December 13, 2019

Happy Friday from the Privateer! Although we had some foggy weather this morning, it didn't hinder us from having a wet, wild adventure!As we headed to the west, a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins found US! We got some quick looks before they headed on their...

December 12, 2019

The winter weather isn't so bad here in San Diego! It's almost always nice on land but offshore conditions were pretty favorable this morning. It was toothed whale city on the water and we spotted two different dolphin species! Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (~40 in...

December 10, 2019

We just had our first grey whale of the season! Whoohoo! We've been waiting on these winter visitors as they make their way down to Baja for calving and mating. Not only did we have our first grey whale of the season but we had 3 different species of dolphin...

December 9, 2019

We rocked and rolled our way out to one of the most acrobatic pods of Short-Beaked Common Dolphins we've seen in weeks! About ~300-400 dolphins were spotted from the massive splashes they left behind on the horizon. When we finally made it to the pod, they were...

December 8, 2019

Humpbacks, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and Common Dolphins, oh my! The wildlife was non-stop this morning and the Pacific White-Sided Dolphins saturated our entire journey out to the drop off. A few Pacific White-Sided Dolphins turned into many, plus ~100 Common...

December 7, 2019

Despite some rain, the conditions on the ocean today were beautiful. We experienced very little swell and almost no wind. For our morning trip we headed north along the coast searching for any grey whale action before turning out to the west to check out the deeper...

December 6, 2019

Friday Cetacean! We had an amazing trip this morning. Our guest encountered long beaked Common dolphins! A very active, curious pod of about ~200 individuals! They were bow riding, leaping and showing courtship behavior. Quickly after, we encountered a Bryde's whale,...

December 5, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego. We had superb conditions out on the water but unfortunately, we didn't see any cetaceans. Although, we had a rare and brief sighting of a Green sea turtle! it's only been a handful of times that we had an encounter like this...
December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018

Gray Whales #5 and #6 for the winter of 2018 just passed by San Diego! Despite the high surf near shore, The Ohana cruised smoothly on the Pacific this morning. We quickly kick-started the trip with numerous feeding frenzies, full of life! Pacific White-Sided...

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December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018

It was so nice being back on the water again! After a couple of days of very intense seas, we managed to get out with good sea conditions. We had pretty good visibility as well! We set out along the coast, headed north and along the way found a mixed pod of ~25...

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December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

It was a perfect day to end the weekend on the water. The conditions were in our favor and we encountered TWO different toothed whale species. Soon after exiting the Mission Bay channel, our crew spotted a feeding frenzy of ~40 scattered Pacific White-Sided Dolphins,...

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December 15, 2018

December 15, 2018

Boy! Was it gorgeous out on the Pacific today! Guests were treated to amazing views of the coastline, from Mexico to La Jolla and beyond. During both of our trips, we traveled north hugging the coast. During the morning trip, we went out to the west to deeper water...

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December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018

It was a FINtastic Friday aboard the Ohana! We had some awesome encounters with both baleen whales and toothed whales! To start off our trip, we found a pod of ~75 Common dolphins that were slowly traveling north, along the coast. We watched as they bow-rode and...

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December 13, 2018

December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018It was another beautiful day on the water! We were greeted to nice, calm seas, and great visibility. As soon as we left the Mission Bay jetty's we encountered a fun pod of ~20 Pacific white-sided dolphins! They were pretty interactive with...

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December 11, 2018

December 11, 2018

It's that time of year again, Gray Whale season! We spotted our SECOND Gray whale swimming south bound on this beautiful morning in San Diego. Our passengers were lucky to witness one of the longest migrations on the planet. We had an amazing encounter as we saw it...

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December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

It had been a hot minute since Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins were encountered on one of our trips..until this morning! Soon after our exit from the jetties, we were alerted to a pod of 50-60 Offshore Bottlenose and did not want to miss out on the opportunity to observe...

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December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018

It was a beautiful day on the Pacific! We had some residual swell left over from the storm, but we had great visibility. As soon as we got out to a mile from shore, a pod of ~15 Pacific white-sided dolphins popped up! They hung out with us by bow-riding the Ohana. We...

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December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018

Super Cetacean Tuesday?!?! Holy moly! We had an incredible trip this morning! Today was the first day back on the water after a week of being offline and it was the BEST! We had sightings from both baleen whales and toothed whales throughout the...

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Top 5 Restaurants in Mission Bay

Top 5 Restaurants: The Mission Bay area where San Diego Whale Watch departs contains a wide array of great restaurants.  Due to its ethnic and cultural mix, and its unique access to fresh seafood, San Diego has a wide range of cuisines, all of which are on display in...

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November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018

What a day to be out on the water! We headed out of mission bay under sunny skies and glassy conditions. We decided to go about 3 miles out and then head north since we've been seeing a lot of activity near shore. It only took about 15 minutes...

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