whale watch - October 2, 2018
Whale Watch Log: October 1

The month of October started off with a splash as we had a wonderful trip out to Jeffreys Ledge, even despite some wind and choppy seas, that included a multiple-generation sighting. ...

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whale watch - September 24, 2018
Whale Watch Log: September 23

We kicked off the start of fall in spectacular fashion as we made our way toward southern Jeffreys Ledge. See the action still happening on Stellwagen Bank as we cruise into fall. ...

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whale watch - August 24, 2018
Whale Watch Log: August 24

Today marks one of the weirdest whale watches I have experienced. We boarded the Cetacea for the 9 a.m. whale watch and set out toward Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, but instead of making...

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whale watch - August 22, 2018
Whale Watch Log: August 22

This morning we traveled out to the southwest corner of Stellwagen, where we encountered two sets of three humpback whales. ...

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whale watch - August 6, 2018
Whale Watch Log: August 6

We were halted by a small pod of Atlantic white sided dolphins, including three pairs with tiny little calves keeping right up with their moms. The glassy water made for ideal conditions to watch and...

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whale watch - August 1, 2018
Whale Watch Log: August 1

Today we enjoyed a fantastic morning out on thus water! We started by making our way to an area near the middle of Stellwagen Bank, and enjoyed exciting surface activity by three humpback whales. ...

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whale watch - July 20, 2018
Whale Watch Log: July 20, 2018

Today was beyond fantastic. We headed out on the Cetacea to the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for the 9 a.m. trip and started seeing many scattered blows. ...

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whale watch - July 9, 2018
Whale Watch Log: July 9

Approximately five humpback whales were scattered throughout the area, and we spent the duration of our whale watch with a pair of our recent favorites: Dross and her calf. ...

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whale watch - June 20, 2018
Whale Watch Log: June 20

We set out for the 10 a.m. whale watch aboard the Asteria and headed toward the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank on a beautiful Wednesday morning. ...

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whale watch - June 13, 2018
Whale Watch Log: June 13

We boarded the Aurora and departed Boston Harbor to make a drive to the northeast, where the latest reports pointed to sightings. ...

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whale watch - May 6, 2018
Whale Watch Log: May 6

Wow. What. A. Day. You know it’s great when you can’t decide what was the best part! ...

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whale watch - April 22, 2018
Whale Watch Log — April 22

This morning we took advantage of the beautiful spring weather and traveled to the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. We were excited to spot several blows around the...

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whale watch - April 13, 2018
Great Views Bloom on Spring Whale Watches

Early spring is a great time for a New England Aquarium Whale Watch, and the daily excursions to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary offer good opportunities to see several different...

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whale watch - April 11, 2018
Whale Watch Log — April 11

Morning fog lifted for quite a spectacle on Stellwagen Bank! ...

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whale watch - April 7, 2018
Whale Watch Log — April 7, 2018

Nature blossomed in the sanctuary of Stellwagen Bank on this brisk Saturday. ...

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whale watch - March 24, 2018
whale watch - October 18, 2017
Whale Watch Log: October 18

Today’s trip aboard the Asteria left us completely in awe. We traveled to the southwest corner of Stellwagen, where we found the blows of three different humpback whales. After patiently waiting...

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whale watch - October 15, 2017
Whale Watch Log: October 15, 2017

See what New England Aquarium Whale Watches are spotting on Stellwagen Bank! ...

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whale watch - October 1, 2017
Whale Watch: October 1

Gather close for a harrowing tale that tests the scaffolding of the heart and mind! ...

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whale watch - September 4, 2017
whale watch - August 28, 2017
Whale Watch: August 28

This morning we traveled to the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank aboard the Sanctuary. Naturalists observed a fun behavior to see that they personally hadn’t seen much of this season. ...

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whale watch - August 21, 2017
whale watch - August 15, 2017
Whale Watch: August 15

Adventures today include a mola mola sighting and lots of breaches! ...

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whale watch - August 13, 2017
Whale Watch Log: August 13

What a day! Many different species of marine animals, including some hungry hungry humpbacks. ...

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whale watch - August 3, 2017
Whale Watch Log: August 3

Today was one to write home about. ...

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whale watch - July 18, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 18

An absolutely spectacular day out on the southwest corner! Gliding over gentle seas, we ran into some fog on the way to our whale reports, but upon arrival found clear, sunny skies, and plenty of...

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whale watch - July 10, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 10

Hancock and calf showered our bow riders with pungent exhalation whilst passing our pulpits, and Bristle bade us goodbye with a breach! ...

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whale watch - July 6, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 6

What a spectacular day this turned out to be. Captain Adam led the crew and crowd aboard the Sanctuary far to the southeast with intentions of providing exceptional whale sightings, and wow, was that...

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whale watch - July 2, 2017
Whale Watch Log: July 2

Today we escaped the heat and headed out into the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary aboard the Cetacea. We saw two species of whales during today's expeditions! ...

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whale watch - June 25, 2017
Whale Watch Log: June 25

Today was one in a million. Owl and her calf took turns flipper slapping, lobtailing, and breaching! It left all of us speechless and feeling incredibly lucky. ...

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whale watch - June 18, 2017
Whale Watch Log: June 18

Despite having poor visibility at times, we managed to spot two humpback whales: a mom and her young calf! ...

