August 18, 2019

Feeding frenzies, acrobatics, and sunshine! We enjoyed two wonderful trips on the Pacific ocean! We sighted Inshore Bottlenose dolphins on our way out of the Mission Bay jetties this morning. They were actively hunting, exhibiting some fast movements. We found another...

August 17, 2019

We had non-stop action today aboard the Privateer! We observed many toothed whales on both of our trips! We started the morning trip with a pod of ~10-15 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins at the mouth of the jetties. We continued out and found numerous pods of Long-beaked...

August 16, 2019

The non-stop cetacean action we enjoyed on our trips yesterday carried through this morning! We found "Twitch" the Humpback Whale, on his/her typical shenanigans of following pods of Common Dolphins and mugging our boat! Up to ~200 Common Dolphins were spotted around...

August 15, 2019

Boy, do we love the summer weather offshore! Although it may be cloudier than usual lately, this summer has treated us to some fabulous sea conditions. On our morning whale watch, we never once lost sight of Common Dolphins! We passed through countless pods until...

August 14, 2019

We could never get tired of meeting up with "Twitch" (informally known as) the Humpback Whale and his/her typical companions, the Common Dolphins! A few miles from the Mission Bay area, we found ourselves in the middle of hundreds of Common Dolphins and our favorite...

August 12, 2019

What a day to be on the boat and searching for wildlife! Our entire day was filled to the brim with non-stop cetacean action. Our first trip of the day was saturated with toothed whales of two different species! TWO separate pods of Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins...

August 11, 2019

Every time we go out to the Pacific, we never know what we will encounter which makes whale watching so much fun! During the morning trip, we headed west and found the same juvenile humpback we have been seeing for a couple months now. We have unoffically named it...

August 10, 2019

We witnessed evidence of how truly biodiverse the San Diego area is today as we encountered FIVE different cetacean species throughout the span of two trips! Three different species of toothed whale made an appearance this morning, including ~30 Risso's Dophins, ~50...

May 12, 2019

The sky may have been a bit gray today but the whales were BLUE! Blue Whales are circling San Diego water RIGHT NOW! We don't want to call it too soon but we are itching to exclaim that the Blue Whale season of 2019 has officially begun. As a perfect fit for Mother's...

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May 11, 2019

We hung out with the largest and second largest whales on the planet today! During the morning trip, we pointed our nose to the SW in search of wildlife. We found a pod of ~25 Common dolphins right in the middle of a feeding frenzy! We continued on to find a Harbor...

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May 10, 2019

The cetacean sightings started right out of the gate this morning. Just as we left the jetties we had 3 inshore bottlenose dolphins guiding us west towards splashes in the distance. The splashes were coming from a large and spread out pod of common dolphins and...

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May 9, 2019

We ventured off into the Pacific Ocean this morning in the hopes that we could find some sunshine and whales! Luckily for us, we did just that! A few scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins crossed our path as we made our way into deeper water. The rain eventually...

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May 7, 2019

Tuesday was all about toothed whales! It was a little bumpy out this morning but we had an amazing encounter. Halfway through our trip as we ventured back east towards Mission Bay, we found a huge scattered pod (~200) of Common dolphins! Many of them were in travel...

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May 5, 2019

It was a mighty fine day to be on the water for some whale watching! FOUR Fin Whales were spotted today, split evenly between each trip. Throughout the beginning of our morning trip, scattered groups of up to ~150 Common Dolphins covered a large area of water. Passing...

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May 4, 2019

It was a gorgeous day full of Fin whale and Common dolphin action! Very soon after leaving the jetties, we sighted a pod of ~30 Long-beaked Common dolphins. They were slowly traveling to the north, but many of them zoomed over to check us out. We watched as they...

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April 30, 2019

We enjoyed an awesome day on the water observing social Fin whales and acrobatic Common dolphins! This afternoon, we set out toward the west and the moment we got to the drop-off we found an exciting pod of ~75 Short-beaked Common dolphins! Their acrobatic and...

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April 28, 2019

We're wrapping up the weekend with Fin Whales and Common Dolphins! The dolphins were spread throughout our entire range off San Diego while the Fin Whales continuously circled the same area. On the morning trip, we passed through widely spread sub-groups of Common...

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April 27, 2019

We had an AMAZING day full of toothed whales and baleen whales! During our morning trip, we sighted a pod of ~50 False killer whales! A very rare sighting for us here in San Diego. They normally spend their time in tropical and subtropical waters. We found them to the...

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April 26, 2019

Blue whale Friday! The blue whales have arrived. Unexpectedly, we found 2-3 blue whales on both trips only a few miles from the coast in water around 260 ft. For a whale that's nearly 100 ft. long that's pretty shallow. They took short dives of usually between 4-7...

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April 25, 2019

We have NO words to describe our day with true justice! One young, exuberant Humpback Whale stole our attention and our hearts on both trips. She/he was spotted this morning and was relocated in the afternoon, making for two equally spectacular trips! Behaviors we...

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