Linda writes :
Late afternoon whale watching trip. People from NY and northernNJ seemed to be in the majority today. Weather was so nice and warm at the dock. We headed north since that is where the majority of whales have been located. Suddenly saw a huge splash that at first thought it could be a small boat going fast in the water. Only issue was that there was no boat! It had to be some form of a whale breach. But never saw any activity after that. Stopped to pick up some balloons which was good so thet could not cause harm to the marine mammals. Went to Sandy Hook were all the whales had been seen. Again at various times saw spouts but never more than that. Saw dolphins all around the boat at some points. Investigated more spouts but the whales just did not cooperate. By Long Branch we saw a large spout and this tIme we were able to see this humpback whale. He actually came close to us and the engines were in neutral. The passengers were able to get their pictures and they were thrilled to see the whale in its natural habitat. Because we tried so hard to make sure the passengers saw a whale we got back to the dock about an hour late and were able to see a smoky sunset. It was a fun day on the Jersey Girl.