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whale watch - June 16, 2017
Whale Watch Log: June 16

This afternoon aboard the Sanctuary we braved the waves and came to find a number of humpback whales in the most recent whale hotspot. Then we were able to get a sneak peek at a number of tall ships...

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whale watch - May 28, 2017
Whale Watch Log: May 28

We embarked on the noon whale watch with hopes of seeing the buzzing activity that we’ve been experiencing on Jeffreys Ledge over the last couple of days and we were not disappointed. ...

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whale watch - May 8, 2017
Whale Watch Log: May 8

This afternoon’s journey to the southwest corner of Stellwagen Bank proved successful, as we initially spotted several blows in the area. ...

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whale watch - April 30, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 30

Today's exploring led us right into one of the most amazing feeding frenzies I have ever witnessed. Hundreds of birds flocked over head while a giant pod of Atlantic white-sided dolphins zipped all...

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whale watch - April 24, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 24

Our sightings started early this morning, as we were able to pause minutes after departure to watch harbor porpoise cruise through the channel, and things really picked up as we approached Stellwagen...

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whale watch - April 13, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 13, 2017

We headed out under bright skies in the crisp air with the hopes of seeing more of the activity that has been bubbling to the east of Boston. Keep reading on the Whale Watch Log! ...

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whale watch - April 10, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 10, 2017

Find out what the whale watchers found on Stellwagen Bank on April 10! ...

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whale watch - April 9, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 9, 2017

See what whale watchers found on Stellwagen Bank on April 9! ...

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whale watch - April 3, 2017
Whale Watch Log: April 3

The New England Aquarium Whale Watch it starting off with a splash! ...

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whale watch - October 13, 2016
Whale Watch Log: October 13

On today’s whale watch, we headed near the southwest corner of Stellwagen to find an estimated 17-18 humpbacks kick-feeding and bubble net feeding! ...

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whale watch - October 4, 2016
Whale Watch Log: October 4, 2016

After almost a week of being stuck onshore due to rough sea conditions, we were granted with a beautiful, fall day yesterday. The whales did not disappoint! ...

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whale watch - September 19, 2016
Whale Watch Log: September 19

We had a great trip with Lutris, Vault, Komodo, and UFO. They mingled with each other and mixed up their associations, keeping intern Laura on her toes! ...

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whale watch - September 12, 2016
Whale Watch Log: September 12, 2016

What started out as a trio of lazy humpbacks turned into a breachtastic afternoon trip. ...

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whale watch - September 11, 2016
Whale Watch Log: September 11, 2016

Undiscouraged by the dark clouds brewing overhead, we were thrilled to find up to two dozen humpback whales in manageable sea conditions right on the southwest corner. ...

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whale watch - September 3, 2016
Whale Watch Log: September 3, 2016

The Sanctuary kicked off Labor Day weekend with great sightings of ten or so humpbacks, including Hancock, Pumba, Jabiru, Cajun, Perseid, and Bolide. We had great looks at these animals and were...

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whale watch - August 17, 2016
Whale Watch Log: August 17, 2016

This afternoon the Aurora with Captain Chip and his fantastic crew headed out to the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank. In a white cap strewn sea we spotted a trio of humpback whales who we easily...

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whale watch - August 15, 2016
Whale Watch Log: August 15, 2016

As we made our way offshore for the 12pm whale watch yesterday, we received word of the entangled humpback whale that had been sighted by earlier boats. ...

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whale watch - August 10, 2016
Whale Watch Log: August 10, 2016

We had quite the wet and wild whale watch this morning on the Sanctuary with Captain Adam! ...

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whale watch - August 3, 2016
Whale Watch Log: August 3, 2016

Bubble nets, alabaster flukes, and massive humpback whales. ...

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whale watch - August 2, 2016
Whale Watch Log: August 2, 2016

This morning the Sanctuary headed to the south east of Stellwagen Bank for the 10am whale watch. ...

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whale watch - July 31, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 31, 2016

The bank was quiet this morning as we arrived on the eastern edge, an area which has been teeming with life over the past few days. ...

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whale watch - July 27, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 27, 2016

The lucidity of the glassy sea betrayed the motives of our creatures, for we could spy the sudden oscillations of Jabiru’s tail as she changed direction at depths exceeding 20’! And that's not...

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whale watch - July 26, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 26, 2016

It was a multi-species day on Stellwagen Bank, complete with flipper slapping by Pele! ...

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whale watch - July 21, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 21, 2016

This morning the Cetacea headed out for another absolutely beautiful day on Stellwagen Bank. ...

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whale watch - July 18, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 18, 2016

It was another ridiculously spectacular day aboard the Sanctuary with Captain Dave. ...

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whale watch - July 16, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 16

As we made our way into the southeast corner of Stellwagen Bank we sighted one whale doing quite a bit of flipper slapping as well as another pair nearby. At one point we had four whales, two on...

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whale watch - July 12, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 11

While most animals were lazing at the surface, the serenity was disrupted by Bristle. ...

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whale watch - July 6, 2016
Whale Watch Log: July 6

Upon the glassy seaway of the Southeast Corner we spotted a miniature humpback whale heaving its ivory flippers in gawkish fashion. It was a sign of all the action to come. ...

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whale watch - June 23, 2016
Whale Watch Log: June 23

Naturalists and passengers spotted 17 humpback whales at the northeast corner of Stellwagen Bank. ...

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