November 12, 2019

THREE more Humpback Whales were spotted off San Diego this morning! The ocean was full of life and food was clearly plentiful. We observed flocks of shearwaters hovering above an active pod of ~12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and half a dozen California Sea Lions. All...

November 10, 2019

Holy Humpbacks! We spotted FIVE different Humpback Whales this morning and every one of them was traveling south. Two pairs and one single individual were seen throughout the trip. Sandwiched between humpback sightings were TWO different species of toothed whale!...

November 9, 2019

We had a wonderful day full of wildlife! We set out to 8-miles from Mission Bay to find a single Humpback whale. It was seen traveling in many different directions, but we got to see it surface right beside us a few times. We observed its mighty spout, back, and big...

November 8, 2019

BREACHING Friday! Although we had a pretty thick marine layer all morning into the afternoon, it didn't hinder us from having one of the most thrilling experiences aboard the Privateer!We were alerted on the radio as we were a few miles from the coast, there was a...

Thursday, 11/7/19

Unfortunately it was just one of those days today. The conditions were great, but the animals were just not there. We got skunked! The good news for our passengers, though, is that everyone received a free re-ride voucher so that they can come back and try again for...

November 5, 2019

We traveled 13-miles out to find an amazing sighting of a curious juvenile Humpback whale, and ~200 Long-beaked Common dolphins! The whale went under the boat several times and we could see its distinctive white pectoral flippers spread out beside it. The white...

November 3, 2019

CALLING ALL WHALE WATCHERS! Now is the time to get on a boat! We have increased chances of seeing Humpbacks as they migrate South and today was our fifth day in a row of sighting them! Read more about our encounter:Super Cetacean Sunday is here again! Boy did we find...

November 1, 2019

The first of the month brought us one of the MOST memorable sightings of the YEAR! As usual, the San Diego coastline had epic conditions for whale watching this morning. We ventured down to the south in hopes of encountering both toothed and baleen whales. It didn't...
May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

The sky was BLUE, the water was BLUE and the whales were BLUE! we had two amazing trips with plenty of toothed whales and baleen whales to be found! During the morning trip, we found three Blue whales, including a cow/calf pair! They were...

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May 26, 2018

May 26, 2018

It was incredibly windy off the coast of San Diego today, but that didn't stop us from spotting toothed whales! We rocked over rolling swells this morning and encountered one mystery whale. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to stick...

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May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

We're catching baby fever here on The Privateer! Baby BLUE WHALES and baby Common Dolphins stole our hearts this morning. Although we spotted 4+ Blue Whales throughout the trip, we struggled to get a close look at them until a cow-calf pair...

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May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

We weren't kidding when we said the Blue Whale season has begun..not just one, two, five, or ten Blue Whales were spotted on our three-hour tour today..TWELVE BLUE WHALES were seen with the naked eye while NUMEROUS additional spouts were seen...

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May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

BLUE WHALE SEASON IS HERE! We had an amazing trip this morning! As we were heading out to the West, we started seeing spout after spout appearing on the horizon. About 5-miles from shore, we had FIVE Blue whales in close proximity to each other....

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May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

Super Cetacean Saturday carried into Sunday again, as the mighty Blue Whales AND Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted on the same tour for the second day in a row! We are finally and officially calling it BLUE WHALE SEASON OF 2018! They...

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May 19 2018

May 19 2018

It's that time again...SUPER CETACEAN SATURDAY! We had two amazing trips today. We encountered the largest whale in the world during the morning trip. We were lucky enough to see two individuals in one area. They were observed likely feeding as...

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May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018

It hard not to enjoy a day on the water with THREE different species of baleen whale! Our morning trip was filled with action from start to finish. Upon our exit from the channel, we spotted two scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins that were...

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May 13, 2018

May 13, 2018

The entire day was filled with BLUE. A sunny, blue sky along with clear, blue water made for a perfect day of BLUE WHALE watching. Our first sighting of the morning was an unforgettable one..a Blue Whale was spotted ~5.7 miles southwest of Point...

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May 12, 2018

May 12, 2018

We were BLOW-n away by the wildlife today! Common Dolphins and BLUE WHALES made for another SUPER CETACEAN SATURDAY! We encountered Long-Beaked AND Short-Beaked Common Dolphins on BOTH trips, in addition to observing the same Blue Whale...

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May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

We were rockin' and rollin' aboard The Ohana this morning! We took our sister vessel out for a whale watch and had some fairly good luck spotting wildlife, despite the conditions. Upon our exit from the Mission Bay channel, we encountered a...

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May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018

BIG waves and BIG whales were seen on this Sunday Funday! We were so lucky to observe the largest animal on the planet! Not only did we see one BLUE whale, but we believe there may have been three or four individuals in the area! We got to see...

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