Archive for the 'Trips' Category


Thursday, June 8th, 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. [...]

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 [...]

Whale watching tips

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Coming on your first whale watch with Capt. Bill’s? Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions.
1. What should I bring on my whale watch?
The most important things we tell people to bring with them is sunblock and a jacket/sweatshirt.  It tends to be at least 10 degrees cooler out on the water, [...]

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! [...]

Humpbacks on the move

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

For the past month and a half we have been traveling down to the southern tip of Stellwagen for great sightings, large feeding groups, and exciting activity. The whales have spoiled our customers rotten! It now seems the past few days the whales have  separated and moved a little further down South. Still great sightings [...]

Earth day Whale Watch cancelled

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Unfortunately due to inclement weather, the Earth Day whale watch we were all looking forward to on Saturday was cancelled by the Whale Center of New England.  After keeping a very close eye on the marine and land forecasts, and a lot of debate, it was decided to cancel until next year.  If anyone was [...]

Fall Whale Watching

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Many people ask when our whale watching season ends.  The answer is that we whale watch through the month of October, weather and whales permitting.  October can be a great month to go whale watching if the weather and the whales cooperate.  Usually the whales will not start to migrate down to their feeding grounds [...]

Destination Salem Blog

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Here is a blog excerpt from Destination Salem’s Kate Fox who joined us for a whale watch yesterday. Click here to read what she thought about her day on the water with Capt. Bills! Thanks for coming Kate!
Our trip yesterday saw 10-12 humpbacks, including Bayou, Cajun & calf, Freefall and Milkweed.  Milkweed, Freefall, and Cajun [...]