September 16, 2021

It was an active day off our coast today! We started off our day with a humpback whale and our afternoon got even busier with 4 other humpbacks who were breaching out of the water multiple times and tail slapping. We also came across ~100 short beaked common dolphins,...

October 15, 2021

We had amazing visibility, great sea conditions and fun times on the Privateer! We encountered a big pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were zooming to the north only 3-miles from shore! We saw plenty of cow/calf pairs and lots of acrobatic behaviors!...

Thursday, October 14, 2021

We had a nice pod of at least 100 feeding long-beaked common dolphins today along with thousands of feeding birds and a brief glimpse of a minke whale that just didn't want to be seen... Β  -Ryan

October 10, 2021

We had two great trips today! The conditions this morning were beautiful! We enjoyed glassy waters and great visibility! We found a fun pod of ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins traveling north. A Minke whale was sighted near them! We continued to the north and...

Saturday, October 9, 2021

All together today we had hundreds of common dolphins, our first Pacific white-sided dolphins of the season, a minke whale and a Bryde's whale!

Friday, October 8, 2021

On our one trip today we made our way out in much better than expected conditions! We found thousands of feeding birds, a swordfish and a pod of around 200 long-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Another absolutely beautiful day out on the water. The Privateer was able to find a couple hundred Common dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins throughout the day. In one of the Bottlenose pods we encountered the famous leucistic "Patches". Our sunset trip also encountered...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Privateer made its way out to ideal conditions today with little to no swell and clear blue skies. On our morning trip we were able to find some Bottlenose dolphins, a couple hundred Common dolphins, and Twitch the Humpback whale! Our sunset trip found a pod of...
October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

We didn't realize that the Pacific turned into a LAKE overnight! We enjoyed some of the best conditions of the season off San Diego today and cruised over a FLAT ocean throughout an entire morning trip! The wildlife was just as spectacular as the conditions and...

read more
October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

It feels like summer time off the coast of San Diego! Hot weather, calm seas and amazing visibility!We had the trip of a lifetime! We headed out west and encountered a small pod of Common dolphins but our luck didn't stop there. As we were coming back towards the...

read more
October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019

The impacts of the autumn Santa Ana winds were strikingly clear this morning as we observed impeccable visibility accompanied by a dusty haze from the dry, inland originating winds. The sea conditions did not disappoint us either and our entire trip was spent cruising...

read more
October 21, 2019

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...

read more
October 20, 2019

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...

read more
October 19, 2019

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...

read more
October 18, 2019

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...

read more

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...

read more
October 15, 2019

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more