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2017 Great South Channel trips
July 16-18, 2017 (Another
Great South Channel July 2017 Report
Great South Channel August 2017 Report
We are still at 100%
success at finding whales on our offshore trips.
We have now had 1231 humpback encounters in our trips to the
Great South Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally.
August 13-15, 2017
Great South Channel
Leave Montauk at
6:30 PM on August 13, 2017 and 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
8/14 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 8/15 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.
Click here to see a list of all humpbacks from CRESLI trips
Click here for a gallery of our identified humpbacks from
Sighting summaries for each offshore trip of the
past 13 years
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.
are some photos taken of the sleeping quarters and main cabin.
below shows the green lines represent the track of our cruises to and from the
Great South Channel in 2010