August 17, 2019

We had non-stop action today aboard the Privateer! We observed many toothed whales on both of our trips! We started the morning trip with a pod of ~10-15 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties. We continued out and found numerous pods of Long-beaked...

August 16, 2019

The non-stop cetacean action we enjoyed on our trips yesterday carried through this morning! We found "Twitch" the Humpback Whale, on his/her typical shenanigans of following pods of Common Dolphins and mugging our boat! Up to ~200 Common Dolphins were spotted around...

August 15, 2019

Boy, do we love the summer weather offshore! Although it may be cloudier than usual lately, this summer has treated us to some fabulous sea conditions. On our morning whale watch, we never once lost sight of Common Dolphins! We passed through countless pods until...

August 14, 2019

We could never get tired of meeting up with "Twitch" (informally known as) the Humpback Whale and his/her typical companions, the Common Dolphins! A few miles from the Mission Bay area, we found ourselves in the middle of hundreds of Common Dolphins and our favorite...

August 12, 2019

What a day to be on the boat and searching for wildlife! Our entire day was filled to the brim with non-stop cetacean action. Our first trip of the day was saturated with toothed whales of two different species! TWO separate pods of Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins...

August 11, 2019

Every time we go out to the Pacific, we never know what we will encounter which makes whale watching so much fun! During the morning trip, we headed west and found the same juvenile humpback we have been seeing for a couple months now. We have unoffically named it...

August 10, 2019

We witnessed evidence of how truly biodiverse the San Diego area is today as we encountered FIVE different cetacean species throughout the span of two trips! Three different species of toothed whale made an appearance this morning, including ~30 Risso's Dophins, ~50...

August 8, 2019

It was a remarkable day on the water, filled with Humpback Whales and Common Dolphins! We embarked on two very similar trips, during which we placed ourselves smack-dab in the middle of countless giant feeding frenzies! On our morning trip, we observed as bait balls...

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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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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