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...

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
September 7, 2019

September 7, 2019

This weeks Cetacean Saturday was reserved for toothed whales and we encountered FOUR different species of them! All four species were spotted on the morning trip and we were able to relocate two species this afternoon. On the first trip of the day, ~35 Offshore...

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September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Happy Friday equated to Happy passengers! What a gorgeous day off the coast of San Diego! The ocean was calm and the visibility was spectacular! We headed to the south in search for marine wildlife. Although it took some time, we spotted a huge pod of short-beaked...

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September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Wahoo! We enjoyed an action-packed day, full of wildlife! We zoomed out to the drop-off and found our first sighting of the day, a huge pod of ~150 Short-beaked Common dolphins! They were racing to the south, but didn't mind hanging out with us. We observed many...

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September 3, 2019

September 3, 2019

We enjoyed a great day on the water with exuberant Short-beaked Common dolphins sighted on both trips! During the morning, we set out to the west and found a pod of ~150 Common dolphins at the drop-off! They were very playful as they zoomed over to check us out! They...

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September 2, 2019

September 2, 2019

Risso's Dolphins, Long-Beaked Common Dolphins AND Short-Beaked Common Dolphins were all spotted on BOTH of our trips today! Each trip typically varies to some degree but we were lucky enough to relocate every bit of the morning wildlife on our second trip. The...

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September 1, 2019

September 1, 2019

There couldn't be a better way to spend a holiday weekend than seeing acrobatic whales and dolphins! We embarked on two very successful trips today. In the morning, we observed a boat-friendly and acrobatic Humpback Whale! After watching it swim in a mellow manner for...

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August 31, 2019

August 31, 2019

What a wonderful way to kick off the Labor Day weekend! We enjoyed some great sightings of toothed whales! We observed some incredible Common dolphins on both trip today! During the morning trip, we observed close to ~200 Common dolphins out near the drop-off. They...

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August 30, 2019

August 30, 2019

Wow! We had an action-packed day full of rare species! We sighted a cow/calf pair of Bryde's whales, 30-40 Risso's dolphins, and a pod of ~30 Common dolphins! It was a gorgeous day, with calm, flat seas, and blue skies! We found all our wildlife out near the drop-off....

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August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019

All of the wildlife of the day showed up on our morning trip. For some reason, everything was swiftly moving steadily to the north, but we were lucky enough to catch the tail-end of a pod of dolphins before they cleared the San Diego area. We counted ~600-700 Common...

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August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

We only embarked on a single trip today but we made sure that it was undoubtedly well-spent! A pod of ~80 acrobatic Short-Beaked Common Dolphins caught our attention from miles away as they leaped nearly 15+ feet in the air. Those that weren't launching into the air...

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August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019

What a time to be on the water! Lately, we have enjoyed nothing but smooth conditions on the Pacific. During our first trip of the day, we encountered a pod of ~150 Common Dolphins off the coast of La Jolla and Torrey Pines. The dolphins alternated between travel-mode...

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August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019

Who could get a case of the Mondays when there are Humpback Whales and Common Dolphins to enjoy?! We found our favorite juvenile humpback, "Twitch" amidst hundreds of Common Dolphins! As usual, the whale followed along with pod after pod and we were stunned by a...

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