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...   -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...
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

During our 3 trips today we encountered ~150 offshore bottlenose dolphins, 1 minke whale, ~400 common dolphins, and on the morning trip about 14 miles out we spotted a black-footed albatross!   -Ryan

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

We made it out 14 miles to the western edge of the nine mile bank during out trip this afternoon. We found a Mola mola, a pod of ~150 short-beaked common dolphins, and a shortfin mako shark that was willing to hang out with us for a while! -Ryan

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August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

We had a fun time watching Short-beaked Common dolphins during the sunset trip! They were very spread out traveling toward the SE along the drop-off. The pod covered a few miles! We watched as they porpoised near the boat and surfed in our wake! The warm glow of the...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Found a brown booby and a masked booby on our afternoon trip today! We also had two pods of short-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

On our one morning trip today we had 4 inshore bottlenose dolphins to start out and then came across two different pods of short-beaked common dolphins. Both pods numbered about 200 dolphins each.   -Ryan

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Had a great day on the water today with common dolphins, both short-beaked and long-beaked. This morning we had about 200 shorties and this afternoon we had that same pod of short-beaks and then a pod of ~300 long-beaks traveling north. -Ryan

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August 14th, 2021

August 14th, 2021

We had a beautiful morning hanging out with a BIG pod of about 500 long-beaked common dolphins. Our winds picked up this afternoon and we spent a good chunk of time with a super active group of ~250 short-beaked commons who were breaching and porpoising all over the...

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

On our one trip today we encountered an active pod of ~250 short-beaked common dolphins and a northbound pod of around 25 offshore bottlenose dolphins!   -Ryan

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August 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

Smooth seas and great visibility led to two incredible trips! During the morning, we had an abundance of wildlife! We encountered about 10 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins outside of Sunset Cliffs. We zoomed out and found a single Blue whale! It was ever so slowly moving...

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August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021

We enjoyed a fun trip on the Privateer today! We cruised out pretty far to the west but it was pretty quiet in the wildlife department. We zoomed back toward the SE to cruise along the drop-off and we lucked out! We found a big pod of ~125 Long-beaked Common dolphins!...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

We had beautiful, calm conditions all day and overall found well over 1,000 common dolphins, both long-beaked and short-beaked, throughout our morning and afternoon trips. We expect these nice conditions to continue for the next few days so come on out!  ...

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