Archive for July, 2016

July 16

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

It was another blazing hot summer day today, it was wonderful to escape offshore to cooler weather. On our morning trip today we passed a breaching school of tuna and a couple of minke whales as we made our way further down Stellwagen and ended up finding a pod of North Atlantic white-sided dolphins! Some [...]

July 15

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Today was an absolutely beautiful day, despite the storm that was rolling in towards the end of our second trip. We started off the day and first trip with three minke whales that we got some quick but great looks at. We ventured on in hopes of bigger whale species further out.  We then stumbled [...]

July 14

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Heading to Stellwagen Bank today, we found a couple of humpback whales known as Fulcrum and Dyad. Fulcrum suffered a collision with a  boat years ago, leaving her dorsal fin mangled. Still, she’s a trooper and not only survived, but continues to produce calves!!

July 12

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

This morning we didn’t have to go far to find whales. Thanks to our sharp-eyed intern Kate, we spotted some blows close to Cape Ann.  Dyad, the humpback whale was taking short dives and blew a bubble cloud to trap her prey! A couple of minke whales were scooting around too, giving some nice looks [...]

July 11

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

There were a lot of whales on the bank today, a great sign that there is a lot of productivity! On our morning trip we traveled about 14 miles to find at least 15 humpback whales. They were all around us as they kept breaking up associations and coming back together, they were certainly very [...]

July 6

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

It was hot as Hades on land today, so everyone was excited to get offshore and get a little reprieve from the heat.  Even just getting off the dock made all the passengers realize they made the right decision in going whale watching today.  Halfway down the eastern side of the bank we found Firefly, [...]

July 4

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Happy 4th of July! It was wonderful to be able to spend such a gorgeous holiday with the whales. On the morning trip we got a special treat – a huge pod of Atlantic white sided dolphins!! This was my first time seeing dolphins this season, so it was definitely an awesome surprise. I would [...]

July 3

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The sun was out and the seas were calm for our Sunday trips to Stellwagen bank. In the morning we had whales super close to shore, only about 9 miles away! We came across Scylla the humpback whale and what appeared to be her calf. The calf looked a little bit on the bigger side [...]

June 27

Friday, July 1st, 2016

It was a bit rocky on the ocean today, thank you to our hardy passengers for braving the seas today to come watch whales today! On our morning trip we ventured about 26 miles from the harbor and were delighted to find a single humpback whale being active. Our single humpback was identified as Harrow. [...]