Our adventurous day went north out of Belmar, from the shark river towards Lond Branch and further. Our captain Thought there was a whale, but it did not resurface, so we went south towards Spring Lake since we had another reported whale sighting. Well before we got there, a big surprise, common dolphins! Special treat as they usually are way offshore, but they were within a few miles of the coast. They swam and were playful. They were swimming alongside the bow of the boat! We were so amazed that we saw the spout of the whale # 1 for the day at the same time. It turns out he is whale number 196 Gotham Whale catalog, who was seen last year at this time. Usually, whales spout and do a shallow dive, repeat and make a deeper dive the third time. Not this one! Each time he surfaced, it was one breath and deep dive. Saw plenty of tail. He even did a tail slap. Off in the distance was another whale near Manasquan. This whale was not deep diving and was kind of mellow. We got some photos and headed back north . we encountered whale number 1 and then a 3rd whale on our way back to the Shark River inlet, and amazing day Such a whale good time! We made up a story that whale # 2 went to see whale # 1 because she “Whaley, Whaley loved him”. Okay, that was bad but it was funny at the time! We also had a beautiful sunset, wonderful afternoon! Only a few weeks left join us soon!
Sunset whale watching season is here