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...

May 5, 2019

It was a mighty fine day to be on the water for some whale watching! FOUR Fin Whales were spotted today, split evenly between each trip. Throughout the beginning of our morning trip, scattered groups of up to ~150 Common Dolphins covered a large area of water. Passing...

May 4, 2019

It was a gorgeous day full of Fin whale and Common dolphin action! Very soon after leaving the jetties, we sighted a pod of ~30 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were slowly traveling to the north, but many of them zoomed over to check us out. We watched as they...

March 2013

March 1 Morning trip had several playful pods of common dolphins. We found a southbound gray whale, but it managed to elude us. The afternoon trip also saw many common dolphins and one large, beautiful fin whale!! Great time to be out on the calm Pacific. March 2 Both...

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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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