Friday, May 23rd

Molas and jellies and dolphins, oh my! What a fun day! We started the trip with a send-off from four inshore bottlenose dolphins. Little did we know that later in the trip we'd run into about 60 of their offshore bottlenose friends. We also saw 500 common dolphins,...

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Thursday, May 22nd

Megapod of 3,000 or more common dolphins this morning-- special and not something we see often. A little bumpy seas in the morning, but calmed by afternoon. Holiday weekend coming up--get out there and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean! Perhaps we'll find our first...

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2014 Certificate of Excellence

We are so happy to announce that San Diego Whale Watch has received the 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor...

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Monday May 19th

We traveled very far today in search of whales and dolphins and while the big whales seemed to be taking the day off, we did see two species of dolphins on this morning's trip. We were lucky enough to see a stampede of roughly 500 common dolphins and on the way back...

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Sunday May 18th

In the morning we were lucky enough to see a few inshore bottlenose dolphins as we cleared the jetties and got fantastic looks at a mother gray whale with her calf as they migrated north to Arctic waters. In the afternoon we had one of those very rare trips during...

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Saturday, May 17th

Dolphins took over today! The morning trip saw 600 tightly-grouped common dolphins feeding near the boat. In the afternoon we got to watch two different species - 8 inshore bottlenose dolphins near the kelp forest and 200 common dolphins farther out to sea. No big...

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Friday, May 16th

What a beautiful day on the Pacific: Sunny skies, crystal-clear water, whales, and dolphins! All our guests left with huge smiles on their faces after seeing four northbound gray whales (two moms and two calves) and roughly 1,000 common dolphins. Conditions couldn't...

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Thursday, May 15th

Awesome trip on the Privateer this morning….over 1,000 common dolphins, a gray whale mom eating krill, with her calf checking us out, and a sea turtle with lots of barnacles. Got great looks at millions of krill, and guests got to see it up close and personal as...

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Tuesday May 13th

Our guests stayed nice and cool today amidst this San Diego heat wave and got to see whales and dolphins to boot! In the morning we found more than 1,000 common dolphins, including the smallest baby bow-rider our crew has ever seen! In the afternoon we were fortunate...

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Monday May 12th

The large baleen whales eluded us, but we had visits from two different species of dolphins today and gorgeous weather conditions. First we met three playful inshore bottlenose dolphins before even leaving Mission Bay, then we got extended looks at a group of roughly...

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Saturday, May 10th

Another fabulous day out on the ocean! This morning we had lots and lots of common dolphins all around the boat, and our afternoon trip we were able to see three northbound gray whales. We keep waiting for our blue whales to show up. It could be any day now!

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Friday, May 9th

WOW! 14 gray whales today! Over 2,000 common dolphins! What a crazy day out there! It seems that there might be one last push from the gray whales on their northern migration. We had a few weeks with only minimal sightings, but today was definitely different! See you...

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