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2017 Great South Channel trips

July 16-18, 2017

August 13-15, 2017

Open mouth feeding humpback, 8/145/16 in GSC

LOTS OF ROOM LEFT FOR THE AUGUST TRIP

Great South Channel JULY 2017 Report

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


We have now had 1135 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, the Center for Coastal Studies, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook, we have photo-identified 430 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 accommodations:

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.

July 16-18, 2017

(36 hours)

Great South Channel

COMPLETED

  • Leave Montauk at 6:00 PM on July 16 and head to the GSC. 

  • We should reach the whale grounds around day break on July 17, spend the next 12-14 hours amongst the whales and birds of the GSC. 

  • The vessel will depart the GSC and return to Montauk at 4:00 AM on July 18.

August 13-15, 2017

(51 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave Montauk at 6:30 PM on August 13, 2017 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 8/14 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, or if the weather deems it necessary, returning early to Martha’s Vineyard for land-based birding, hiking, or other activities.  The vessel will ultimately depart Martha’s Vineyard at 4:30 PM on 8/15 and return to Montauk at 9:30 PM on 8/15/2017.

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