On Sunday, November 5th, a group of approximately 35 people gathered for an exciting Jersey Shore Whale Watch adventure. We set sail from the Shark River Inlet, heading south toward Lavallette, and little did we know that this trip would turn into a truly exceptional experience.
Our journey was graced by the presence of a very active humpback whale. What set this encounter apart was the whale’s behavior – it was open net feeding, a rare phenomenon seldom witnessed in New Jersey waters. While I had seen plenty of photos capturing this behavior in Maine, actually observing it firsthand was a first for me, and it left an indelible mark on our memories. Throughout the trip, we were fortunate enough to witness this remarkable spectacle multiple times.
Adding to the magic of the day was the picture-perfect weather that Mother Nature provided us. The clear skies and gentle breeze made the experience even more enjoyable. And, of course, the enthusiastic and engaged crowd on board added to the overall sense of excitement and wonder.
I want to take a moment to applaud Captain Eddie for his outstanding job running the trip. His expertise and passion for marine life enhanced our understanding of the humpback whale’s behavior and made the excursion all the more engaging.Danielle was excellent as always spotting the whale
As the trip came to an end, I couldn’t help but reflect on the beauty of nature and the incredible moments we had just witnessed. The ocean has a way of humbling us and reminding us of the vast and mysterious world beneath its surface. It was a day that will be etched in our memories for a long time to come.
Now, I eagerly await Monday morning when I can sort through all the photos I took during the trip. I plan to share a collection of these images to help others appreciate the awe-inspiring sight of a humpback whale engaged in open net feeding off the Jersey Shore.
For those who couldn’t join us on this particular outing, I want to remind you that there are still a few more weeks of Whale Watching left this season. I encourage you to consider joining us at Jersey Shore Whale Watch for an opportunity to witness the majesty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. It’s an experience that words can hardly do justice, but one that will leave you with a profound appreciation for the wonders of the ocean.