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...

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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Monday, July 7th

Some people aren't too thrilled with Mondays, but not the case on the Privateer today. Five blue whales in the morning, 200 common dolphins, 50 offshore bottlenose dolphins, and five mola molas--all in a row, were observed. The afternoon trip didn't disappoint...

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Sunday, July 6th

The blues were here in full force today! Between our two trips we saw at least 30 of these giants! And if that wasn't enough, each of our trips also saw about 100 common dolphins as well just to spice things up. These blues were actively feeding on krill in the area,...

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Friday, July 4th

Another incredible day on the water! We saw four species of whales today,including bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins,a humpback whale, and several feeding blue whales. Happy 4th of July, everyone!

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Thursday, July 3rd

The blues are back!! We got good looks at a blue whale, especially enjoyed seeing the tail flukes when it took a deep dive…and there were a couple more blues in the general vicinity. From large to small… on the trip in, we saw a massive pod of common...

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Wednesday July 2nd

Another day of dolphins! In the morning we saw a few inshore bottlenose dolphins and 300-400 common dolphins. In the afternoon we found an even larger pod of common dolphins - at least 500 in the bunch.

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Tuesday, July 1st

Mixed bag of wildlife today - in the morning we saw an osprey, three mola mola, and 500 common dolphins. In the afternoon we found more than 400 common dolphins and 40 bottlenose dolphins on the way home!

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Monday June 30th

No blue whales today - guess a couple thousand dolphins will have to suffice! Between our two trips today we saw more than 2,000 common dolphins putting on a lively show. Every day is different... Can't wait to search again tomorrow

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Sunday, June 29th

What an amazing blue whale experience today. Both trips saw lots of blue whales! 13 in total for the day, including a cow/calf pair in the afternoon. We had some close encounters as Captain Mark turned off the boat and a few of them seemed inquisitive. Our morning...

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Thursday, June 26th

BEST DAY of the season so far for seeing large baleen whales: Six fin whales, including a mom and calf pair; and a mighty blue whale. From the photo below you can see what they were lunge-feeding on….lots of krill in the water. In addition we got to watch about 300...

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Wednesday, June 25th

Lots of sunshine, dolphins, and a minke whale today! We spotted the minke as it came up for a breath right in front of our boat. Often times it's hard to spot this species from far away, as they don't have a very visible blow. We stayed with it for about 20 minutes or...

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