March 23, 2019

Guests enjoyed a beautiful day on the water! During the single morning trip, we sighted ~20 Pacific white-sided dolphins, ~100 Common dolphins, and one Humpback whale! Our first encounter was of a feeding frenzy sighted only a mile from Mission Bay. There were Pacific...

March 18, 2019

Gray whales were sighted on both trips today! During the morning trip, we sighted four Northbound Gray whales, and a trio of Inshore Bottlenose dolphins. One of the was a "friendly" Gray whale that came over to the boat to check us out! It swam within 10-ft from the...

March 17, 2019

We couldn't believe how beautiful it was on the ocean today! On our morning trip, we passed through pod after pod of hunting Common Dolphins! ~700-800 dolphins swooped through massive bait balls along with California Sea Lions and various types of sea birds. On our...

March 16, 2019

It was a gorgeous day on the Pacific! We observed many incredible sightings of both baleen whales and toothed whales. During the morning trip, we encountered ~15 Common dolphins, a single Gray whale that was swimming among a pod of ~15 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin. The...

March 15, 2019

What a great way to kick off the weekend! We observed a cow/calf pair of Humpback whales, ~300 Common dolphins, and a pair of northbound Gray whales! We set out on the Privateer this morning and were greeted to calm seas, and incredible visibility! Our first marine...

March 14, 2019

We thought yesterday would be the end of the road for our spectacular Humpback Whale sightings but it seems like its just getting started! We experienced two trips FULL of Humpback Whale and Common Dolphin activity. In the morning, we passed by 5 Inshore Bottlenose...

March 13, 2019

We're sorry for the delay! We've been itching to share these photos with you and couldn't wait for the social media shutdown to end. Yesterday marks one of the best Humpback Whale encounters we've ever had. Three humpbacks, including one cow-calf pair and a third...

March 12, 2019

BEST. DAY. EVER!!! Lucky passengers embarked on one of our best trips of all time here at San Diego Whale Watch! We observed multiple baleen whales and toothed whales as they were within 5-miles from shore! In total, there were 21 Humpback whales (not including more...

February 2013

February 2nd 4 gray whales, 50 common dolphins, 40 Pacific white-sided dolphins, and 2 inshore bottlenose dolphins. February 3 What superbowl? No point in watching tv when there are whales to be seen! Today's totals were 9 gray whales, 120 common dolphins, 30 Pacific...

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Privateer Returns – 9/8/12

The Privateer is officially back in business!! Today we had our first trips since April aboard the big blue boat and beautiful weather to take us out to sea. No baleen whales, but the dolphins delighted us as always. The morning trip saw about 1200 common dolphins and...

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Breaching Fin Whale – 7-30-12

Yes, you read that right - a FIN whale BREACHED! It did it 3 times from about a mile away, so we didn't get any photos, but it was without a doubt a fin whale! We found it because we saw a humpback whale also breaching and when looking through binoculars we saw the...

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Killer Whale Returns – 7/24/12

More epic whale encounters on the Eclipse through Pacific Nature Tours the past couple of days! We have seen over 80 blues, 3 fins, 1 humpback (viewed both days), and "Mel" the killer whale again today!! Plus all 3 other species of dolphins! A lot of these sightings...

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Killer Whale – 6/23/12

MOST INCREDIBLE MOMENT FOR SAN DIEGO WHALE WATCH!!!! Today's afternoon trip was treated to an extremely rare sighting of a KILLER WHALE! this was a first for many (including naturalist Melissa....and she cried). It was a lone male, but was ironically hanging out with...

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Blue Whales are Back – 6/16/12

The blue whales of summer have returned! Well, maybe we should knock on wood to make sure we don't jinx ourselves! But today we saw 2 gorgeous blue whales...one for each trip. The morning trip got some incredibly close views of a whale headed Southwest. The afternoon...

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