Archive for the 'General' Category

Aug 11, 2017

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

From Naturalist Rebeca:
This morning we had a slow start and found a lone humpback whale IDed as Nuages! Nuages means clouds in French, for some white puffy spots on its fluke. Although it was by itself, the calm ocean conditions gave us some fantastic looks at the humpback. You could see its entire body right [...]

Aug 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to Stellwagen Bank and watched Hancock and her calf traveling through the area. The pair took us further south on the bank. Both whales surfaced right next to the boat and spent a lot of time at the surface. We were able to get some amazing looks today. We [...]

Aug 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:
One of our guests on board today said it best. “It’s not about the quantity of whales, but instead, it’s all about the quality.”  We certainly got a quality whale watch this afternoon!  We heard of a humpback pair near us as we searched for whales. We found this pair, with one of [...]

Aug 5, 2017

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

From Naturalist Amy:
This morning we left Gloucester and had a foggy ride down towards the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank where we found humpback whales the previous afternoon. The ride was absolutely worth it as the fog lifted just as we arrived in the area to find at least 7 humpbacks! The whales must have [...]

Aug 4, 2017

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

From Naturalist Amy:
On this beautiful, breezy afternoon we traveled to the SW corner of Stellwagen Bank and found several humpbacks spread around the area. All whales were quite active feeding deep in the water column, we even caught a glimpse of a whale’s bubble net right in front of our boat! There were a few [...]

Aug 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna
This morning we headed back to the SW corner of Stellwagen Bank where we found lots of blows, mostly from humpback whales. We spent most of our time with a pair- Arroyo and her first calf!  The calf was logging (napping) as we approached, and then woke up to find its mom. Arroyo [...]

Aug 1, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled to the southwestern corner of Stellwagen Bank. There we started off our trip with two humpback whales traveling together, Coral and Mayo. The pair was staying down on longer dives so we moved on to watch two mother/calf pairs, Cajun and her calf along with Canopy and her calf. [...]

July 30, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled down to the southern edge of the bank. There were about 10-12 humpback whales traveling through the area. We watched Pele, Jabiru, and Eruption swim right next to the boat. Perseid and her calf were traveling with Cirrus, we got some amazing looks at the calf.
This afternoon we found [...]

July 28, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled down to the southwestern edge of Stellwagen Bank. We found a couple groups of whales deep feeding. We spend time with Firefly and her calf with Nile. Firefly’s calf came up right next to the boat, shortly after Nile and Firefly surfaced right underneath our bow. We got some [...]

July 26, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled down to the southern end of Stellwagen Bank. After a few days onshore due to bad weather, we weren’t sure where the whales would be. We found Firefly and calf traveling with Nile. We were able to get great close looks at the trio along with a few whales [...]