Archive for the 'General' Category

Sat, Sept 17

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

It was a beautiful day out on Stellwagon Bank. For our morning trip we headed south and started out the day with a small pod of Atlantic white sided dolphins. They were hard to spot given the choppy conditions but it was great to see them thriving. We then passed by a small harbor seal [...]

Tuesday, Sept 13

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Today we decided to mix things up a bit and headed north towards the vicinity of Jeffreys Ledge. As was per usual up this way, the whales were well west of the actual Ledge.  We found two humpback whales who were together at first with a minke whale in close proximity to the pair. These [...]

Saturday, Sept 10

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

This morning we started our trip on the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank. We found London traveling along with an ocean sunfish in the area. We decided to continue on down to the SW corner of Stellwagen Bank. There we found about 12 humpbacks whales in the area. We watched a group of 5 to [...]

Friday, Sept 9

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Today we went to the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank, it was our first trip out to find whales after the tropical storm. We were looking forward to the adventure! We started off the trip with a small pod of common dolphins. We got some amazing looks! We spent the rest of the afternoon with [...]

September 1

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Our sightings have been consistently good (hopefully I’m not jinxing anything!), and the individuals we are seeing are dependable, as well.  We spent our afternoon on the NW corner with Echo and calf, Etch-a-sketch and calf, Music and calf, Milkweed, A-plus, Perseid, Hancock, Pumba, Pepper, Apex, and Geometry.  The patches of sand lance are thick, [...]

August 31

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Even though August ended today, and we’re heading into Labor Day weekend – the unofficial end of summer, Stellwagen Bank is still packed with whales.  Today we had at least 30 including Cajun, Pele, Jabiru, Milkweed, Pepper, A-plus, Rapier’s 2009 calf, Perseid, Apex, Nile and calf, just to name a few.  The fish finder showed [...]

August 30

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The whales have certainly been hungry lately! Perhaps they are stocking up for their lean upcoming winter. We had a fantastic afternoon on Stellwagen Bank again.  In addition to two minke whales, we found at least 9 different humpback whales including Echo and her calf, Coral, Glo-Stick, Midnight, Pleats (not Piano- sorry, I got some [...]

August 29

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Great whales this morning! We came into an area where 3 whales quickly turned to 4 and before we knew it there were whales in every direction! We estimate about 15 or so. We got to first spend time with a group of 4 humpback whales who came right up to the boat a few [...]

August 27

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Our morning trip took us not too far into Stellwagen Bank. We found a finback whale just past some humpbacks, so we quickly got some looks before turning back towards the humpbacks.
Before making it to the humpbacks we saw another finback whale and a minke whale. There were two humpback whales hanging out together, one was [...]

Aug 26

Friday, August 26th, 2016

What a great day!  It was so hot on the dock before we departed, but nice and cool offshore!  We also had nice, calm seas which made for great spotting conditions.
Not far out of the harbor, we saw two groups of harbor porpoises. This must have been a sign of the great things to come. [...]