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 8, 2109

The ocean was ALIVE this morning!We started our tour heading to the south when we came upon a large pod of long beaked Common dolphins! They were very interactive with our vessel, riding the wake, leaping out of the water and swimming at high speeds. As we were...

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October 7, 2019

We had some incredibly rare sighting this morning! As we exited the jetties, we were alerted there was a pod of offshore bottlenose dolphins heading to the south! We quickly veered our vessel in that direction and went straight to the given coordinates. When we...

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October 6, 2019

October 6, 2019

Did we forget to mention that October is an AMAZING time to see Humpback Whales off San Diego?! We typically see a spike in humpback sightings in the spring and fall..boy, were they timely this year! TWO different Humpback Whales (NOT including our summer resident,...

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October 5, 2019

October 5, 2019

An entire day was spent watching hundreds of Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the Humpback Whale! We embarked on two trips today, and relocated the same wildlife from the morning tour throughout the afternoon. It isn't every day that everything stays in the same general...

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October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 Cetacean Friday! We had some incredible sightings on the Privateer this morning! We headed to the northwest where we encountered a beautiful, adult Minke whale. Our guest got some amazing views of this cetacean, even able to see its ventral...

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October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

We sighted three species of toothed whale this morning! We sighted ~five Inshore Bottlenose dolphins as we cruised out of the Mission Bay jetties! They were feeding under some birds, but took interest in us and bow-rode the Privateer! We continued out to the west and...

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September 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

It was a cetacean packed Monday morning! We had some extraordinary sightings, back to back action!Our first encounter was with the offshore Bottlenose dolphins! They were extremely curios of our vessel and displaying lots of activity as we ventured along with them....

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September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

Boy, do we love finding Humpback Whales surrounded by hundreds of Common Dolphins! That seems to be the typical trend here off San Diego this month. Despite the bumpy conditions, we were treated to amazing visibility and a vibrant sunny sky that offered some ideal...

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September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Pacific, searching for wildlife. The seas have calmed down so it was a smooth ride out to the west. There were sightings of birds, California sea lions, and a Mola mola! We found a couple of Mylar balloons that we successfully...

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September 24, 2019

September 24, 2019

Another beautiful day in sunny San Diego! During our trip, we decided to head up northwest to search for dolphins and whales! We ventured some time in the area but didn't find much activity aside from marine birds. Later we turned our vessel to head southeast and to...

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September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

The wildlife was plentiful today and rid us of any possible Monday blues! We spotted 1 Humpback Whale, 1 Bryde's Whale (90% positive species ID) and up to ~600 Long-Beaked Common Dolphins with a sprinkling of ~100 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins! It was an incredible...

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September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019

HUNDREDS of Long-Beaked Common Dolphins and "Twitch" the friendly Humpback Whale were spotted on both trips today! Our two trips were nearly the same, as the wildlife hadn't moved or changed between the morning return and afternoon departure. The young Humpback Whale...

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