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...

May 5, 2019

It was a mighty fine day to be on the water for some whale watching! FOUR Fin Whales were spotted today, split evenly between each trip. Throughout the beginning of our morning trip, scattered groups of up to ~150 Common Dolphins covered a large area of water. Passing...

May 4, 2019

It was a gorgeous day full of Fin whale and Common dolphin action! Very soon after leaving the jetties, we sighted a pod of ~30 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were slowly traveling to the north, but many of them zoomed over to check us out. We watched as they...

Monday July 21st

WOW!!! That's about the only way one could describe today's cruises. Terrific blue whales--three in the morning and four in the afternoon, two schools of mola mola's in the morning, and a larger mola mola in the afternoon; a pod of 50 common dolphins on the morning...

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Sunday July 20th

What a fun day! In the morning we found a nursery pod of about 50 common dolphins filled with many tiny calves. We went the distance (11 miles) offshore to find an even larger pod of 300 common dolphins putting on a fun show. On the way home, we even landed a couple...

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Friday, July 18th

Nice little pair of trips today! In the morning we saw a pair of inshore bottlenose dolphins and four blue whales, including one cow/calf pair. We also saw five ocean sunfish, an elephant seal, and a mako shark that jumped out of the water not once, not twice, but...

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Tuesday, July 15th

Another day with the blues. Blue whales that is. We had about 7 total for both trips today. They seem to be staying out on the 50 fathom curve. We also had assorted pods of common dolphins , and 3 different groupings of mola mola (ocean sunfish). Today was awesome!

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Monday, July 14th

You think sightings of blue whales can't possibly get any better….yet they do. While idling, a blue whale calf approached the Privateer giving everyone an up-close and personal look at this amazing animal. We saw six blue whales on the morning cruise and three,...

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Sunday, July 13th

A big bumpy in the morning, but we still got to see six blue whales, a mako shark and a mola mola. The seas calmed a bit in the afternoon, and we had great views of five blue whales, one of which surprised everyone by surfacing less than 30' from the Privateer. Three...

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Saturday July 12th

Can you ever have too much of a good thing? We sure don't think so on the Privateer, because today we had too many blue whales to count but nobody is complaining! Both of our trips saw more whales than we knew what to do with - at least 15 per trip - and a sprinkling...

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Friday, July 11th

Have you ever seen 3 blue whales in one picture? Well we had lots of opportunity for that shot today, as we saw over 20 blue whales off the coast of San Diego. It's been a great two weeks for us, and today was one of those awesome days that you'll be talking about for...

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Thursday July 10th

Another phenomenal day on the water. More than 200 common dolphins and ten blue whales, including a juvenile blue whale that was breaching repeatedly in the distance! By the time we caught up to it, the whale seemed to have tuckered out, but we could see the gigantic...

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Wednesday, July 9th

If you were on the Privateer today, you got to experience the best in San Diego whale watching. Today was exceptional in many ways. We had multiple pods of dolphins that were energetic and it seemed they were happy to see us. I'd say we saw at least 1,000 today. We...

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Tuesday, July 8th

We've got the blues, and we're not crying or whining….blue whales---seven on our morning cruise, and six on the afternoon run (plus a couple coastal bottlenose dolphins greeted us as we headed out the Mission Bay channel. Can't beat the weather conditions or the calm...

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