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by Carl in Tampa
October 21, 2003
The presence of a naturalist as part of the crew is a real plus.
Leaving from Provincetown is a good idea because it is close to the whale feeding grounds at the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary.
From journal Provincetown Gem
September 1, 2003
From journal Gourmet Paradise
, West Virginia
February 8, 2001
"Look at three o'clock," he said, and about 100 people ran to the right side of the ship. Then, "Eleven o'clock," and we ran to the left side, cameras flashing. We saw a few backs and tails before the lightning started, but we were told it would pass. It did. Nothing to worry about. The restaurant was out of the weather and had good hotdogs and muffins, among other food items. Soon the rain and thunder abated, and we were running from side to side on the first deck to catch the sightings and photo opps, bumping into strangers, hardly strangers anymore, and laughing with them. The biologist knew each whale by name, including two mothers and their babies, so we heard info on each one. I believe we saw about 14 breaches, at least two full breaches. When the last whale jumped w-a-y out of the water and flipped her tail as she dove back in, the biologist knew it was over and told us, "Say 'Bye, Bye'." So we did.
It had been a few hours of magic. No better way to spend a summer afternoon on the Cape! The trip back took about a half-hour, and the biologist told us stories of whale rescues he had directed while we soaked up some sun.
From journal Provincetown: A Bygone Bohemia
December 5, 2000
It turned out to be a wonderful investment as we saw numerous humpback whales and one fin whale. The animals repeatedly surfaced in order to catch large schools of fish, which were trapped by the whales' surfacing bubbles. They came up awfully close to the ship, making all of us aware just how large and powerful these animals are.
On our way back to shore we raced with four porpoises and saw additional whales surfacing off in the distance. The boat's staff were all friendly and the nature guide was knowledgeable and answered all questions posed to him. The whole trip was truly amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone.
From journal Massachusetts: Provincetown