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...
July 11, 2018

July 11, 2018

Splash Zone Wednesday! We had fantastic conditions this morning, blue skies and placid seas. As we ventured west into deeper water we saw a small, 3-4ft Mako shark leap out of the water, cart wheeling 3 xs! Pretty phenomenal sight to see! As we...

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July 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

It was a great day to be on the water! We had two great trips today, with wildlife seen on both. During the morning trip, we had a rare encounter with a potential Bryde's whale (pronounced BROO-tus)! A baleen whale that San Diego Whale Watch has...

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July 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

Minke whale Monday! Guests had another great day on the water during our single trip for the day! We were greeted with flat, calm seas that allowed for incredible visibility! We could see every little splash from miles away. The great visibility...

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Guests experienced a Sunday Funday out on the Pacific today! We had beautiful sea conditions and great visibility on both trips. During the morning trip, we set out toward the West, and once we got out to the drop-off, we began to encounter...

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June 7, 2018

June 7, 2018

You never know what The Pacific has to offer with each and every visit! On top of ideal whale watching conditions, we enjoyed diverse sightings today! During our morning excursion, up to ~50-60 Common Dolphins were observed next to the boat as...

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June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

We absolutely LOVE when the marine forecast is incorrect! A windy, bumpy ride was expected and we were instead treated to BEAUTIFUL conditions. Our boat was one of the few vessels on the water today; therefore, MILES of great visibility were...

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July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

We hope you all had a safe and enjoyable holiday! We still have plenty to celebrate here on The Privateer and are pulling into the bay with a great day of sightings under our belts. We observed two fantastically acrobatic pods of Common Dolphins...

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July 4, 2018

July 4, 2018

Red, white and BLUE! It was a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE day here at San Diego Whale Watch with another phenomenal day with over 24 Blue whale sightings! The presence of these whales is still going strong! We started our morning encountering beautiful...

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July 3, 2018

July 3, 2018

Guests aboard the Privateer had a WHALE OF A DAY! On both trips, we got to see the largest animal on the planet! For the day, we got see a total of 25 Blue whales, 3 Inshore bottlenose dolphin, and ~280 Common dolphins! During the morning, we...

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July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018

BLUE Monday GALORE, CALL THE PRESS! With no exaggeration, we had not 1, but 2 incredible " trips of a lifetime" here at San Diego Whale Watch!! We had a beautiful sunny morning, with clear skies and great visibility. As we headed out west, we...

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July 1, 2018

July 1, 2018

SUPER CETACEAN SUNDAY!!! We had two phenomenal trips today! Baleen and toothed whales were very surface-active, allowing us to witness some amazing behaviors! During the morning trip, we sighted an awesome pod of ~150 Common dolphins that were...

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June 30, 2018

June 30, 2018

Happy Super Cetacean Saturday! The weekend has yet to disappoint us. We encountered FOUR different cetacean species throughout the day. On our morning trip, a playful pod of ~300 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins excited everyone on board. They...

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