October 24, 2021

This evening we headed out along our coast and out toward deeper water. We were lucky enough to see a big splash and then following that a few spouts in the distance. We finally made it out and got to hang out with a group of 4 humpbacks that were moving South. We...

October 24, 2021

We had a fun time on the water with big swell. Gorgeous visibility and plenty of birds cruisin' the drop-off. We found a nice couple pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins. In total there were about 200 individuals porpoising and breaching all around us. We spotted a...

Thursday, October 21, 2021

We had a great day on the water with lots of life! This afternoon we set out west and about 11 miles out found a known humpback whale named "Top Gun". This whale is missing this sides of its tail flukes and has lots of scarring from a killer whale encounter at some...

October 17, 2021

#SundayFunday aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we went south and found a a trio of Humpback whales migrating south! There was a pair traveling together and a single separated by only 100 yards. We loved watching them come up for breaths and seeing their...

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... Β  -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...
January 26, 2019

January 26, 2019

Just as we expected, the Pacific was nothing short of beautiful throughout the entire day. Along with nearly perfect conditions, the cetaceans were plentiful! We spotted the first southbound Gray Whale of the day on our morning trip, shortly after exiting the channel....

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January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Gray Whales and dolphins and babies, oh my! Everything was in our favor this morning. The conditions were perfect and the wildlife was non-stop! We quickly spotted our first sighting, soon after exiting the jetties. In shallow water, numerous feeding frenzies full of...

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January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019

Another SPECTACULAR day! Lots of sunshine and placid waters! We saw 5 California Gray whales, with two close encounters as one mugged our boat right off our bow! Our luck continued as we saw a handful of Pacific white sided dolphins mixed in with Common dolphins! As...

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January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

Is there such a thing as Super Cetacean..Tuesday?! That's what we experienced today! The wildlife was in surplus throughout both of our trips and we thoroughly enjoyed the variety. We started the day off with a feeding frenzy of Common Dolphins, Pacific White-Sided...

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January 20, 2019

January 20, 2019

Its always a great day on the water when you're treated to much better sea conditions than what you anticipated! We arrived at the marina expecting a bumpy day on the water and instead sailed smoothly through both of our whale watching trips. In the morning, we...

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January 19, 2019

January 19, 2019

We braved the swells today to find some awesome sightings! We encountered some big waves and some big whales! During our single trip for the day, we set out to the north, hugging the coast. Along the way, a Gray whale cow/calf pair popped up in front of us! We slowed...

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January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019

Gray Whale Galore! What an INCREDIBLE day we had at San Diego Whale Watch! Although we had a bit of stormy weather, it didn't stop us from witnessing our FIRST NORTH bound Gray whale this morning. We also had the opportunity to witness a cow calf pair traveling south...

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January 13, 2019

January 13, 2019

Along with gray skies throughout the day came some Gray Whales! On both trips, Gray Whales of various sizes were observed by our passengers and the crew. On the morning trip, we joined up with a quad of southbound Gray Whales! It appeared to include one adult and...

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January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019

The wildlife brought us to complete BREATHLESSNESS today! On both trips, our passengers were able to observe baleen whales AND toothed whales, through numerous sightings of each type. On the morning trip, we spotted our first southbound Gray Whale of the day off the...

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January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019

We had a boat full of troopers this morning as we embarked on quite the bumpy ride! Despite the rolling conditions, we came upon a really fun and interactive pod of Common Dolphins. While searching for signs of wildlife, they caught us by surprise and swarmed the boat...

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January 4, 2019

January 4, 2019

It was an awesome day on the Pacific! We had two great trips that caught up with three different types of toothed whales in all. During the morning trip, we started out with a pod of ~10 Pacific white-sided dolphins that were enjoying a feast! We observed them feeding...

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January 3, 2019

January 3, 2019

It was an amazing day on the water! The Pacific was teeming with wildlife! We had numerous sightings of toothed whales, baleen whales, sea lions, marine birds, and crustaceans on BOTH trips! During the morning, we set out of the jetties, and found a small pod of just...

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