November 12, 2019

THREE more Humpback Whales were spotted off San Diego this morning! The ocean was full of life and food was clearly plentiful. We observed flocks of shearwaters hovering above an active pod of ~12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and half a dozen California Sea Lions. All...

November 10, 2019

Holy Humpbacks! We spotted FIVE different Humpback Whales this morning and every one of them was traveling south. Two pairs and one single individual were seen throughout the trip. Sandwiched between humpback sightings were TWO different species of toothed whale!...

November 9, 2019

We had a wonderful day full of wildlife! We set out to 8-miles from Mission Bay to find a single Humpback whale. It was seen traveling in many different directions, but we got to see it surface right beside us a few times. We observed its mighty spout, back, and big...

November 8, 2019

BREACHING Friday! Although we had a pretty thick marine layer all morning into the afternoon, it didn't hinder us from having one of the most thrilling experiences aboard the Privateer!We were alerted on the radio as we were a few miles from the coast, there was a...

Thursday, 11/7/19

Unfortunately it was just one of those days today. The conditions were great, but the animals were just not there. We got skunked! The good news for our passengers, though, is that everyone received a free re-ride voucher so that they can come back and try again for...

November 5, 2019

We traveled 13-miles out to find an amazing sighting of a curious juvenile Humpback whale, and ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins! The whale went under the boat several times and we could see its distinctive white pectoral flippers spread out beside it. The white...

November 3, 2019

CALLING ALL WHALE WATCHERS! Now is the time to get on a boat! We have increased chances of seeing Humpbacks as they migrate South and today was our fifth day in a row of sighting them! Read more about our encounter:Super Cetacean Sunday is here again! Boy did we find...

November 1, 2019

The first of the month brought us one of the MOST memorable sightings of the YEAR! As usual, the San Diego coastline had epic conditions for whale watching this morning. We ventured down to the south in hopes of encountering both toothed and baleen whales. It didn't...
October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

It was absolutely GORGEOUS on the Pacific ocean this morning! We observed many California sea lions on our way out of the channel. Once we exited the Mission Bay jetties, we were greeted with calm seas and glassy waters! We maneuvered around the...

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October 9, 2018

October 9, 2018

It was calm as can be on the ocean today! The predictions didn't look all that great but the seas were about as calm as it gets, with very little wind and blue skies. As we got about 2 miles outside the jetties we spotted a shiny round head...

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October 7, 2018

October 7, 2018

Common Dolphins and SHARKS..oh my! We had a great trip on The Pacific this morning, filled with ~400 Common Dolphins surrounding the boat in all directions! We approached the pod to find a very scattered and widespread group that extended for at...

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October 6, 2018

October 6, 2018

Super Toothed Whale Saturday! It was an awesome day on the water! We set out of the Mission Bay jetties to some big waves, but they settled as soon as we got out into deeper water. We got out to a few miles west of the drop-off and encountered...

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October 05, 2018

October 05, 2018

It was another gorgeous day on the water this morning! We had incredible visibility that allowed us to find an awesome pod of ~150 Common dolphins. At first they seemed to be a small pod, but once we got closer, they were spread out, traveling...

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October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018

How often do you get to be on the water with miles and miles of visibility?! We were blown away by the view as we exited the jetties this morning. We were also surprised to spot a pod of Common Dolphins right off the coast of Ocean Beach, much...

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October 2, 2018

October 2, 2018

Another fantastic day out on the water! Our morning started off a little hazy but shortly after, the sun beamed through right around the time we spotted an AMAZING, ACTIVE pod of short beaked Common dolphins! This pod was about ~200 strong with...

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September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

Not one, not two, but THREE species of toothed whale were encountered on our single, three-hour trip this morning! We were thoroughly satisfied after hanging out with a big, boat-friendly pod of Common Dolphins and began making our way back to...

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September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018

It was an absolutely beautiful day on the water! We had such incredible visibility! We could see down into Tijuana, Mexico, up to Del Mar, CA, and into East San Diego County. We could see miles of ocean as well. During the morning, we set out to...

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September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018

Freaky Friday! Wow! We found a pod of PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS! We left the Mission Bay jetties, and were only a couple miles from shore and sighted some splashing and dorsal fins. We knew we had some dolphins in the area, but were...

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September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018

Toothed Whale Thursday! Aboard the Ohana, we spent some time with a large pod of ~200 Common dolphins! Shortly after reaching the drop-off, we sighted some splashing in the distance. Initially, we thought it was a small handful of dolphins, but...

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September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018

We had a beautiful day on the water today with around 200 common dolphins! We made our way out of mission bay under cloudy skies and glassy water with great visibility. At about 5 miles we encountered a large Mola mola at the surface and as we...

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