July 20, 2019

Our day was filled with rarities! On each of our two trips today, we spotted a rare treat for San Diego whale watchers. On the morning trip, a BRYDE'S WHALE circled our boat, swam upside down and blew bubbles beside us in one of the best Bryde's encounters we have...

July 19, 2019

It was an amazing day on the water!! We had an epic encounter with a Blue whale that was super boat friendly! We sighted Common dolphins all day long, giving us a total of ~275 in all. We encountered a small pod of Risso's dolphins and a few Inshore Bottlenose...

July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019 We had an incredible day full of wildlife! We encountered hundreds of Common dolphins, a Blue whale, a Humpback whale and a Minke whale today! During the afternoon, we journeyed out to deeper water and found a long stretch of ~200 Common...

July 17, 2019

We saw BLUE today! If you thought the Blue Whales were gone, think again! We spotted one Blue Whale and countless Common Dolphins throughout our morning trip. We were shocked to find a northbound traveling Blue Whale off the tip of Point Loma and followed it in its...

July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 We enjoyed a great time on the Pacific Ocean! We encountered a humpback whale, Common dolphins, and Offshore Bottlenose dolphins on our trips today! During the morning, we encountered several small pods of Common dolphins that totalled to ~100!...

July 15, 2019

We took a private charter out this afternoon for a Humpback Whale filled adventure! Once again, we relocated our favorite new summer resident off of Point Loma and witnessed it breach beside us. This juvenile Humpback Whale doesn't appear to be going anywhere, anytime...

July 14, 2019

It's not just dolphins and whales we look for out on the Pacific, we look for all kinds of marine life, including fish! On any one of our given tours you have the opportunity to spot the largest bony fish in our waters: the Mola Mola or Ocean Sunfish. These giants...

July 13, 2019

The ocean was teeming with life today! Our morning trip saw nearly 1,000 common dolphins, and our afternoon trip found our resident Humpback Whale...we cant wait to see what the ocean holds for us tomorrow!

Friday, June 6th

The morning trip started off as a foggy June Gloom day, but burned off revealing a spirited group of 200 common dolphins and one ocean sunfish! In the afternoon we kicked things off with a handful of inshore bottlenose dolphins, found about 300 common dolphins out at...

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Thursday, June 5th

We had some very lucky passengers today! We didn't find any blue whales today, but found something equally interesting - a blue SHARK! Several miles out to sea we encountered a juvenile blue shark that stayed near the surface long enough for much of the boat to catch...

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Wednesday, June 4th

MEGAPOD!!! Today we found a megapod of approximately 2,000 common dolphins. They made their initial entrance by stampede and kept us entertained for much of the morning with their leaps and splashes, stretching as far as the eye could see. We are so lucky to be able...

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Tuesday, June 3rd

Day of the dolphins!!! Over 600 dolphins today, a mixture of common and offshore bottlenose. No baleen whales today, but passengers were loving the enthusiastic nature of these two species.

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Monday, June 2nd

Captain Ping went the extra mile today, literally! We were almost stumped for the day when we noticed some large splashes a few miles ahead. We motored over to find quite the inter species feeding frenzy! Hundreds of common dolphins mixed with western gulls, terns,...

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Sunday, June 1st

We went the distance today; about 14 miles offshore. We were in search of the largest animal ever to inhabit planet earth. Unfortunately, we came up short in finding a blue whale, but we DID find about 600 common dolphins! It was pretty amazing to be in the middle of...

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Saturday, May 31st

2 blue whales! Naturalist Jeremy's first of the season! This is great news for the upcoming summer. Although we aren't seeing them everyday right now, their numbers should be increasing steadily off of the San Diego coastline.

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Friday, May 30th

A very rare morning on the Privateer--just a handful of cetaceans spotted-- six inshore bottlenose dolphins in the Mission Bay channel. Weather was beautiful, seas calm, quite a few bait balls consisting of very small anchovies and lots of elegant terns and...

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Thursday, May 29th

Several bait balls consisting of small anchovies attracted at least 600 common dolphins, shearwaters, terns, gulls and sea lions. Guests and crew enjoyed being in the midst of their feeding frenzy. A little further out we encountered another school of about 150 active...

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Tuesday May 27th

We had a gloomy May Gray day out on the water but that didn't stop the animals from coming out to play! In the morning we saw dolphins upon dolphins starting with inshore bottlenose dolphins just outside the channel, 100 offshore bottlenose dolphins out to sea, and at...

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Monday, May 26th

Fantastic weather and wildlife out there today! In the morning we saw two separate groups of common dolphins totaling more than 700 individuals as well as one very young northbound gray whale! This gray appeared to be very small, perhaps a "yearling" making his first...

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Sunday, May 25th

Both trips today got amazing shows from a large pod of about 300 offshore bottlenose dolphins! We all cheered and shouted as they jumped around the boat, sometimes close enough to SOAK our passengers near the railings! They put on one of the best bottlenose shows...

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