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Mon July 27 – Whale Watching Trip

Sat July 25 – Whale Watching

3 Humpback Whales, 1 Minke Whale and more

Our 2nd trip of the 2020 season didn’t let us down. We had reports of whales from several places and began our trip with a great plan. With excellent visibility and conditions, we found our first whale within 40 minutes from passing Montauk Light, a humpback. This whale was busy searching for food 100′ down and would rise to the surface after a few minutes, blow 5-6 times and dive. We stayed with the whale until it tail slapped and we decided to head further. We headed ENE towards and found our 2nd whale about 1 hour later.  We’d seen it from ~1.5 miles away and when we got near the area,  it popped up just under our bowsprit. Luckily we were almost at idle speed. A minke and a third humpback joined us shortly thereafter.  This last whale had significant Orca raking scars on its dorsal fin and flukes. We encountered other species during our travels including 3 Ocean Sunfish, 1 jumping White Marlin, about 40 Wilson’s Storm Peterels, and about 40 Great Shearwaters.

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  • 3 Humpback Whales
  • 1 Minke whale
  • 3 Ocean sunfish
  • 1 white marlin
  • 40 Wilson’s storm petrels
  • 40 Great shearwaters 
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