June 11, 2019

Cetacean Tuesday! Both trips were packed with lots of action and multiple species sightings!Our morning trip started off a little foggy, with limited visibility. As we ventured further west, the conditions changed as we spotted a pod of Offshore Bottlenose dolphins!...

May 28, 2019

Colossal Tuesday! We had an incredible day on the water. As we exit the jetties, we encountered a small group of inshore Bottlenose dolphins that were traveling south bound. We continued our search and got very lucky to see several pods of short-beaked and long-beaked...

May 14, 2019

Blue sky, blue water and Blue Whales surrounded us this morning! In addition to a few scattered pods of up to ~50 Common Dolphins in total, we spotted massive spout after spout along the horizon. Each and every blow appeared to be that of a Blue Whale. While...

May 12, 2019

The sky may have been a bit gray today but the whales were BLUE! Blue Whales are circling San Diego water RIGHT NOW! We don't want to call it too soon but we are itching to exclaim that the Blue Whale season of 2019 has officially begun. As a perfect fit for Mother's...

May 11, 2019

We hung out with the largest and second largest whales on the planet today! During the morning trip, we pointed our nose to the SW in search of wildlife. We found a pod of ~25 Common dolphins right in the middle of a feeding frenzy! We continued on to find a Harbor...

May 10, 2019

The cetacean sightings started right out of the gate this morning. Just as we left the jetties we had 3 inshore bottlenose dolphins guiding us west towards splashes in the distance. The splashes were coming from a large and spread out pod of common dolphins and...

May 9, 2019

We ventured off into the Pacific Ocean this morning in the hopes that we could find some sunshine and whales! Luckily for us, we did just that! A few scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins crossed our path as we made our way into deeper water. The rain eventually...

May 7, 2019

Tuesday was all about toothed whales! It was a little bumpy out this morning but we had an amazing encounter. Halfway through our trip as we ventured back east towards Mission Bay, we found a huge scattered pod (~200) of Common dolphins! Many of them were in travel...

December 22, 2017

It was another beautiful day on the water today! We started the trip out with lots of marine mammal action! While in shallow water we encountered a small pod of ~10 PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN participating in a feeding frenzy! There were birds...

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December 22, 2017

What a day we had aboard the Privateer! During the morning cruise, as soon as we left the Mission Bay jetties, we sighted a spout from a Southbound GRAY WHALE! There were even a few scattered PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN, totaling ~7 individuals....

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December 20, 2017

We enjoyed another day full of exuberant toothed whales! There was no need to travel a far distance in order to come across our first wildlife sightings this morning. Immediately, after we exited the channel, a long line of splashing activity...

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December 19, 2017

Toothed whales sure made an appearance on the water this morning! Throughout our entire trip, we spotted pod after pod of Common Dolphins in addition to a few handfuls of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. Both species were encountered immediately on...

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December 18, 2017

Your San Diego Whale Watch crew is starting the week off with some Common Dolphin action and shocking reports! It was a beautiful ride on the water this morning, full of sunshine and smooth water conditions. A long line of ~300-350 Common...

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December 17, 2017

It's hard not to enjoy a beautiful day on the water, filled with THREE different species of toothed whales! On our morning trip, we encountered two great pods of Common Dolphins, the first being the larger of the two. At least 200-300 Common...

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December 16, 2017

It was another super fun day on the Privateer! The sea conditions were a bit bumpy but guests had fun with it. During the morning cruise, we set out toward the West, and encountered a dense, closely aggregated pod of ~200 COMMON DOLPHIN! They...

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December 15, 2017

It was a beautiful day on the water! As we set out of the Mission Bay jetties, we were greeted with nice, calm seas with little wind, creating a glassy surface! Our visibility was amazing, as we could see for miles! We found a couple of pods...

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December 12, 2017

IT WAS A RECORD BREAKING DAY on The Privateer this morning!!!! We just broke our record for the highest Humpback Whale count of any three hour whale watching tour at San Diego Whale Watch! Seven were encountered closely, two were spotted off in...

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December 10, 2017

We're ending the weekend on a phenominal note! Passengers aboard The Privateer enjoyed some GORGEOUS conditions and time spent with many different marine mammal species! We encountered TWO HUMPBACK WHALES this morning, traveling separately and...

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December 9, 2017

It was a Super Toothed Whale Saturday aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we encountered three species of toothed whale! We ventured out into deeper water and found a very spread out pod of ~300 COMMON DOLPHIN! They were pretty...

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December 8, 2017

It was an nice day to be on the water today! The sea conditions were superb as there was little wind and not much of a swell present. We were super lucky to find both toothed and baleen whales on our morning trip. Once we got to the drop-off, we...

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