May 17, 2022

We enjoyed two great trips today. We had no shortage of dolphins today! We spotted pod after pod of Common dolphins. Long-beaked Commons totaled up to 300 individuals in the morning with a surprise encounter of a Fin whale traveling south. During the afternoon trip,...

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The nice weekend ocean conditions continued today with some cool sightings. This morning we had long-beaked and short-beaked common dolphins along with finding 3 large Mola molas! This afternoon we found a large pod of long-beaked common dolphins and then a pod of...

May 14, 2022

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the water for the Sunset Cruise! The seas were so calm, flat and we could see for miles and miles! Only a few miles from shore we encountered an amazing pod of ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins. Initially, they were seen feeding under some...

May 13, 2022

We enjoyed great views and nice seas. We set out and found multiple pods of dolphins! The first pod was only 3-miles from shore and they were seen actively hunting for small schooling fish! Lots of birds were diving right along side them. There were about 200...

May 7, 2022

Big dolphin day today! It was a breezy one out on the water but we got to see some cool stuff! We say a total of 700 common dolphins, 30 offshore bottlenose dolphins, and one fin whale! We got a special guest sighting of a jellyfish on our way out of the jetties as...

Friday, May, 6, 2022

We had beautiful conditions today and altogether during our 2 trips we had long beaked common dolphins, short beaked common dolphins, and a fin whale!   -Ryan

May 5, 2022

We had a fun time cruising out to deeper water in search of wildlife! Right out of the Mission Bay jetties, we encountered a pod of Inshore Bottenose dolphins that were feeding under some diving birds. They became curious and made their way straight for the bow to...

May 1, 2022

We were rockin' and rollin' out there today! We set out for the morning trip and made it out to 11-miles from Mission Bay! We found an awesome pod of ~30 Offshore Bottlenose dolphins that were cruisin' out to the west. They were playful and curious with the boat. We...
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

We had a nice pod of at least 100 feeding long-beaked common dolphins today along with thousands of feeding birds and a brief glimpse of a minke whale that just didn't want to be seen...   -Ryan

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October 10, 2021

October 10, 2021

We had two great trips today! The conditions this morning were beautiful! We enjoyed glassy waters and great visibility! We found a fun pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins traveling north. A Minke whale was sighted near them! We continued to the north and...

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

All together today we had hundreds of common dolphins, our first Pacific white-sided dolphins of the season, a minke whale and a Bryde's whale!

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

On our one trip today we made our way out in much better than expected conditions! We found thousands of feeding birds, a swordfish and a pod of around 200 long-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Another absolutely beautiful day out on the water. The Privateer was able to find a couple hundred Common dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins throughout the day. In one of the Bottlenose pods we encountered the famous leucistic "Patches". Our sunset trip also encountered...

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Privateer made its way out to ideal conditions today with little to no swell and clear blue skies. On our morning trip we were able to find some Bottlenose dolphins, a couple hundred Common dolphins, and Twitch the Humpback whale! Our sunset trip found a pod of...

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

We had beautiful, glassy conditions on our one trip today. Past the drop off we found multiple pods of short-beaked common dolphins totaling around 250 in all and lots of black-vented shearwater.   -Ryan

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October 3, 2021

October 3, 2021

Sunday Funday! We had two awesome trips today! During the morning trip, we encountered a Minke whale hanging out pretty close to shore. Was popping up all around the boat! We set out to the west and found a fun pod of ~500 Long-beaked Common dolphins cruising to the...

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October 2, 2021

October 2, 2021

It was a twitch-ful day out on the water today! All 3 trips today got amazing looks at Twitch the humpback. The afternoon was a true treat as he breached multiple times near the Privateer, tail slapped, and was lifting his head out of the water, even showing his...

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September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

We love Twitch! We found him today following a big pod of ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins! We were thrilled to see Twitch the humpback whale BREACH, tail lob, and chin slap! Non-stop acrobatic behaviors made it hard to leave! The Long-beaked Common dolphins and...

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Beautiful seas, weather and visibility made for an amazing trip! We set out to the northwest and found a pod of ~150 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were seen feeding among diving birds! Just as we were leaving a horrid smell came wafting over the boat! We waited...

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September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021

Twitch Tuesday! Today no was short of amazing out on the water with a crowd favorite, Twitch the Humpback. We spotted him this morning feeding near a pod of about 100 long-beaked common dolphin. The afternoon he was happy to see us again and was tail slapping and...

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