September 20, 2019

It was a FINTASTIC day on the water! We had an action-packed day full of wildlife! We journeyed out to the west to deeper water and sighted some California sea lions, many marine birds, and a single Common dolphin. Beyond the drop-off, we found a HUGE pod of Common...

September 19, 2019

Look who is back and ready for whale watchers! Our local Humpback Whale, "Twitch" surprised us on the way in from a dolphin-packed morning trip! We started the day by circling an active pod of ~200 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins as they swiftly moved to the south. After...

September 17, 2019

The dolphin watching was impeccable today! We encountered nearly ~650 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins this morning and couldn't believe how boat-friendly they were! Each of the countless pods we passed through made clear diversions from their course-line to surf and...

September 16, 2019

The ocean was ALIVE today, folks! We had some phenomenal sightings this morning! Our first encounter was a big pod of long-beaked Common dolphins! As we observed, our Captain saw a spout within a few yards from us. As we went to investigate, low and behold, it was...

September 15, 2019

It was a quiet, yet beautiful day on the water but we were lucky enough to spot a Minke Whale this morning! Check out this amazing shot by our friend, Domenic Biagini, of a Minke Whale this summer! We hope to catch some more cetacean action offshore this week! No...

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...
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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Thursday, October 9th

Another fabulous day out on the water today. We had excellent conditions and were able to see a blue and a humpback whale today. They were somewhat elusive so no pictures today, but tune in for more tomorrow!

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Wednesday, October 8th

Wednesday, October 8th

We had another "fin"-tastic day on the water today! Smooth seas, sunny skies, 200 common dolphins, a hammerhead shark, and several close looks at a fin whale, the second largest species of whale on earth at 70 to 80 feet in length. We also had several young ladies and...

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Tuesday, October 7th

Tuesday, October 7th

What's better than seeing one species of baleen whale on a trip? Seeing two species of baleen whale! But...what's better than seeing TWO species of baleen whale on a single trip? How about three?!?! This morning we started off with a pair of lively humpback whales...

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Monday, October 6th

Monday, October 6th

If you were on one of today's trips, there's no doubt you had an amazing time! We saw 10 blue whales, 3 fin whales, 5 bottlenose dolphins, 700 common dolphins, dozens of sea lions, 15 mola molas, lots of sea birds, and a whole lot of flying fish! If you're waiting for...

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Sunday, October 5th

Sunday, October 5th

If the blue whale season is supposed to be winding down, nobody told the whales! We saw an impressive nine blue whales today - four in the morning and five in the afternoon! This was some of the best blue whale action we've seen all year - circling in pairs, showing...

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Saturday, October 4th

Saturday, October 4th

The ocean was alive today off the coast of San Diego! We saw an amazing amount of wildlife, including a few surprises. With our two trips combined, we saw at least 2,000 common dolphins, a handful of bottlenose dolphins, and about 12 pacific white sided dolphins. It's...

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Friday, October 3rd

Friday, October 3rd

Nice double-header today heading into the weekend! We saw dolphins and whales on both of our trips today. In the morning we found an active megapod of 1,000 common dolphins and after a long game of hide-and-seek, we got nice, close looks at a blue whale! In the...

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