December 13, 2019

Happy Friday from the Privateer! Although we had some foggy weather this morning, it didn't hinder us from having a wet, wild adventure!As we headed to the west, a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins found US! We got some quick looks before they headed on their...

December 12, 2019

The winter weather isn't so bad here in San Diego! It's almost always nice on land but offshore conditions were pretty favorable this morning. It was toothed whale city on the water and we spotted two different dolphin species! Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (~40 in...

December 10, 2019

We just had our first grey whale of the season! Whoohoo! We've been waiting on these winter visitors as they make their way down to Baja for calving and mating. Not only did we have our first grey whale of the season but we had 3 different species of dolphin...

December 9, 2019

We rocked and rolled our way out to one of the most acrobatic pods of Short-Beaked Common Dolphins we've seen in weeks! About ~300-400 dolphins were spotted from the massive splashes they left behind on the horizon. When we finally made it to the pod, they were...

December 8, 2019

Humpbacks, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and Common Dolphins, oh my! The wildlife was non-stop this morning and the Pacific White-Sided Dolphins saturated our entire journey out to the drop off. A few Pacific White-Sided Dolphins turned into many, plus ~100 Common...

December 7, 2019

Despite some rain, the conditions on the ocean today were beautiful. We experienced very little swell and almost no wind. For our morning trip we headed north along the coast searching for any grey whale action before turning out to the west to check out the deeper...

December 6, 2019

Friday Cetacean! We had an amazing trip this morning. Our guest encountered long beaked Common dolphins! A very active, curious pod of about ~200 individuals! They were bow riding, leaping and showing courtship behavior. Quickly after, we encountered a Bryde's whale,...

December 5, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego. We had superb conditions out on the water but unfortunately, we didn't see any cetaceans. Although, we had a rare and brief sighting of a Green sea turtle! it's only been a handful of times that we had an encounter like this...
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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September 24, 2018

September 24, 2018

Monday Funday with Commons! The hazy morning did not stop us from finding one of the most fun, active pods around! We encountered 200-250 Common dolphins on the horizon. As we approached, one could see leaping dolphins from 2 to 6 at a time...

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September 23, 2018

September 23, 2018

Happy Sunday Fun-day from The Ohana! The Common Dolphins were having a blast this morning, exhibiting some spectacular surface behavior. They could be spotted from miles away, as we had great visibility and they were LAUNCHING out of the water,...

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September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018

It was a great day on the Pacific ocean! During our morning trip, we journeyed to the west, and got to ~10-miles from shore. We sighted a pod of ~50 Common dolphins. They were traveling to the NW. Every now and then, we could see them...

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September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018

It was an absolutely gorgeous day! We set out on the Pacific ocean, and were pleasantly greeted with extremely calm seas! It was glassy with very little swell throughout most of our trip. The great conditions allowed for us to spot so many...

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