Archive for July, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled to the whales through the Annisquam River. It was a great break from the fog this morning.

We spent most of our trip with three large fin whales, including Ladder. He is a presumed male that tends to frequent our area.
He was traveling with two companions, we were able to keep [...]

Friday, July 20, 2018

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

From Naturalist Kayla:
This morning we spent a good amount of time with a pod of 30 or more Atlantic white sided dolphins. The water was so clear this morning, that we were able to see the dolphin’s white and yellow coloration through the surface of the water. At one point, there were dolphins surrounding the [...]

Wed, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth:
This morning we traveled to the southern end of Jeffreys Ledge. There we found two humpback whales, Nine and Milkyway, both females. The whales spent the majority of the trip resting at the surface, at one point deciding to orient their behaviors towards the Miss Cape Ann. Close to boat behavior is one [...]

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we traveled back to Ipswich Bay where we found two female humpback whales, Nine and Milkyway, taking a little snooze. The whales stayed at the surface, our Captain Marc was able to turn off our engines and give our passengers a nice, quiet look at the pair. We also found the [...]

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning we covered a lot of ground on Jeffreys Ledge. We spotted 4 different minke whales and 2 fin whales! Closer to shore in Ipswich Bay we found 2 humpback whales, Clamp and Hornbill. Clamp was doing some feeding right next to the boat. Our Captain, Marc, brought us back to Gloucester [...]

Monday, July 16, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

From Naturalist Kayla
It was a foggy trip out to Jeffrey’s Ledge today but the seas were calm and cooperative. We even managed to spot a Grey seal on our way out. We spent our trip watching a group of three female Humpback whales, Milky Way, Nine and Clamp. The group was resting and only took [...]

Friday, July 13, 2018

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

From Naturalist Beth
This morning on our way to Stellwagen Bank we spotted Crown, the humpback whale, she was staying down on long dives so we decided to keep making our way towards the bank. There we found three different humpback whales, Cardhu, Etch-a-Sketch, and Milkweed. All three females were milling through the area. Etch-a-Sketch and Cardhu [...]

July 8, 2018

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Today we were stopped quite quickly on our way out of Gloucester harbor.  We started with a pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins, which we seem to be seeing a fair amount of lately.  Then, a few miles further south, we found two humpbacks logging (sleeping) at the surface.  One of the animals was Nine, and [...]

July 7, 2018

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

This morning we traveled to the southern end of Jeffreys Ledge. We started off our trip with some amazing looks at a fin whale traveling right next to the boat. There were a few minke whales traveling through the area as well. We spotted Pinball in the area along with Doublet and Satula. As if [...]

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Friday, July 6th, 2018

From Naturalist Laura:
Another day of scorching heat on land added to the allure of getting offshore.  On both trips today we had whales well north of Stellwagen (Gondolier and Atlantic white-sided dolphins on the first trip, Doublet on the second trip), and those whales were heading north.  But, whales were still feeding on the bank.  [...]