Saturday’s trip started as just a beautiful day on the ocean we headed north towards Sandy Hook area. Where were we in for a surprise, the first humpback whale we saw I was putting on a good show I was taking some pictures that I said let me put Facebook live on so the people online could see.
Report from passenger Linda, as very frequent whale watcher
“So today was a most incredible whale watching trip. There was a report of a whale off of Sandy Hook so after a brief look around for dolphins as we were headed there, we wasted no time to get to our destination. There is was, a humpback whale off of Sandy Hook and it was going along and suddenly breached. Wow! After spending time with that whale, another whale was spotted about 1 or 2 miles away that was lunge feeding. This whale was hungry! He lunge fed so many times and sometimes very close to the boat. What a day! We were all sharing pictures even before we got back to the dock. Met so many wonderful people whale watching today! This was a fantastic day, probably one of the top 3 whaling days I have experienced over 3 years. Advice if you are thinking about going whale watching: go now! It might be a little colder right now but the boat is not crowed. Easy to see all the action and there is plenty of it! You can always go into the cabin to warm up.”
As I am doing this the humpback whale does a full breach of the entire whale’s body including the tail out of the ocean to the thrill of the crowd on the boat. I just looked at it as I was fumbling with my iPhone instead of photographing with my big camera. One of the passengers got this photo I’m not sure who took it yet it’s been passed around a lot so I’m not really sure I was lucky person to get this image.
The captain spotted a second humpback whale about 2 miles away and enjoyed watching at lunge feed some very large lunches that almost looked like a breach, Saturday was just a great day of whale watching people were thrilled it’s been an amazing start of the season I couldn’t of ever guessed that we would see whales on nine out of 10 trips that’s the way the season has started.
Get your tickets come on out enjoy some fresh air, make great lifetime memories.
I hope to see you soon at Jersey Shore Whale Watch. One last not our oldest passenger this year was Saturday 90 years old with a 91 birthday in a few weeks. Happy birthday Charles