May 4, 2021

We had a great trip this afternoon with lots of wildlife. Our guest encountered Common dolphins, a Mola mola and California sea lions. Common dolphins-100 Naturalist Jaeny

May 1, 2021

We had two amazing trips full of wildlife! During the afternoon trip we encountered ~25 Offshore Bottlenose dolphins that came straight to the boat to bowride. We head out to the west and sighted a pair of Fin whales! They were seen circling in one spot likely...

Saturday, May 1, 2021

On our morning and afternoon trips today we had great sightings! In the AM we had ~300 long-beaked common dolphins and a cow/calf pair of fin whales and in the PM we had ~30 offshore bottlenose dolphins, 2 fin whales and ~75 long-beaked common dolphins. Its always...

April 30, 2021

Happy Whale Day! We had an incredible, unique encounter this afternoon! Our guest got to see a very fun, playful, curious Humpback whale! This whale mugged us several times and milled right next to us playing with kelp! It was just a yard or two from our vessel! Our...

April 29, 2021

We had a gorgeous sunset cruise! Right out of the Mission Bay jetties, we found some amazing feeding frenzies! Marine birds and ~100 Common dolphins were feeding all along the coast! Some even came over to say hi by surfing in our wake or riding the bow! We set out to...

April 29, 2021

It was a nice, hot day off the coast of San Diego this afternoon. The Privateer headed out north to La Jolla canyon to find several hundred Common dolphins in a feeding frenzy with many marine birds feasting. We also got to see a Mola Mola during our trip 3 hour tour!...

April 27, 2021

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego! We had amazing visibility, we could see as far south into Mexico, the Los Coronado Islands. The Privateer headed out 10 miles to the west, as we encountered several hundred Common dolphins! They were in a feeding...

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A rainy day to start produced over 200 Short-beaked Common mixed with some Long-beaked dolphin for us today on a pretty adventurous trip. We made it out to the second drop-off zone into about 2000ft of water where we ran into several scattered pods.   Naturalist,  ...
September 8, 2020

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...

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September 6th, 2020

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

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September 5, 2020

September 5, 2020

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

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September 4, 2020

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...

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August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020

We had great conditions this afternoon into the evening sunset. Our guest got an amazing encounter with a large pod of Offshore bottlenose dolphins, including a new born and a pod of active Common dolphins! Offshore bottlenose~ 70 Common dolphins ~80 Naturalist...

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August 30, 2020

August 30, 2020

We enjoyed a Sunday Funday aboard the Privateer today! During the afternoon trip, we sighted two friendly Minke whales that hung out right by our boat. We also sighted ~100 Short-beaked Common dolphins too! The Sunset trip was beautiful! We sighted a sneaky Minke and...

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sightings for our one trip today: -1,000+ long-beaked common dolphin megapod! -smooth hammerhead shark! -some lost land birds that we couldn't really ID specifically. If anyone wants to suggest an ID, go for it!

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August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020

Another fun day on the water! We had incredible glassy waters with beautiful views all around. During the afternoon, we found a Minke whale! It was pretty curious and mugged us TWICE! During the Sunset trip, we sighted over 300 Long-beaked Common dolphin! They were...

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August 13, 2020

Conditions were beautiful as usual and we had some pretty cool sightings today: 150 leaping short-beaked common dolphins 150 long-beaked common dolphins 1 blue whale! (only saw one breath cycle and then it disappeared on us) 1 Mola mola! 1 pomarine jaeger! (rare bird...

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August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

Feeding Frenzies for both trips today! We found ~500 Long-beaked Common dolphins feeding on anchovies! There were about 20 California sea lions also joining the buffet. In the afternoon, we got lucky and sighted a Minke whale surface around the activity. Mola mola's...

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August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020

Super fun dolphin day! We enjoyed watching a pod of ~50 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were traveling to the south. They hung out with us as they bow-rode the Privateer and cruised right beside us. We found ourselves 10-miles from shore and encountered a pod of ~30...

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