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

Offshore Whale Watching

By: A. H. Kopelman, Ph.D.


Offshore Whale Watching

2019 Great South Channel trip

 We are still at 100% success at finding whales on our offshore trips.


Humpback curious approachWe have now had 1280 humpback encounters in our trips to the Great South Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally.

With the assistance of Laura Howes of Boston Harbor Cruises, the Gulf of Maine Humpback group, Dr. Jooke Robbins of the Center for Coastal Studies, Mason Weinrich, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook, and the NYC Gotham Whale humpback cataloguewe have photo-identified 480 different humpback whales during these trips


The vessel Viking Starship (140 foot LOA), leaving from the Viking Landing in Montauk Harbor. Parking available for the duration of your trip.
Sleeping accomodations Open bunks on the main and lower decks; sleeping bags are suggested
Meals

Excellent food can be purchased from the galley, or bring your own food

 

 

 

 


August 11-13, 2019

(51 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave from the Viking Landing in Montauk at 6:30 PM on August 11, 2019 and head to Martha’s Vineyard (MV) to pick up (and drop off) passengers.  We expect to arrive at Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard at around 12:30 AM on 8/12, we leave MV at around 1:00 AM and proceed to the GSC. 

  • We should reach the whale grounds around day break, spend the next 24 hours amongst the whales and birds of the GSC. 

  • The following morning, we will have the option of either remaining on the whale grounds in the Great South Channel, or heading Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The vessel will ultimately depart Martha’s Vineyard at 4:30 PM on 8/13 and return to Montauk at 9:30 PM on 8/13/2019.

Costs:

  • $300 for CRESLI members; $325 for non-members
  • Children  6 – 12 are half price
  • Under 6 are free

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Expectations:

bubble feeding humpbacksCetaceans: Humpback, Fin, Minke, Right; Sei, and Pilot whales; Common, Bottlenose, Atlantic White Sided, and Risso’s Dolphins; Leatherback, Green and Loggerhead Turtles; Basking, Great White, Hammerhead, and Blue Sharks; Ocean Sunfish; Portuguese Man-of-War; and other marine life.

Birds: Cory’s, Greater, Sooty, Manx, and Audubon’s Shearwaters; Wilson’s and Leach’s Storm-Petrels; Northern Gannet; Red-necked and Red Phalaropes; Pomarine, and Parasitic Jaegers; Greater Black-backed, Herring, Laughing, and Bonaparte’s Gulls.