January 24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020Sightings:AM TRIP:6 Gray Whales 10 Pacific white sided dolphins

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 sightings:AM 6 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins4 Gray Whales (with countless others in the distance!)25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins20 Common DolphinsPM4 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins5 Gray Whales (including one newborn calf!)15 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

January 21, 2020

Sightings: AM Trip:2 Gray whales20 Commons25 Pacific white sided dolphins PM Trip:6 Gray whales25 Pacific white sided dolphins

January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020 sightingsAM: 5 southbound Gray Whales including one newborn calf! 6 Common Dolphins PM:1 southbound Gray Whale1 California Sea Lion feeding on a Leopard Shark!

January 17, 2020

Sightings: Gray Whales-9Pacific white sided dolphins-30Common dolphins-80

January 15, 2020

5 southbound Gray Whales! 3 of the 5 whales were seen interacting with one another and briefly rolling around near shore! We spotted zero dolphins this afternoon but we'll be on the lookout tomorrow on our 12:00 PM trip.

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 sightings (1 trip)3 southbound Gray Whales 40 Common Dolphins

January 8, 2020

1 Southbound Gray Whale (breached 3 times in the distance!) 12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins Next departure 12:00 PM tomorrow!
November 17, 2019

November 17, 2019

Even though the weekend is slowly coming to an end, it's hard to fret about it when spending a Sunday surrounded by wildlife! Conditions were impeccable this morning and we found ourselves in the middle of an astounding feeding frenzy! Roughly ~200 Common Dolphins,...

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November 16, 2019

November 16, 2019

It's always a good day to be on the water! You never know what you will find out in the wild! Today, we had a special trip with the Sea Shepherd! We set out in search of wildlife and got lucky and found both species of Common dolphin! Our first encounter was a very...

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November 15, 2019

Happy Friday Feeding Frenzy! What a spectacular adventure we had this morning!We ventured out to the west and found a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins, a migratory species we see her in the winter time! As we headed further out, we spotted a beautiful...

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Thursday, 11/14/19

Thursday, 11/14/19

What a cool trip today! The weather was perfect and the ocean conditions were mellow. We came out of mission bay and first spotted a number of bait balls with diving brown pelicans which told us there was food around. As we approached the drop off we had dolphins...

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November 12, 2019

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...

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November 10, 2019

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!...

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November 9, 2019

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...

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November 8, 2019

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...

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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...

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November 5, 2019

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...

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November 3, 2019

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...

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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...

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