9 am and 2 pm Whale Watches - Krill
9 am Whale Watch
We had an amazing whale watch as we observed over 30 humpback whales feeding on the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. For much of our trip, we drifted in the area and watched whales lunging right next to our boat. Many were kick feeding, a behavior where they smash the surface of the water with their tails (flukes) to create a disturbance and stun the bait, before blowing columns of bubbles that help confine the bait.
Seeing whales surfacing with their mouth's wide open as they engulf hundreds of gallons of water and fish was incredible. And to see so many of these animals feeding in the same area was quite a treat.
We were able to identify many of the humpbacks seen offshore including: Cajun, Bounce, Music, Alphorn, Etch-a-Sketch, Wizard, Ventisca, Canopy, Blackhole, Eruption, Perseid, Tongs Centipede Circus and Milkweed.
Here is a short video clip for this trip.
2 pm Whale Watch
We had another fabulous trip offshore with lots of feeding on the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. Feeding on the bank were at least 20 humpback whales and a handful of minke whales. Some humpbacks were feeding on their own, like Division. Others, like Fracture and Pogo, were feeding in small groups of up to 6 animals.
Here is a short video clip taken from this trip.