September 20, 2020

We enjoyed a fabulous Sunset Dolphin/Whale Watch trip! We sighted three species of toothed whale: ~25 Short-beaked Common dolphin, and a mixed pod of 5 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin and 5 Risso's dolphin! Gorgeous seas and sunset topped off the evening! Naturalist,...

September 17, 2020

We had an amazing adventure out on the Pacific ocean today! We found ourselves 15-miles from Mission Bay, and hanging out with a huge pod of ~200 Short-beaked Common dolphins that were stampeding! On our way back in, a single Blue whale was sighted near the drop-off!...

September 11, 2020

We were seeing BLUE today aboard the Privateer! During the afternoon trip, we encountered ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins, a single Minke whale, and FOUR BLUE WHALES! The Minke and Blue whales were sighted within 1/4-mile of each other! One Blue whale spout turned...

September 8, 2020

We were rockin' and rollin' out in the Pacific today! Guests had fun cruising out to the SW to find wildlife. We made it 14-miles from Mission Bay and found two incredibly active species of dolphins. We encountered ~300 Long-beaked Common dolphins and 75 Offshore...

September 6th, 2020

Sunday September 6th, 2020 PM   Our afternoon trip had absolutely amazing conditions out on the Pacific today. We were able to find 100+ Offshore Bottlenose dolphins that were not shy at all!   Naturalist,   Tai

September 5, 2020

Sightings for our AM trip: ~40 offshore bottlenose dolphins ~100 short-beaked common dolphins 1 smooth hammerhead shark!

September 4, 2020

We had an awesome day searching for wildlife! We found ourselves 12-miles Mission Bay and found an awesome trio of Minke whales! Two of them popped up right next to the boat! Inshore Bottlenose dolphins were sighted at the mouth of the Mission Bay jetties! We hope to...

October 7, 2019

We had some incredibly rare sighting this morning! As we exited the jetties, we were alerted there was a pod of offshore bottlenose dolphins heading to the south! We quickly veered our vessel in that direction and went straight to the given coordinates. When we...

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October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Did we forget to mention that October is an AMAZING time to see Humpback Whales off San Diego?! We typically see a spike in humpback sightings in the spring and fall..boy, were they timely this year! TWO different Humpback Whales (NOT including our summer resident,...

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October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

An entire day was spent watching hundreds of Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the Humpback Whale! We embarked on two trips today, and relocated the same wildlife from the morning tour throughout the afternoon. It isn't every day that everything stays in the same general...

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October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 Cetacean Friday! We had some incredible sightings on the Privateer this morning! We headed to the northwest where we encountered a beautiful, adult Minke whale. Our guest got some amazing views of this cetacean, even able to see its ventral...

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October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

We sighted three species of toothed whale this morning! We sighted ~five Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we cruised out of the Mission Bay jetties! They were feeding under some birds, but took interest in us and bow-rode the Privateer! We continued out to the west and...

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September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

It was a cetacean packed Monday morning! We had some extraordinary sightings, back to back action!Our first encounter was with the offshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were extremely curios of our vessel and displaying lots of activity as we ventured along with them....

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September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Boy, do we love finding Humpback Whales surrounded by hundreds of Common Dolphins! That seems to be the typical trend here off San Diego this month. Despite the bumpy conditions, we were treated to amazing visibility and a vibrant sunny sky that offered some ideal...

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September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Pacific, searching for wildlife. The seas have calmed down so it was a smooth ride out to the west. There were sightings of birds, California sea lions, and a Mola mola! We found a couple of Mylar balloons that we successfully...

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September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! During our trip, we decided to head up northwest to search for dolphins and whales! We ventured some time in the area but didn't find much activity aside from marine birds. Later we turned our vessel to head southeast and to...

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September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

The wildlife was plentiful today and rid us of any possible Monday blues! We spotted 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Bryde's Whale (90% positive species ID) and up to ~600 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins with a sprinkling of ~100 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins! It was an incredible...

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September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019

HUNDREDS of Long-Beaked Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the friendly Humpback Whale were spotted on both trips today! Our two trips were nearly the same, as the wildlife hadn't moved or changed between the morning return and afternoon departure. The young Humpback Whale...

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September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019

It was a gorgeous day off the coast of San Diego this afternoon! We had a beautiful ride on the Privateer with fantastic visibility. It took us a bit of time but we finally found an amazing pod of Common dolphins! At first, we thought it was just a handful but as we...

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