September 16, 2021

It was an active day off our coast today! We started off our day with a humpback whale and our afternoon got even busier with 4 other humpbacks who were breaching out of the water multiple times and tail slapping. We also came across ~100 short beaked common dolphins,...

October 15, 2021

We had amazing visibility, great sea conditions and fun times on the Privateer! We encountered a big pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were zooming to the north only 3-miles from shore! We saw plenty of cow/calf pairs and lots of acrobatic behaviors!...

Thursday, October 14, 2021

We had a nice pod of at least 100 feeding long-beaked common dolphins today along with thousands of feeding birds and a brief glimpse of a minke whale that just didn't want to be seen... Β  -Ryan

October 10, 2021

We had two great trips today! The conditions this morning were beautiful! We enjoyed glassy waters and great visibility! We found a fun pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins traveling north. A Minke whale was sighted near them! We continued to the north and...

Saturday, October 9, 2021

All together today we had hundreds of common dolphins, our first Pacific white-sided dolphins of the season, a minke whale and a Bryde's whale!

Friday, October 8, 2021

On our one trip today we made our way out in much better than expected conditions! We found thousands of feeding birds, a swordfish and a pod of around 200 long-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Another absolutely beautiful day out on the water. The Privateer was able to find a couple hundred Common dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins throughout the day. In one of the Bottlenose pods we encountered the famous leucistic "Patches". Our sunset trip also encountered...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Privateer made its way out to ideal conditions today with little to no swell and clear blue skies. On our morning trip we were able to find some Bottlenose dolphins, a couple hundred Common dolphins, and Twitch the Humpback whale! Our sunset trip found a pod of...
September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021

Twitch Tuesday! Today no was short of amazing out on the water with a crowd favorite, Twitch the Humpback. We spotted him this morning feeding near a pod of about 100 long-beaked common dolphin. The afternoon he was happy to see us again and was tail slapping and...

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021

We just had one incredible trip this afternoon with a MEGAPOD of long-beaked common dolphins, two humpbacks (Twitch and a friend) that breached multiple times, and at least 2 minke whales! Β  -Ryan

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

We had a crazy day on the water today! This mornings trip we found a blue whale! We don't usually see blue whales this late in the season but there it was. While with the blue whale we had about 700 long-beaked common dolphins pass right by us traveling northwest. We...

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday, September 25, 2021

We had quite a day today on the water with over 1,000 common dolphins, a minke whale in the morning, a humpback in the afternoon and 2 Bryde's whales and a minke whale with commons on the sunset! -Ryan

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September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

We had a swell time out there! Out near the drop-off we encountered pod after pod of Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were cruising up the coast with many acrobatic behaviors observed! We estimated ~500 individuals in total. Plenty of birds seen diving into bait...

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September 21, 2021

September 21, 2021

It was an amazing afternoon! We sighted Twitch, the humpback whale! He breached twice and chin-slapped multiple times! Over a thousand Long-beaked Common dolphins sighted everywhere! We even had a Minke mugging on our way back in! Β  Naturalist, Vanessa

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September 20, 2021

September 20, 2021

A glassy Monday on the water with a pod of about 200 long-beaked common dolphins with quite a few babies in the mix. Also our sea lions were great models today for the camera today. Lots of bait fish out in the water that we came across at the end of our trip to see...

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

What an amazing and completely different 2 trips we had today. This morning we had the famous Twitch the humpback whale with hundreds of long-beaked common dolphins under gray skies. This afternoon we had about 6 inshore bottlenose dolphins at the jetties, a minke...

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021

What a great day on the water! During our 3 trips we encountered a "friendly" minke whale, an elusive minke whale, and over a thousand long-beaked common dolphins, with a pod of around 500 on our sunset trip alone!

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September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

We finally got to see TWITCH, our favorite humpback whale! We spotted him breaching out in the distance, so naturally we spent some time with him! He was acrobatic as ever! So many long-beaked Common dolphin were sighted everywhere! Definitely more than a thousand! We...

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September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

The BAIT has arrived! The Fall feeding frenzy is in full affect as we have been seeing so many bait fish along the coast. We started this trip off as we came across a big bait ball, diving birds, and a small group of common dolphins. Our trip continued when we hung...

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