We had a another great trip up to Sandy Hook beach area to see a humpback whale with the skyline of New York City in the background. A great day for everyone.We have 4 trips this coming week.
Whale watching report Aug 28th Belmar Sandy Hook
Today Friday it took us a while to find the whale, We started by searing the water off Spring Lake beach but we could not find the whale so we headed north.
we added an hour to the trip, We were able to find a whale off the coast of Sandy Hook National Park with New York City in the background.
Here are a few photos from today’s trip, We got back to the dock in pouring rain lol. The rain did not start until we were almost back to Belmar Marina.
We did see a Finback whale this week off Asbury Park and Deal New Jersey.
CIRCE posted the image and a YouTube video to its Facebook page last week. The video footage shows two of three breaches–the first at 3 seconds and the second at 1:15–and reveal that the cetacean is almost leaping completely free of the water.
Fin whales are the world’s second largest whale species and can measure 80-plus feet, and weigh as much as 70 tons. Because of their immense size, they almost never breach, which makes the rare photo accompanying this story all the more striking.
The image was captured May 22 in the Strait of Gibraltar by a researcher for the Spanish cetacean conservation group, CIRCE (Conservación, Información y Estudio sobre cetáceos).
You never know that you might see on Jersey shore whale watch trips, join us maybe one day we will see it breach like this video,
We were all excited to see a Finback whale on our trip. Danielle our naturalist had been talking for days about 2 Finback whales being off the coast of Sandy Hook. we found it Wednesday.The families on the boat went crazy see to humpback whales come close to the boat and then we saw the finback whale and we observed it just swimming along. The whale is so huge it did not fit in my cameras view here are some of the photos i took. Join us soon the trips get better as we head towards fall whale migration season.
The fin whale is the second largest animal to ever live, in the entire history of Earth. Reaching lengths of at least 85 feet (26 m) and weights of 80 tons, this species is second only to its close relative, the blue whale. Their incredible size is only possible because of their aquatic lifestyles and the buoyancy provided by seawater. On land, an animal as large as the fin whale would almost certainly be crushed under its own weight.
We have done over 80 trips this was our first Finback whale sighting! all the otther trips have been Humpback whales and some Minke whales
Sunday whale watching review Belmar 8/23
We used all our time searching for the whale and finally found him at 4pm. Capt. Alan was gracoius enough to extend our trip by 45 mins so we could spend that time observing and photographing the whale our group was thrilled to see a whale as most people thought we werent going to see
Saturday whale watching review report Belmar
Saturday August 22 2020 whale watching review Belmar NJ
We had a few reports of Dolphins off Avon by the sea when we were leaving Belmar Marina, but we could not find them.
We did find two beautiful humpback whales during our trip and a couple of Searays
Monmouth is the hotspot of whale watching in the last few years we see them almost every single trip, in fact we have seen at least on whale on 24 of our 25 trips this year!
2020 has been an amazing year for seeing humpback whales, We really do run the safest and best whale watching tour in the tri-state area. Join us soon here is our schedule change due change so make sure to buy early as prices do go up.
September and October are amazing months to go whale watching we see the most whales during these months and the boat is less crowed, we do use social distancing on the boat.
We will have an experienced naturalist on-board to explain everything that you are seeing. For more information, you can call the office at 732.451.6003 or buy online, you are always allowed to change your date for any reason.We are easy to deal with, and We guarantee you will see a whale on our trip, or your next trip is free.
So Wednesday’s trip was interesting, the morning started with pouring rain possible tornado up near red Bank really dark skies for about an hour. The Jersey shore whale watch phone was ringing off the hook with people asking if their trip was on or off or we going what are we doing. Long story short the skies cleared we all met at the marina in the lightest of a drizzle we got onto the boat the skies continue to clear and we had the most perfect day on the ocean flat season one got sick just a great day too beautiful Wells off of Monmouth County and people were thrilled to be out and enjoy something they’ve never seen Wells frolicking in the ocean on a perfect August day come out and join us soon we have plenty of trips scheduled including this weekend we leave from Belmar we have some trips also from point Pleasant we run the best and safest we are watching trip in New Jersey we guarantee will see you a whale.