Sunday, January 23, 2022

We had an awesome time on the water today with 2 gray whales and 600 long beaked common dolphins in the morning and 6 gray whales in the afternoon! -Ryan

January 22, 2022

Smooth seas and great visibility made for a gorgeous day on the water! We encountered 11 Gray whales, 80 Pacific white-sided dolphins and ~160 Common dolphins today! It was non-stop whale action all day. All of the gray whales were headed south. We enjoyed watching...

Friday, January 21, 2022

On our one afternoon trip today we had a surface active pair of gray whales to start and while hanging out with those whales we spotted another gray whale just south of them which gave us some great looks at its flukes! -Ryan

January 20, 2022

Today was a roller coaster of emotions! A lot of happy and fun surface active whales but also a heartbreaking encounter was observed. During the afternoon trip, we set out and found a single southbound Gray whale that was in travel mode. We sighted another spout down...

January 19, 2022

Todays single trip spotted one single gray whale headed south then we spotted 3 more spouts offshore in the distance, making our way to spend a few breath cycles with a trio of gray whales.   Naturalist, Alexia

January 18, 2022

Our afternoon trip headed out to spot a spout right inside the jetty and this gray whale was spotted by other boats later having made its way all the way across from Quivira Basin in Mariners point. We saw it again at the mouth of the jetty spyhopping on our sunset...

Monday, January 17, 2022

On our two trips today we found 6 whales and about 30 long-beaked common dolphins on our morning trip and on our afternoon trip we found a pod of 4 gray whales making their way south and then just like yesterday we found a cow/calf pair!   -Ryan

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The whale streak continued today with 2 gray whales making their way south this morning along with common dolphins interacting with them. Later on in the trip we found a mixed pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins and long-beaked common dolphins along with a couple of...
Saturday, November 6, 2021

Saturday, November 6, 2021

We had a bittersweet encounter with a humpback whale on both our morning and afternoon trips today as its tail fluke was entangled in fishing gear. Both NOAA and Seaworld Rescue had been notified and hopefully it can be disentangled. This afternoon we watched it...

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November 2, 2021

November 2, 2021

We enjoyed a wonderful trip this afternoon! Before we even left Mission Bay we spotted two Inshore Bottlenose dolphins! Out in deeper water, we encountered close to ~120 Offshore bottlenose dolphins! They were socializing with each other and zooming up to the boat....

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

We had a beautiful day on the ocean today with flat calm conditions and a large pod of over 100 offshore bottlenose dolphins! -Ryan

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October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021

A special day on the water with killer whales that we went 14 miles offshore to catch up to. A rare sighting for us here in San Diego, the last time we saw orcas was 3 years ago. We spent so long reaching them that we only got about 2 breath cycles with these gentle...

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October 24, 2021

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...

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October 24, 2021

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...

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

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...

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October 17, 2021

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...

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September 16, 2021

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,...

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October 15, 2021

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!...

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

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

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October 10, 2021

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...

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