September 16, 2021

It was an active day off our coast today! We started off our day with a humpback whale and our afternoon got even busier with 4 other humpbacks who were breaching out of the water multiple times and tail slapping. We also came across ~100 short beaked common dolphins,...

October 15, 2021

We had amazing visibility, great sea conditions and fun times on the Privateer! We encountered a big pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were zooming to the north only 3-miles from shore! We saw plenty of cow/calf pairs and lots of acrobatic behaviors!...

Thursday, October 14, 2021

We had a nice pod of at least 100 feeding long-beaked common dolphins today along with thousands of feeding birds and a brief glimpse of a minke whale that just didn't want to be seen... Β  -Ryan

October 10, 2021

We had two great trips today! The conditions this morning were beautiful! We enjoyed glassy waters and great visibility! We found a fun pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins traveling north. A Minke whale was sighted near them! We continued to the north and...

Saturday, October 9, 2021

All together today we had hundreds of common dolphins, our first Pacific white-sided dolphins of the season, a minke whale and a Bryde's whale!

Friday, October 8, 2021

On our one trip today we made our way out in much better than expected conditions! We found thousands of feeding birds, a swordfish and a pod of around 200 long-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Another absolutely beautiful day out on the water. The Privateer was able to find a couple hundred Common dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins throughout the day. In one of the Bottlenose pods we encountered the famous leucistic "Patches". Our sunset trip also encountered...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Privateer made its way out to ideal conditions today with little to no swell and clear blue skies. On our morning trip we were able to find some Bottlenose dolphins, a couple hundred Common dolphins, and Twitch the Humpback whale! Our sunset trip found a pod of...
December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

  Happy Friday to all our passengers this afternoon due to hitting the marine wildlife JACKPOT! We ventured out 9 miles west from Mission Bay when we found a huge feeding frenzy! We had different species of birds, few hundred dolphins and a Humpback whale all in...

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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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October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

We enjoyed an amazing day out in the Pacific ocean hanging out with two species of toothed whales! During the afternoon trip, we encountered ~200 Short-beaked Common dolphins. Lots of calves and such amazing acrobatics! One Common dolphin had a remora fish on it and...

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October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Sightings for our one morning trip today:   1 humpback whale!   ~30 long-beaked common dolphins

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October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

It was a gorgeous evening on the water! We encountered an awesome pod of ~40 Short-beaked Common dolphins. They were pretty active jumping out of the water! Lots of calves were seen in the mix! The sunset was beautiful too! Come join us for a great evening on the...

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