Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Offshore Whale Watching

36 hour trip to the Great South Channel

By: A. H. Kopelman, Ph.D.


Offshore Whale Watching

2020 Great South Channel trip 

Reservations will open after January 1, 2020

 We are still at 100% success at finding whales on our offshore trips.


Humpback curious approachWe have now had 1334 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, Dr. Jooke Robbins of the Center for Coastal Studies, Mason Weinrich, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook, and the NYC Gotham Whale humpback catalog we have photo-identified 489 different humpback whales during these trips


The vessel Viking Starship (140 foot LOA), leaving from the Viking Landing in Montauk Harbor. Parking available for the duration of your trip.
Sleeping accomodations Open bunks on the main and lower decks; sleeping bags are suggested
Meals

Excellent food can be purchased from the galley, or bring your own food

 

 

 

 


TBD

(36 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave from the Viking Landing in Montauk at 7:00 PM on Sunday and proceed to the GSC. 

  • We should reach the whale grounds around day break, spend the next 12 hours among the whales and birds of the GSC. 

  • Return to Montauk at 4:00 AM on the following Tuesday

Costs:

  • $300 for CRESLI members; $325 for non-members
  • Children  6 – 12 are half price
  • Under 6 are free

2020 GREAT SOUTH CHANNEL RESERVATIONS WILL OPEN SOON

Expectations:

bubble feeding humpbacksCetaceans: 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; 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.