2019-10-05 4 Humpbacks, 1 Minke, 1 Fin, 10 Dolphins

October 05, 2019

Wow what a great day today on the American Princess Cruises whale and dolphin watch. It was a little chilly, the ocean was nice with light winds and manageable ocean conditions. Great crowd with a few friends in the mix and a TV crew documenting wildlife in NYC.

Got a tip on some whales off LI (thanks Karen D). We were in transit and never got there; we saw a blow on our way, and we were off. We met up with a humpback whale early in the whale and dolphin adventure and the action didn’t stop till the end. The humpbacks were close from time to time. No lunge feedings, but we saw a hybrid spy hop which is not a common move for whales around here and was nice to see. I think I have only seen like 3 Spy Hops here in NYC/LI waters. One was a good one and made a local whale famous. The photo of Jerry the whale coming out of the water in line with the Empire State building, that was a Spy Hop! That was a good one…

A Finback whale was seen, and there might have been two? They were not close to the boat; the towering, slim, cone-shaped blows gave them away. A beautiful Minke whale was part of the show today. It was very close to the AP and stayed around for a photo op and then bolted.

I have to say, Captains Frank and Tom NEVER stop looking and in the last minutes of the whale and dolphin watch spotted 10 or so Dolphins.

I’d call this adventure a success with 3 humpback whales, 10 or so Dolphins, a Fin Whale and Minke seen.

So thankful for the opportunity to help spot whales on the American Princess Cruises whale and dolphin adventures. If you haven’t been out watching whales on the AP, what are you waiting for? It’s been an amazing year so far and it looks to get better and better every day!

 

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