I Went Whale Watching

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    I saw tons of finback

    and minke whales on the coast of Maine!
    Soozkat Soozkat
    22-25, F
    Aug 30, 2014

    Monteray

    A few years ago me and the wife went to Monteray and went out on a boat to do the whale watching thing.  I took some dramine but it did not help.  We saw some whales off one side of the boat and everyone went over to see.  They were just about 50 ft from the boat...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2010

    Conrtolled Power With Gentleness And Grace

    This experience took place about 20 years ago off the coast of Massachusetts  in the Cape Cod area.  I went with a group on a small boat that held about 20 people, we spotted the whales they were jumping completely out of the water and causing a great splash. We got very close...
    missygirly missygirly
    56-60, T
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2011

    Whale Watching In San Juan Islands

    Recently, I went to whale watching in sanjuan islands. it was amazing, i saw a lots of killer whales roaming by group. the tourist company was san juan cruises. their customer services is good. they provided a delicious salmon food for lunch. i had enjoy the tour very much
    whalewatchingWA whalewatchingWA
    26-30, M
    Jul 16, 2013

    In Hawaii

    I usually go to Hawaii in January.  I love the weather there and it is a welcomed change from the cold here.  One of the things I do is go out on the Four Winds Scuba Diving but on the way out to the crater, part of the trip is seeing the whales that have come in...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

    Amazing Whale Watching In Iceland

    Last summer I was lucky enough to go whale watching in Iceland and it was an amazing experience to say the least. The people in Icleand are very nice and the mood of Reykjavik City is amazing. The company is called Special Tours and can be found here: www.specialtours.is  Go...
    leyndarmal leyndarmal
    26-30
    Mar 17, 2011

    Every Chance I Get

    I've taken whale catching tours from coastal towns in California, tours that go about 5 miles offshore in diesel boats.  And I took an afternoon sail on a schooner in Maine, and a sail on a catamaran off Kauai.  Out of half a dozen or so trips, I've yet to be...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 4, 2009

    Whales In Eden

    I have been Whale watching for 2 years  now,getting most of my sightings at Eden , Australia.The first time I heard a Humback sing it blew my mind. I've been mugged by mother and baby and seen juvenile males tailslapping to tell others look out here we are!!!. Iv'e seen...
    oceanblessed oceanblessed
    46-50
    1 Response Jul 21, 2009

    A Few Times Actually In Van...

    A few times actually in Vancouver. I did some work for a helicopter service up there and they took me out whale watching a few times up there. It is a pretty incredible experience.
    fredngrady fredngrady
    36-40, M
    Jul 30, 2008

    It Wasn't Intentional!

    I was on the ferry going from the San Juan Islands in Washington to Vancouver Island.  Our journey was almost over, when suddenly, the captain told us to look at the whales in the distance.  We all ooh ed and aah ed.  Half of us didn't see anything, but said we did...
    wahoo wahoo
    36-40, F
    Jan 12, 2008

    One Word - Amazing!

    The below is taken from my travel diary, when I went to South Africa in 2007. I was based in Plettenberg bay, and was with some fellow volunteers. I hope you enjoy reading it: The whale watching was an amazing experience. We climbed into the boat on the beach, and the 4x4...
    Tyogani Tyogani
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2008

    Whale Watching

    When I was in the 8th grade we were suppose to go to hershey park for a feild trip but somehow that trip got cancelled; so instead our grade decided to go whale watching. We took a big bus down to the jersey coast and boarded a big boat. I definitley was excited about seeing...
    sweetp12242 sweetp12242
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2008

    For seven days I traveled the Sea of Cortez

    and the Pacific off Baja Sur. I saw Bryde’s and Humpbacks by the score. Dolphins bow rode our small ship. In the Pacific, I was within thirty feet of many California Greys and their calves will in a Zodiac. One even came to the edge of my craft and let me pet her and her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 15

    Breaching Whale, Heron Island, Australia

    A few years ago I was lucky enough to live/work on the Great Barrier Reef.  It was a speck in the Coral Sea called Heron Island.  Each year, humpback whales migrate past Heron Island so for the 3 years I lived there I had a number of up close and personal experiences...
    TiffL TiffL
    31-35
    Aug 6, 2010

    I was a little scared about this,

    I fear deep water because I can't swim. When I spotted the boat in the harbor I was satisfied with it, it was approximatley 20 meters (60 feet) long, with a beam of 5 meters (15 feet) and apparently constructed mostly from wood. I walked towards it on the pier, carefully. When I...
    40tude 40tude
    36-40, M
    Sep 3, 2014

    I visited San Francisco

    and went whale watching out there. For almost two hours, I was on that boat, and it was TORTURE. I got so seasick, even after I took a Dramamine. I went to one part of the boat and...you know, did my business (lost my breakfast and lunch and all). After that, a man led his...
    Whoami30 Whoami30
    31-35, M
    Mar 26, 2014

    What Whales?

    I paid the fee, got on the boat, and went out in the middle of the pacific ocean to watch the whales begin their migration north to cooler waters for the summer.  Unfortunatley the weather was unseasonably warm, and the whales migrated a week early.  Therefore, I ...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom
    36-40, F
    May 3, 2009

    About four whales were near us

    and they always went under our boat or next to it (which freaked me out a little bit) but it was really cool
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472
    13-15, F
    Jun 29, 2015
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