Archive for the 'Sightings' Category

9/29/14: Best whale watch of the season!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Although its pretty late in the season, according to one of our Blue Ocean Naturalists, Hannah, September 29 could have been one of the best! Read her Blog from that day here:
Another amazing day on the ocean! We had light winds and fairly calm seas as we headed straight east towards and area between Jeffrey’s [...]

6/23/14 Whale Watch

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Monday 6/23/14  Sightings blog & pictures from our Naturalist Dianna:
Beautiful seas on Monday’s whale watch! It doesn’t get much calmer than that! We ventured out towards Tillies Bank where we have been seeing whales on our past few trips. Sure enough, some whales were still there!  We came across our first pair of humpbacks, Tear [...]

Humpback spotted in Boston Harbor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Boston Whale Watch companies didn’t have to go far on Memorial day to find whales, they didn’t even have to travel out of Boston Harbor!  A juvenile humpback was seen on Memorial day Monday swimming around Boston Harbor and by Spectacle and Deer islands.  Biologists said he looked skinny and could possibly be sick or [...]

October whale watching

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Todays whale watch was a successful one indeed! The miss Cape Ann traveled down to the northwest corner of Stellwagen bank and had a 4 species day! We spotted a pod of 15-20 harbor porpoises, 3 or 4 fin whales, a few minke whales, and 2 humpbacks. One of the humpbacks was identified as Jabiru.
Some of the [...]

Weekend sightings Report

Monday, August 20th, 2012

What a weekend for amazing & active whales!
8/17/12- PERFECT whale watching day! On this bright and calm summer day, combined both trips saw 13-16 humpback whales.  Humpbacks identified were Cantilever, Ember, Rapier, Columbia, Draco, Doric, Sirius, Sloop & Calf, Fulcrum, Nile, Pixar, Longboard, and Scylla & Calf. As for activity, the morning trip [...]

Sunday 8/5/12 whale watch

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

If you missed the whale watch on 8/5/12, you may have missed one of the best whale watches of the season! The trip took us out to Stellwagen Bank and did get a little rough towards the afternoon. However, we were lucky enough to see 2 fin whales, white sided dolphins, and tons of humpbacks! [...]


Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Have you ever seen a whale breach? If you have, consider yourself very lucky.  It is a behavior only seen on about 10 % of our trips. Breaching is the term used for when a whale springs completely out of the water.
These photos were taken by Doreen on our July 29th trip.

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Weekend whale watch recap

Monday, June 25th, 2012

One of the best words to describe this weekend, HOT! And another two words to describe it, CLOSE WHALES.
Friday 6/22 was one of the hottest days of the year so far, what better pace to be than on a boat? On our 10:30 trip we saw bubble feeding by a Humpback named Orbit, Scylla [...]

Memorial weekend whale watching

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Yet another great weekend for whale watching at Capt. Bill’s Whale Watch.  We spent most of our Memorial weekend at the Southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank, pretty close to Provincetown, surrounded by active and HUNGRY humpback whales!

Saturday’s trips saw sightings of 15-20 Humpbacks, 2 Fin whales and 4-5 scattered Minke whales. Both trips [...]

Harbor Seals

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Harbor seals seem to be year round residents of Gloucester harbor. Adults can grow up to 6 feet and weight up to 300 lbs! If you ever sit along the beaches/surroundings of the inner harbor or in coves all around Cape Ann,  you are most likely to catch a glimpse of one of these precious [...]