August 6, 2020

Feeding Frenzies for both trips today! We found ~500 Long-beaked Common dolphins feeding on anchovies! There were about 20 California sea lions also joining the buffet. In the afternoon, we got lucky and sighted a Minke whale surface around the activity. Mola mola's...

August 4, 2020

Super fun dolphin day! We enjoyed watching a pod of ~50 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were traveling to the south. They hung out with us as they bow-rode the Privateer and cruised right beside us. We found ourselves 10-miles from shore and encountered a pod of ~30...

August 3, 2020

Sightings for today: 150 long-beaked common dolphins 1 humpback whale (it breached!)

August 1, 2020

Blue whale day on the Privateer! We found a Blue whale on both of our trips today! An awesome pod of ~150 Short-beaked Common dolphins were also sighted 8-miles from shore too! Join us tomorrow for another incredible day on the water!   Naturalist,...

July 25, 2020

Sightings for two trips on this beautiful day:   500 common dolphins   1 blue whale (on each trip)   7 inshore bottlenose dolphins

July 23, 2020

Oh BABY! We had an amazing TWO trips today! We found FOUR Blue whales, including a cow/calf pair! We got some incredible looks at their tall, columnar spouts and backs! One Blue whale even showed its flukes! We also found ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins near the...

July 21, 2020

Today's sightings:   - 1 Blue whale - 30 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin - 75 Long-beaked Common dolphin   Another awesome day with great wildlife sightings! Starting to see more and more Blue whales show up! Hope you can join us soon!   Naturalist,...

July 18, 2020

Super fun evening spent with TWO Blue whales, and ~75 Short-beaked Common dolphins! The sunset was pretty awesome too! Hope to sea you on the water soon! Naturalist, Vanessa
April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019

We have become huge Fin whale fans! They are so amazing to see in all their massiveness! We had two great trips with Fin whales sighted on both. We had a great start to our morning trip, with a feeding frenzy of a variety of seabirds and Common dolphins! Some took...

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April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

It may be Monday but we're still feeling the weekend vibes, thanks to the amazing wildlife we were able to enjoy! After a 24-hour Common Dolphin dry-spell, we were happy to have them back in full force this morning. Prior to encountering ~100 Common Dolphins on our...

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April 14, 2019

April 14, 2019

What a great way to wrap up the weekend! If ever there was a shortage of Fin Whales, it sure wasn't today! On the morning trip, we spotted a single Fin Whale that turned out to be TWO Fin Whales, swimming within a small square area of one another. We got fantastic...

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April 13, 2019

April 13, 2019

The second largest whale in the world, the Fin whale stole our hearts today! We were so lucky in finding Fin whales on both trips! During the morning trip, we journeyed west toward deeper water. Once we reached the drop-off a pod of ~30 Common dolphins were sighted...

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April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

Man, was it good to be back on the water for a FIN-tastic day of sightings! Fin Whales made quite the appearance off San Diego today and were spotted on both trips. In the morning, we observed a trio of circling Fin Whales that showed us some astounding friendliness....

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April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

Mondays aren't so bad when you're in the middle of a feeding frenzy! One of the Humpback Whales that has frequented the San Diego coast for over one month was relocated off La Jolla this morning. It foraged on large schools of anchovies nearby Common Dolphins and...

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April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019

Where do we even begin?! Today was SPECTACULAR! Common Dolphins were in high abundance and we spotted FOUR SPECIES of baleen whale! On the morning trip, we passed through numerous small pods of Common Dolphins until we caught up with a pair of northbound Gray Whales!...

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April 6, 2019

April 6, 2019

Super Cetacean Saturday is here once again! We encountered a Fin whale and Common dolphins on both of our trips today! We haven't seen a Fin whale in months, so we were ecstatic when sighted. Fin whales are a cosmopolitan species, and can be seen anytime here in San...

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April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

Our FIRST BLUE WHALE of the 2019 season has been sighted!!! On top of that we sighted numerous pods of Common dolphins, and an interesting and rare sighting of pinniped species! To start off our trip this morning, a handful of Inshore Bottlenose dolphins greeted us at...

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April 4, 2019

April 4, 2019

Sunshine, dolphins and balloons, oh my! It was a great day to be on the water. The ocean was calm and our visibility was impeccable. We could see all the way to San Clemente island by the afternoon! While equipped with such great visibility, dolphins were spotted with...

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April 2, 2019

April 2, 2019

We enjoyed beautiful seas, skies and sightings today! Our first sighting was a small, but fun pod of ~15 Common dolphin that met us just outside the Mission Bay jetties. They were seen all around, popping up beside us. Some zoomed to the bow to surf the pressure wave,...

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March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

We didn't get the memo that it was day of the dolphins today! Common Dolphins were spread throughout the entirety of our range and we were fortunate enough to see hundreds of them! On the morning trip, we counted at least 600 Common Dolphins in total throughout the...

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