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...

Tuesday, June 24th

Another giant double-header today! In the morning we found two blue whales and more than 500 common dolphins. In the afternoon we found about 100 common dolphins, 50 offshore bottlenose dolphins, and a fin whale! Some of the best whale-watching in the world is right...

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Monday, June 23rd

Relatively quiet day on the water today. Guests and crew did get good looks at a pod of 25 offshore bottlenose dolphins--always a treat! The first day of summer was Saturday…..why not treat yourself to a day out on the water?! We're running both a morning and...

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Sunday, June 22nd

Mother Nature pulled out the BIG GUNS today! In the morning guests got spectacular shows from roughly 1,200 common dolphins and a fin whale, the second largest species in the world, on the way home. In the afternoon the dolphins must have been taking a siesta, but no...

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Saturday, June 21st

Thousands of common dolphins out there today! Probably as many as we've ever seen aboard the privateer. It's really tough to estimate just how many we encountered as we were driving through literally miles of dolphins. All aboard the Privateer had endless views of...

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Friday, June 20th

You couldn't ask for better wildlife viewing conditions! With clear skies and calm seas, this morning we saw 300 common dolphins, a jumping mako shark, a giant adult fin whale, and a few bottlenose dolphins to boot! In the afternoon we found another jumping mako shark...

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Tuesday, June 17th

Alas, both trips on the Privateer came up empty today! It was a beautiful sunny day, but seems no dolphins or whales wanted to make an appearance. Unfortunately that's a risk you take when you seek these majestic creatures in their natural habitat - which happens to...

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Monday, June 16th

Minke! It's been 4 days since out last baleen whale sighting. The past few days have been amazing days for dolphin watching, but today we were fortunate enough to see both toothed whales (common dolphins), and a baleen whale (minke whale). The minke was in feeding...

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Sunday, June 15th

"Dolphins Rule" should be the theme of today's cruises. We saw at least 2,000 common dolphins in the morning. After some searching in the afternoon, we came across a mola mola (ocean sunfish), and heading back to the dock, came across a pod of stampeding common...

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Saturday, June 14th

Sooo Many Dolphins today! Over 4,000 with both trips. Lots of sun and good times aboard the Privateer. Captain Steve spotted the megapod from miles away....he's on top of things.

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Friday, June 13th

Hello fellow whale watchers! Beautiful day on the Privateer. We had soooo many dolphins! It was crazy today. It took about an hour, but we ended up in the middle of an uncountable number of common dolphins today. I'd say there were at least 2,000 in the area that we...

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Help Keep San Diego Clean!

Our Beach Clean-Up last weekend was AMAZING! 23 volunteers showed up to help clean-up Mission Beach. We had such a great time and picked up so much trash, everything from undergarments, hundreds of cigarette butts and a large part of a boat. Thank you to all...

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Thursday, June 12th

Hooray! Guests on our trip today got to check off both boxes on their whale list - toothed whales AND a baleen whale! Nearly an hour into the trip we spotted a minke whale near a large school of bait fish. He was too fast to capture any photos, but our guests did get...

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