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2016 CRESLI/Viking Fleet whale watching

SUNDAYS JUly 03 - SEPTEMBER 04 fin whales SSE of Montauk Point, July 2014

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.

Last year we had 100% success in finding whales!

We are at  over 90% sighting success (since July 2012)

  • 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 online at http://www.vikingfleet.com/BookWhaleWatching/default.asp
  • The trips will depart the dock at 9:30am and return at 3:30pm
  •  The fare for these trips is $75 for adults, $49 for children 5-12y/o, FREE for Children under 5y/o

2016 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching Sightings

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

07/03/2016 NO Whales 8 Manx Shearwaters
2 Great Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Loggerhead Turtle
1 Ocean Sunfish
07/10/2016
8 Fin whales
2 Minke whales
60 Inshore bottlenose dolphins
120 Short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
Mobile App with Photos
3 Manx Shearwaters
6 Great Shearwaters
13 Cory's Shearwaters
177 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Sooty shearwater
1 Leatherback Turtle
11 Short billed dowitchers


Bird counts thanks to Frank Stetler and John Gluth
07/17/2016
8 Fin whales
1 Minke whale
120 Short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
Mobile App with Photos
1 Manx Shearwater
12 CORY'S Shearwaters
14 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 BLUE SHARKs
07/24/2016
11 Fin whales
1 Humpback whale

Photos
Mobile App with Photos
20 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
10 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
5 GREAT SHEARWATERS
1 OCEAN SUNFISH
07/31/2016
12 FIN WHALES
2 MINKE WHALES
1 HUMPBACK WHALE
40 SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHINS 

Photos
Video
35 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
15 COREY'S SHEARWATERS
3 GREAT SHEARWATERS
2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS
1 NORTHERN GANNET
08/07/2016
2 FIN WHALES
1 MINKE WHALES
3 HUMPBACK WHALES
Photos
1 LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
25 YOUNG THRESHER SHARKS
50 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
100 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
350 GREAT SHEARWATERS
5 SOOTY SHEARWATERS
08/14/2016 NONE
5 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
25 GREAT SHEARWATERS
2 BLUE SHARKS


08/21/2016 NONE
46 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
3 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
1 GREAT SHEARWATERS
7 RED NECKED PHALAROPES
5 OTHER PHALAROPES



08/28/2016 1 MINKE WHALES
3 HUMPBACK WHALES
6 INSHORE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHNS

pHOTOS


1 GREEN SEA TURTLE
1 UNKNOWN TURTLE
3 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
1 GREAT SHEARWATER




Humpbadk near the vessel

 

 Reservations strongly recommended. 

 

Departure:  9:30am 
Return: 3:30pm
Fares for 2016
Adults: $75
Children: (5 - 12 years): $49

Buy 2016 Viking Fleet Whale Watch Tickets


Things you might want to bring on a whale watch

All sighting reports and photographs


Whale Watch reservations (single day trips only)

 

Click here to find out how you can help CRESLI?

While on board the whale watch, talk to the CRESLI biologists and volunteers about how you can help support CRESLI.  You'll see a donation bucket, feel free to fill it with you fully tax-deductible donation.


To get an idea of the organisms that you might encounter, click here to visit CRESLI's checklist.

For information about what to bring, click here

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