Archive for the 'General' Category

Aug 25

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Another great day out on the water today! The morning trip we started off with an unidentified humpback whale diving right next to the boat. It looked a little small so it might of been a calf whose mother was in the area. After this calf seemed to have disappeared, we made our way to [...]

August 24

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Whales continue to abound today! We identified 5 humpback whales on each trip today, and saw more whales on the periphery!  Amazingly, with all of the whales around, we saw the same individuals on both trips.  UFO was the furthest to the north and surfaced close to the boat several times. A+ (yes, that’s the [...]

August 23

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

We stayed dock-side this morning to let yesterday’s rough seas simmer down a bit. Our gamble paid off with calm seas and 4 humpback whales!  The first, named Cirrus, was bubble feeding and surfacing repeatedly close to the boat! Then we came upon Cajun and Pele, the dynamic duo who have been hanging out together [...]

Aug 21

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

This morning we decided to take a gamble and it was well worth it! We knew there were only a couple whales on the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank (along with 3 other whale watch boats), so we decided to continue south to see what we could find. Just south of mid bank we found [...]

Aug 22

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The rough seas didn’t scare us off today, which was a great thing since we had such an awesome trip out there!
We got to spend time with a humpback whale. It got really close to the boat a few times and we got wonderful looks at it! It did a couple of flukes before it [...]

Aug 20- 2:00 trip

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Lovely afternoon on Stellwagen Bank, it was a bit windy but it was welcomed to help escape the heat on land. This afternoon we spent time with three individual humpback whales, Draco, Lutris, and UFO. Draco was doing some deep feeding and we got to see a bubble cloud, and Lutris was feeding as well [...]

Aug 20- 9:00 trip

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

This morning the whales were scattered around on the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank. We stopped to watch UFO surface close to the boat. UFO was logging and swimming just beneath the surface, we were able to get great close looks. We moved on to an unidentified juvenile humpback whale that was breaching and flipper [...]

Aug 19

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

AM: We had a great morning out on Stellwagen Bank with UFO traveling. We also got quick looks at Lutris in the area. We moved on to watch Cajun, Pele, and Perseid deep feeding. Draco attempted to join the trio, but after some trumpeting from Cajun, Draco surfaced away from the group. Lots of birds [...]

Aug 18

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

AM:
Gorgeous morning on the water! We went to Stellwagen Bank and spotted 4 singles milling around the area. The whales were staying down on longer dives. We started off with looks at Lutris, he was staying down on longer dives. We traveled about 1/4 mile to watch Cajun, Pele, and Perseid traveling together. We got [...]

August 17

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The seas were a little bumpy today, but that did not get in the way of a great sighting of Cajun, Perseid, and Pele.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch the meteor shower last week, which is Perseid’s namesake.  I heard it was phenomenal.  This trio spent our whole trip traveling together, mostly right next [...]