Archive for September, 2016

Sept 26

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Today’s whale watch started off with a big splash…literally! We could see a whale breaching from the distance for about five minutes before we finally got close enough for it to breach right next to the boat, not once but twice! This whale I believe is a whale recently named Lollipop. After spending some time [...]

Wed., September 21

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

It was a gorgeous day, with sunny skies and calm seas!  After getting some quick looks at a pod of about 20 harbor porpoise on the way out, we spent a lot  of time with Komodo (born in 2007) and Vault (born in 2008). These two were together at first, and then separated, but surfaced [...]

Sept 18

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The forecast was predicting choppy seas, rain, and thunderstorms, so the crew of the Miss Cape Ann anxiously waited all day for the weather to get worse, luckily for us the lousy forecast never came to fruition.  We were delighted to find a handful of humpback whales on the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank.  The [...]

Friday, Sept 16

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

We had a great trip yesterday, we went northeast towards Jeffrey’s Ledge, but ended up finding whales farther out to the east. We spent our whole trip with Victim and calf. The calf was being very active at the surface, while mom was likely deep feeding. The calf was tail breaching, belly up lobtailing, flipper [...]

Sat, Sept 17

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

It was a beautiful day out on Stellwagon Bank. For our morning trip we headed south and started out the day with a small pod of Atlantic white sided dolphins. They were hard to spot given the choppy conditions but it was great to see them thriving. We then passed by a small harbor seal [...]

Tuesday, Sept 13

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Today we decided to mix things up a bit and headed north towards the vicinity of Jeffreys Ledge. As was per usual up this way, the whales were well west of the actual Ledge.  We found two humpback whales who were together at first with a minke whale in close proximity to the pair. These [...]

Saturday, Sept 10

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

This morning we started our trip on the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank. We found London traveling along with an ocean sunfish in the area. We decided to continue on down to the SW corner of Stellwagen Bank. There we found about 12 humpbacks whales in the area. We watched a group of 5 to [...]

Friday, Sept 9

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Today we went to the NW corner of Stellwagen Bank, it was our first trip out to find whales after the tropical storm. We were looking forward to the adventure! We started off the trip with a small pod of common dolphins. We got some amazing looks! We spent the rest of the afternoon with [...]

September 1

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Our sightings have been consistently good (hopefully I’m not jinxing anything!), and the individuals we are seeing are dependable, as well.  We spent our afternoon on the NW corner with Echo and calf, Etch-a-sketch and calf, Music and calf, Milkweed, A-plus, Perseid, Hancock, Pumba, Pepper, Apex, and Geometry.  The patches of sand lance are thick, [...]

August 31

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Even though August ended today, and we’re heading into Labor Day weekend – the unofficial end of summer, Stellwagen Bank is still packed with whales.  Today we had at least 30 including Cajun, Pele, Jabiru, Milkweed, Pepper, A-plus, Rapier’s 2009 calf, Perseid, Apex, Nile and calf, just to name a few.  The fish finder showed [...]