Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Due to weather conditions, our morning trip was cut short. All passengers got a re-ride voucher that does not expire for future trips. The afternoon trip has been canceled. Sightings: Pacific white sided dolphins- 15 Naturalist, Jaeny

March 6, 2020

Friday, March 6, 2020 PM Sightings: Gray Whale-1Common dolphins-60 Naturalist,Jaeny

March 4, 2020

Sightings: 3 Gray Whales 400 Common Dolphins10 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

February 28, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020 PM Trip Sightings:Gray Whale-1Pacific White Sided dolphin-15Common dolphin- 10

February 27, 2020

We love this time of year! We had calm seas and incredible visibility! We had non-stop action in the whale department too! We observed ~50 Pacific white-sided dolphins, ~100 Common dolphins, and TWO Southbound Gray whales! Should be a nice couple of days, so come out...

February 26, 2020

Sightings for Feb. 26, 20201 Humpback Whale and 1 Gray Whale

February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020 sightings:12:00 PM trip - 2 northbound Gray Whales (3 breaches!), 12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphin 4:00 PM trip - 1 Humpback Whale, 15 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, 500 Common Dolphins

February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 PM TRIP SIGHTINGS: Pacific white sided dolphin-12Gray whales- 2 (Adult and Juvenile traveling together)
November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

We're thrilled to say that the storm offshore has passed and TWO different species of toothed whale were spotted this morning! An exuberantly acrobatic pod of ~60 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins made for a special encounter until we found out that a pod of ~20 Risso's...

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November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

We JUST missed the storm this morning! We departed Mission Bay and entered the open ocean to find ourselves in some pretty amazing conditions. In shallow, coastal water, we spotted a scattered pod of 1-2 dozen Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. They were busy foraging so...

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November 17, 2019

November 17, 2019

Even though the weekend is slowly coming to an end, it's hard to fret about it when spending a Sunday surrounded by wildlife! Conditions were impeccable this morning and we found ourselves in the middle of an astounding feeding frenzy! Roughly ~200 Common Dolphins,...

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November 16, 2019

November 16, 2019

It's always a good day to be on the water! You never know what you will find out in the wild! Today, we had a special trip with the Sea Shepherd! We set out in search of wildlife and got lucky and found both species of Common dolphin! Our first encounter was a very...

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November 15, 2019

Happy Friday Feeding Frenzy! What a spectacular adventure we had this morning!We ventured out to the west and found a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins, a migratory species we see her in the winter time! As we headed further out, we spotted a beautiful...

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Thursday, 11/14/19

Thursday, 11/14/19

What a cool trip today! The weather was perfect and the ocean conditions were mellow. We came out of mission bay and first spotted a number of bait balls with diving brown pelicans which told us there was food around. As we approached the drop off we had dolphins...

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November 12, 2019

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...

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November 10, 2019

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!...

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November 9, 2019

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...

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November 8, 2019

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...

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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...

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November 5, 2019

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...

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