Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Local Whale Watching

With Viking Fleet of Montauk, NY

By: A. H. Kopelman


Local Whale Watching

 2018 CRESLI/Viking Fleet whale watching


100% SUCCESS FOR 2017 AND 2018

We are at over 92% sighting success (since July 2013)

Join the crew with over 30 years of whale watching experience. Come away with geat memories, great photos and videos, and an education about whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and marine life that is second-to-none.

  • The Viking Fleet and CRESLI are offering special family friendly marine cruises focusing on the sights of the ocean! Enjoy a day on the water with your family looking for whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds and sunfish. Along the way you can view the Montauk lighthouse and all the landmarks of the east end.
  • A qualified naturalist / marine biologist will narrate the tour and answer all of your questions!
  • The Viking boats are equipped with clean restrooms, comfortable seating and full galleys onboard. We recommend reservations. You can either do so by phone (631-668-5700) or https://vikingfleet.com/activities/whale-watching/
  • The trips will depart the dock at 2:00 PM and return at 7:00 PM
  • The fare for these trips is $75 for adults, $49 for children 5-12y/o, FREE for Children under 5y/o

 

Date

 

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

July 1, 2018 ~100 short-beaked common dolphins
1 Minke Whale
1 humpback whale

PHOTOS
8-10 Great Shearwaters
15-20 Cory’s Shearwaters
 
5
-10 Sooty Shearwaters
25-30 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
10 Manx Shearwaters
July 8, 2018 1 minke whale
1 humpback whale
1 finback whale
60 short-beaked common dolphins

PHOTOS
98 Cory's Shearwater
53 Great Shearwater
14 Sooty Shearwater
4 Manx Shearwater
148 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
1 Northern Gannet
8 Double-crested Cormorant
7 Laughing Gull
130 Herring Gull
121 Great Black-backed Gull
Bird totals thanks to Taylor Sturm
July 11, 2018 3 minke whales
1 finback whale

PHOTOS
~65 Wilson's Storm-Petrels
~60 Cory's Shearwaters
several Scopoli's Shearwaters
~30 Great Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
July 15, 2018 18-20 Humpback whales whales
8 Finback whales

PHOTOS
~100 Wilson's Storm-Petrels
~150 Cory's Shearwaters
~80 Great Shearwaters
~30 Sooty Shearwaters
2 Manx Shearwater
July 18, 2018 15-20 humpback whales
4 finback whales
2 minke whales

In our last 2 trips we've photographed 19 different humpbacks including:
Columbia
Combat
Coral
Dome
Ganesh
Glo-Stick
Jigsaw
Multiply
Reaper
Reflection
W

PHOTOS
>100 Sooty shearwaters
>100 Cory’s shearwaters
>100 Great shearwaters
July 25, 2018 6 humpback whales
including:
Nile
Unnamed calf of Photon


PHOTOS
~200 Cory’s Shearwaters
~80 Great Shearwaters
~50 Sooty Shearwaters
~20 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
July 29, 2018 5 finback whale
5 humpback whales
2 minke whales
150 short-beaked common dolphins

PHOTOS
125 Cory’s Shearwaters
40 Great Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
4 Manx shearwaters
7 Parasitic jaegers
1 immature Northern gannet
2 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
August 01, 2018 2 finback whale
3 humpback whales
4 minke whales
150 bottlenose dolphins
100 short-beaked common dolphins

PHOTOS
75 Cory’s shearwaters
25 Great shearwaters
2 Manx shearwaters
1 Parasitic jaeger
August 05, 2018 5 finback whale
2 minke whales

PHOTOS
16 Cory’s Shearwater
27 Great Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
12 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Parasitic Jaeger
11 Laughing Gull
42 Herring Gull
25 Great Black-backed Gull
7 Least Tern
122 Common Tern
5 Royal Tern
1 Fish Crow
Bird Count via Arie Gilbert
August 08, 2018 7 humpback whales
1 finback whale

PHOTOS
1 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle
35 Cory’s shearwaters
5 Great shearwaters
1 Sooty shearwater
1 Manx shearwater
1 Parasitic jaeger
10 Semipalmated plovers
August 15, 2018 5 Finback whales
1 Minke whale
1 Humpback whale
PHOTOS
15 Great shearwaters
5 Cory’s shearwaters
2 Sooty shearwaters
1 Manx shearwater
1 Wilson's storm petrel
August 22, 2018 1 Humpback whale

PHOTOS
10 Great shearwaters
2 Cory’s shearwaters
August 26, 2018 2 Humpback whales
2 fin whales
1 minke whale

PHOTOS
4 Great shearwaters
12 Cory’s shearwaters
1 Scopoli's Shearwater
August 29, 2018 5 Humpback whales
1 fin whale
6 minke whales

PHOTOS
3 Cory’s shearwaters
1 Hammerhead shark
September 2, 2018 1 Humpback whale
1 minke whale

PHOTOS
8 Cory’s shearwaters
2 Scopoli’s shearwaters
1 hammerhead shark

 

 Humpback whale  - Unknown 2018-01