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2017 CRESLI/Viking Fleet whale watching

SUNDAYS JUly 02 - SEPTEMBER 03 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.

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

  • 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 9:30am and return at 3:30pm
  •  The fare for these trips is $75 for adults, $40 for children 5-12y/o, FREE for Children under 5y/o

2017 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

July 2, 2017
8 Fin whales
1 Minke whale

Photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Blue Shark
46 Great Shearwaters
80 Cory’s Shearwaters
25 Sooty Shearwaters
120 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
4 Manx Shearwaters
1 South Polar Skua
1 Black Tern


Bird counts thanks to Anthony Collerton
July 9, 2017
11 Fin whales
500 Short-beaked common dolphins

Photos and Video

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Loggerhead turtle
300 Great Shearwaters
300 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Sooty Shearwaters
100 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
1 Manx Shearwaters


Bird counts thanks to Arie Gilbert and Pat Aitken
July 16, 2017
2 Humpback whales
1 Fin whale
200 bottlenose dolphins (inshore population)

Photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 hammerhead shark
10 Great Shearwaters
15 Cory’s Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
300 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
1 Northern Gannet (immature)
July 23, 2017
4 Humpback whales

Photos

1 Great Shearwaters
20 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Wilson’s Storm Petrels)
August 6, 2017
15 Humpback whales
100 inshore bottlenose dolphins

Photos
Video

1 Mako shark
5 Cory’s Shearwaters
2 Wilson’s Storm Petrels)
August 13, 2017
3 Humpback whales

Photos

22 Great Shearwaters
76 Cory’s Shearwaters
153 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
Bird counts courtesy of Taylor Sturm and Pete Morris
August 20, 2017
3 Humpback whales
1 Minke whale

Photos

1 Loggerhead turtle
1 Manx Shearwater
5 Great Shearwaters
3 Cory’s Shearwaters
5 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
August 27, 2017
3 Humpback whales

Photos

6 Cory’s Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger
24 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
3 Red-Necked Phalaropes
2 Black terns
2 Northern Gannets

Bird counts by John Gluth

Humpbadk near the vessel

 

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Departure:  9:30am 
Return: 3:30pm
Fares for 2017
Adults: $75
Children: (5 - 12 years): $49

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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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