November 20, 2020

Hooray for Humpbacks! We had two great tours today! During the PM trip we found a BREACHING humpback! It was blowing bubbles and hanging out with us for awhile. During the sunset trip, we found an awesome, interactive pod of ~15 Pacific white-sided dolphins. We zoomed...

October 29, 2020

It was an amazing day with gorgeous, flat, calm, and glassy sea conditions! We got lucky and found two pods of Common dolphins: one pod of ~50 Long-beaked and one pod of ~50 Short-beaked Common dolphins! We could see the pods completely surrounding us and swimming...

October 25, 2020

We had such a great time on the water this evening! We encountered a pod of ~20 Long-beaked Common dolphins, and a pod of ~75 Short-beaked Common dolphins. We saw plenty of calves that approached the vessel. Many dolphins launched out of the water all around us! The...

October 23, 2020

We enjoyed an amazing day out in the Pacific ocean hanging out with two species of toothed whales! During the afternoon trip, we encountered ~200 Short-beaked Common dolphins. Lots of calves and such amazing acrobatics! One Common dolphin had a remora fish on it and...

October 20, 2020

It was a gorgeous evening on the water! We encountered an awesome pod of ~40 Short-beaked Common dolphins. They were pretty active jumping out of the water! Lots of calves were seen in the mix! The sunset was beautiful too! Come join us for a great evening on the...

October 14, 2020

Oh baby! We had an awesome day spent with a big pod of ~150 Long-beaked Common dolphins that had many cow/calf pairs in the mix! Amazing behaviors were witnessed as they were very acrobatic and even took off in a stunning stampede! While picking up mylar balloons, a...

October 13, 2020

It was an amazing evening on the water! We had great visibility and smooth seas! We encountered some awesome wildlife too! A curious Minke whale graced us with its presence out along the drop-off. A pod of ~10 Long-beaked Common dolphins passed by at the same time! On...

October 12, 2020

Headed out with a little wind ruffling conditions, but that didn't stop us from finding around 400 Short-beaked common dolphins!  
October 26, 2019

October 26, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019Super Cetacean Saturday is among us once again! We encountered both baleen whales and toothed whales on our trips today! We started our day heading out to the NW and found a pod of ~75 Short-beaked Common dolphins! They were very energetic...

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October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

We didn't realize that the Pacific turned into a LAKE overnight! We enjoyed some of the best conditions of the season off San Diego today and cruised over a FLAT ocean throughout an entire morning trip! The wildlife was just as spectacular as the conditions and...

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October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

It feels like summer time off the coast of San Diego! Hot weather, calm seas and amazing visibility!We had the trip of a lifetime! We headed out west and encountered a small pod of Common dolphins but our luck didn't stop there. As we were coming back towards the...

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October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019

The impacts of the autumn Santa Ana winds were strikingly clear this morning as we observed impeccable visibility accompanied by a dusty haze from the dry, inland originating winds. The sea conditions did not disappoint us either and our entire trip was spent cruising...

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October 21, 2019

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...

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October 20, 2019

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...

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October 19, 2019

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...

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October 18, 2019

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...

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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...

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October 15, 2019

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...

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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...

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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...

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