July 27, 2021

We had two awesome trip aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we encountered multiple pods of dolphin everywhere we went! We had a total of ~400 Long-beaked Common dolphins and ~300 Short-beaked Common dolphins! Lots of babies sighted in all pods. During the...

Monday, July 26, 2021

The Privateer had a great day on water today with excellent conditions. We spent the day hanging out with over 500 Common dolphin today and even were able to find some Bottlenose dolphin. Naturalist, Tai

July 25, 2021

Smooth seas and fun times spent with dolphins! We had three great trips! Common dolphins were seen all throughout the day! We enjoyed watching them cruise beside us surf in our wake! Lots of babies in the mix! The sunset was gorgeous! AM: ~10 Long-beaked Common...

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Awesome day today!   Am: 80 long-beaked common dolphins, 20 offshore bottlenose dolphins, brown booby   PM: 50 long-beaked common dolphins, brown booby, 1 Bryde's whale   Sunset: 10 inshore bottlenose dolphins, 1,000+ long-beaked common...

July 23, 2021

Our sunset cruise was amazing! We enjoyed watching ~30 Offshore bottlenose dolphins breaching a porpoising along the drop-off. They zoomed up to the Privateer and hung out near the bow and surfed in our wake! Not too far away, we found a huge pod of ~200 Long-beaked...

Friday, July 23, 2021

We had beautiful conditions today on our morning and afternoon trips and found a minke whale, hundreds of short-beaked and long-beaked common dolphins, inshore and offshore bottlenose dolphins and had ourselves a real good time! -Ryan

July 22, 2021

We had a super fun time out in the Pacific! We hung out with Long-beaked Common dolphins and Short-beaked Common dolphins throughout the entire day! They were as so amazing to see all around the boat! We observed many cow/calf pairs cruising right beside us! We had...

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

On our one afternoon trip today the wildlife took us northwest. We found two pods of around 100 short-beaked common dolphins, a brown booby, and a pod of around 80 long-beaked common dolphins!   -Ryan
January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

1 Southbound Gray Whale (breached 3 times in the distance!) 12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins Next departure 12:00 PM tomorrow!

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January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Oh, baby! Our first sighting of an early born Gray Whale calf, swimming toward Mexico with its mother on our 12:00 PM trip! We're wishing them great luck on the rest of their journey to Baja! Total sightings today 1/7/20202 Gray Whales20 Pacific White-Sided...

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January 5, 2020

January 5, 2020

12:00 PM trip: 4 Gray Whales, 10 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 3:00 PM trip: 1 Gray Whale, 25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins Next departure time: Tomorrow, January 6 at 9:00 AM Book now!

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January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020 Rare sighting FRIDAY! The conditions were spectacular today! On our first trip we saw a Pygmy Sperm whale. It was a young calf with mom nowhere to be found. Unfortunately, it had a skin condition that was spreading on it's entire body. We also...

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January 2, 2020

January 2, 2020

The Gray Whales are here! Join us in viewing the longest migration of any mammal on the planet, right off the coast of San Diego! We'll be enjoying this migratory species until April, when the humpbacks come back to town

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December 30, 2019

December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019 Today we had some of the BEST conditions off the San Diego coastline! It was absolutely placid out on the ocean! We got to see Pacific white sided dolphins, Common dolphins and the rarely seen, offshore Bottlenose dolphins! These dolphins...

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We had a pretty epic 3 trips today with a total of 4 gray whales on the morning trip with pacific white-sided dolphins, 3 gray whales in the afternoon with pacific white-sided dolphins, and on our evening trip with had pacific white-sided dolphins and huge pod of...

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December 28, 2019

December 28, 2019

It was a beautiful day out on the Pacific! Blue skies with great visibility and an incredible sunset to end the day. During our first trip we encountered a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins that were in hunting mode! On our second trip we had a vivacious pod...

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December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019

We just had a pretty incredible sunset trip with two humpback whales and a megapod of around 1,000 common dolphins! We made our way about 9 miles northwest of mission bay chasing the sun before we came across some of our favorite cetaceans. The southbound humpbacks...

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We couldn't have asked for better conditions on the ocean today, with really no wind or waves to speak of. Although we weren't able to locate any baleen whales today, we did find two different species of dolphin. On this mornings trip we had a pod of about 30 offshore...

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December 20, 2019

December 20, 2019

We have some new camera equipment for our whale watching trips and just cannot wait to get use out of the new set-up this upcoming Gray Whale season! The Pacific White-Sided Dolphins are truly a picturesque species, keeping us occupied while we eagerly wait for more...

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December 17, 2019

December 17, 2019

Humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins and incredible seas were on the agenda this morning! We set out of the Mission Bay jetties and found a few feeding frenzies. Among the feasters were birds, California sea lions and Pacific white-sided dolphins. We...

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