January 21, 2020

Sightings: AM Trip:2 Gray whales20 Commons25 Pacific white sided dolphins PM Trip:6 Gray whales25 Pacific white sided dolphins

January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020 sightingsAM: 5 southbound Gray Whales including one newborn calf! 6 Common Dolphins PM:1 southbound Gray Whale1 California Sea Lion feeding on a Leopard Shark!

January 17, 2020

Sightings: Gray Whales-9Pacific white sided dolphins-30Common dolphins-80

January 15, 2020

5 southbound Gray Whales! 3 of the 5 whales were seen interacting with one another and briefly rolling around near shore! We spotted zero dolphins this afternoon but we'll be on the lookout tomorrow on our 12:00 PM trip.

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 sightings (1 trip)3 southbound Gray Whales 40 Common Dolphins

January 8, 2020

1 Southbound Gray Whale (breached 3 times in the distance!) 12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins Next departure 12:00 PM tomorrow!

January 7, 2020

Oh, baby! Our first sighting of an early born Gray Whale calf, swimming toward Mexico with its mother on our 12:00 PM trip! We're wishing them great luck on the rest of their journey to Baja! Total sightings today 1/7/20202 Gray Whales20 Pacific White-Sided...

January 5, 2020

12:00 PM trip: 4 Gray Whales, 10 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 3:00 PM trip: 1 Gray Whale, 25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Next departure time: Tomorrow, January 6 at 9:00 AM Book now!

Friday, April 18th

We couldn't have scripted a better day! On this morning's trip guests got looks at a mother gray whale with her calf and a megapod of more than 1,000 common dolphins. In the afternoon, we saw three more gray whales, including another mom and baby, 200 playful common...

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Wednesday, April 16th

Morning cruise started out with sightings of bottlenose dolphins playing in the surf line off Ocean Beach, followed by a pod of 300 common dolphins. We went several miles offshore and had fantastic and close-up looks at a fin whale mom and calf with a minke whale...

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Thursday, April 17th

Gray day---and we did see a cow/calf pair of gray whales--also about 400 common dolphins, and a Mola Mola (ocean sunfish - a little different view in photo). Supposed to start warming up over the next few days--so come on out and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Ocean!

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Monday, April 14th

Lots of sunshine today! We were able to see a humpback this morning...possibly the same one that we have been seeing the past few days. It decided to turn toward the Privateer as we shut the motors off and got some close views. We saw about 10-15 inshore bottlenose on...

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Sunday, April 13th

Day of the humpback! We saw a humpback whale on both the morning and afternoon trips displaying foraging behavior. We also saw about 700 common dolphins between both trips! To top it off, the sunset cruise was extremely fortunate to see about 20 bottlenose dolphins...

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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

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

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

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

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

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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