November 12, 2019

THREE more Humpback Whales were spotted off San Diego this morning! The ocean was full of life and food was clearly plentiful. We observed flocks of shearwaters hovering above an active pod of ~12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and half a dozen California Sea Lions. All...

November 10, 2019

Holy Humpbacks! We spotted FIVE different Humpback Whales this morning and every one of them was traveling south. Two pairs and one single individual were seen throughout the trip. Sandwiched between humpback sightings were TWO different species of toothed whale!...

November 9, 2019

We had a wonderful day full of wildlife! We set out to 8-miles from Mission Bay to find a single Humpback whale. It was seen traveling in many different directions, but we got to see it surface right beside us a few times. We observed its mighty spout, back, and big...

November 8, 2019

BREACHING Friday! Although we had a pretty thick marine layer all morning into the afternoon, it didn't hinder us from having one of the most thrilling experiences aboard the Privateer!We were alerted on the radio as we were a few miles from the coast, there was a...

Thursday, 11/7/19

Unfortunately it was just one of those days today. The conditions were great, but the animals were just not there. We got skunked! The good news for our passengers, though, is that everyone received a free re-ride voucher so that they can come back and try again for...

November 5, 2019

We traveled 13-miles out to find an amazing sighting of a curious juvenile Humpback whale, and ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins! The whale went under the boat several times and we could see its distinctive white pectoral flippers spread out beside it. The white...

November 3, 2019

CALLING ALL WHALE WATCHERS! Now is the time to get on a boat! We have increased chances of seeing Humpbacks as they migrate South and today was our fifth day in a row of sighting them! Read more about our encounter:Super Cetacean Sunday is here again! Boy did we find...

November 1, 2019

The first of the month brought us one of the MOST memorable sightings of the YEAR! As usual, the San Diego coastline had epic conditions for whale watching this morning. We ventured down to the south in hopes of encountering both toothed and baleen whales. It didn't...
October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

We're kicking off the weekend with Minke Whales and dolphin action! At least THREE Minke Whales were circling the San Diego area this morning and we spent some time closely observing one that was fairly boat-friendly! While searching for other wildlife, we noticed a...

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October 8, 2109

The ocean was ALIVE this morning!We started our tour heading to the south when we came upon a large pod of long beaked Common dolphins! They were very interactive with our vessel, riding the wake, leaping out of the water and swimming at high speeds. As we were...

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October 7, 2019

We had some incredibly rare sighting this morning! As we exited the jetties, we were alerted there was a pod of offshore bottlenose dolphins heading to the south! We quickly veered our vessel in that direction and went straight to the given coordinates. When we...

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October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Did we forget to mention that October is an AMAZING time to see Humpback Whales off San Diego?! We typically see a spike in humpback sightings in the spring and fall..boy, were they timely this year! TWO different Humpback Whales (NOT including our summer resident,...

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October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

An entire day was spent watching hundreds of Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the Humpback Whale! We embarked on two trips today, and relocated the same wildlife from the morning tour throughout the afternoon. It isn't every day that everything stays in the same general...

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October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 Cetacean Friday! We had some incredible sightings on the Privateer this morning! We headed to the northwest where we encountered a beautiful, adult Minke whale. Our guest got some amazing views of this cetacean, even able to see its ventral...

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October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

We sighted three species of toothed whale this morning! We sighted ~five Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we cruised out of the Mission Bay jetties! They were feeding under some birds, but took interest in us and bow-rode the Privateer! We continued out to the west and...

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September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

It was a cetacean packed Monday morning! We had some extraordinary sightings, back to back action!Our first encounter was with the offshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were extremely curios of our vessel and displaying lots of activity as we ventured along with them....

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September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Boy, do we love finding Humpback Whales surrounded by hundreds of Common Dolphins! That seems to be the typical trend here off San Diego this month. Despite the bumpy conditions, we were treated to amazing visibility and a vibrant sunny sky that offered some ideal...

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September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Pacific, searching for wildlife. The seas have calmed down so it was a smooth ride out to the west. There were sightings of birds, California sea lions, and a Mola mola! We found a couple of Mylar balloons that we successfully...

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September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! During our trip, we decided to head up northwest to search for dolphins and whales! We ventured some time in the area but didn't find much activity aside from marine birds. Later we turned our vessel to head southeast and to...

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September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

The wildlife was plentiful today and rid us of any possible Monday blues! We spotted 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Bryde's Whale (90% positive species ID) and up to ~600 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins with a sprinkling of ~100 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins! It was an incredible...

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