September 23, 2021

We had a swell time out there! Out near the drop-off we encountered pod after pod of Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were cruising up the coast with many acrobatic behaviors observed! We estimated ~500 individuals in total. Plenty of birds seen diving into bait...

September 21, 2021

It was an amazing afternoon! We sighted Twitch, the humpback whale! He breached twice and chin-slapped multiple times! Over a thousand Long-beaked Common dolphins sighted everywhere! We even had a Minke mugging on our way back in!   Naturalist, Vanessa

September 20, 2021

A glassy Monday on the water with a pod of about 200 long-beaked common dolphins with quite a few babies in the mix. Also our sea lions were great models today for the camera today. Lots of bait fish out in the water that we came across at the end of our trip to see...

Sunday, September 19, 2021

What an amazing and completely different 2 trips we had today. This morning we had the famous Twitch the humpback whale with hundreds of long-beaked common dolphins under gray skies. This afternoon we had about 6 inshore bottlenose dolphins at the jetties, a minke...

Saturday, September 18, 2021

What a great day on the water! During our 3 trips we encountered a "friendly" minke whale, an elusive minke whale, and over a thousand long-beaked common dolphins, with a pod of around 500 on our sunset trip alone!

September 17, 2021

We finally got to see TWITCH, our favorite humpback whale! We spotted him breaching out in the distance, so naturally we spent some time with him! He was acrobatic as ever! So many long-beaked Common dolphin were sighted everywhere! Definitely more than a thousand! We...

September 16, 2021

The BAIT has arrived! The Fall feeding frenzy is in full affect as we have been seeing so many bait fish along the coast. We started this trip off as we came across a big bait ball, diving birds, and a small group of common dolphins. Our trip continued when we hung...

Monday, September 13, 2021

It was nearly a repeat of yesterday afternoons trip but with calmer seas today. We had hundreds of feeding long-beaked common dolphins feeding along with thousands of birds. The most abundant bird species being black-vented shearwaters and we even spotted a leucistic...
September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

It was an amazing afternoon! We sighted Twitch, the humpback whale! He breached twice and chin-slapped multiple times! Over a thousand Long-beaked Common dolphins sighted everywhere! We even had a Minke mugging on our way back in!   Naturalist, Vanessa

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September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

A glassy Monday on the water with a pod of about 200 long-beaked common dolphins with quite a few babies in the mix. Also our sea lions were great models today for the camera today. Lots of bait fish out in the water that we came across at the end of our trip to see...

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

What an amazing and completely different 2 trips we had today. This morning we had the famous Twitch the humpback whale with hundreds of long-beaked common dolphins under gray skies. This afternoon we had about 6 inshore bottlenose dolphins at the jetties, a minke...

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021

What a great day on the water! During our 3 trips we encountered a "friendly" minke whale, an elusive minke whale, and over a thousand long-beaked common dolphins, with a pod of around 500 on our sunset trip alone!

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September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

We finally got to see TWITCH, our favorite humpback whale! We spotted him breaching out in the distance, so naturally we spent some time with him! He was acrobatic as ever! So many long-beaked Common dolphin were sighted everywhere! Definitely more than a thousand! We...

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September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

The BAIT has arrived! The Fall feeding frenzy is in full affect as we have been seeing so many bait fish along the coast. We started this trip off as we came across a big bait ball, diving birds, and a small group of common dolphins. Our trip continued when we hung...

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

It was nearly a repeat of yesterday afternoons trip but with calmer seas today. We had hundreds of feeding long-beaked common dolphins feeding along with thousands of birds. The most abundant bird species being black-vented shearwaters and we even spotted a leucistic...

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

During our two trips today we found over 500 long-beaked common dolphins and in the afternoon we came across a massive feeding frenzy with thousands of birds along with the dolphins. On our way back in from our afternoon trip we had a brief glimpse of a minke whale....

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September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021

It has been a great week of Risso's dolphins sightings as we were able to find these unique animals yet again. Today's sighting was of a nursery pod with a bunch of cow-calf pairs. We were also able to find a scattered of pods up North on the AM trip.   -Tai

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September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Hooray for Megapods! Today we cruised up to the north beyond La Jolla! We found ourselves off Solana Beach today, the farthest to the north we've been in a long time! Up there we encountered an amazing over 1,000 Long-beaked Common dolphins! We hadn't seen Common...

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September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

Another beautiful day spent on the Pacific! We set out to the west on both trips today and got super lucky! We found a huge pod of ~150 Risso's dolphins slowly hanging out 11-miles from Mission Bay! There were a handful of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins also mixed in...

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September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Wow, it was absolutely beautiful out there today! We had flat, calm seas...it looked like Lake Pacific! We searched the "lake" for about 11-miles and then found an awesome mixed pod of Risso's and Offshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were slowly traveling to the SE....

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