June 11, 2019

Cetacean Tuesday! Both trips were packed with lots of action and multiple species sightings!Our morning trip started off a little foggy, with limited visibility. As we ventured further west, the conditions changed as we spotted a pod of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins!...

May 28, 2019

Colossal Tuesday! We had an incredible day on the water. As we exit the jetties, we encountered a small group of inshore Bottlenose dolphins that were traveling south bound. We continued our search and got very lucky to see several pods of short-beaked and long-beaked...

May 14, 2019

Blue sky, blue water and Blue Whales surrounded us this morning! In addition to a few scattered pods of up to ~50 Common Dolphins in total, we spotted massive spout after spout along the horizon. Each and every blow appeared to be that of a Blue Whale. While...

May 12, 2019

The sky may have been a bit gray today but the whales were BLUE! Blue Whales are circling San Diego water RIGHT NOW! We don't want to call it too soon but we are itching to exclaim that the Blue Whale season of 2019 has officially begun. As a perfect fit for Mother's...

May 11, 2019

We hung out with the largest and second largest whales on the planet today! During the morning trip, we pointed our nose to the SW in search of wildlife. We found a pod of ~25 Common dolphins right in the middle of a feeding frenzy! We continued on to find a Harbor...

May 10, 2019

The cetacean sightings started right out of the gate this morning. Just as we left the jetties we had 3 inshore bottlenose dolphins guiding us west towards splashes in the distance. The splashes were coming from a large and spread out pod of common dolphins and...

May 9, 2019

We ventured off into the Pacific Ocean this morning in the hopes that we could find some sunshine and whales! Luckily for us, we did just that! A few scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins crossed our path as we made our way into deeper water. The rain eventually...

May 7, 2019

Tuesday was all about toothed whales! It was a little bumpy out this morning but we had an amazing encounter. Halfway through our trip as we ventured back east towards Mission Bay, we found a huge scattered pod (~200) of Common dolphins! Many of them were in travel...

Monday, April 28th

Good looks at offshore bottlenose and common dolphins today. We didn't spot any baleen whales on this morning's trip; perhaps a pause in the gray whale migration. Tomorrow is supposed to be really warm--come out with us and cool off!

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Friday, April 25th

There's a storm blowing in tonight, but we were able to squeeze in two action-packed trips before the winds arrive! On this morning's trip we saw about 400 common dolphins, two gray whales (a mom and calf), and the highlight of the day - about 20 Pacific white-sided...

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Wednesday, April 23rd

Whales AND dolphins today! We came across a pod of about 20-25 offshore bottlenose dolphins and got to spend time with them as they played in some large waves. Then we got our whale fix when two curious minke whales approached the boat to do some people-watching! As...

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Tuesday, April 22nd

Can't believe how late into April we are and still seeing plenty of gray whales here in San Diego! This morning we saw a few inshore bottlenose dolphins and two pairs of mother gray whales with their young calves. In the afternoon our patience paid off and we found...

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Sunday, April 20th

Happy Easter from all of us at San Diego Whale Watch! Morning guests enjoyed an active pod of 200 common dolphins, followed by two snorkeling (not very showy) juvenile gray whales. As we neared the end of the trip we had a terrific sighting of three gray whales, two...

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Saturday, April 19th

Today was incredible! This morning we saw two different pairs of gray whale moms with their young calves as they headed north toward the Arctic, then we saw nearly 100 common dolphins, and we capped off the trip with a few good looks at a humpback whale! In the...

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Monday, April 21st

Today was a great day to be outon the ocean! This morning we saw a cow calf pair close to the kelp line near Sunset Cliffs. We also saw a pod of inshore bottlenose and a few thousand common dolphins throughout the day!

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Friday, April 18th

We couldn't have scripted a better day! On this morning's trip guests got looks at a mother gray whale with her calf and a megapod of more than 1,000 common dolphins. In the afternoon, we saw three more gray whales, including another mom and baby, 200 playful common...

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Wednesday, April 16th

Morning cruise started out with sightings of bottlenose dolphins playing in the surf line off Ocean Beach, followed by a pod of 300 common dolphins. We went several miles offshore and had fantastic and close-up looks at a fin whale mom and calf with a minke whale...

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Thursday, April 17th

Gray day---and we did see a cow/calf pair of gray whales--also about 400 common dolphins, and a Mola Mola (ocean sunfish - a little different view in photo). Supposed to start warming up over the next few days--so come on out and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean!

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Monday, April 14th

Lots of sunshine today! We were able to see a humpback this morning...possibly the same one that we have been seeing the past few days. It decided to turn toward the Privateer as we shut the motors off and got some close views. We saw about 10-15 inshore bottlenose on...

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Sunday, April 13th

Day of the humpback! We saw a humpback whale on both the morning and afternoon trips displaying foraging behavior. We also saw about 700 common dolphins between both trips! To top it off, the sunset cruise was extremely fortunate to see about 20 bottlenose dolphins...

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