From passenger Linda: Her report
Such a great day on the water: weather was perfect and the ocean was calm. Whale watching has become so popular! Today there were people from Germany, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and those were only the people I spoke to! A woman was celebrating her birthday week (I like that idea)! There was also a school outing from NYC and the students were running to the boat as they made the boat with no time to spare!
Out of the inlet we headed north past Asbury Park, Long Branch and found some active dolphins. They were fun to watch but we continued on because we were looking for a whale. Again we found some dolphins and we continued on in search of the whale. We went to the SeaBright area because that is where we frequently see whales but no luck today so we headed back but Of course, still searching for that spout! Suddenly, Danielle the Naturalist, spotted a sea turtle but they tend to be skittish and went underwater and we couldn’t find him. But as we circled around, there was a spout! A humpback whale! Watched it for a bit and then he moved away from us and then he was gone. We tried so hard to find him but to no avail. Saw an Osprey carrying home dinner. Such an enjoyable day. Another awesome adventure!