January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020Sightings:AM TRIP:6 Gray Whales 10 Pacific white sided dolphins

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 sightings:AM 6 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins4 Gray Whales (with countless others in the distance!)25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins20 Common DolphinsPM4 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins5 Gray Whales (including one newborn calf!)15 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

January 21, 2020

Sightings: AM Trip:2 Gray whales20 Commons25 Pacific white sided dolphins PM Trip:6 Gray whales25 Pacific white sided dolphins

January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020 sightingsAM: 5 southbound Gray Whales including one newborn calf! 6 Common Dolphins PM:1 southbound Gray Whale1 California Sea Lion feeding on a Leopard Shark!

January 17, 2020

Sightings: Gray Whales-9Pacific white sided dolphins-30Common dolphins-80

January 15, 2020

5 southbound Gray Whales! 3 of the 5 whales were seen interacting with one another and briefly rolling around near shore! We spotted zero dolphins this afternoon but we'll be on the lookout tomorrow on our 12:00 PM trip.

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 sightings (1 trip)3 southbound Gray Whales 40 Common Dolphins

January 8, 2020

1 Southbound Gray Whale (breached 3 times in the distance!) 12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins Next departure 12:00 PM tomorrow!
December 30, 2019

December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019 Today we had some of the BEST conditions off the San Diego coastline! It was absolutely placid out on the ocean! We got to see Pacific white sided dolphins, Common dolphins and the rarely seen, offshore Bottlenose dolphins! These dolphins...

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We had a pretty epic 3 trips today with a total of 4 gray whales on the morning trip with pacific white-sided dolphins, 3 gray whales in the afternoon with pacific white-sided dolphins, and on our evening trip with had pacific white-sided dolphins and huge pod of...

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December 28, 2019

December 28, 2019

It was a beautiful day out on the Pacific! Blue skies with great visibility and an incredible sunset to end the day. During our first trip we encountered a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins that were in hunting mode! On our second trip we had a vivacious pod...

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December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019

We just had a pretty incredible sunset trip with two humpback whales and a megapod of around 1,000 common dolphins! We made our way about 9 miles northwest of mission bay chasing the sun before we came across some of our favorite cetaceans. The southbound humpbacks...

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We couldn't have asked for better conditions on the ocean today, with really no wind or waves to speak of. Although we weren't able to locate any baleen whales today, we did find two different species of dolphin. On this mornings trip we had a pod of about 30 offshore...

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December 20, 2019

December 20, 2019

We have some new camera equipment for our whale watching trips and just cannot wait to get use out of the new set-up this upcoming Gray Whale season! The Pacific White-Sided Dolphins are truly a picturesque species, keeping us occupied while we eagerly wait for more...

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December 17, 2019

December 17, 2019

Humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins and incredible seas were on the agenda this morning! We set out of the Mission Bay jetties and found a few feeding frenzies. Among the feasters were birds, California sea lions and Pacific white-sided dolphins. We...

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December 14, 2019

December 14, 2019

We enjoyed a fantastic and nautical day out on the Pacific ocean! We had some increased swells that made for a bumpy but fun day! As soon as we set out of the Mission Bay jetties, we found a pod of ~10 Pacific white-sided dolphins. They were corralling fish into a...

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December 13, 2019

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...

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December 12, 2019

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...

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December 10, 2019

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...

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December 9, 2019

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...

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