Sunday, December 5, 2021

There's been a gray whale hanging out in La Jolla the last 3 days and we found it again today on both trips! Will it be there next week? Only one way to find out... We also had long-beaked common dolphins on both trips today as well.   -Ryan

December 4, 2021

The FIRST Gray whale of the season was sighted today!! On both the morning and afternoon trips we sighted the same Gray whale hanging out in La Jolla canyon! The gray was observed heading south! We During the afternoon and sunset trips, we encountered 5 humpback...

Thursday, December 2, 2021

On our afternoon trip today we encountered a leaping pod of about 200 short-beaked common dolphins and on our sunset trip we encountered a similar sized pod of around 200 long-beaked common dolphins. Conditions, as they've been for a couple weeks now were perfect!  ...

November 28, 2021

Humpback kind of weekend! Today we spent the morning with same humpback that we got to see yesterday and then got to spend the afternoon with a different humpback who breached twice, tail-lobbed over and over, and surfaced right near the boat a few times.   It was a...

Saturday, November 27, 2021

We had more epic conditions and another day with over a thousand long-beaked common dolphins! On our afternoon trip we had 2 feeding humpbacks!   -Ryan

Friday, November 26, 2021

Over our 3 trips today we encountered well over 1,000 long-beaked common dolphins. On our afternoon trip alone we had a megapod we estimated to be close to 1,500 long beaks traveling northwest. On our sunset trip we encountered a shy fin whale and a humpback whale!...

November 24, 2021

Today we spent the afternoon with a spread out pod of about 100 long beaked common dolphin and enjoyed the sunset with a pod of ~200 commons. Wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving and we will be back on the water on Friday!   Naturalist, Alexia

November 23, 2021

We had 3 action packed trips today! The morning trip sighted a MEGAPOD (1000) of Common dolphins! They were everywhere! During the afternoon trip, we encountered a cow/calf pair of Humpbacks hanging out in La Jolla! One whale even breached! Common dolphins were with...
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

We made it out 14 miles to the western edge of the nine mile bank during out trip this afternoon. We found a Mola mola, a pod of ~150 short-beaked common dolphins, and a shortfin mako shark that was willing to hang out with us for a while! -Ryan

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August 17, 2021

August 17, 2021

We had a fun time watching Short-beaked Common dolphins during the sunset trip! They were very spread out traveling toward the SE along the drop-off. The pod covered a few miles! We watched as they porpoised near the boat and surfed in our wake! The warm glow of the...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Found a brown booby and a masked booby on our afternoon trip today! We also had two pods of short-beaked common dolphins. -Ryan

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

On our one morning trip today we had 4 inshore bottlenose dolphins to start out and then came across two different pods of short-beaked common dolphins. Both pods numbered about 200 dolphins each.   -Ryan

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Had a great day on the water today with common dolphins, both short-beaked and long-beaked. This morning we had about 200 shorties and this afternoon we had that same pod of short-beaks and then a pod of ~300 long-beaks traveling north. -Ryan

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August 14th, 2021

August 14th, 2021

We had a beautiful morning hanging out with a BIG pod of about 500 long-beaked common dolphins. Our winds picked up this afternoon and we spent a good chunk of time with a super active group of ~250 short-beaked commons who were breaching and porpoising all over the...

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021

On our one trip today we encountered an active pod of ~250 short-beaked common dolphins and a northbound pod of around 25 offshore bottlenose dolphins!   -Ryan

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August 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

Smooth seas and great visibility led to two incredible trips! During the morning, we had an abundance of wildlife! We encountered about 10 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins outside of Sunset Cliffs. We zoomed out and found a single Blue whale! It was ever so slowly moving...

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August 11, 2021

August 11, 2021

We enjoyed a fun trip on the Privateer today! We cruised out pretty far to the west but it was pretty quiet in the wildlife department. We zoomed back toward the SE to cruise along the drop-off and we lucked out! We found a big pod of ~125 Long-beaked Common dolphins!...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

We had beautiful, calm conditions all day and overall found well over 1,000 common dolphins, both long-beaked and short-beaked, throughout our morning and afternoon trips. We expect these nice conditions to continue for the next few days so come on out!  ...

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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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