January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 sightings:AM 6 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins4 Gray Whales (with countless others in the distance!)25 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins20 Common DolphinsPM4 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins5 Gray Whales (including one newborn calf!)15 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins

January 21, 2020

Sightings: AM Trip:2 Gray whales20 Commons25 Pacific white sided dolphins PM Trip:6 Gray whales25 Pacific white sided dolphins

January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020 sightingsAM: 5 southbound Gray Whales including one newborn calf! 6 Common Dolphins PM:1 southbound Gray Whale1 California Sea Lion feeding on a Leopard Shark!

January 17, 2020

Sightings: Gray Whales-9Pacific white sided dolphins-30Common dolphins-80

January 15, 2020

5 southbound Gray Whales! 3 of the 5 whales were seen interacting with one another and briefly rolling around near shore! We spotted zero dolphins this afternoon but we'll be on the lookout tomorrow on our 12:00 PM trip.

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 sightings (1 trip)3 southbound Gray Whales 40 Common Dolphins

January 8, 2020

1 Southbound Gray Whale (breached 3 times in the distance!) 12 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins 150 Common Dolphins Next departure 12:00 PM tomorrow!

January 7, 2020

Oh, baby! Our first sighting of an early born Gray Whale calf, swimming toward Mexico with its mother on our 12:00 PM trip! We're wishing them great luck on the rest of their journey to Baja! Total sightings today 1/7/20202 Gray Whales20 Pacific White-Sided...
August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

We enjoyed a morning full of toothed whales! Our trip started out with a brief encounter with a trio (including a cow-calf pair!!) of Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins. After some observation, we went into deeper water and found multiple pods of Common Dolphins! Over one...

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August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

It was megapod Monday today! We experienced an entire day full of Common Dolphins! Our morning trip was spent with roughly 120 dolphins that sped up to the boat and surfed with us. On our way back into Mission Bay, we were greeted at the mouth of the jetties by ~6...

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August 6, 2017

August 6, 2017

It was a day full of Minke madness and Common Dolphin craziness! On our morning trip, we found a quick-moving pair of Minke Whales! We believe it might have been a cow-calf pair, due to the individuals remaining in very close proximity to one another. The potential...

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August 5, 2017

August 5, 2017

It was wonderful day on the water today! During both trips we encountered wildlife, close to the shore and out in deeper water. During the morning trip, we encountered an amazing Megapod of Common dolphin! Everywhere you looked we could see them exhibiting...

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August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017

Summertime brings variety here off the coast of San Diego! We had a wonderful time on both trips today! During the morning trip, as we exited the jetty's, we saw a trio of inshore bottlenose dolphins heading North along the coast! We continued out West and encountered...

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August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017

Beautiful, calm conditions on the Pacific led to incredible sightings! During the morning trip, we encountered a variety of marine species that included California sea lions checking the Privateer out, a Mola mola (Ocean sunfish) hanging out on the ocean surface, a...

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August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017

Today we saw hundreds of dolphins and a Minki whale on both trips. There was a curious young harbor seal rolling in the kelp and checking us out. It was cool and breezy on the ocean today. Beat the heat with us this week and enjoy the wild life off our coast at the...

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August 1, 2017

August 1, 2017

It may be Tuesday but it sure felt like Minke Monday! On our morning trip today, we noticed a disturbance in the water ahead of us. We then watched the formation of footprints until a MINKE WHALE broke the surface right next to the boat! We were able to get a few good...

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July 31, 2017

July 31, 2017

The Common Dolphins of Monday! Our entire day was filled to the brim with dolphin action. Over 450-500 Common Dolphins were observed today, with multiple pods spotted during each trip. Many calves were present throughout both trips and the surface activity was...

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July 30, 2017

July 30, 2017

We have a high chance of spotting toothed whales on every single trip throughout the entire year, but it is the behavior of each pod that makes for a special encounter! We were able to see a variety of different activities and behaviors exhibited from two species of...

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July 29, 2017

July 29, 2017

Let's call today Super Cetacean Saturday! We encountered some great wildlife on both trips today! During the morning trip, we encountered THREE species of toothed whales! We observed ~40 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin and ~70 Risso's dolphin out at the 9-mile bank!...

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July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

There were so many Common dolphins to be found on both of our trips today! As soon as we got out to deeper water we encountered several interactive pods of Common dolphin. During the morning trip, we found a nice large pod of ~500 individuals that were traveling fast...

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