June 11, 2019

Cetacean Tuesday! Both trips were packed with lots of action and multiple species sightings!Our morning trip started off a little foggy, with limited visibility. As we ventured further west, the conditions changed as we spotted a pod of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins!...

May 28, 2019

Colossal Tuesday! We had an incredible day on the water. As we exit the jetties, we encountered a small group of inshore Bottlenose dolphins that were traveling south bound. We continued our search and got very lucky to see several pods of short-beaked and long-beaked...

May 14, 2019

Blue sky, blue water and Blue Whales surrounded us this morning! In addition to a few scattered pods of up to ~50 Common Dolphins in total, we spotted massive spout after spout along the horizon. Each and every blow appeared to be that of a Blue Whale. While...

May 12, 2019

The sky may have been a bit gray today but the whales were BLUE! Blue Whales are circling San Diego water RIGHT NOW! We don't want to call it too soon but we are itching to exclaim that the Blue Whale season of 2019 has officially begun. As a perfect fit for Mother's...

May 11, 2019

We hung out with the largest and second largest whales on the planet today! During the morning trip, we pointed our nose to the SW in search of wildlife. We found a pod of ~25 Common dolphins right in the middle of a feeding frenzy! We continued on to find a Harbor...

May 10, 2019

The cetacean sightings started right out of the gate this morning. Just as we left the jetties we had 3 inshore bottlenose dolphins guiding us west towards splashes in the distance. The splashes were coming from a large and spread out pod of common dolphins and...

May 9, 2019

We ventured off into the Pacific Ocean this morning in the hopes that we could find some sunshine and whales! Luckily for us, we did just that! A few scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins crossed our path as we made our way into deeper water. The rain eventually...

May 7, 2019

Tuesday was all about toothed whales! It was a little bumpy out this morning but we had an amazing encounter. Halfway through our trip as we ventured back east towards Mission Bay, we found a huge scattered pod (~200) of Common dolphins! Many of them were in travel...

Saturday, August 23rd

What a day! In the morning we watched two blue whales, including one juvenile who showed up right next to the Privateer, as well as a megapod of common dolphins. The afternoon was another special experience, starting with viewing six coastal bottlenose dolphins right...

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Friday, August 22nd

Another fabulous day of whale watching aboard the Privateer. We had a total of 9 blue whales for the day today with over 500 common dolphins as well! We also saw about 10 mola molas between the two trips. Add a jumping mako shark and you have an extremely diverse day...

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Thursday, August 21st

Would you like to see a blue whale? Maybe two? How about a DOZEN? Guests on today's trip were fortunate enough to see twelve of the largest animals on the planet. Our whales put on a great show, occasionally coming nice and close to the boat and one showy whale even...

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Wednesday, August 20th

Big and small cetaceans today! Four blue whales, two of which showed tail flukes on dives; and a pod of 200 common dolphins entertained guests today. We left the rain, thunder and lightening behind, and enjoyed a very glassy Lake Pacific! Even got to see four mola...

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Tuesday, August 19th

Words can't do today's trips justice. We sailed out to our "lucky spot", turned off the engines, and let the blue whales come to us - and boy did they! Surface feeding and exhaling in our faces, today was absolutely unforgettable. Lively common dolphins came by on...

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Monday, August 18th

We always tell guests that every trip is very different and today was a perfect example of that. Dolphins took the morning shift and we had a lot of fun watching a pod of 200 common dolphins enjoy a morning surf session. Whales took over in the afternoon with a mother...

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Sunday, August 17th

We really had to earn our whale views today, but we got 'em! Despite some bumpy seas, guests on our morning trip got to see two juvenile blue whales and guests on the afternoon trip saw three whales including one large adult that gave us a look at those giant tail...

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Saturday, August 16th

The whales are still here! We saw 4 blues today, with lots of fluking activity from one of them. We also saw about 300 common dolphins with a bunch of little baby dolphins mixed in the pod. Come out on a trip!

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Friday, August 15th

7 blue whales on the morning trip, and 4 in the afternoon! that's what we call an amazing day whale watching! We also saw pods of dolphins on both trips today, probably around 300 all together.

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Tuesday, August 12th

Today we saw 9 blue whales and over 1400 common dolphins between the 2 trips! Some of the whales decided to fluke, some of them came close to the boat, and some were cow/calf pairs. We had it all! The commons really gave us a show as well. Some were jumping 10 feet...

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Monday, August 11th

Blue whales were once again the order of the day. Guests on the morning cruise got to see two whales display their beautiful tail flukes when taking a deep dive; and on the afternoon cruise we got to watch a "little" blue whale with it's mom--yes--a cow/calf...

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