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...

Saturday, April 12th

This morning's trip got to spend time with more than 1,000 common dolphins and two very close (and large) ocean sunfish. In the afternoon, we got to see an impressive nine gray whales make their way to their arctic feeding grounds, including three calves born just...

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Thursday, April 10th

As we exited Mission Bay the sun came out, as did 200+ playful common dolphins--we followed them north to the La Jolla Kelp beds and to a juvenile humpback whale and another 50 common dolphins. For most of the morning, we stayed out of the fog, and everyone enjoyed...

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April 2014

Wednesday, April 9: No whales today, but our guests still had fun watching 50 common dolphins, sea lions, and pelicans feeding near the kelp beds on this morning's trip! Tuesday, April 8: While it can be a little sad to know that April marks the tail-end of our gray...

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March 2014

Sunday, March 30: Mother nature showed us her fury today as we made our way out of the jetties for both of our three hour whale watching tours. We experienced quite a large swell on both morning and afternoon trips...BUT... We saw lots and lots of dolphins! All in...

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February 2014

Wednesday, February 26: Storm not here yet--still calm, and quite a smorgasbord at sea: Day started with two north-bound adult gray whales; while we were watching these slow-moving animals, a mako shark jumped out of the water nearby, doing a near-perfect backflip!...

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January 2014

Thursday, January 30:  Slower day today with four gray whales, and a sole Pacific White Sided Dolphin! Wednesday, January 29: Morning started with great views of four southbound gray whales, showing their flukes regularly. This was followed by one northbound gray...

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December 2013

Tuesday, December 31: Last day of 2013 and we went out with a bang! First trip had close views of two gray whales including one that lifted its head up twice before diving! Second trip saw a group of EIGHT gray whales!! This is the most for the season so far. They...

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October 2013

Tuesday, October 1: October is here and this is one of the best times to be out on the water. We often have the best sea conditions in the fall and it's still warm out too. 5 more blue whales today with some VERY close encounters. One whale even swam under the bow of...

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September 2013

September 12: Terrific sighting of a blue whale this morning, with two more whales seen in the distance. Beautiful day on the water also included enjoying about 150 common dolphins frolicking near the Privateer. Friday, September 13: No bad luck for the Privateer on...

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August 2013

Wednesday, August 7: BLUE WHALE!!! Fantastic day to be out on the water. Calm seas, clear skies, clear blue waters, thousands of common dolphins, and a blue whale! The whale surprised us only 2 and-a-half miles from shore just as we were leaving a pod of dolphins! We...

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July 2013

Tuesday July 2: DOLPHINS DOLPHINS DOLPHINS! We've been amazed with the numbers of common dolphins off of our coastline in the past few weeks. We've seen several mega-pods and some days we can't go more than a mile or so without running into another pod! It's been...

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June 2013

June 1 Saturday, June 1: June gloom didn't keep us from having a spectacular day. The morning trip went on a long ride with only a few bottlenose dolphins, but our motto is that it's never over until we're at the dock. It proved worthwhile to keep searching because we...

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