July 15, Whale Watch - Naturalist Carly Hepburn

Mars and Glo.

Fluke out dive.

We had an incredible whale watch and we’re able to see 15-20 humpback whales, 3 finback whales, and 2 gray seals. Our first sighting of the day began with 2 humpback whales named Mars and Glo.  We stayed with this pair for about 10 minutes and we were able to watch the surface multiple times.

The next sighting was one of the best experiences I have ever had on a whale watching trip.  We were able to sit with 3 humpback whales for well over 30 minutes as they circled all around the boat and gave us incredible close approaches.  Its truly an amazing experience to be able to see how curious these animals can be as the repeatedly spy-hopped, lifting their head out of the water to view their surroundings, on all sides of the boat.  We also were able to see 1 humpback whale roll at the front of the boat and repeatedly slap their flippers on the surface of the water, splashing some of our passengers!

Rolling over and lifting the long white pectoral fins out of the water.

Close approach off the Port side.

Close approach.

All to soon we had to leave this trio and begin heading towards Provincetown, but luckily we were able to get a few more sightings on our way home!  We quickly found another group of 3 humpbacks, including a humpback named Coral.  As we watched this group, another group of 2 humpback whales moved into the area as well, including a whale named Cygness.

Our last sighting was off 3 finback whales, 2 finback on the left side of the boat and 1 finback on the right side of the boat.  There was also a single gray seal in the area.  We were able to get quick looks of these 4 animals as we continued making our way back to the dock.

Close approach off the bow.

Spy hop off the stern.

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