Sunday, January 23, 2022

We had an awesome time on the water today with 2 gray whales and 600 long beaked common dolphins in the morning and 6 gray whales in the afternoon! -Ryan

January 22, 2022

Smooth seas and great visibility made for a gorgeous day on the water! We encountered 11 Gray whales, 80 Pacific white-sided dolphins and ~160 Common dolphins today! It was non-stop whale action all day. All of the gray whales were headed south. We enjoyed watching...

Friday, January 21, 2022

On our one afternoon trip today we had a surface active pair of gray whales to start and while hanging out with those whales we spotted another gray whale just south of them which gave us some great looks at its flukes! -Ryan

January 20, 2022

Today was a roller coaster of emotions! A lot of happy and fun surface active whales but also a heartbreaking encounter was observed. During the afternoon trip, we set out and found a single southbound Gray whale that was in travel mode. We sighted another spout down...

January 19, 2022

Todays single trip spotted one single gray whale headed south then we spotted 3 more spouts offshore in the distance, making our way to spend a few breath cycles with a trio of gray whales.   Naturalist, Alexia

January 18, 2022

Our afternoon trip headed out to spot a spout right inside the jetty and this gray whale was spotted by other boats later having made its way all the way across from Quivira Basin in Mariners point. We saw it again at the mouth of the jetty spyhopping on our sunset...

Monday, January 17, 2022

On our two trips today we found 6 whales and about 30 long-beaked common dolphins on our morning trip and on our afternoon trip we found a pod of 4 gray whales making their way south and then just like yesterday we found a cow/calf pair!   -Ryan

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The whale streak continued today with 2 gray whales making their way south this morning along with common dolphins interacting with them. Later on in the trip we found a mixed pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins and long-beaked common dolphins along with a couple of...
August 7, 2021

August 7, 2021

Perfect conditions out on the Pacific today made for a great time on the water. Glassy waters and smooth seas resulted in a day spent with over 800 Common dolphins and 30 Bottlenose dolphins.   Naturalist,   Tai

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August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

Fun times on the Privateer today! We had two great trips with sightings all day! We encountered a fun pod of ~50 Short-beaked Common dolphins during the morning trip. They were very active as they launched out of the water non-stop! Many cow/calf pairs were sighted as...

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August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021

We endured some bumpy seas today! It was totally worth it as we encountered an awesome pod of ~20 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin during the morning trip! There were a few cow/calf pairs that cruised right beside our boat. During the afternoon trip, we set out and found...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

No, you aren't seeing pictures from this last winter. On our afternoon trip today a northbound gray whale was traveling up the kelp line off of sunset cliffs! We got great looks at it as it was staying mostly near the surface and never made any deep dives. We wish it...

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August 3, 2021

August 3, 2021

We had two great trips today! We sighted ~250 Short-beaked Common dolphins during the morning trip! They were breaching, porpoising and cruising beside the Privateer! Many cow/calf pairs were seen in both pods! During the afternoon trip we found a HUGE pod of ~600...

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August 2, 2021

August 2, 2021

The day started with a thick fog bank limiting our visibility, but we were able to push through into beautiful conditions. Our perseverance paid off with multiple pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins all day.   Naturalist, Tai

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sightings of this morning and this afternoon: AM: 200 stampeding long-beaked common dolphins PM: 450 short-beaked common dolphins and a parasitic jaeger chasing elegant terns

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July 31, 2021

July 31, 2021

A fog bank welcomed the Privateer this morning on our AM trip, but cleared up as we pushed out west. We were able to locate a Pod of ~50 Bottlenose dolphins.   Naturalist,   Tai

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Over our 3 trips today we encountered ~1,000 long-beaked common dolphins and we just had a beautiful sunset! -Ryan

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July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

We had two awesome trips today! We encountered pod after pod of both Long-beaked and Short-beaked Common dolphins! In total, we found close to ~750 Common dolphins for the day! We enjoyed watching them rush to the boat and bow-ride! They showed off their acrobatics as...

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July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021

We had two awesome trip aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we encountered multiple pods of dolphin everywhere we went! We had a total of ~400 Long-beaked Common dolphins and ~300 Short-beaked Common dolphins! Lots of babies sighted in all pods. During the...

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

The Privateer had a great day on water today with excellent conditions. We spent the day hanging out with over 500 Common dolphin today and even were able to find some Bottlenose dolphin. Naturalist, Tai

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