Archive for October, 2015

Oct 28

Friday, October 30th, 2015

As October comes to an end, the Gulf of Maine humpback whales will shortly start their migration south to the Caribbean; Fortunately for the passengers on board today, we still had humpback whales out on Jeffrey’s Ledge! It was quite a bumpy ride out there, but we braved the spray and swells. Not too far [...]

Oct 22

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Today was quite an eventful day out on the water! It had been a few days since our last whale watch so we were all eager for what we might find. We traveled to an area where we came across a sleepy humpback whale who never fluked but had a floppy dorsal. We left this [...]

Oct 12

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Calm seas, not too chilly, and tons of whales – what more could you ask for! On our way out to Jeffrey’s Ledge this morning we stopped briefly on two small pods of harbor porpoises, but they tend to be a little bit elusive! We moved on a little further and came across a second [...]

Oct 11

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Despite the bumpy seas today, we still had a great trip! We started out with a small pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphin, a species of toothed whale we tend to see more often a little later in the season. We continued on and came across a mom/calf pair of humpback whales that turned out to [...]

Oct 10

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

With winds threatening to cancel our trip, we bundled up, hoped for calm seas and set out to Jeffrey’s Ledge. Luckily for us, the swell was not nearly as bad as we thought and there were tons of whales in the area! We started out with a pair, one identified as Partition. These two had [...]