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Wed Aug 28-Whale Watching

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Whales Close to Montauk


What started out as a cloudy and someone rainy trip turned into a productive day of whale watching.  After less than an hour we spotted some big splashes in the distance- there was a whale breaching and flipper slapping.  Unfortunately by the time we got to the area, with the overcast background, we were unable to find the whale.  We continued on our way and suddenly came upon 2 humpback whales and 18 bottlenose dolphin.  There was a lot of surface bait fish and the whales were feeding.The dolphins came into our area in 2s and 3s until there was a big group.  They swam around the feeding whales for some time and some passengers got some special pictures with a whale and dolphin in the same photo! They showed us some fun behaviors such as leaping or “porpoising” out of the water.  A minke whale joined this group and we got a few quick looks.

We continued on and found 2 more humpbacks and more minkes.  As we headed back to Montauk several dolphins approached the boat, probably the ones we saw earlier in our trip, coming for one final good-bye.