Archive for August, 2016

August 30

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The whales have certainly been hungry lately! Perhaps they are stocking up for their lean upcoming winter. We had a fantastic afternoon on Stellwagen Bank again.  In addition to two minke whales, we found at least 9 different humpback whales including Echo and her calf, Coral, Glo-Stick, Midnight, Pleats (not Piano- sorry, I got some [...]

August 29

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Great whales this morning! We came into an area where 3 whales quickly turned to 4 and before we knew it there were whales in every direction! We estimate about 15 or so. We got to first spend time with a group of 4 humpback whales who came right up to the boat a few [...]

August 27

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Our morning trip took us not too far into Stellwagen Bank. We found a finback whale just past some humpbacks, so we quickly got some looks before turning back towards the humpbacks.
Before making it to the humpbacks we saw another finback whale and a minke whale. There were two humpback whales hanging out together, one was [...]

Aug 26

Friday, August 26th, 2016

What a great day!  It was so hot on the dock before we departed, but nice and cool offshore!  We also had nice, calm seas which made for great spotting conditions.
Not far out of the harbor, we saw two groups of harbor porpoises. This must have been a sign of the great things to come. [...]

Aug 25

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Another great day out on the water today! The morning trip we started off with an unidentified humpback whale diving right next to the boat. It looked a little small so it might of been a calf whose mother was in the area. After this calf seemed to have disappeared, we made our way to [...]

August 24

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Whales continue to abound today! We identified 5 humpback whales on each trip today, and saw more whales on the periphery!  Amazingly, with all of the whales around, we saw the same individuals on both trips.  UFO was the furthest to the north and surfaced close to the boat several times. A+ (yes, that’s the [...]

August 23

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

We stayed dock-side this morning to let yesterday’s rough seas simmer down a bit. Our gamble paid off with calm seas and 4 humpback whales!  The first, named Cirrus, was bubble feeding and surfacing repeatedly close to the boat! Then we came upon Cajun and Pele, the dynamic duo who have been hanging out together [...]

Aug 21

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

This morning we decided to take a gamble and it was well worth it! We knew there were only a couple whales on the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank (along with 3 other whale watch boats), so we decided to continue south to see what we could find. Just south of mid bank we found [...]

Aug 22

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The rough seas didn’t scare us off today, which was a great thing since we had such an awesome trip out there!
We got to spend time with a humpback whale. It got really close to the boat a few times and we got wonderful looks at it! It did a couple of flukes before it [...]

Aug 20- 2:00 trip

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Lovely afternoon on Stellwagen Bank, it was a bit windy but it was welcomed to help escape the heat on land. This afternoon we spent time with three individual humpback whales, Draco, Lutris, and UFO. Draco was doing some deep feeding and we got to see a bubble cloud, and Lutris was feeding as well [...]