We have 2 new boats for whale watching this year! We will be also doing a trip out about 30 miles this spring make sure you are on our mailing list to receive info on the trips ! Our phone is 732.451.6003 full trip dates will be listed by March 1st
We had a great time whale watching in Belmar New jersey and will do more in 2019
We had a great whale watching trip off the coast of belmar and spring lake today November 11 2018 . Here are some photographs from the trip! The weather was fine slight breeze yes it was cold but the full sunlight kept us warm.
We will be going out this Sunday at 10am , with the fall back day saving time change Sunday you get to sleep an hour later, join us this Sunday we leave from Belmar Marina, Buy tickets online Jersey shire whale watch tour
Here are a few photos from the trip yesterday the whale was spotted off Long Branch.
We saw many ,many dolphins and a whale off the coast of Long Branch Sunday. We traveled Sunday morning north from Belmar searching for whales. We have had 11 trips this years and 10 of them we have seen whales on.Join us this fall on a quick local funtrip to see whhales along the jersey shore.
A very popular question that arises while out on our Jersey shore whale watching cruises is the question of when is the best time of the year to see whales in the Jersey shore area and the best time of the day to see them. The question, although appearing to be basic since the Jersey Shore Monmouth sees whales very often, has a lot of background information needed to answer correctly. Each year whales must migrate to warmer waters to mate, give birth to their live young, and raise their calf. Whales use their senses to follow the weather, water conditions, feeding grounds, and more to find a healthy location to stay for a while. The basic idea of migration is that during the warmer season, whales will migrate to cooler waters, so they will travel towards the poles. During the cooler season, whales travel to the tropics for the warmer water. In the Northern Hemisphere, we see most whales traveling closer to the Equator during the winter season as they are searching for warm waters to mate and breed in. Northern, cooler waters tend to be more nutrient rich than the water in the tropics, so the whales tend to travel North to feed. These waters will most likely be more nutrient rich due to the continuous upwelling, which brings the warmer, nutrient rich water from the bottom of the ocean to the surface, creating a constant flow of nutrients. Cold water can better hold the important nutrients required for the whales, which does make the water look ‘dirty’; however, this ‘dirty’ water is much better for marine mammals and organisms than the crystal clear water in the tropics. Join us this fall to see whales just 1 or 2 miles off shore as they head south!
Great day whale watching off Long Branch New Jersey
Fall is a great time for whale watching at the jersey shore join us We go 9 months of the year
Whale watching along the coast line of Monmouth and Ocean county till November each year!
Whales to the left of me!
It was July 7th, a warm summer day, with calm waters. We went whale watching out of Belmar Marina. We cruised up towards Sandy Hook passing the beaches of, Avon, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Deal, Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, Sandy Hook National Park, and eventually we saw New York City in the background. When we were off the coast of Sandy Hook, we saw many pods of dolphins, sea birds, and two humpback whales!
Our guide on that trip was Danielle, a whale researcher that works with Gotham Whale. Danielle is pursuing a doctorate at Rutger’s University in marine biology. She has a wealth of whale information for the guests on Bill McKim’s Jersey Shore whale watching trip. Danielle points out what to look for in the water to spot the whales and shares information about the whales we see.
Guests on the boat trip have a great time, and bring snacks and coolers on board. One group was a bridal party enjoying champange on the open sea. Often the younger travelers take a nap. The gentle rocking and salt air seems to be a natural sleep aid! It is recommended to bring binoculars, a light jacket or sweatshirt, and some drinks and snacks.
Upon return to Belmar, there is still lots to do in the area. Marina Grill is in the same marina parking lot, a great place for cocktails, dinner, and conversation about the whale trip. Bill McKim’s Jersey Shore Whale Watches are sure to be one of your fondest memories! -n Billy
Whale Photos Contest
Show us your best photos from your Jersey shore whale watching trip!
Monthly winners win a Jersey Shore Whale watching tee. Grand prize winner wins two tickets for a Monmouth county Jersey Shore whale watching tour with Bill McKim.