Whales, dolphins, sunset and moonrise- Perfect 10 of a day!
We had the most beautiful day on the ocean today! We left at 3:00 for our special Sunset-Full Moon Whale Watch trip. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the ocean was as blue and calm as could be and the temperature was just perfect! We left the Shark River and headed south. We were barely traveled 10 minutes when we came upon our Humpback Whale. Everyone enjoyed watching him and everyone had plenty of opportunities to get photos. We had a small group so everyone could easily move around to different areas of the boat to get their best shots. We stayed with the whale for a little bit and then left him to see what we could find further south. It was not long again before we came upon a superpod of dolphins! There were hundreds of dolphins all around the boat. It was so much fun watching them splash and jump all around the boat and play in our wake. They really gave us a great show and plenty of great photo opportunities. At this point it was getting close to sunset, so we started heading back north to where we saw our first whale, hoping to get sunset photos with him. Fortunately, all our wishes came true! We found the whale in the same area just as the sun was setting. We got the most beautiful photos of the whale with the sunset in the background. It was truly amazing!! Once the sun set we continued towards the Shark River waiting for the full moon to rise over the ocean. Just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better, we saw the beautiful orange glow of the full moon rising over the horizon. More beautiful, amazing photo opportunities! To the west we could see the red orange glowing sky from the sunset and to the east we saw the biggest most beautiful orange moon rising over the ocean. It was absolutely perfect!! Definitely one of the best days of the season!! Tomorrow’s weather is going to be a repeat of today so you still have a chance to enjoy this warm October weather and see humpback whales as they migrate south. It will be a small group so you will have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the fresh ocean air. We are going out all weekend but it won’t be as warm as it will be tomorrow. Don’t miss out on the last warm days of the season- book your trip with us today!
Trish DeVoe Naturalist, Jersey Shore Whale Watch