August 18, 2019

Feeding frenzies, acrobatics, and sunshine! We enjoyed two wonderful trips on the Pacific ocean! We sighted Inshore Bottlenose dolphins on our way out of the Mission Bay jetties this morning. They were actively hunting, exhibiting some fast movements. We found another...

August 17, 2019

We had non-stop action today aboard the Privateer! We observed many toothed whales on both of our trips! We started the morning trip with a pod of ~10-15 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties. We continued out and found numerous pods of Long-beaked...

August 16, 2019

The non-stop cetacean action we enjoyed on our trips yesterday carried through this morning! We found "Twitch" the Humpback Whale, on his/her typical shenanigans of following pods of Common Dolphins and mugging our boat! Up to ~200 Common Dolphins were spotted around...

August 15, 2019

Boy, do we love the summer weather offshore! Although it may be cloudier than usual lately, this summer has treated us to some fabulous sea conditions. On our morning whale watch, we never once lost sight of Common Dolphins! We passed through countless pods until...

August 14, 2019

We could never get tired of meeting up with "Twitch" (informally known as) the Humpback Whale and his/her typical companions, the Common Dolphins! A few miles from the Mission Bay area, we found ourselves in the middle of hundreds of Common Dolphins and our favorite...

August 12, 2019

What a day to be on the boat and searching for wildlife! Our entire day was filled to the brim with non-stop cetacean action. Our first trip of the day was saturated with toothed whales of two different species! TWO separate pods of Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins...

August 11, 2019

Every time we go out to the Pacific, we never know what we will encounter which makes whale watching so much fun! During the morning trip, we headed west and found the same juvenile humpback we have been seeing for a couple months now. We have unoffically named it...

August 10, 2019

We witnessed evidence of how truly biodiverse the San Diego area is today as we encountered FIVE different cetacean species throughout the span of two trips! Three different species of toothed whale made an appearance this morning, including ~30 Risso's Dophins, ~50...

February 16, 2018

Gorgeous sea conditions plus several baleen and toothed whales on the water equals a PERFECT day for whale watching! Guests aboard the Privateer today got to see FIVE southbound traveling Gray whales. A total of ~15 Pacific white-sided dolphins...

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February 15, 2018

It was a B-E-A-U-TIFUL day on The Pacific today! We were lucky enough to enjoy calm water and miles worth of visibility. On our morning trip, we spotted FIVE southbound Gray Whales, including one recently born calf!! All but one individual kept...

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February 13, 2018

It was another action-packed day on The Pacific, filled with gorgeous conditions! On the morning trip, we encountered two pairs and one trio of southbound Gray Whales. Each sighting was very different and exciting. Every individual we spotted...

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February 11, 2018

Super Cetacean Sunday is here again!!! We had an action-packed day full of baleen and toothed whales! During the morning cruise, we sighted a total of EIGHT southbound Gray whales! We also sighted scattered pods of ~35 Pacific white-sided...

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February 10, 2018

Despite some unfavorable wind conditions, we were able to enjoy some great sightings on both of our trips today. We encountered multiple instances of inter-species mingling between Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and Common Dolphins throughout the...

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February 9, 2018

Fabulous Friday! We kicked off the weekend perfectly with two trips that got to encounter both baleen and toothed whales! During the morning, as soon as we exited the jetties, we found a pair of Inshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were seen...

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February 8, 2018

WOW! We had an absolutely INCREDIBLE afternoon of watching Gray Whales and toothed whales! In total, we encountered ONE northbound and NINE southbound Gray Whales! We were able to get some amazing looks at each and every one of them but most of...

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February 6, 2018

We had some shockingly close encounters of the gray variety today! Six southbound Gray Whales were spotted this morning, including one single, one pair and one trio. Of the great encounters we experienced with each individual/group, the most...

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Monday 5, 2018

It was another great day full of activity! During our single trip we encountered a total of seven Southbound migrating Gray whales and ~75 Common dolphins! There was a bit of dense fog to start the trip but luckily we sighted several spouts in a...

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February 3, 2018

Our list of sightings for the day nearly took up an entire page in the log book! TWENTY southbound Gray Whales were spotted between two trips and the toothed whales were also out to play! On our first trip of the day, we encountered one single,...

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February 2, 2018

We had such an incredible day on the ocean! During both trips, we had non-stop action with both baleen and toothed whales! During the morning trip, we encountered scattered pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins in shallow water. A couple of...

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February 1, 2018

Despite a lingering bank of fog, we spotted TEN SOUTHBOUND GRAY WHALES today!!! We encountered a few pairs, trios and singles throughout one three hour tour. A few of the whales were low-profile while some exhibited exciting surface activity....

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