October 21, 2019

Another beautiful morning off the coast of San Diego! The weather condition was perfect, with great visibility and placid waters! We headed to the west, then we decided to venture our way down south. As we searched and searched, we saw some really huge dorsal fins...

October 20, 2019

We enjoyed a swell day out on the Pacific! We got lucky and found two awesome pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins beyond the drop-off. The first pod was cruising to the NW along the drop-off. We observed some great acrobatics throughout our time with them. Many...

October 19, 2019

We rocked and rolled through a dolphin filled morning! Such quiet conditions on the afternoon trip made it seem like we packed all the dolphins off San Diego into the first trip of the day! Despite the bumpy conditions, the visibility and lack of wind made for a great...

October 18, 2019

We had an adventurous trip on the Privateer! We were rockin' and rollin' with the increased swell! We set out of the Mission bay jetties and found a small pod of ~5 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were likely feeding on some small schooling fish. We continued out to...

October 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego. The sea conditions were a little rough but we managed to go out 13 miles southwest. We searched long and hard, near and far but we were't able to locate any marine mammals. During our tour we were in constant...

October 15, 2019

Another awesome trip in the books! We encountered the two species of Common dolphins on our morning trip today! We set out to the west, and at only 3-miles from shore, we found a huge pod of ~350 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were cruising pretty quickly to the...

October 14, 2109

Cetacean Monday! Another fabulous trip aboard the Privateer!We started our trip heading out to the west when we got a report of dolphins about 6 miles from our location. Of course, we headed straight there as fast as we could. To our luck, we had a nice, active pod of...

October 12, 2019

What a whale of time our guest had this afternoon! We started our adventure heading to the west when we encountered a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins! A migratory species we see here during the winter time. They were very interactive and curious of our...
April 28, 2018

April 28, 2018

We couldn't call it SUPER CETACEAN SATURDAY without the largest animal on planet Earth. That's right...it was another exciting day of BLUE WHALE watching! The same individual (confirmed by dorsal fin photo ID) that was spotted yesterday morning...

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April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018

No one had the BLUES today on this FIN-tastic Friday!!! It was another great day on the water, filled with exciting Common Dolphin action, a FIN WHALE sighting AND the second BLUE WHALE sighting of the year! We cruised through hundreds of Common...

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April 26, 2018

April 26, 2018

A day spent with Common Dolphins is anything but common! We encountered both Long-Beaked AND Short-Beaked Common Dolphins this morning. The Long-Beaked were fairly mellow, although they showed clear indication of foraging behavior and even...

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April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018

It was a beautiful day on the water! Passengers enjoyed calm seas and incredible visibility. We started our trip out with a nice small pod of ~20 Common dolphin that were headed South in shallow water. Many popped up around us and traveled by...

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April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

It was a gorgeous day on the Pacific today! We had calm, flat sea conditions with very little wind. Scattered patches of fog greeted us as we started our trip this morning. That didn't stop us from finding a few pods of Common dolphins! The...

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April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018

Happy EARTH Day from San Diego Whale Watch! We had an awesome day on the water, spending our time with nature. During the morning cruise, we had some amazing sightings of Common dolphins! We sighted three separate pods that were very fun watch....

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The Common Dolphin action has continued to amaze us! We were lucky enough to enjoy a full day of Common Dolphins (both Long-Beaked AND Short-Beaked) and feeding frenzies. We were greeted this morning at the mouth of the channel by an Inshore...

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April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018

Common Dolphins were the star of The Pacific this morning! We traveled out to the continental shelf and found an enormous stretch of them. Although we estimated a pod size of ~500 individuals, we noticed a wide extension of them in all...

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April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

It was great having Paloma Valley High School on board with us this morning! Despite some unfavorable conditions, we kept our hopes high and cruised into the swell on the lookout for some wildlife. Luckily for us, it didn't take too much time...

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April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 It was a super fun, rock and rollin' kind of day! We started our trip off with a small pod of ~40 Common dolphin. Upon approach, they were seen surfing in the big waves! Guests had fun watching them surfing in our wake...

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April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018

Passengers and crew had fun times aboard the Privateer today. During the morning trip, we encountered a cow/calf pair of Gray whales that were traveling to the North. We got to watch them as they came up for several breaths before going on a...

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April 14, 2018

April 14, 2018

It was a gorgeous Saturday on The Pacific, FILLED to the brim with Common Dolphin action! On our morning trip, we encountered two large pods amounting to ~500-600 Common Dolphins in total! We spotted a few young calves and had an amazing time...

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