December 13, 2019

Happy Friday from the Privateer! Although we had some foggy weather this morning, it didn't hinder us from having a wet, wild adventure!As we headed to the west, a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins found US! We got some quick looks before they headed on their...

December 12, 2019

The winter weather isn't so bad here in San Diego! It's almost always nice on land but offshore conditions were pretty favorable this morning. It was toothed whale city on the water and we spotted two different dolphin species! Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (~40 in...

December 10, 2019

We just had our first grey whale of the season! Whoohoo! We've been waiting on these winter visitors as they make their way down to Baja for calving and mating. Not only did we have our first grey whale of the season but we had 3 different species of dolphin...

December 9, 2019

We rocked and rolled our way out to one of the most acrobatic pods of Short-Beaked Common Dolphins we've seen in weeks! About ~300-400 dolphins were spotted from the massive splashes they left behind on the horizon. When we finally made it to the pod, they were...

December 8, 2019

Humpbacks, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins and Common Dolphins, oh my! The wildlife was non-stop this morning and the Pacific White-Sided Dolphins saturated our entire journey out to the drop off. A few Pacific White-Sided Dolphins turned into many, plus ~100 Common...

December 7, 2019

Despite some rain, the conditions on the ocean today were beautiful. We experienced very little swell and almost no wind. For our morning trip we headed north along the coast searching for any grey whale action before turning out to the west to check out the deeper...

December 6, 2019

Friday Cetacean! We had an amazing trip this morning. Our guest encountered long beaked Common dolphins! A very active, curious pod of about ~200 individuals! They were bow riding, leaping and showing courtship behavior. Quickly after, we encountered a Bryde's whale,...

December 5, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego. We had superb conditions out on the water but unfortunately, we didn't see any cetaceans. Although, we had a rare and brief sighting of a Green sea turtle! it's only been a handful of times that we had an encounter like this...
March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017

We had an awesome time this morning, running into feeding frenzy after feeding frenzy! At one point, a raft of Sea Lions and a pod of Pacific White Sided Dolphins were working alongside each other to catch some breakfast! On our way home, we found a massive southbound...

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March 5, 2017

March 5, 2017

HOLY HUMPBACK!!!!!! Where do I even begin...we had a SPECTACULAR morning on the Privateer. First, we found a few handfuls of Pacific White Sided Dolphins and one southbound, juvenile Gray Whale. We later found a Humpback Whale that BREACHED right next to our boat FIVE...

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March 4, 2017

March 4, 2017

WOW!! What a day on the Privateer! Not only did we find a single Gray Whale and a handful of Pacific White Sided Dolphins in the morning..two juvenile Gray Whales BREACHED in front of us, right outside the jetties on our way in!!! It was a spectacular, unexpected...

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March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017

We kicked off the weekend with some superb cetacean action this morning! The Privateer became part of the pod twice, as we found ourselves surrounded by two massive groups of Common Dolphins. While both pods were extensively playful, the first group amazed us with...

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March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017

Welcome to March! We made it out on one trip today and we weren't disappointed! We got to see a MEGApod of common dolphins! They just kept coming from all directions, so we got some amazing looks. We also got to see 2 gray whales. One was a little far off to see, but...

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February 28, 2017

February 28, 2017

There was plenty of action to go around on this beautiful Tuesday on the water. Our passengers from the morning trip got some great looks at FOUR different cetacean species! We started the trip out with a quick northbound Gray Whale sighting before heading out into...

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February 26, 2017

February 26, 2017

What a nice Sunday surprise we got from two boat-friendly Fin Whales!! On our morning trip, we spent some time with a curious juvenile Fin Whale that came right up to the Privateer before diving beneath us. On our look out for this particular whale, we found a SECOND,...

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February 25, 2017 – Ohana

February 25, 2017 – Ohana

We had quite the day on the Ohana. In the morning, we had to put extra effort in to find dolphins because we had to maneuver around so many whales! Eight Gray Whales were seen this morning, and over 500 Common Dolphins made an appearance as well! A Saturday well...

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February 25, 2017

February 25, 2017

It was a busy day! We had both the Privateer and the Ohana out running today for some whale watching action! Our morning trip got to see a southbound gray whale which turned out to be the only whale of the day for us. We also saw over 500 common dolphins that were way...

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February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017

Today's trips were both awesome! Our morning trip got looks at 3 southbound gray whales along the kelp on the coast of Point Loma. We also found around 20 pacific white sided dolphins that gave us a show as they were bow riding and playing in our wake. This afternoons...

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February 23, 2017

February 23, 2017

Wow, it was bumpy out there! We had to come in early this morning due to conditions worsening, but we were still able to find some really awesome pacific white sided dolphins! They were hanging out with us almost the whole trip. We even got a glimpse of a gray whale...

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February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017

It must be FINtastic Wednesday! We got our first look at fin whales today since July 5, 2016. 3 fin whales were about 8 miles offshore today and we got some great looks at them. We didn't see any gray whales, but that's ok! We'll take the fin whales! We also saw a...

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