Sunday, June 13, 2021

June 12-13, 2021

The whales were so sleek as they moved through the small swells and calm seas this weekend. On Saturday we started the trip with one, of a total of five fin whales, throughout the day.

Fin whale

Out on Jeffreys Ledge, Satula the humpback whale was circling around occasionally creating bubble clouds.

What a beautiful day

Satula is an adoptable whale with our research affiliates, the Blue Ocean Society, so it was even more of a special sighting.

Satula

The day ended with a quick look at a mother/calf fin whale pair, a sight even more rarely seen than humpback mother/calf pairs!

Mother and calf fin whale pair!

Fin whale calf!

Sunday was just as beautiful offshore. We spent time with two different humpback whales. Two familiar visitors to the area and another adoptable whale with the Blue Ocean Society. Welcome back Pinball and Nile!

Pinball (above and below)

Nile

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Happy 2021!

Opening weekend is officially in the books! While we had to delay the start of the season due to last week's windy weather, it felt amazing to be back on the water heading out towards Jeffreys Ledge with the salt air, the sea breeze and the ocean waves.The first spout of the day was such a wonderful sight, but it wasn't just one, it was two spouts. The first sighting of the season was a mother/calf pair. We spent some time with humpback whales Fan and her 2021 calf! What a way to start our trip!

Fan and her calf

A bit further offshore a trio of humpback whales were napping including Clipper, Clamp and Ditto. Meanwhile a fin whale was in the area.

Hello whale
Clipper
Fin whale

To wrap up the day, during our travels home, a minke whale jumped clear out of the water a few times. Wow.

On Sunday, the ocean action was even calmer as we headed to Jeffreys Ledge. We checked out an ocean sunfish before seeing five humpback whales.

Ocean sunfish dorsal fin

Our first humpback whale was moving around consistently. Next, we came across a mother/calf pair. But it wasn't the same pair we had seen yesterday. Welcome to the Jeffreys Ledge area Squiggle and her 2021 calf!

Mother/calf humpback whale pair!
You can spot the calf subsuface if you look closely!

Our last sighting consisted of Clipper and Ditto napping. A few people even spotted a minke whale while heading back to Rye Harbor.

Clipper and Ditto
It was a wonderful weekend full of whales and workable weather. We appreciate all the familiar faces and support from our passengers. Here's to bringing back the fun in 2021!