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...   -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...

Saturday, October 9, 2021

All together today we had hundreds of common dolphins, our first Pacific white-sided dolphins of the season, a minke whale and a Bryde's whale!

Friday, October 8, 2021

On our one trip today we made our way out in much better than expected conditions! We found thousands of feeding birds, a swordfish and a pod of around 200 long-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Another absolutely beautiful day out on the water. The Privateer was able to find a couple hundred Common dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins throughout the day. In one of the Bottlenose pods we encountered the famous leucistic "Patches". Our sunset trip also encountered...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Privateer made its way out to ideal conditions today with little to no swell and clear blue skies. On our morning trip we were able to find some Bottlenose dolphins, a couple hundred Common dolphins, and Twitch the Humpback whale! Our sunset trip found a pod of...
August 8, 2021

August 8, 2021

We had an amazing Sunset trip! We found ~200 Short-beaked Common dolphins racing to the south. Many hung out with us and surfed our wake and the bow! We traveled west and got super lucky and found a single BLUE WHALE! It was circling the area, likely feeding! The...

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sunday, August 8, 2021

In both our morning and afternoon trips today we found over 1,000 short-beaked common dolphins, hundreds of long-beaked common dolphins and a pod of ~20 Risso's dolphins we encountered on both trips! Ryan

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August 7, 2021

August 7, 2021

Perfect conditions out on the Pacific today made for a great time on the water. Glassy waters and smooth seas resulted in a day spent with over 800 Common dolphins and 30 Bottlenose dolphins.   Naturalist,   Tai

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August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

Fun times on the Privateer today! We had two great trips with sightings all day! We encountered a fun pod of ~50 Short-beaked Common dolphins during the morning trip. They were very active as they launched out of the water non-stop! Many cow/calf pairs were sighted as...

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August 5, 2021

August 5, 2021

We endured some bumpy seas today! It was totally worth it as we encountered an awesome pod of ~20 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin during the morning trip! There were a few cow/calf pairs that cruised right beside our boat. During the afternoon trip, we set out and found...

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

No, you aren't seeing pictures from this last winter. On our afternoon trip today a northbound gray whale was traveling up the kelp line off of sunset cliffs! We got great looks at it as it was staying mostly near the surface and never made any deep dives. We wish it...

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August 3, 2021

August 3, 2021

We had two great trips today! We sighted ~250 Short-beaked Common dolphins during the morning trip! They were breaching, porpoising and cruising beside the Privateer! Many cow/calf pairs were seen in both pods! During the afternoon trip we found a HUGE pod of ~600...

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August 2, 2021

August 2, 2021

The day started with a thick fog bank limiting our visibility, but we were able to push through into beautiful conditions. Our perseverance paid off with multiple pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins all day.   Naturalist, Tai

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sightings of this morning and this afternoon: AM: 200 stampeding long-beaked common dolphins PM: 450 short-beaked common dolphins and a parasitic jaeger chasing elegant terns

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July 31, 2021

July 31, 2021

A fog bank welcomed the Privateer this morning on our AM trip, but cleared up as we pushed out west. We were able to locate a Pod of ~50 Bottlenose dolphins.   Naturalist,   Tai

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Over our 3 trips today we encountered ~1,000 long-beaked common dolphins and we just had a beautiful sunset! -Ryan

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