September 14, 2019

"Twitch" the Humpback Whale is BACK! It has been a long few weeks without our favorite summer humpback, but he/she is back off the San Diego coast following Long-Beaked Common Dolphins! This is typical behavior for the young, social whale and we were excited to see...

September 13, 2019

It was a Tern, Tuna and dolphin kind of day! What a unique experience we had on the Privateer!We first got mugged by a stealthy Minke whale off our bow! It then came up for a breath on our port side but quickly disappeared. As we continued west, we found a few...

September 12, 2019

It was a great day to be on the ocean! We experienced some calm sea conditions with nice visibility. We zoomed out to the drop-off and on approach we could see diving birds and splashing! We found a pod of ~20 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were likely feeding on...

September 10, 2019

We enjoyed a full trip of dolphin activity this morning! Both Long-Beaked and Short-Beaked Common Dolphins were spotted during our three-hour trip. We first found a few dozen Long-Beaked Common Dolphins that were steadily moving toward the coast and intermittently...

September 8, 2019

It was great day on the water! We sighted two species of toothed whale! During the morning, we found a pod of Common dolphins near the drop-off. They were cruising along to the north, but came over to hang out with us. We could see lots of babies all around! They...

September 7, 2019

This weeks Cetacean Saturday was reserved for toothed whales and we encountered FOUR different species of them! All four species were spotted on the morning trip and we were able to relocate two species this afternoon. On the first trip of the day, ~35 Offshore...

September 6, 2019

Happy Friday equated to Happy passengers! What a gorgeous day off the coast of San Diego! The ocean was calm and the visibility was spectacular! We headed to the south in search for marine wildlife. Although it took some time, we spotted a huge pod of short-beaked...

September 5, 2019

Wahoo! We enjoyed an action-packed day, full of wildlife! We zoomed out to the drop-off and found our first sighting of the day, a huge pod of ~150 Short-beaked Common dolphins! They were racing to the south, but didn't mind hanging out with us. We observed many...
Tuesday, October 21st

Tuesday, October 21st

We celebrated "hump day" a day early with both trips today finding a southbound humpback whale! In the morning we found a small group of Pacific white-sided dolphins (15 or so) and one juvenile humpback whale that appeared to be heading south toward Mexico for the...

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Monday, October 20th

Monday, October 20th

After only dolphins yesterday, we were able to locate two different species of whale today! In the morning we spent a good bit of time watching a fin whale, the second largest species in the ocean and nicknamed the "greyhounds of the sea" because of their speed. In...

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Sunday, October 19th

Sunday, October 19th

We sure went the extra mile(s) today for our passengers, but it paid off with some fun sightings and a dolphin GRAND SLAM! In the morning we got looks at a pair of huge ocean sunfish as they hid beneath some drifting kelp, a very large jumping mako shark (too fast for...

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Saturday, October 18th

Saturday, October 18th

So much to see today! We saw over 1500 common dolphins between the two trips...it's always a great day when we see a megapod! We also had the opportunity to hang out with some pacific white sided dolphins (about 30). On our second trip we went out to the 9 mile bank...

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Friday, October 17th

Friday, October 17th

Sunshine and blue water! We had a great day out on the open seas today. Between our two trips we saw a megapod of common dolphins and one of the largest animals ever to be on planet earth, the blue whale. Come on an adventure with us!

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Thursday, October 16th

Thursday, October 16th

Today was one for the record books. Captain Steve put it into perspective as we finished our tour today when he said, "I've been out here for 20 years and never seen anything like this". We saw over 200 short finned pilot whales today! Captain Steve set the course...

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Wednesday, October 15th

Wednesday, October 15th

Captain Steve led the charge today as we went the extra mile for some well deserved whales. It may have taken us a while to get out to the spot, but when we did, the whales were there! We had some great interactions with 6 fin whales about 11 miles from Mission Bay....

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Tuesday, October 14th

Tuesday, October 14th

Today was a dolphin kind of day! In the morning we were lucky enough to see not one but two harbor seals, a treat since they are usually quite shy, and a nursery pod of 300 common dolphins. In the afternoon we got to observe 200 more common dolphins as they quickly...

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Monday, October 13th

Monday, October 13th

Mother Nature pulled out all the stops for our guests today! In the morning we saw lots of flying fish but more importantly, flying dolphins! We found a pod of roughly 400 high-flying common dolphins and then not one but two species of baleen whale - a fin whale and a...

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Sunday, October 12th

Sunday, October 12th

Another beautiful fall day on the Pacific. In the morning we found 30 Pacific white-sided dolphins (nice to see them back in the area!) and a juvenile blue whale. In the afternoon we found a pod of 600 common dolphins with several calves and one large adult blue. The...

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Saturday, October 11th

Saturday, October 11th

Beautiful conditions today! Morning guests got great looks at two blue whales--one showing beautiful tail flukes! Guests on the afternoon trip watched two blue whales, one fin whale in the distance, 25 Pacific white-sided dolphins, several flying fish, and some...

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Friday, October 10th

Friday, October 10th

In the morning we found an adult blue whale that was possibly napping as it simply stayed just below the surface for at least 10 to 15 minutes as we sat there with the engines off. In the afternoon we didn't find any blues but we did find a megapod (at least 1,000) of...

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