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...
September 2, 2019

September 2, 2019

Risso's Dolphins, Long-Beaked Common Dolphins AND Short-Beaked Common Dolphins were all spotted on BOTH of our trips today! Each trip typically varies to some degree but we were lucky enough to relocate every bit of the morning wildlife on our second trip. The...

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September 1, 2019

September 1, 2019

There couldn't be a better way to spend a holiday weekend than seeing acrobatic whales and dolphins! We embarked on two very successful trips today. In the morning, we observed a boat-friendly and acrobatic Humpback Whale! After watching it swim in a mellow manner for...

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August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

What a wonderful way to kick off the Labor Day weekend! We enjoyed some great sightings of toothed whales! We observed some incredible Common dolphins on both trip today! During the morning trip, we observed close to ~200 Common dolphins out near the drop-off. They...

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August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

Wow! We had an action-packed day full of rare species! We sighted a cow/calf pair of Bryde's whales, 30-40 Risso's dolphins, and a pod of ~30 Common dolphins! It was a gorgeous day, with calm, flat seas, and blue skies! We found all our wildlife out near the drop-off....

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August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

All of the wildlife of the day showed up on our morning trip. For some reason, everything was swiftly moving steadily to the north, but we were lucky enough to catch the tail-end of a pod of dolphins before they cleared the San Diego area. We counted ~600-700 Common...

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August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

We only embarked on a single trip today but we made sure that it was undoubtedly well-spent! A pod of ~80 acrobatic Short-Beaked Common Dolphins caught our attention from miles away as they leaped nearly 15+ feet in the air. Those that weren't launching into the air...

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August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

What a time to be on the water! Lately, we have enjoyed nothing but smooth conditions on the Pacific. During our first trip of the day, we encountered a pod of ~150 Common Dolphins off the coast of La Jolla and Torrey Pines. The dolphins alternated between travel-mode...

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August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019

Who could get a case of the Mondays when there are Humpback Whales and Common Dolphins to enjoy?! We found our favorite juvenile humpback, "Twitch" amidst hundreds of Common Dolphins! As usual, the whale followed along with pod after pod and we were stunned by a...

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August 25, 2019

August 25, 2019

Repeat for the WIN! We had another Super Cetacean Sunday today! We got lucky in sighting three species of toothed whale and one species of baleen whale! During the morning we zoomed out to the SW and at 11.5-miles from shore we found an awesome pod of ~30-40 Risso's...

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August 24, 2019

August 24, 2019

Super Cetacean Saturday is back with three different species of toothed whales to rave about! We passed through three separate pods of Common Dolphins this morning, equating to ~250 dolphins in total! Instead of spreading over wide distances, each pod was densely...

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August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

The adventures continue on the Privateer! What an amazing day we had on both our tours!On our morning trip, our guest got to see 2 different feeding frenzies with long beaked and short beaked Common dolphins! It was pretty fun and entertaining to watch as many of our...

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August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019

What a wonderful trip we had this morning on the Privateer! The sea was hungry, dear friends! We saw feeding frenzy, after feeding frenzy, AFTER FEEDING FRENZY! Many different species of marine birds and Common dolphins were in full force to get their breakfast! We...

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