Dolphin Fleet naturalist John Conlon notes that in general, as we are seeing more feeding humpback whales and sand eels at the surface, we are seeing more gulls, terns and shearwaters offshore. We are also seeing increasing numbers of gulls and terns in general throughout our trips, including immatures from both groups.
There have even been several sightings of royal terns, which we don’t get too often around here. Also, we are starting to get some of the migrants rolling through. Red phalaropes were spotted just the other day, and there have been occasional sightings of both pomerine and parasitic jaegers offshore.
At Dolphin Fleet, we want all our passengers to know we are doing our part to protect you, our staff, and community. Your safety and well-being is the number one priority while with us. Dolphin Fleet has developed additional protocols and procedures to maintain a safer environment for our staff and guests during this time.
We have reduced our capacity for more comfort for our guests. All un-vaccinated passengers (over the age of 2) are requested to wear face masks.
Vaccinated passengers are not required to wear masks on outer decks although we highly recommend them; this is for the safety of everyone. Masks are required for all wishing to enter the enclosed cabin. Food, beverages and coolers will not be allowed onboard, with the exception of infant needs. Please visit our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for more information. We are excited to see you soon and get you out on the water for another whale watching season!