Monday, January 18, 2021- PM

No case of the Mondays here at SDWW as we saw 3 Gray whales and 10 Pacific White-sided dolphins along the coast this morning. One of the whales was super active at the surface and gave us great views of its flukes pretty much every single dive. We are consistently...

January 17, 2021

Today was an outstanding day on the water! We enjoyed watching Gray whales and Common dolphins throughout the day! The sunset tour topped it off with perfect conditions and non-stop wildlife action! We observed 5 southbound Gray whales and 200 Long-beaked Common...

January 16, 2021

We enjoyed an awesome evening with 200 Long-beaked Common dolphins swimming all around us! The water was so glassy we could see them underwater as they approached the vessel! Down south we encountered a trio of Gray whales! We even got to see their flukes as they went...

Saturday, January 16, 2021

AM Trip - 2 Gray whales, 300 Long-beaked common dolphins PM Trip - 5 Gray whales, 500 Long-beaked common dolphins, 7 Pacific White-sided dolphins.   If you've ever wanted to see a whale, now is your best chance to fulfill that dream. Today on our earlier trips we...

Sunday, January 10th, 2020- Sunset Trip

Encountered a lively pod of 300 Long-beaked Common Dolphins that escorted us to the North. Later while looking for Gray Whales closer to shore we found a pod of 30 Pacific White-sided dolphins feeding on some bait.  Naturalist, Tai

January 9, 2021

Super Cetacean Saturday is here! We had an awesome day full of Gray whale sightings! During the afternoon trip, we encountered three groups of 8 Gray whales in total! During the sunset cruise, we sighted spouts, right outside of Mission Bay that was most likely from a...

January 7, 2021

It was a beautiful day out on the Pacific! We enjoyed the company of THREE Gray whales that were headed south! They were found only 2-miles from shore and had dive times of only 3-5 min. We got to view their lovely tail upon most dives. We have plenty of trips this...

January 2, 2021

Smooth seas paired with incredible visibility made for an awesome evening on the Pacific! We enjoyed watching many different species of birds, to include a red-billed tropic bird! We had quick visits from California sea lions along the way. Out at the drop-off, we...
Monday, December 21, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Dolphins on dolphins today as we encountered 3 species.   30 Pacific White-sided dolphins 500 Long-beaked Common dolphins 4 Bottlenose dolphins

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Today was the day for dolphins as we saw four different species out on the water. Bottlenose, Pacific White-sided, and Long-beaked and Short-beaked dolphins were all encountered aboard the Privateer today!

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Today we encountered a "friendly" Gray Whale which was our first of the season! This whale breached 3 times in the distance to get our attention and hung out long enough to get some great looks.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020 – PM

Saturday, December 12, 2020 – PM

Today was a brisk overcast day perfect for whale watching despite a little swell in the water. We were able to find 2 separate pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins that together numbered over a thousand!   Naturalist, Tai

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December 6, 2020

December 6, 2020

Had a great day on the water with some offshore Bottlenose dolphins. One of them caught a Yellowtail!

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December 5, 2020

December 5, 2020

It was a Super Saturday full of wildlife encounters! We cruised out and found an amazing pod of ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were zooming out to the west, but luckily they had time to spare to hang out with us. There were actually quite a few juveniles and...

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Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Today we had wonderful conditions as the ocean was absolutely flat for us. We were able to find a pod of Pacific White-sided dolphins and Short-beaked Common dolphins on both of our trips. Join us next time to get in on the action!   Naturalist,  ...

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Saturday, November 28th, 2020 – AM Trip

Saturday, November 28th, 2020 – AM Trip

This morning's conditions could not have been better as we made our way out to glassy seas and blue skies. We were able to find over 600 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were not shy at all!   Naturalist,   Tai

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November 27, 2020

November 27, 2020

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the water with incredible visibility! We could actually see San Clemente Island which is about 60-miles away. We found an amazing MEGA pod of long-beaked Common dolphins! They stretched almost 5-miles along the drop-off. We found a pod of...

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November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

Hooray for Humpbacks! We had two great tours today! During the PM trip we found a BREACHING humpback! It was blowing bubbles and hanging out with us for awhile. During the sunset trip, we found an awesome, interactive pod of ~15 Pacific white-sided dolphins. We zoomed...

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October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

It was an amazing day with gorgeous, flat, calm, and glassy sea conditions! We got lucky and found two pods of Common dolphins: one pod of ~50 Long-beaked and one pod of ~50 Short-beaked Common dolphins! We could see the pods completely surrounding us and swimming...

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October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

We had such a great time on the water this evening! We encountered a pod of ~20 Long-beaked Common dolphins, and a pod of ~75 Short-beaked Common dolphins. We saw plenty of calves that approached the vessel. Many dolphins launched out of the water all around us! The...

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