Archive for October, 2016

Oct 30, 2016

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Today was our last trip of the 2016 season. It is always a sad day to say goodbye to our whale friends, but we look forward to seeing them again in the spring!  We ventured to the southern end of Stellwagen Bank today and found 3 humpback whales.  I’m always surprised when our crew tells [...]

October 20

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Wow!  Today was one of my favorite days of the season.  We had gorgeous weather (70+ degrees in late October?!) and calm seas, and nearly too many whales to count!
We headed out about 14 miles from the harbor to Stellwagen Bank, where we found a plethora of feeding whales! Sometimes we’ll see 1 or 2 [...]

October 18

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

On this gloomy, foggy Tuesday, we were quite pleased with our whale sightings on the northern part of Stellwagen Bank today! We passed by a small pod of harbor porpoises on our way, and then we came upon 21 humpback whales and at least 3 minke whales. The humpbacks were gathered in 2 large groups [...]

October 15

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Today we had to make a long trek down to the southern end of Stellwagen Bank. Although it was a long ride, the whales were definitely worth it! We found a pod of harbor porpoises as we neared the larger whales.  These “toothed whales” were pretty cooperative. Usually, as soon as I point them out, [...]

October 12

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

We had a bit of a cruise today, but it was totally worth it!  We got a quick look at a minke whale, and then saw a dogfish (small shark) right off the bow!  We then moved into an area with many humpback whales, 10 in all.  They were so busy taking shallow dives that [...]

Oct 8

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Although it was an overcast day, the seas were very calm and the whales were great! We got to hang out with a few single humpback whales including one named Manhattan. There were a couple others in the area but we didn’t get to ID all of them. The highlight of the trip was getting [...]

October 7

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Incredible day of whale watching! Today was one of the best of my career. So many whales, so close to the boat as we just sat idle and let the whales come to us. Unbelievable! Over 20 humpbacks were in a small area, and some were seen in groups of 8-10 whales! We identified 4 [...]