Besides the famous antics of the acrobatic humpback, you'll have the chance to see many other species of marine mammals and other marine life on one of our whale watching cruises. This is real nature, not controlled or manmade, so we can't tell you exactly what you'll see or experience. However, we can tell you it's the best whale watching you'll find, according to many who have already taken trips with Capt. Bill and Sons. And we optimize dolphin or whale watching sightings as we situate ourselves geographically between Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge. There, marine mammals feeding at either site can be seen from the Miss Cape Ann.
Speaking of dolphins, many of the Atlantic white sided variety can be seen near the bow of the Miss Cape Ann, greeting those on board and leaping above the water for a magical display you won't soon forget.
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Cruise our online Image Gallery right here before you cruise with us. You'll see some dramatic pictures of most humpbacks in action, but know that Capt. Bill and Sons is considered by many as the best whale watching outfit because we do all we can to help our guests spot any of the marine life that may make an appearance on a trip.
In addition to humpbacks and Atlantic white sided dolphins, you may spot the 15-25 foot minke whale, the most abundant whale species in the world. Though rarely seen breaching, the minke may be curious enough to swim alongside the Miss Cape Ann on any of our whale watching cruises.
The finback whale or fin whale is a rorqual in the same family as the humpback, blue, Bryde's sei and minke whale. So, it has the same dorsal fin and pleats seen on these other whale species. Sleek, long (about 80 feet) and asymmetrically colored (gray/black on the left lower jaw and creamy white on the right side), the finback whale is a visitor to Stellwagen Bank and may be spotted the day you set sail with Capt. Bill and Sons.
Read more to learn about other marine mammal you may see on one of our whale watching trips.