October 21, 2019

Another beautiful morning off the coast of San Diego! The weather condition was perfect, with great visibility and placid waters! We headed to the west, then we decided to venture our way down south. As we searched and searched, we saw some really huge dorsal fins...

October 20, 2019

We enjoyed a swell day out on the Pacific! We got lucky and found two awesome pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins beyond the drop-off. The first pod was cruising to the NW along the drop-off. We observed some great acrobatics throughout our time with them. Many...

October 19, 2019

We rocked and rolled through a dolphin filled morning! Such quiet conditions on the afternoon trip made it seem like we packed all the dolphins off San Diego into the first trip of the day! Despite the bumpy conditions, the visibility and lack of wind made for a great...

October 18, 2019

We had an adventurous trip on the Privateer! We were rockin' and rollin' with the increased swell! We set out of the Mission bay jetties and found a small pod of ~5 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were likely feeding on some small schooling fish. We continued out to...

October 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego. The sea conditions were a little rough but we managed to go out 13 miles southwest. We searched long and hard, near and far but we were't able to locate any marine mammals. During our tour we were in constant...

October 15, 2019

Another awesome trip in the books! We encountered the two species of Common dolphins on our morning trip today! We set out to the west, and at only 3-miles from shore, we found a huge pod of ~350 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were cruising pretty quickly to the...

October 14, 2109

Cetacean Monday! Another fabulous trip aboard the Privateer!We started our trip heading out to the west when we got a report of dolphins about 6 miles from our location. Of course, we headed straight there as fast as we could. To our luck, we had a nice, active pod of...

October 12, 2019

What a whale of time our guest had this afternoon! We started our adventure heading to the west when we encountered a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins! A migratory species we see here during the winter time. They were very interactive and curious of our...
April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Blue whale Friday! The blue whales have arrived. Unexpectedly, we found 2-3 blue whales on both trips only a few miles from the coast in water around 260 ft. For a whale that's nearly 100 ft. long that's pretty shallow. They took short dives of usually between 4-7...

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April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

We have NO words to describe our day with true justice! One young, exuberant Humpback Whale stole our attention and our hearts on both trips. She/he was spotted this morning and was relocated in the afternoon, making for two equally spectacular trips! Behaviors we...

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April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019

We spent a great time on the water today! The conditions were amazing! During our morning trip, we had multiple sightings of Common dolphins! We observed a total of ~240 Common dolphins over four pods. Most of the Common dolphins were in travel mode, but always came...

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April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! We started our trip with a quick encounter with 3 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we were exiting the jetties. As we went further west, we ran into several pods of Common dolphins that were jumping, bow riding, hunting and even...

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April 21, 2019

April 21, 2019

We're wrapping up a fantastic weekend with another day filled with Fin Whales and Common Dolphins! On our first trip of the day, one pair of Fin Whales gave us the slip after a short attempt at observing them. We instead, found a much more boat-friendly Fin Whale that...

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April 20, 2019

April 20, 2019

Whale Watching in San Diego is where its at! We had an incredible day observing both baleen whales and toothed whales out in the Pacific ocean. During both trips, we sighted multiple Fin whales, the second largest whale in the world! During the morning trip, we set...

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April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019

Wow what a day, the fin whales are still here and abundant! On the morning trip we had 2 fin whales about 7-8 miles out just off the drop off. They were likely feeding on pelagic red crab as we were seeing it below about 150 feet down on the fish finder. After leaving...

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April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019

We're already catching the weekend vibes as we approach Friday with some great sightings under our belts! The Common Dolphin activity was high today and the humpbacks are back in town! On our first trip of the day, ~140 Common Dolphins were seen surrounding the boat...

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April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Fin Fluke Wednesday! What an incredible, rare, unique encounter we had this morning! It took a bit of time to find a QUAD of the second largest whale in the world, Fin whales! Among this encounter our crew and guest got to see a rare moment in time; a Fin whale raise...

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April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

We have become huge Fin whale fans! They are so amazing to see in all their massiveness! We had two great trips with Fin whales sighted on both. We had a great start to our morning trip, with a feeding frenzy of a variety of seabirds and Common dolphins! Some took...

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April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

It may be Monday but we're still feeling the weekend vibes, thanks to the amazing wildlife we were able to enjoy! After a 24-hour Common Dolphin dry-spell, we were happy to have them back in full force this morning. Prior to encountering ~100 Common Dolphins on our...

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April 14, 2019

April 14, 2019

What a great way to wrap up the weekend! If ever there was a shortage of Fin Whales, it sure wasn't today! On the morning trip, we spotted a single Fin Whale that turned out to be TWO Fin Whales, swimming within a small square area of one another. We got fantastic...

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