Whale watching from the boardwalk Sunday Dec 10 2023
**Experience the Wonders of Jersey Shore Whale Watch Tours**
Picture this: A Sunday morning, bright and early at 7:30 AM, and the sun is casting a gentle glow on the horizon. What’s unique about this December morning is that it’s a beautiful 55°F on the boardwalk, an uncommon sight for this time of year. As a result, the boardwalk is bustling with people taking in the unusual warmth and enjoying their leisurely strolls. Little did they know that this exceptional morning would gift them with an incredible sight – four whales off the coasts of Belmar and Spring Lake, clearly visible from the boardwalk.
These were not just any whales; they were active humpback whales, engaged in an enthralling display of munch feeding. The proximity of these majestic giants to the beach and boardwalk allowed a fortunate crowd to witness this spectacle firsthand. It was a truly remarkable moment, and it serves as a reminder that these incredible creatures still grace our shores.
The excitement generated by these close encounters was palpable. Curious onlookers had plenty of questions, and Bill McKim, the captain of Jersey Shore Whale Watch, was on hand to provide answers. People in Belmar and Spring Lake were eager to know what kind of whales they were observing, their numbers, and why capturing them with a phone camera can be a challenging task. Bill’s advice to capture the essence of the moment was simple: record videos and savor the beautiful memories they create.
Bill’s own camera, a Canon with the ability to shoot 30 frames per second, allowed him to capture these magnificent creatures in action. It’s a reminder of the incredible moments one can witness on a whale-watching expedition.
Looking ahead, Jersey Shore Whale Watch is gearing up for an exciting year. In the spring and summer of 2024, you can join us for an unforgettable whale-watching adventure aboard the “Jersey Girl.” This fully narrated tour is led by scientists who possess a wealth of knowledge about these marine giants. Expect to leave with a newfound appreciation for the ocean’s wonders and a treasure trove of memories.
But the excitement doesn’t end there. Jersey Shore Whale Watch is committed to sharing more of these breathtaking moments with you. We’ll be capturing more pictures of the whales from the boardwalks, aerial shots from our drones, and close-ups from our boats. We’re also planning a few trips for late winter and eagerly anticipating more whale watching and birdwatching excursions.
Furthermore, keep an eye out for seals on the beach. If you happen to spot these seals, remember to maintain a respectful distance. These animals often come ashore to rest, so giving them the space they need ensures their well-being.
Jersey Shore Whale Watch offers a glimpse into the world of these incredible creatures that grace our shores. We invite you to be part of the adventure, to witness nature’s majesty up close, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. The ocean has so much to offer, and we can’t wait to share it with you on our upcoming tours.