August 18, 2019

Feeding frenzies, acrobatics, and sunshine! We enjoyed two wonderful trips on the Pacific ocean! We sighted Inshore Bottlenose dolphins on our way out of the Mission Bay jetties this morning. They were actively hunting, exhibiting some fast movements. We found another...

August 17, 2019

We had non-stop action today aboard the Privateer! We observed many toothed whales on both of our trips! We started the morning trip with a pod of ~10-15 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties. We continued out and found numerous pods of Long-beaked...

August 16, 2019

The non-stop cetacean action we enjoyed on our trips yesterday carried through this morning! We found "Twitch" the Humpback Whale, on his/her typical shenanigans of following pods of Common Dolphins and mugging our boat! Up to ~200 Common Dolphins were spotted around...

August 15, 2019

Boy, do we love the summer weather offshore! Although it may be cloudier than usual lately, this summer has treated us to some fabulous sea conditions. On our morning whale watch, we never once lost sight of Common Dolphins! We passed through countless pods until...

August 14, 2019

We could never get tired of meeting up with "Twitch" (informally known as) the Humpback Whale and his/her typical companions, the Common Dolphins! A few miles from the Mission Bay area, we found ourselves in the middle of hundreds of Common Dolphins and our favorite...

August 12, 2019

What a day to be on the boat and searching for wildlife! Our entire day was filled to the brim with non-stop cetacean action. Our first trip of the day was saturated with toothed whales of two different species! TWO separate pods of Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins...

August 11, 2019

Every time we go out to the Pacific, we never know what we will encounter which makes whale watching so much fun! During the morning trip, we headed west and found the same juvenile humpback we have been seeing for a couple months now. We have unoffically named it...

August 10, 2019

We witnessed evidence of how truly biodiverse the San Diego area is today as we encountered FIVE different cetacean species throughout the span of two trips! Three different species of toothed whale made an appearance this morning, including ~30 Risso's Dophins, ~50...

August 5, 2019

Hundreds upon hundreds of Common Dolphins were seen today! The Pacific was teaming with them and we loved every second of it. On both of our trips, we were lucky enough to find dolphins that were eager and ready to surf along the boat with us and show us some extra...

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August 4, 2019

Sunday turned out to be a great day for spotting marine wildlife! During our morning tour, we got some great looks at a Minke whale! At one point our passengers got mugged as the whale crossed our bow and popped up right next to us! As we ventured further north, we...

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August 3, 2019

Today is the day everyone..the day that KILLER WHALES came back to San Diego! We did not embark on our first trip of the day expecting to find Orcas..but we sure are ecstatic to share the news! THREE Killer Whales, including one mature male with a characteristically...

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August 2, 2019

You never know what you will see out in the Pacific ocean! We had a great day full of sightings! During the morning, we enjoyed a nice time catching up with Common dolphins! They were seen on our way out to deeper water. They seemed to be eager to ride the bow and...

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August 1, 2019

We're sailing into the month of August with some extraordinary wildlife sightings under our belt! We cruised through ~500 Common Dolphins throughout a multitude of scattered feeding frenzies this morning and found even more along the way home! In the afternoon, an...

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July 31, 2019

La Jolla canyon had the goods this morning! We found ~100 Common Dolphins and one dozen California Sea Lions within a giant feeding frenzy of mammals and birds! The pod was scattered into multiple groups that each dialed in on condensing patches of bait. Just outside...

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July 29, 2019

Risso's, commons, bottlenose, oh my! We hit the dolphin jackpot today with a variety of toothed whales! On the morning trip, we caught up with a small pod of 7-8 Risso's Dolphins that exhibited boat-friendly behavior and court ship behaviors! They swam right beside us...

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July 28, 2019

Another beautiful day off the coast of San Diego! On the morning trip, we came across a pod of ~200 Common dolphins. They were extremely active and bow riding our vessel. Shortly after, we got a report of a Minke whale further out west! We went to investigate and had...

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July 27, 2019

Common Dolphins and Blue Whales, oh my! We found ~100 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins and ~40-50 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins this morning! While the long-beaked showed high interest in surfing along with us, the short-beaked were more eager to perform acrobatics! We...

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July 26, 2019

We’ve had some of the best Minke Whale encounters we’ve ever had the past couple of days! These notoriously shy whales have really warmed up to us and have been giving us some breathtaking encounters: swimming right beside us, circling us, and even bowriding like a...

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July 25, 2019

We’ve had some of the best Minke Whale encounters we’ve ever had the past couple of days! These notoriously shy whales have really warmed up to us and have been giving us some breathtaking encounters: swimming right beside us, circling us, and even bowriding like a...

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July 25, 2019

The baleen is BACK in San Diego and our favorite juvenile Humpback Whale, informally known as "Twitch", was seen paralleling the Point Loma coastline! To our surprise, he/she raised its tail in preparation for nearly every deep dive, a behavior we see very little from...

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