May 4, 2021

We had a great trip this afternoon with lots of wildlife. Our guest encountered Common dolphins, a Mola mola and California sea lions. Common dolphins-100 Naturalist Jaeny

May 1, 2021

We had two amazing trips full of wildlife! During the afternoon trip we encountered ~25 Offshore Bottlenose dolphins that came straight to the boat to bowride. We head out to the west and sighted a pair of Fin whales! They were seen circling in one spot likely...

Saturday, May 1, 2021

On our morning and afternoon trips today we had great sightings! In the AM we had ~300 long-beaked common dolphins and a cow/calf pair of fin whales and in the PM we had ~30 offshore bottlenose dolphins, 2 fin whales and ~75 long-beaked common dolphins. Its always...

April 30, 2021

Happy Whale Day! We had an incredible, unique encounter this afternoon! Our guest got to see a very fun, playful, curious Humpback whale! This whale mugged us several times and milled right next to us playing with kelp! It was just a yard or two from our vessel! Our...

April 29, 2021

We had a gorgeous sunset cruise! Right out of the Mission Bay jetties, we found some amazing feeding frenzies! Marine birds and ~100 Common dolphins were feeding all along the coast! Some even came over to say hi by surfing in our wake or riding the bow! We set out to...

April 29, 2021

It was a nice, hot day off the coast of San Diego this afternoon. The Privateer headed out north to La Jolla canyon to find several hundred Common dolphins in a feeding frenzy with many marine birds feasting. We also got to see a Mola Mola during our trip 3 hour tour!...

April 27, 2021

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego! We had amazing visibility, we could see as far south into Mexico, the Los Coronado Islands. The Privateer headed out 10 miles to the west, as we encountered several hundred Common dolphins! They were in a feeding...

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A rainy day to start produced over 200 Short-beaked Common mixed with some Long-beaked dolphin for us today on a pretty adventurous trip. We made it out to the second drop-off zone into about 2000ft of water where we ran into several scattered pods.   Naturalist,  ...
September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019

It was a FINTASTIC day on the water! We had an action-packed day full of wildlife! We journeyed out to the west to deeper water and sighted some California sea lions, many marine birds, and a single Common dolphin. Beyond the drop-off, we found a HUGE pod of Common...

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September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

Look who is back and ready for whale watchers! Our local Humpback Whale, "Twitch" surprised us on the way in from a dolphin-packed morning trip! We started the day by circling an active pod of ~200 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins as they swiftly moved to the south. After...

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September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

The dolphin watching was impeccable today! We encountered nearly ~650 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins this morning and couldn't believe how boat-friendly they were! Each of the countless pods we passed through made clear diversions from their course-line to surf and...

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September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

The ocean was ALIVE today, folks! We had some phenomenal sightings this morning! Our first encounter was a big pod of long-beaked Common dolphins! As we observed, our Captain saw a spout within a few yards from us. As we went to investigate, low and behold, it was our...

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September 15, 2019

September 15, 2019

It was a quiet, yet beautiful day on the water but we were lucky enough to spot a Minke Whale this morning! Check out this amazing shot by our friend, Domenic Biagini, of a Minke Whale this summer! We hope to catch some more cetacean action offshore this week! No...

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September 14, 2019

"Twitch" the Humpback Whale is BACK! It has been a long few weeks without our favorite summer humpback, but he/she is back off the San Diego coast following Long-Beaked Common Dolphins! This is typical behavior for the young, social whale and we were excited to see...

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September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

It was a Tern, Tuna and dolphin kind of day! What a unique experience we had on the Privateer!We first got mugged by a stealthy Minke whale off our bow! It then came up for a breath on our port side but quickly disappeared. As we continued west, we found a few...

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September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

It was a great day to be on the ocean! We experienced some calm sea conditions with nice visibility. We zoomed out to the drop-off and on approach we could see diving birds and splashing! We found a pod of ~20 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were likely feeding on...

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September 10, 2019

September 10, 2019

We enjoyed a full trip of dolphin activity this morning! Both Long-Beaked and Short-Beaked Common Dolphins were spotted during our three-hour trip. We first found a few dozen Long-Beaked Common Dolphins that were steadily moving toward the coast and intermittently...

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September 8, 2019

September 8, 2019

It was great day on the water! We sighted two species of toothed whale! During the morning, we found a pod of Common dolphins near the drop-off. They were cruising along to the north, but came over to hang out with us. We could see lots of babies all around! They...

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September 7, 2019

September 7, 2019

This weeks Cetacean Saturday was reserved for toothed whales and we encountered FOUR different species of them! All four species were spotted on the morning trip and we were able to relocate two species this afternoon. On the first trip of the day, ~35 Offshore...

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September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Happy Friday equated to Happy passengers! What a gorgeous day off the coast of San Diego! The ocean was calm and the visibility was spectacular! We headed to the south in search for marine wildlife. Although it took some time, we spotted a huge pod of short-beaked...

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