May 4, 2021

We had a great trip this afternoon with lots of wildlife. Our guest encountered Common dolphins, a Mola mola and California sea lions. Common dolphins-100 Naturalist Jaeny

May 1, 2021

We had two amazing trips full of wildlife! During the afternoon trip we encountered ~25 Offshore Bottlenose dolphins that came straight to the boat to bowride. We head out to the west and sighted a pair of Fin whales! They were seen circling in one spot likely...

Saturday, May 1, 2021

On our morning and afternoon trips today we had great sightings! In the AM we had ~300 long-beaked common dolphins and a cow/calf pair of fin whales and in the PM we had ~30 offshore bottlenose dolphins, 2 fin whales and ~75 long-beaked common dolphins. Its always...

April 30, 2021

Happy Whale Day! We had an incredible, unique encounter this afternoon! Our guest got to see a very fun, playful, curious Humpback whale! This whale mugged us several times and milled right next to us playing with kelp! It was just a yard or two from our vessel! Our...

April 29, 2021

We had a gorgeous sunset cruise! Right out of the Mission Bay jetties, we found some amazing feeding frenzies! Marine birds and ~100 Common dolphins were feeding all along the coast! Some even came over to say hi by surfing in our wake or riding the bow! We set out to...

April 29, 2021

It was a nice, hot day off the coast of San Diego this afternoon. The Privateer headed out north to La Jolla canyon to find several hundred Common dolphins in a feeding frenzy with many marine birds feasting. We also got to see a Mola Mola during our trip 3 hour tour!...

April 27, 2021

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego! We had amazing visibility, we could see as far south into Mexico, the Los Coronado Islands. The Privateer headed out 10 miles to the west, as we encountered several hundred Common dolphins! They were in a feeding...

Monday, April 26th, 2021

A rainy day to start produced over 200 Short-beaked Common mixed with some Long-beaked dolphin for us today on a pretty adventurous trip. We made it out to the second drop-off zone into about 2000ft of water where we ran into several scattered pods.   Naturalist,  ...
April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

It was a fun day out there! We were rolling with the big swells. During the morning trip, we were still in shallow water, and found a Minke whale pop up right in front of us! It popped up all around us allowing us some great looks. We got out beyond the drop-off and...

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Today's Sightings! Long-beaked Common dolphin: 800 Pacific White-sided dolphin: 25 Gray whale: 5

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April 3, 2021

April 3, 2021

We had two more great trips today! We encountered a single Gray whale during the afternoon trip that was cruising pretty fast up the coast. We caught up with an amazing pod of ~500 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were sighted only a few miles from shore. During the...

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April 1, 2021

April 1, 2021

Aaaamazing day on the water today! We found FIVE northbound Gray whales and about 15 Pacific white-sided dolphins on the afternoon trip! The trio of Gray's were rolling around showing courtship/socializing behaviors! During the sunset trip, we encountered a stinky...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Ocean conditions were as good as it gets today! In the morning we had a inshore Bottlenose dolphin right by the dock again and as we headed out we encountered a pod of about 30 Pacific white-sided dolphins. Further out we found a curious Minke whale that came right up...

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – Sunset

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – Sunset

After pushing to the west into the glare of the sun, we were able to locate a MEGA-pod of Long-beaked Common dolphin that was feeding in a very dense pod formation. After getting some great looks at them, Captain John spotted a spout in the distance that turned out to...

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March 30, 2021

We had wonderful conditions this morning into the afternoon. The San Diego coast was certainly alive, folks! We saw 2 Mola molas in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. As for cetaceans, we had offshore Bottlenose dolphins and Common dolphins with lots of babies in the...

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021

We really had a great time on our 3 trips today. We had the same humpback whale on all of our trips and even got mugged by it on our sunset trip. We also had 1,000+ long-beaked common dolphins in the morning and afternoon trips and even a couple of inshore bottlenose...

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Today was a great day on the water spent with 1000+ Long-beaked Common dolphin and a very surface active Humpback Whale. We were also able to locate two Gray whales as well! Naturalist, Tai

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

It was a brisk evening on the water as we made our way out to the Pacific. We were able to find 2 Grays heading North, but after a boater got a little too close and forced them to the East they were not interested in being seen. We pushed to the North and were able to...

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March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

The wild life was spectacular this afternoon! We encountered 3 Gray whales going north bound and 1 south bound, a total of 4 whales! As we headed out to the west, we saw hundreds of long beak Common dolphins. An amazing and memorable experience for our guest!  ...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Beautiful conditions out on the water led to two wonderful trips for the day. On our morning trip we sighted about 70 offshore Bottlenose dolphins and a Gray whale on our way back in. Our afternoon trip featured another 70 Bottlenose dolphin, 3 Gray whales, and a...

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