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...   -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...
Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

It was nearly a repeat of yesterday afternoons trip but with calmer seas today. We had hundreds of feeding long-beaked common dolphins feeding along with thousands of birds. The most abundant bird species being black-vented shearwaters and we even spotted a leucistic...

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

During our two trips today we found over 500 long-beaked common dolphins and in the afternoon we came across a massive feeding frenzy with thousands of birds along with the dolphins. On our way back in from our afternoon trip we had a brief glimpse of a minke whale....

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September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021

It has been a great week of Risso's dolphins sightings as we were able to find these unique animals yet again. Today's sighting was of a nursery pod with a bunch of cow-calf pairs. We were also able to find a scattered of pods up North on the AM trip.   -Tai

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September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Hooray for Megapods! Today we cruised up to the north beyond La Jolla! We found ourselves off Solana Beach today, the farthest to the north we've been in a long time! Up there we encountered an amazing over 1,000 Long-beaked Common dolphins! We hadn't seen Common...

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September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

Another beautiful day spent on the Pacific! We set out to the west on both trips today and got super lucky! We found a huge pod of ~150 Risso's dolphins slowly hanging out 11-miles from Mission Bay! There were a handful of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins also mixed in...

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September 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

Wow, it was absolutely beautiful out there today! We had flat, calm seas...it looked like Lake Pacific! We searched the "lake" for about 11-miles and then found an awesome mixed pod of Risso's and Offshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were slowly traveling to the SE....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Had great conditions on our one sunset trip today and found a pod of around 300 leaping short-beaked common dolphins, and a second pod of around 30 on our way back in!   -Ryan

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

On our one morning trip today we encountered a pod of around 200 feeding short-beaked common dolphins in beautiful conditions. On our way in we found 4 curious inshore bottlenose dolphins right outside the bay. -Ryan

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August 30, 2021

August 30, 2021

The seas were beautiful with pretty good visibility! We traveled 14-miles to the SW and and found many pods of Common dolphins. Both Long-beaked and Short-beaked Common dolphins were so much fun to observe! Lots of breaching, porpoising, and feeding seen! We even...

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August 28th, 2021

August 28th, 2021

Today we had a great day seeing ~600 common dolphins and 10 offshore bottlenose. The commons were super playful with the boat and our sunset trip was treated to a lot of long-beaked dolphins breaching out of the water. We ended our day with a beautiful Saturday sunset.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

This morning we had nice conditions on the water with a minke whale right as we got to the drop off and then encountered ~150 long-beaked common dolphins. On our sunset trip we had a energetic pod of ~150 short-beaked common dolphins!   -Ryan

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