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7 humpback whales Tuesday NJ school day trip
We had a great group of New Jersey school, children grades, five and six about 60 kids with chaperones Tuesday. We are watching seven humpback whales with the class trip they they will never forget. We all really enjoyed it and remember we have the only working scientist that narrates we are watching in New Jersey go out with the best Jersey Shore Whale Watch. Phone 732.592.6400 group trips
Wednesday afternoon sunset whale watch May 10th 2023 report
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.
Monday whale watching video Sandy Hook NJ wow
We had a great whale watching trip, we guarantee you will see a whale on our trips. Remember we dont take coupon or any Groupon things. We promise you the safe and most affordable whale watching trip in New Jersey close to the beach, we know where the whales feed after years of doing this research we will not disappoint you.
As a proud member of Whale SENSE, we are committed to responsible whale watching practices. All photos were taken in compliance with established guidelines and regulations.We are the only educational whale watching tour narrative by working scientist in the area of whale research in New Jersey.Any questions call us at 732.592.6400 We love taking schools,camps and group tours at times that can fit your schedule.We are a full time whale watching company. Jersey Shore Whale Watch since 2016 showing you the oceans beauty. – Bill McKim Belmar NJ
Sunday May 7th humpback whales
Another beautiful day on the water!! Again, only a couple of passengers had ever seen a whale in its natural habitat. Had the feeling it was going to be a great day because we were still in the inlet and saw so much action! Two osprey we’re flying and fighting over a fish, saw the Black Crowned Night Herion, and saw the osprey on their nest. Excitement was in the air. Big crowd and quite a few children which just added to the anticipation. They all agreed that they were going to help all of us look for the whales. As we headed up towards Sandy Hook, found a humpback whale and he surprised us almost immediately with a lunge feed. He also threw his tail , put his pectoral fin up in the air, and followed later by another lunge feed. At the same time there was a dolphin breaching near the beach followed by other dolphins in close to the beach. Did you want to watch the dolphins or the whale? Many times dolphins and whales are in the same area because they feed on the same type of fish. Later, Danielle announced a second whale behind the boat to the east and our first whale was headed towards whale number 2. After awhile, it seems the whales had better things to do then entertain us and seemed to disappear. On the way home saw lots of dolphins along the beach. Everyone was saying what a great time they had and one family even asked when was the next trip. I asked some of the children what was the best part of the trip to which they replied, “ the whales” but they also enjoyed seeing the dolphins. They had a blast!
Best time of year whale watching New Jersey
http://WWW.JERSEYSHOREWHALEWATCH.COMRight now the whale watching is fantastic in New Jersey there are 2 whales this morning right off the beach in Belmar New Jersey . Join us for an educational exciting whale watching experience The orignal whale watching tour from Belmar marina, phone 732.592.6400 or visit www.jerseyshorewhalewatch.com. We guarantee you will see a humpback whale or your next trip is free 90% success rate.
Saturday May 6th 2 humpback whales near Sandy Hook
As the passengers boarded the Jersey Girl, it seemed as if almost no one had previously seen a whale in the ocean. Well that changed today ! We headed north out of the inlet with the plan to head to the Sandy Hook area. It was near perfect ocean conditions with a beautiful blue sky with scattered clouds. Saw a few dolphins as we headed north but we were serious about finding a whale. And kept on going north.Passed the Twin Lights and shortly afterwards, Danielle our naturalist, says there is a whale about 2 miles ahead. However, we never got there because right in front of us was a humpback whale just logging (resting) on the surface of the water. It would stay on the surface for awhile, then go under and come back up near by. The whale would become more active moving into the shore and back out. This whale had some unique marks and had been seen in the past couple of weeks in the Raritan and near by areas. Watched this whale and headed back south looking for other whales and dolphins. We found more dolphins and as we watched, it seemed that more and more dolphins were appearing. One dolphin swam right under the boat!
Only sad note was that we saw at least 4 balloons floating on the water surface. They could easily be swallowed by a whale . Please dispose of your helium balloons properly and never release them into the air because they may wind up in our ocean. There were 2 birthday celebrations on board today. Everyone had a great time and as one birthday celebrant said , “I will be back”! Beautiful day on the water!
Here are the seating choices photo on Jersey Girl Boat
Our new boat is the biggest and roomiest boat at the Belmar Marina, with amazing sight lines from all seats here are some photos of the seating areas
This is VIP seating Box A and Box B
This next photo is our lower level reserved seats. These are great seats for when maybe you are bringing a senior and want to make sure you have great seats regardless of what time you arrive at the marina these seats are reserved for you!
Some people ask about the staircase to the 2nd level , our staircase is the best its a simple staircase not a ladder like on most other boats
The general seating are is on the 2nd level and the first level and there is seating for everyone this boat is huge and there is plenty of indoor seating also and tables for a lunch
Jersey Shore Whale Watch-First Annual Festival of Whales
Jersey Shore Whale Watch-First Annual Festival of Whales
Known for the best year-round whale watching experiences, Jersey Shore Whale Watch is gearing up to celebrate our sixth whale watching season with the 1st Annual Jersey Shore Festival of Whales, May 1-17. The Festival pays tribute to the annual migration of whales past the coast of New Jersey. The abundance of whales in these local waters has named the Jersey Shore, the Whale Watching Capital of New Jersey.” This is our 6th year come check out our huge boat “Jersey Girl”, docked at the Belmar Marina.
The celebratory weeks will kick off with special ticket pricing featuring music, food from Jacks by the Tracks in Belmar, refreshments, and educational activities. The festival will be filled with events including whale watching excursions, a “Whales, Tails, and Ales” street fair, at Jacks by the Tracks 10th Ave Belmar.
Experience the height of whale watching season from May thru November and enjoy the Jersey Shore coast’s abundant and diverse marine life that is lively year-round. For more information and to view the full list of events visit
Jersey Shore Whale Watch & The Jersey Girl Boat invite you to enjoy fun, sun, ocean activities, delicious dining, shopping and more. From migratory whales that frequent the coastline to stunning sunsets and marine wildlife, there’s seaside beauty and unforgettable adventure at Jersey Shore Whale Watch. For more information visit jerseyshorewhalewatch.com or connect with us via or social media.
Saturday Earth Day whale watch 2023
What better way to spend a Saturday but on the ocean and celebrate Earth Day! As part of the celebration, each adventurer on the Jersey Girl receive a whale watching t shirt. It was a large group of adventures, ready for an exciting time. Most people had not seen a whale before even though they tried in place like California and Hawaii. Well, that changed today!
We exited the inlet and headed north. Passed Asbury Park, Deal, Long Branch, Sea Bright and onto Sandy Hook. Along the way, saw some dolphins and slowed to watch them for awhile. Also saw some type of kite demonstration/competition. The best part was yet to come: there was a spout. Didn’t get to see it’s flukes but the entire boat got to see this whale. as many times when we thought he would surface in one area, he was in a different area. So if you were in the front, back, right or left, it didn’t matter! Eventually, it was time to leave our whale as we waved good bye or should I say, until next time! On the way back to port, saw more dolphins who then enjoyed riding the waves at the back of the boat. Had 2 birthday celebrations on board today! Such a great day at the Jersey Shore on the Jersey Girl