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...
October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

An entire day was spent watching hundreds of Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the Humpback Whale! We embarked on two trips today, and relocated the same wildlife from the morning tour throughout the afternoon. It isn't every day that everything stays in the same general...

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October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 Cetacean Friday! We had some incredible sightings on the Privateer this morning! We headed to the northwest where we encountered a beautiful, adult Minke whale. Our guest got some amazing views of this cetacean, even able to see its ventral...

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October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

We sighted three species of toothed whale this morning! We sighted ~five Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we cruised out of the Mission Bay jetties! They were feeding under some birds, but took interest in us and bow-rode the Privateer! We continued out to the west and...

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September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

It was a cetacean packed Monday morning! We had some extraordinary sightings, back to back action!Our first encounter was with the offshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were extremely curios of our vessel and displaying lots of activity as we ventured along with them....

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September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Boy, do we love finding Humpback Whales surrounded by hundreds of Common Dolphins! That seems to be the typical trend here off San Diego this month. Despite the bumpy conditions, we were treated to amazing visibility and a vibrant sunny sky that offered some ideal...

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September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Pacific, searching for wildlife. The seas have calmed down so it was a smooth ride out to the west. There were sightings of birds, California sea lions, and a Mola mola! We found a couple of Mylar balloons that we successfully...

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September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! During our trip, we decided to head up northwest to search for dolphins and whales! We ventured some time in the area but didn't find much activity aside from marine birds. Later we turned our vessel to head southeast and to...

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September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

The wildlife was plentiful today and rid us of any possible Monday blues! We spotted 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Bryde's Whale (90% positive species ID) and up to ~600 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins with a sprinkling of ~100 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins! It was an incredible...

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September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019

HUNDREDS of Long-Beaked Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the friendly Humpback Whale were spotted on both trips today! Our two trips were nearly the same, as the wildlife hadn't moved or changed between the morning return and afternoon departure. The young Humpback Whale...

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September 21, 2019

September 21, 2019

It was a gorgeous day off the coast of San Diego this afternoon! We had a beautiful ride on the Privateer with fantastic visibility. It took us a bit of time but we finally found an amazing pod of Common dolphins! At first, we thought it was just a handful but as we...

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September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

It was a FINTASTIC day on the water! We had an action-packed day full of wildlife! We journeyed out to the west to deeper water and sighted some California sea lions, many marine birds, and a single Common dolphin. Beyond the drop-off, we found a HUGE pod of Common...

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September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

Look who is back and ready for whale watchers! Our local Humpback Whale, "Twitch" surprised us on the way in from a dolphin-packed morning trip! We started the day by circling an active pod of ~200 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins as they swiftly moved to the south. After...

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