August 6, 2020

Feeding Frenzies for both trips today! We found ~500 Long-beaked Common dolphins feeding on anchovies! There were about 20 California sea lions also joining the buffet. In the afternoon, we got lucky and sighted a Minke whale surface around the activity. Mola mola's...

August 4, 2020

Super fun dolphin day! We enjoyed watching a pod of ~50 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were traveling to the south. They hung out with us as they bow-rode the Privateer and cruised right beside us. We found ourselves 10-miles from shore and encountered a pod of ~30...

August 3, 2020

Sightings for today: 150 long-beaked common dolphins 1 humpback whale (it breached!)

August 1, 2020

Blue whale day on the Privateer! We found a Blue whale on both of our trips today! An awesome pod of ~150 Short-beaked Common dolphins were also sighted 8-miles from shore too! Join us tomorrow for another incredible day on the water!   Naturalist,...

July 25, 2020

Sightings for two trips on this beautiful day:   500 common dolphins   1 blue whale (on each trip)   7 inshore bottlenose dolphins

July 23, 2020

Oh BABY! We had an amazing TWO trips today! We found FOUR Blue whales, including a cow/calf pair! We got some incredible looks at their tall, columnar spouts and backs! One Blue whale even showed its flukes! We also found ~100 Long-beaked Common dolphins near the...

July 21, 2020

Today's sightings:   - 1 Blue whale - 30 Offshore Bottlenose dolphin - 75 Long-beaked Common dolphin   Another awesome day with great wildlife sightings! Starting to see more and more Blue whales show up! Hope you can join us soon!   Naturalist,...

July 18, 2020

Super fun evening spent with TWO Blue whales, and ~75 Short-beaked Common dolphins! The sunset was pretty awesome too! Hope to sea you on the water soon! Naturalist, Vanessa
October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

We didn't realize that the Pacific turned into a LAKE overnight! We enjoyed some of the best conditions of the season off San Diego today and cruised over a FLAT ocean throughout an entire morning trip! The wildlife was just as spectacular as the conditions and...

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October 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

It feels like summer time off the coast of San Diego! Hot weather, calm seas and amazing visibility!We had the trip of a lifetime! We headed out west and encountered a small pod of Common dolphins but our luck didn't stop there. As we were coming back towards the...

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October 22, 2019

October 22, 2019

The impacts of the autumn Santa Ana winds were strikingly clear this morning as we observed impeccable visibility accompanied by a dusty haze from the dry, inland originating winds. The sea conditions did not disappoint us either and our entire trip was spent cruising...

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October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Another beautiful morning off the coast of San Diego! The weather condition was perfect, with great visibility and placid waters! We headed to the west, then we decided to venture our way down south. As we searched and searched, we saw some really huge dorsal fins...

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October 20, 2019

October 20, 2019

We enjoyed a swell day out on the Pacific! We got lucky and found two awesome pods of Short-beaked Common dolphins beyond the drop-off. The first pod was cruising to the NW along the drop-off. We observed some great acrobatics throughout our time with them. Many...

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October 19, 2019

October 19, 2019

We rocked and rolled through a dolphin filled morning! Such quiet conditions on the afternoon trip made it seem like we packed all the dolphins off San Diego into the first trip of the day! Despite the bumpy conditions, the visibility and lack of wind made for a great...

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October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

We had an adventurous trip on the Privateer! We were rockin' and rollin' with the increased swell! We set out of the Mission bay jetties and found a small pod of ~5 Long-beaked Common dolphins that were likely feeding on some small schooling fish. We continued out to...

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October 17, 2019

It was a beautiful day off the coast of San Diego. The sea conditions were a little rough but we managed to go out 13 miles southwest. We searched long and hard, near and far but we were't able to locate any marine mammals. During our tour we were in constant...

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October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019

Another awesome trip in the books! We encountered the two species of Common dolphins on our morning trip today! We set out to the west, and at only 3-miles from shore, we found a huge pod of ~350 Long-beaked Common dolphins! They were cruising pretty quickly to the...

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October 14, 2109

Cetacean Monday! Another fabulous trip aboard the Privateer!We started our trip heading out to the west when we got a report of dolphins about 6 miles from our location. Of course, we headed straight there as fast as we could. To our luck, we had a nice, active pod of...

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October 12, 2019

What a whale of time our guest had this afternoon! We started our adventure heading to the west when we encountered a small pod of Pacific white sided dolphins! A migratory species we see here during the winter time. They were very interactive and curious of our...

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October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

We're kicking off the weekend with Minke Whales and dolphin action! At least THREE Minke Whales were circling the San Diego area this morning and we spent some time closely observing one that was fairly boat-friendly! While searching for other wildlife, we noticed a...

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