June 11, 2019

Cetacean Tuesday! Both trips were packed with lots of action and multiple species sightings!Our morning trip started off a little foggy, with limited visibility. As we ventured further west, the conditions changed as we spotted a pod of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins!...

May 28, 2019

Colossal Tuesday! We had an incredible day on the water. As we exit the jetties, we encountered a small group of inshore Bottlenose dolphins that were traveling south bound. We continued our search and got very lucky to see several pods of short-beaked and long-beaked...

May 14, 2019

Blue sky, blue water and Blue Whales surrounded us this morning! In addition to a few scattered pods of up to ~50 Common Dolphins in total, we spotted massive spout after spout along the horizon. Each and every blow appeared to be that of a Blue Whale. While...

May 12, 2019

The sky may have been a bit gray today but the whales were BLUE! Blue Whales are circling San Diego water RIGHT NOW! We don't want to call it too soon but we are itching to exclaim that the Blue Whale season of 2019 has officially begun. As a perfect fit for Mother's...

May 11, 2019

We hung out with the largest and second largest whales on the planet today! During the morning trip, we pointed our nose to the SW in search of wildlife. We found a pod of ~25 Common dolphins right in the middle of a feeding frenzy! We continued on to find a Harbor...

May 10, 2019

The cetacean sightings started right out of the gate this morning. Just as we left the jetties we had 3 inshore bottlenose dolphins guiding us west towards splashes in the distance. The splashes were coming from a large and spread out pod of common dolphins and...

May 9, 2019

We ventured off into the Pacific Ocean this morning in the hopes that we could find some sunshine and whales! Luckily for us, we did just that! A few scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins crossed our path as we made our way into deeper water. The rain eventually...

May 7, 2019

Tuesday was all about toothed whales! It was a little bumpy out this morning but we had an amazing encounter. Halfway through our trip as we ventured back east towards Mission Bay, we found a huge scattered pod (~200) of Common dolphins! Many of them were in travel...

June 5, 2018

It was an incredible day on the water! We found both toothed whales and baleen whales on both of our trips today! During the morning, we encountered a few different pods totaling us at ~200 Common dolphins! We sighted them on our way out to...

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June 4, 2018

Monday Cetacean Madness! We had some amazing encounters with baleen and toothed whales. We started our trip with an awesome sighting of ~5 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins that were traveling into Mission Bay. There was a cow/calf pair seen in the...

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June 3, 2018

It was a FIN-tastic Sunday aboard the Privateer! Dorsal fins of all shapes and sizes were seen today. We were amazed with all the Common dolphins sighted. We encountered several pods totaling ~300 individuals for the day. Many cow/calf pairs...

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June 2, 2018

Who doesn't love SUPER CETACEAN SATURDAY?! Your crew and the lucky passengers of today surely did! The largest animal on the planet, the mighty Blue Whale, made an appearance during BOTH trips. In the morning, we spotted two individual Blue...

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June 1, 2018

Happy June! Have you ever wondered what the recipe could be for a perfect day of whale watching? A calm ocean, blue sky, Blue WHALES, and Common Dolphins all mixed into one three-hour trip is the answer. South of Point Loma, at least FOUR whales...

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May 31, 2018

Excellent visibility and sea conditions made for a great day on the water. Today, the marine mammals were on the move! We started the day out with bird activity seen across the horizon. This activity led us straight to Common dolphins! We...

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May 30, 2018

We took our sister ship, The Ohana, out for a great day of cetacean action! Our single trip was FILLED with Common Dolphin activity. In every direction, we could see foraging birds with dolphins hunting cooperatively below them. While cruising...

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May 29, 2018

The cetacean action was NON-STOP this morning! We chose to head south, toward the Los Coronados Islands of Mexican territory. Along our journey, we encountered pod after pod of Common Dolphins! Each group was highly interactive with our boat and...

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May 28, 2018

Whale watchers aboard the Privateer were in for a BIG treat today! During both trips, we encountered the largest animal on the planet -- BLUE WHALES! We were also lucky to observe Common dolphins next to our vessel. During the morning trip, we...

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May 27, 2018

The sky was BLUE, the water was BLUE and the whales were BLUE! we had two amazing trips with plenty of toothed whales and baleen whales to be found! During the morning trip, we found three Blue whales, including a cow/calf pair! They were...

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May 26, 2018

It was incredibly windy off the coast of San Diego today, but that didn't stop us from spotting toothed whales! We rocked over rolling swells this morning and encountered one mystery whale. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to stick...

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May 25, 2018

We're catching baby fever here on The Privateer! Baby BLUE WHALES and baby Common Dolphins stole our hearts this morning. Although we spotted 4+ Blue Whales throughout the trip, we struggled to get a close look at them until a cow-calf pair...

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