October 21, 2019

Another beautiful morning off the coast of San Diego! The weather condition was perfect, with great visibility and placid waters! We headed to the west, then we decided to venture our way down south. As we searched and searched, we saw some really huge dorsal fins...

October 20, 2019

We enjoyed a swell day out on the Pacific! We got lucky and found two awesome pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins beyond the drop-off. The first pod was cruising to the NW along the drop-off. We observed some great acrobatics throughout our time with them. Many...

October 19, 2019

We rocked and rolled through a dolphin filled morning! Such quiet conditions on the afternoon trip made it seem like we packed all the dolphins off San Diego into the first trip of the day! Despite the bumpy conditions, the visibility and lack of wind made for a great...

October 18, 2019

We had an adventurous trip on the Privateer! We were rockin' and rollin' with the increased swell! We set out of the Mission bay jetties and found a small pod of ~5 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were likely feeding on some small schooling fish. We continued out to...

October 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego. The sea conditions were a little rough but we managed to go out 13 miles southwest. We searched long and hard, near and far but we were't able to locate any marine mammals. During our tour we were in constant...

October 15, 2019

Another awesome trip in the books! We encountered the two species of Common dolphins on our morning trip today! We set out to the west, and at only 3-miles from shore, we found a huge pod of ~350 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were cruising pretty quickly to the...

October 14, 2109

Cetacean Monday! Another fabulous trip aboard the Privateer!We started our trip heading out to the west when we got a report of dolphins about 6 miles from our location. Of course, we headed straight there as fast as we could. To our luck, we had a nice, active pod of...

October 12, 2019

What a whale of time our guest had this afternoon! We started our adventure heading to the west when we encountered a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins! A migratory species we see here during the winter time. They were very interactive and curious of our...

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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Saturday, May 24th

First BLUE WHALE of the season spotted on this afternoon's cruise--unfortunately it wasn't very accommodating--didn't even have a chance to get a photo. We only got brief views of a few tall spouts and a quick look at it's large body….however, was thrilled to see it...

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Friday, May 23rd

Molas and jellies and dolphins, oh my! What a fun day! We started the trip with a send-off from four inshore bottlenose dolphins. Little did we know that later in the trip we'd run into about 60 of their offshore bottlenose friends. We also saw 500 common dolphins,...

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Thursday, May 22nd

Megapod of 3,000 or more common dolphins this morning-- special and not something we see often. A little bumpy seas in the morning, but calmed by afternoon. Holiday weekend coming up--get out there and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean! Perhaps we'll find our first...

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2014 Certificate of Excellence

We are so happy to announce that San Diego Whale Watch has received the 2014 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

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Monday May 19th

We traveled very far today in search of whales and dolphins and while the big whales seemed to be taking the day off, we did see two species of dolphins on this morning's trip. We were lucky enough to see a stampede of roughly 500 common dolphins and on the way back...

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Sunday May 18th

In the morning we were lucky enough to see a few inshore bottlenose dolphins as we cleared the jetties and got fantastic looks at a mother gray whale with her calf as they migrated north to Arctic waters. In the afternoon we had one of those very rare trips during...

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Saturday, May 17th

Dolphins took over today! The morning trip saw 600 tightly-grouped common dolphins feeding near the boat. In the afternoon we got to watch two different species - 8 inshore bottlenose dolphins near the kelp forest and 200 common dolphins farther out to sea. No big...

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Friday, May 16th

What a beautiful day on the Pacific: Sunny skies, crystal-clear water, whales, and dolphins! All our guests left with huge smiles on their faces after seeing four northbound gray whales (two moms and two calves) and roughly 1,000 common dolphins. Conditions couldn't...

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Thursday, May 15th

Awesome trip on the Privateer this morning….over 1,000 common dolphins, a gray whale mom eating krill, with her calf checking us out, and a sea turtle with lots of barnacles. Got great looks at millions of krill, and guests got to see it up close and personal as...

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