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Saturday, June 10, 2107

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to Stellwagen Bank, right before the northwest corner of the bank we found whales! We started our trip watching three individual humpback whales (Gondolier, Nine, and an unknown) traveling in the same area. Gondolier and the unknown whale joined together to deep feed. While watching the pair, two fin [...]

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday, June 5th, 2017

From Naturalist Laura:
The weather conditions on Jeffreys Ledge made it seems like we could see forever for the morning trip, making it easy to find my first basking shark of the season.  Captain Marc positioned us perfectly to see the shark’s wide open mouth as it skim fed just beneath the surface.  We also got [...]

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we started off the trip with three fin whales! It was a great start. We got some great close looks at two fin whales in the area. We decided to take a ride and found two more fin whales on Jeffreys Ledge. There were plenty of seagulls and gannets in the [...]

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
Today was an amazing day out on Jeffrey’s Ledge! The weather was perfect for whale watching. We spotted a fin whale first, taking long dives, but our trip really began when we saw a pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins. We were excited to see some young calves in the group. We traveled another [...]

Sunday, May 28

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:
What a morning!! I’ve never seen that much feeding activity from whales of multiple species! It was absolutely incredible! Throughout the trip, we could see several whales with their mouths wide open at the same time! And not just the typical humpback whales either. We had a couple dozen sei whales!! What a [...]

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

From Naturalist Dianna:
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Our trip this afternoon took us to the southern part of Jeffreys Ledge. Seas were much nicer than I had anticipated and the sun was shining! Still, it is a bit cool out there as the water temperature is only 50 degrees.  Lots of whales of several species were [...]

Come see the Tall Ships with Capt. Bills!

Friday, May 26th, 2017

In June 2017, Boston will host the most magnificent Tall Ships of our time.  This spectacular world class fleet will visit Boston, an official port for the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, from June 17th-22nd.  The regatta will start in Royal Greenwich UK, then race to various ports in Portugal, Bermuda, Boston, and Quebec City. [...]

May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
Today was a great day out on Jeffreys Ledge! The weather was perfect for whale watching. We started our trip with a pod of around 100-150 Atlantic white-sided dolphins milling in the area with a fin whale. The dolphins surfaced right next to the boat, the water was calm so you could clearly see [...]

May 20, 2017

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

From Naturalist Beth:
Today was the first trip on the Miss Cape Ann and it was the perfect way to start the season! We traveled to Jefferey’s Ledge and spotted quite a few spouts in the area. We started our trip with a pod of about 25-35 Atlantic White Sided dolphins milling around the same area [...]

Oct 30, 2016

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Today was our last trip of the 2016 season. It is always a sad day to say goodbye to our whale friends, but we look forward to seeing them again in the spring!  We ventured to the southern end of Stellwagen Bank today and found 3 humpback whales.  I’m always surprised when our crew tells [...]