We are still at 100%
success at finding whales on our offshore trips.
the best trip ever!! over 100 identified humpbacks
We have now had 1100 humpback encounters in our trips to the
Great South Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally. With the
assistance of Laura Howes of Boston Harbor Cruises, the Gulf of Maine Humpback group, the Center
for Coastal Studies, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher
groups on Flickr and Facebook, we have
photo-identified 420 different humpback whales during these
Viking Starship (140 foot LOA),
leaving from the Viking Landing in Montauk Harbor. Parking
available for the duration of your trip.
Open bunks on the main and lower
decks; sleeping bags are suggested
Excellent food can be purchased from
the galley, or bring your own food.
August 14-16, 2016
Great South Channel
Leave Montauk at
6:30 PM on August 14, 2016and head to Martha’s Vineyard
(MV) to pick up (and drop off) passengers. We expect to
arrive at Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard at around 12:30 AM on
8/15 we leave MV at around 1:00 AM and
proceed to the GSC.
We should reach the whale grounds
around day break, spend the next 24 hours amongst the whales and
birds of the GSC.
The following morning, we will
have the option of either remaining on the whale grounds, or
if the weather deems it necessary, returning early to
Martha’s Vineyard for land-based birding, hiking, or other
activities. The vessel will ultimately depart Martha’s
Vineyard at 4:30 PM on 8/16 and return to Montauk at 9:30 PM on
100% success on our Offshore Whale and Pelagic Bird trips
Cetaceans: Humpback, Fin, Minke, Right; Sei, and Pilot
whales; Common, Bottlenose, Atlantic White Sided and Risso’s Dolphins;
Leatherback, Green and Loggerhead Turtles; Basking, Great White, Hammerhead,
and Blue Sharks; Bluefin, Yellowfin, and Bigeye Tuna; White Marlin; Ocean
Sunfish; Portuguese Man-of-War; and other marine life.
Birds: Cory’s, Greater, Sooty, Manx, and Audubon’s
Shearwaters; Wilson’s and Leach’s Storm-Petrels; Northern Gannet; Red-necked
and Red Phalaropes; Pomarine, and Parasitic Jaegers; Greater Black-backed,
Herring, Laughing, and Bonaparte’s Gulls.
Comments: The vessel is the 140’ Viking Starship that can sleep up to
65 passengers in navy style bunks. Excellent food will be available at
reasonable prices. Passengers may bring their own food as well. The trips will
be led by a seasoned marine mammal biologist and professor. Volunteers from
CRESLI will assist in photo-identification spotting and data collection.