Archive for July, 2016

July 29

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Even though it was rainy, windy and foggy today for the morning trip we still had an excellent day of whale watching. We started off the day with two single humpback whales, getting a nice glance at both of their dorsal fins. We then moved on to an active humpback calf that was rolling on [...]

July 27

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Today was a lovely day off shore. In the morning we watched Hancock who has been hanging around the area lately. She gave us some great looks and we then watched a trio of female humpbacks, Cajun, Jabiru, and Perseid. Cajun often associated with the same particular individuals, Jabiru and Perseid being two of them, [...]

July 26

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

This morning we found a humpback whale on our way to Stellwagen Bank. This whale was taking 5-6 minute dives and when we finally saw her tail, we could tell this was a humpback named Shuffleboard!
We spotted a couple of  minke whales not too far away and then another humpback whale before continuing on.
Before we [...]

July 24

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

On today’s morning whale watch we got to pass by a few minke whales within an hour of heading out! We started out the trip by spending some time with a fin back whale. This whale gave us some cool looks at the largest baleen whale in the Gulf of Maine.
From the fin back whale [...]

July 23

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

This morning we had an amazing sighting of a pod of about 35-45 Bottlenose dolphins! We also saw a large pod of about 400-500 Atlantic white sided dolphins. We spent some time with a juvinle humpback whale and the same trio from Friday, deep feeding again.

July 22

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

We had a great day out on the water on Friday the 22nd. Here’s what we saw:
AM trip:
Large pod of around 100 Atlantic white sided dolphins
Shuffleboard was doing some filter feeding at the surface with some bubbles.
Dyad stole the show with great looks at open mouth feeding with plenty of birds grabbing a free snack.
We [...]

July 21

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

The whales were all about feeding today! On our morning trip we first started out with three humpback whales that are often seen together – Pele, Cajun, and Jabiru. We got great looks at the trio before moving on to some other whales in the area, getting a brief look at two more whales, one [...]

July 20

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Lots of whales on the bank today, they were just a little spread out! In the morning we had 4 humpbacks in the area. The first one we spent time with was Farfalle. Farfalle was born in 2013 and just received a name, getting his or her unique name from a butterfly shaped marking on [...]

July 18

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

It was a very busy day out on the North West corner of Stellwagen Bank. On our first trip we started off the day with a Finback whale. We could easily see the right side of its lower jaw appearing to glow fluorescent green underneath the surface of the water. It was a beautiful sight. [...]

July 17

Monday, July 18th, 2016

It was a bit overcast and foggy on the ocean today but that didn’t stop us from having 2 great whale watches! In the morning we first spent time with a familiar whale named Dyad who has been hanging around the area recently. We watched her for a while before deciding that we wanted to [...]