Archive for the 'General' Category

Tuesday July 31, 2018

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning was AMAZING! We started off our trip with three fin whales traveling together, it’s so impressive to see these whales interact with each other. We also passed by four different minke whales. A few miles away we found a LARGE pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins spread out throughout the area. It [...]

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we started off our trip with amazing looks at a group of 4 fin whales! Ladder was spotted in the group again! The whales stayed up for multiple breaths, we got some amazing close looks!

Nearby, we found a pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins! It is ALWAYS a special treat to see [...]

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning in Ipswich Bay we started our trip with amazing looks at 3 fin whales traveling together! In the group we spotted Ladder, a presumed male fin whale. It isn’t every day that we see a known fin whale! We also spent time with Dyad, the humpback whale, and her calf. Both [...]

Friday, July 27, 2018

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled to the whales through the Annisquam River. It was a great break from the fog this morning.

We spent most of our trip with three large fin whales, including Ladder. He is a presumed male that tends to frequent our area.
He was traveling with two companions, we were able to keep [...]

Friday, July 20, 2018

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

From Naturalist Kayla:
This morning we spent a good amount of time with a pod of 30 or more Atlantic white sided dolphins. The water was so clear this morning, that we were able to see the dolphin’s white and yellow coloration through the surface of the water. At one point, there were dolphins surrounding the [...]

Wed, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to the southern end of Jeffreys Ledge. There we found two humpback whales, Nine and Milkyway, both females. The whales spent the majority of the trip resting at the surface, at one point deciding to orient their behaviors towards the Miss Cape Ann. Close to boat behavior is one [...]

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled back to Ipswich Bay where we found two female humpback whales, Nine and Milkyway, taking a little snooze. The whales stayed at the surface, our Captain Marc was able to turn off our engines and give our passengers a nice, quiet look at the pair. We also found the [...]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we covered a lot of ground on Jeffreys Ledge. We spotted 4 different minke whales and 2 fin whales! Closer to shore in Ipswich Bay we found 2 humpback whales, Clamp and Hornbill. Clamp was doing some feeding right next to the boat. Our Captain, Marc, brought us back to Gloucester [...]

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Kayla
It was a foggy trip out to Jeffrey’s Ledge today but the seas were calm and cooperative. We even managed to spot a Grey seal on our way out. We spent our trip watching a group of three female Humpback whales, Milky Way, Nine and Clamp. The group was resting and only took [...]

Friday, July 13, 2018

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning on our way to Stellwagen Bank we spotted Crown, the humpback whale, she was staying down on long dives so we decided to keep making our way towards the bank. There we found three different humpback whales, Cardhu, Etch-a-Sketch, and Milkweed. All three females were milling through the area. Etch-a-Sketch and Cardhu [...]