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...
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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July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

We had two awesome trips today! We encountered pod after pod of both Long-beaked and Short-beaked Common dolphins! In total, we found close to ~750 Common dolphins for the day! We enjoyed watching them rush to the boat and bow-ride! They showed off their acrobatics as...

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July 27, 2021

July 27, 2021

We had two awesome trip aboard the Privateer! During the morning trip, we encountered multiple pods of dolphin everywhere we went! We had a total of ~400 Long-beaked Common dolphins and ~300 Short-beaked Common dolphins! Lots of babies sighted in all pods. During the...

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