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Wed Sept 16- Viking Fleet/ Cresli Whale Watch Report from Sept. 13 2020

Montauk Whale Watching

Sunday September 13, 2020 Humpbacks, dolphins, and shearwaters! Oh my! Our last 2020 trip continued our perfect season (100% success). Once again, our first humpback was a very small and elusive one, surfacing for a single blow and submerging for 9-11 minutes. We saw it fluke, but were never able to get photos of this whale….

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Sun Sept 6 – Whale Watching Tour

Montauk Whale Watching

Oh my, 60 Bottle Nose dolphins  and 9 Humpbacks in all! Dr. Artie Kopelman reports a great day of whale sightings. It was a little bouncy as we headed out in search of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises). We headed directly to where we had seen the whales yesterday, but we couldn’t find them at first…

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Wed Sept 2 – Whale Watching

Montauk Whale Watching

Breaching, lob-tailing, flipper slapping humpback and more! Our 9th trip of 2020 was difficult at first, but ultimately it did not disappoint. Just as in the past few trips, a small humpback would blow and dive, with dive times over 10 minutes long. We stayed with this whale and a few inshore bottlenose dolphins but…

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Wed Aug 25 – Whale Watching

Montauk Whale Watching

Wednesday August 25, 2020 Whales and dolphins! 40 minutes of inverted lob-tailing by 1 humpback A few hours before our trip, Dr. Artie Kopelman (CRESLI president and senior scientist/naturalist) observe several humpbacks from shore at the western end of Montauk. High winds from the NNW helped us to decide to head west to look for…

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Wed Aug 19 – Whale Watching

Montauk Whale Watching

Humpbacks and more Common Bottlenose dolphins A special day for many reasons As usual, we were headed to where we had seen whales on our previous trip. We were lucky enough to encounter a very special whale, Nile’s 2016 calf. Three weeks ago this 4 year-old calf was found severely entangled in 3900 pounds of…

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Mon Aug 17 – Whale Watching

Fishing Reports Whale Watching

3 Humpbacks and about 300 NW Atlantic Norther Migratory Common Bottlenose Dolphins Wednesday August 12, 2020 WOW what a trip! We had reports of whales around they Midway Buoy and within an hour we found out first whale, a humpback we hadn’t seen before. A short while after staying with this whale, we came upon…

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Saturday Aug 8- Whale Watching

Montauk Whale Watching

4 Humpback whales and 2 Minkes. Within 30 minutes of passing Montauk Lighthouse and within 10 minutes of the crew “on-station” to look in earnest for whales, we saw our first blows. Our 1st Humpback was one we had seen last week as well about 8 nm (nautical miles) to the SSW and only about…

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Tue Aug 4 – Whale Watching

Fishing Reports Whale Watching

Sat Aug 1 – Whale Watching 2 Humpback Whales – 18 and 10 consecutive breaches at the end of our trip! Nice way to end the afternoon. Our 3rd trip of the 2020 season was one for the books. Again, we had reports of whales from several places and began our trip with a great…

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Mon Aug 3 – Schedule Update

Fishing Reports Montauk Whale Watching

CANCELLED – ALL TRIPS Tuesday August 4th & Wednesday August, 5th    

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Mon July 27 – Whale Watching Trip

Montauk Whale Watching

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…

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