April 22, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! We started our trip with a quick encounter with 3 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we were exiting the jetties. As we went further west, we ran into several pods of Common dolphins that were jumping, bow riding, hunting and even...

April 21, 2019

We're wrapping up a fantastic weekend with another day filled with Fin Whales and Common Dolphins! On our first trip of the day, one pair of Fin Whales gave us the slip after a short attempt at observing them. We instead, found a much more boat-friendly Fin Whale that...

April 20, 2019

Whale Watching in San Diego is where its at! We had an incredible day observing both baleen whales and toothed whales out in the Pacific ocean. During both trips, we sighted multiple Fin whales, the second largest whale in the world! During the morning trip, we set...

April 19, 2019

Wow what a day, the fin whales are still here and abundant! On the morning trip we had 2 fin whales about 7-8 miles out just off the drop off. They were likely feeding on pelagic red crab as we were seeing it below about 150 feet down on the fish finder. After leaving...

April 18, 2019

We're already catching the weekend vibes as we approach Friday with some great sightings under our belts! The Common Dolphin activity was high today and the humpbacks are back in town! On our first trip of the day, ~140 Common Dolphins were seen surrounding the boat...

April 17, 2019

Fin Fluke Wednesday! What an incredible, rare, unique encounter we had this morning! It took a bit of time to find a QUAD of the second largest whale in the world, Fin whales! Among this encounter our crew and guest got to see a rare moment in time; a Fin whale raise...

April 16, 2019

We have become huge Fin whale fans! They are so amazing to see in all their massiveness! We had two great trips with Fin whales sighted on both. We had a great start to our morning trip, with a feeding frenzy of a variety of seabirds and Common dolphins! Some took...

April 15, 2019

It may be Monday but we're still feeling the weekend vibes, thanks to the amazing wildlife we were able to enjoy! After a 24-hour Common Dolphin dry-spell, we were happy to have them back in full force this morning. Prior to encountering ~100 Common Dolphins on our...

November 28, 2017

We were rockin' and rollin' through pod after pod of Common Dolphins today! Although we were suspicious of the potential conditions this morning, our bumpy exit from the jetties eventually turned into a beautiful, smooth ride. Our first cetacean...

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November 26, 2017

What a gorgeous day to be on the water! The Pacific greeted us with a minor fog bank this morning but we were pleasantly surprised by the great visibility beyond it. Maneuvering through a flat ocean wasn't too bad either! We encountered a small...

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November 25, 2017

Nature is so unpredictable! We started the day out with a huge fog bank nearshore. While in Mission Bay, we only had 30-yds of visibility around us. After getting out to the Pacific, it opened up to 3-mi of visibility. We set out toward the...

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November 24, 2017

Amazing day full of wildlife was seen today! We couldn't have asked for better sea conditions. The wildlife must have enjoyed it too because everything was out today. We started the day out with a nice sighting of ~10 PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED...

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November 22, 2017

It was a Wacky Whale Wednesday aboard the Privateer! We were graced with a large pod of ~200 COMMON DOLPHIN and a TRIO of HUMPBACK WHALES! As we were headed West toward deeper water, we saw a long line of splashes in the distance. The pod of...

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November 21, 2017

Could there be anything better than glassy ocean water and non-stop Common Dolphin action?! We counted over 800 dolphins this morning, within multiple wide-spread groups! From pods of ~40-50 individuals, all the way up to one pod of ~600! Each...

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November 19, 2017

We're not sure what it is but the inter-species mingling has continued! Our morning adventure was filled with cheeky Sea Lions, two species of toothed whale and even a single Mola Mola! As soon as we crossed over the continental shelf in deep...

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November 18, 2017

It was a beautiful day on the Pacific today. As we set out for our first trip, we had a quick glimpse at two INSHORE BOTTLENOSE dolphin as they were traveling South across the Mission Bay jetties. We continued on, searching far to the SW and had...

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November 17, 2017

The Privateer had a beautiful time on Lake Pacific today! The sea conditions and visibility were superb! We couldn't have asked for a nicer time. During our single trip today, we searched for wildlife toward the North, and encountered a...

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November 16, 2017

Another beautiful day on the water today! As we set out for the day, we exited the Mission Bay jetties and sighted a single INSHORE BOTTLENOSE dolphin that was headed toward the North. We pointed our nose toward the West toward deeper water and...

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November 14, 2017

It was another great day on the water, spent with two different species of toothed whale! Not too far off the coast of La Jolla, we encountered some inter-species mingling between scattered pods of both Pacific White Sided Dolphins and Common...

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November 12, 2017

Any day that you encounter two different species of toothed whale is a great day! We started off our morning trip with quite the bump out of the jetties but we were pleasantly surprised with how nicely the ocean smoothed out as we traveled to...

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