diego. Our passengers were lucky to witness one of the longest migrations on the planet. We had an amazing encounter as we saw it...

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December 9, 2018

It had been a hot minute since Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins were encountered on one of our trips..until this morning! Soon after our exit from the jetties, we were alerted to a pod of 50-60 Offshore Bottlenose and did not want to miss out on the opportunity to observe...

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December 7, 2018

It was a beautiful day on the Pacific! We had some residual swell left over from the storm, but we had great visibility. As soon as we got out to a mile from shore, a pod of ~15 Pacific white-sided dolphins popped up! They hung out with us by bow-riding the Ohana. We...

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December 4, 2018

Super Cetacean Tuesday?!?! Holy moly! We had an incredible trip this morning! Today was the first day back on the water after a week of being offline and it was the BEST! We had sightings from both baleen whales and toothed whales throughout the...

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Top 5 Restaurants in Mission Bay

Top 5 Restaurants: The Mission Bay area where San Diego Whale Watch departs contains a wide array of great restaurants.  Due to its ethnic and cultural mix, and its unique access to fresh seafood, San Diego has a wide range of cuisines, all of which are on display in...

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November 21, 2018

What a day to be out on the water! We headed out of mission bay under sunny skies and glassy conditions. We decided to go about 3 miles out and then head north since we've been seeing a lot of activity near shore. It only took about 15 minutes...

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November 20, 2018

It was very foggy and quiet on the water this morning but our afternoon trip was filled with dolphin activity! Shortly after exiting the Mission Bay jetties, a pair of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins surfaced for a brief encounter until we noticed...

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November 18, 2018

Super Cetacean Saturday sure did carry into our Sunday morning trip! We enjoyed TWO relatively uncommon species of toothed whale, Risso's Dolphins AND Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins, interacting with one another! We spotted them from miles away,...

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