May 17, 2022

We enjoyed two great trips today. We had no shortage of dolphins today! We spotted pod after pod of Common dolphins. Long-beaked Commons totaled up to 300 individuals in the morning with a surprise encounter of a Fin whale traveling south. During the afternoon trip,...

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The nice weekend ocean conditions continued today with some cool sightings. This morning we had long-beaked and short-beaked common dolphins along with finding 3 large Mola molas! This afternoon we found a large pod of long-beaked common dolphins and then a pod of...

May 14, 2022

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the water for the Sunset Cruise! The seas were so calm, flat and we could see for miles and miles! Only a few miles from shore we encountered an amazing pod of ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins. Initially, they were seen feeding under some...

May 13, 2022

We enjoyed great views and nice seas. We set out and found multiple pods of dolphins! The first pod was only 3-miles from shore and they were seen actively hunting for small schooling fish! Lots of birds were diving right along side them. There were about 200...

May 7, 2022

Big dolphin day today! It was a breezy one out on the water but we got to see some cool stuff! We say a total of 700 common dolphins, 30 offshore bottlenose dolphins, and one fin whale! We got a special guest sighting of a jellyfish on our way out of the jetties as...

Friday, May, 6, 2022

We had beautiful conditions today and altogether during our 2 trips we had long beaked common dolphins, short beaked common dolphins, and a fin whale!   -Ryan

May 5, 2022

We had a fun time cruising out to deeper water in search of wildlife! Right out of the Mission Bay jetties, we encountered a pod of Inshore Bottenose dolphins that were feeding under some diving birds. They became curious and made their way straight for the bow to...

May 1, 2022

We were rockin' and rollin' out there today! We set out for the morning trip and made it out to 11-miles from Mission Bay! We found an awesome pod of ~30 Offshore Bottlenose dolphins that were cruisin' out to the west. They were playful and curious with the boat. We...
November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

A special treat today on the water as our afternoon trip got to spend time with 2 BLUE whales! They surfaced right between our boat and another. We got some great looks at these gentle giants and one even lifted its tail before going down on a dive. We spent quite a...

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Another awesome day on the water with 4 humpback whales and over 1,000 long-beaked common dolphins! -Ryan

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

We had a bittersweet encounter with a humpback whale on both our morning and afternoon trips today as its tail fluke was entangled in fishing gear. Both NOAA and Seaworld Rescue had been notified and hopefully it can be disentangled. This afternoon we watched it...

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November 2, 2021

November 2, 2021

We enjoyed a wonderful trip this afternoon! Before we even left Mission Bay we spotted two Inshore Bottlenose dolphins! Out in deeper water, we encountered close to ~120 Offshore bottlenose dolphins! They were socializing with each other and zooming up to the boat....

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

We had a beautiful day on the ocean today with flat calm conditions and a large pod of over 100 offshore bottlenose dolphins! -Ryan

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October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021

A special day on the water with killer whales that we went 14 miles offshore to catch up to. A rare sighting for us here in San Diego, the last time we saw orcas was 3 years ago. We spent so long reaching them that we only got about 2 breath cycles with these gentle...

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October 24, 2021

October 24, 2021

This evening we headed out along our coast and out toward deeper water. We were lucky enough to see a big splash and then following that a few spouts in the distance. We finally made it out and got to hang out with a group of 4 humpbacks that were moving South. We...

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October 24, 2021

October 24, 2021

We had a fun time on the water with big swell. Gorgeous visibility and plenty of birds cruisin' the drop-off. We found a nice couple pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins. In total there were about 200 individuals porpoising and breaching all around us. We spotted a...

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

We had a great day on the water with lots of life! This afternoon we set out west and about 11 miles out found a known humpback whale named "Top Gun". This whale is missing this sides of its tail flukes and has lots of scarring from a killer whale encounter at some...

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October 17, 2021

October 17, 2021

#SundayFunday aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we went south and found a a trio of Humpback whales migrating south! There was a pair traveling together and a single separated by only 100 yards. We loved watching them come up for breaths and seeing their...

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September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

It was an active day off our coast today! We started off our day with a humpback whale and our afternoon got even busier with 4 other humpbacks who were breaching out of the water multiple times and tail slapping. We also came across ~100 short beaked common dolphins,...

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October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

We had amazing visibility, great sea conditions and fun times on the Privateer! We encountered a big pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were zooming to the north only 3-miles from shore! We saw plenty of cow/calf pairs and lots of acrobatic behaviors!...

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