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...

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...
July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017

We are kicking the fourth of July weekend off right here at SDWW! The Blue whales are in great abundance off the coast of San Diego. We hope you'll come join us because today we had two awesome trips! During the morning cruise, we encountered close sightings of FOUR...

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June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017

Another Fabulous Friday on the Privateer! We found so much wildlife out there! We encountered a MEGAPOD of Common dolphin as we head out to deeper water. Once we made it out, we found FIVE Blue whales with several spouts in the distance! They were very boat friendly,...

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June 29, 2017

June 29, 2017

It was another INCREDIBLE day on the Privateer! We had one trip that included non-stop action! We made our way out to the drop-off and sighted a huge spout on the horizon! That spout was the first of many! We ended up observing FOUR individual BLUE whales close-up! We...

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June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017

Two blue whales were feeding on swarms of krill just at the drop off. Between the two of them everyone on board got a spectacular view of the largest animal to ever live on our planet. The wild life was out in force today and we found a mega-pod of common dolphins who...

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June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Could there be a better way to beat the heat than being on the water with some of the largest animals on the planet?! We had a PHENOMENAL day on the Privateer. In the morning, we found a pod of ~500 Common Dolphins, filled with young calves and eager bow-riders. In...

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June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

The dense morning fog consistently impacted our visibility this morning but that didn't inhibit us from finding whales and dolphins today! As we searched for clearance from the fog, we found scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins that came right on up to the Privateer...

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June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017

The dense morning fog consistently impacted our visibility this morning but that didn't inhibit us from finding whales and dolphins today! As we searched for clearance from the fog, we found scattered handfuls of Common Dolphins that came right on up to the Privateer...

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June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

Can you say...BALEEN?! What an AMAZING day we just had on the Privateer! On our morning trip, we joined up with a scattered pod of roughly 450-500 Common Dolphins, filled with ladies, gentlemen and little juveniles. We were able to witness mating behavior as well as...

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June 24, 2017

June 24, 2017

It was most definitely a SUPER Saturday here on the Privateer! We had an action-packed day full of both whales and dolphin sightings on both trips! During the morning trip, we found an awesome pod of ~75 Common dolphin that were feeding. We left that pod and continued...

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June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

It was a BLUE-tastic day!!! We had one incredible trip today! As we exited the jetties, we sighted two inshore bottlenose dolphin crossing the channel, heading North! The fun didn't stop there, we also found TWO Blue whales out in deeper water along the ridge. We...

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June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Another fantastic day out on the water! During the morning cruise, we found a small pod of Common dolphin as soon as we exited the jetties. Throughout the entire trip we found several more pods even way out 9-miles from shore. On our way back in, about 3-miles from...

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June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

Today's trip was full of wildlife. As we cleared the harbor a pod of inshore bottle nose dolphin were there to greet us, followed by pod after pod of common dolphin. We got to see ocean sun fish sunning at the surface. We turned back towards land after searching the...

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