August 18, 2019

Feeding frenzies, acrobatics, and sunshine! We enjoyed two wonderful trips on the Pacific ocean! We sighted Inshore Bottlenose dolphins on our way out of the Mission Bay jetties this morning. They were actively hunting, exhibiting some fast movements. We found another...

August 17, 2019

We had non-stop action today aboard the Privateer! We observed many toothed whales on both of our trips! We started the morning trip with a pod of ~10-15 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties. We continued out and found numerous pods of Long-beaked...

August 16, 2019

The non-stop cetacean action we enjoyed on our trips yesterday carried through this morning! We found "Twitch" the Humpback Whale, on his/her typical shenanigans of following pods of Common Dolphins and mugging our boat! Up to ~200 Common Dolphins were spotted around...

August 15, 2019

Boy, do we love the summer weather offshore! Although it may be cloudier than usual lately, this summer has treated us to some fabulous sea conditions. On our morning whale watch, we never once lost sight of Common Dolphins! We passed through countless pods until...

August 14, 2019

We could never get tired of meeting up with "Twitch" (informally known as) the Humpback Whale and his/her typical companions, the Common Dolphins! A few miles from the Mission Bay area, we found ourselves in the middle of hundreds of Common Dolphins and our favorite...

August 12, 2019

What a day to be on the boat and searching for wildlife! Our entire day was filled to the brim with non-stop cetacean action. Our first trip of the day was saturated with toothed whales of two different species! TWO separate pods of Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins...

August 11, 2019

Every time we go out to the Pacific, we never know what we will encounter which makes whale watching so much fun! During the morning trip, we headed west and found the same juvenile humpback we have been seeing for a couple months now. We have unoffically named it...

August 10, 2019

We witnessed evidence of how truly biodiverse the San Diego area is today as we encountered FIVE different cetacean species throughout the span of two trips! Three different species of toothed whale made an appearance this morning, including ~30 Risso's Dophins, ~50...

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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