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...

The conditions on the water were smooth as could be today and we were able to find various small pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins throughout the trip. Straight out of the jetties we found our first toothed whales of the day; a small pod of 4-5 inshore bottlenose...

December 1, 2019

Happy December! We started a new month with a new friend! A boat-friendly Humpback Whale traveled beside us, surrounded by a mix of Common Dolphins and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins! The wildlife had clearly been circling food until our arrival, when everything (birds,...

November 30, 2019

FOUR different species of whales and dolphins were sighted today! The seas were calm and the visibility seemed endless! We could see the snow-capped mountains, Mexico and up the coast too! We found a couple of Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties...

November 26, 2019

As we left on our trip today we weren't sure what kind of conditions to expect out there, as a 4-7 foot swell was predicted. But there was only one way to find out! We found the end of the jetties to be rolling, but it was high tide so the waves weren't too steep....

November 24, 2019

Hooray for humpbacks! Another two Humpback Whales were spotted moving up the San Diego coast and actively interacting with each other at the surface. We spotted them from FOUR miles ahead of us when one of them breached over and over again! They were much more mellow...
September 11, 2018

September 11, 2018

Awesome day on the water today with lots to see! The sea conditions were mellow with lots of sun, blue skies and little wind. We headed out to the west and about 4 miles out we spotted a large light colored object floating at the surface. It was...

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September 9, 2018

September 9, 2018

It was Sunday Fun-day on The Pacific today! We were treated to some fantastic whale watching conditions, including great visibility and a calm sea-state. The first Blue Whale(s!) in ~2 weeks were spotted this morning and we were thrilled to...

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September 8, 2018

September 8, 2018

It was a nice time on the water today. We set out and the sea conditions were much better than expected. We journeyed out to the west, into deeper water. During the morning trip, the ocean was very quiet. We had trouble finding baleen and...

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September 7, 2018

September 7, 2018

It was a FIN-tastic Friday aboard the Ohana! We had a great day on the water. On our way out, we had a cool sighting of FOUR Mola Mola's resting at the ocean surface. There was a single Western Gull also sitting nearby. We got good looks at two...

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September 6, 2018

September 6, 2018

Guests had a nice time aboard the Ohana! We journeyed out to the west in search of baleen whales and toothed whales. We got lucky, and found a curious pod of Short-beaked Common dolphins. There was an estimated ~100 individuals in the pod....

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September 3, 2018

September 3, 2018

Following a week full of big swell and strong chop, we FINALLY enjoyed some beautiful weather on the ocean. We exited the jetties this morning to find glassy water and great visibility. Luckily enough, a surface active pod of Common Dolphins...

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September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018

It was another nautical day aboard the Privateer! While it was still bumpy on the water, the seas seemed to be calming down, especially in the afternoon. During the morning trip, we set out to the west in search for baleen whales and toothed...

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September 1, 2018

September 1, 2018

We were rockin' and rolling aboard the Privateer today. Guests on both trips, had to learn how to use their sea-legs as we were feeling nautical. Throughout the day, the search for wildlife was a bit tricky. We had plenty of swell, and...

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August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018

Happy Minke Friday! It turned out to be an awesome day despite some challenging conditions this morning. We spotted a Minke whale towards the end of our trip that gave us some good looks despite its stealthy behavior. The passengers were waiting...

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August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018

We were rockin` and rollin` aboard The Privateer today. The conditions were far less ideal than we anticipated for our trips. Fortunately, the sun broke through and we were able to enjoy a warm, quiet day on the water. Although we didn't see too...

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August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018

We may have seen hundreds of Common Dolphins today, but a day on The Pacific is never just common! We encountered three exciting pods of Common Dolphins, one of which included the Short-Beaked variety! All three pods were active at the surface...

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August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018

Happy MINKE MONDAY!!! TWO Minke Whales gave us an unforgettable experience this morning. We initially spotted numerous alarmingly large splashes, followed by substantial surface activity. Although we're certain that at least two additional...

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