December 6, 2019

Friday Cetacean! We had an amazing trip this morning. Our guest encountered long beaked Common dolphins! A very active, curious pod of about ~200 individuals! They were bow riding, leaping and showing courtship behavior. Quickly after, we encountered a Bryde's whale,...

December 5, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego. We had superb conditions out on the water but unfortunately, we didn't see any cetaceans. Although, we had a rare and brief sighting of a Green sea turtle! it's only been a handful of times that we had an encounter like this...

The conditions on the water were smooth as could be today and we were able to find various small pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins throughout the trip. Straight out of the jetties we found our first toothed whales of the day; a small pod of 4-5 inshore bottlenose...

December 1, 2019

Happy December! We started a new month with a new friend! A boat-friendly Humpback Whale traveled beside us, surrounded by a mix of Common Dolphins and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins! The wildlife had clearly been circling food until our arrival, when everything (birds,...

November 30, 2019

FOUR different species of whales and dolphins were sighted today! The seas were calm and the visibility seemed endless! We could see the snow-capped mountains, Mexico and up the coast too! We found a couple of Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties...

November 26, 2019

As we left on our trip today we weren't sure what kind of conditions to expect out there, as a 4-7 foot swell was predicted. But there was only one way to find out! We found the end of the jetties to be rolling, but it was high tide so the waves weren't too steep....

November 24, 2019

Hooray for humpbacks! Another two Humpback Whales were spotted moving up the San Diego coast and actively interacting with each other at the surface. We spotted them from FOUR miles ahead of us when one of them breached over and over again! They were much more mellow...

November 23, 2019

Super Cetacean Saturday is here once again! We had great success finding both baleen whales and toothed whales on BOTH of our trips today! We encountered NINE Humpback whales and ~80 Pacific white-sided dolphins throughout the day! We set out to the SW and found two...
December 29, 2017

December 29, 2017

It was an action packed day aboard the Privateer! We sighted toothed and baleen whales on both trips today. We started the first trip out with scattered pods of PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN that totaled close to 40 individuals! Many were seen...

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December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017

It was a fabulous Friday aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we had fun watching a nice pod of ~50 COMMON DOLPHIN! They were very energetic and inquisitive. Some came over to check us out, surfed in our wake and bow rode. We sighted...

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December 27, 2017

December 27, 2017

It was a gorgeous day on the water with plenty of marine mammal action to keep us happy! Despite having hazy conditions with limited visibility, we sighted baleen and toothed whales on both trips. During the morning, we encountered a trio of...

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December 24, 2017

December 24, 2017

It was another beautiful day on the water! The sea conditions were superb! The visibility was also incredible, allowing us to see far North to Camp Pendleton, and far South into Mexico. We could see every little splash from seabirds diving into...

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December 23, 2017

December 23, 2017

It's that time again...Super Cetacean Saturday! We had non-stop action on both trips today! The Gray whales are here in San Diego! During the morning cruise, as soon as we cleared the Mission Bay jetties, we found a small pod of ~15 PACIFIC...

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December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

It was another beautiful day on the water today! We started the trip out with lots of marine mammal action! While in shallow water we encountered a small pod of ~10 PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN participating in a feeding frenzy! There were birds...

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December 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

What a day we had aboard the Privateer! During the morning cruise, as soon as we left the Mission Bay jetties, we sighted a spout from a Southbound GRAY WHALE! There were even a few scattered PACIFIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHIN, totaling ~7 individuals....

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December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

We enjoyed another day full of exuberant toothed whales! There was no need to travel a far distance in order to come across our first wildlife sightings this morning. Immediately, after we exited the channel, a long line of splashing activity...

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December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017

Toothed whales sure made an appearance on the water this morning! Throughout our entire trip, we spotted pod after pod of Common Dolphins in addition to a few handfuls of Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. Both species were encountered immediately on...

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December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017

Your San Diego Whale Watch crew is starting the week off with some Common Dolphin action and shocking reports! It was a beautiful ride on the water this morning, full of sunshine and smooth water conditions. A long line of ~300-350 Common...

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December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017

It's hard not to enjoy a beautiful day on the water, filled with THREE different species of toothed whales! On our morning trip, we encountered two great pods of Common Dolphins, the first being the larger of the two. At least 200-300 Common...

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December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017

It was another super fun day on the Privateer! The sea conditions were a bit bumpy but guests had fun with it. During the morning cruise, we set out toward the West, and encountered a dense, closely aggregated pod of ~200 COMMON DOLPHIN! They...

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