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.
We are excited to announce we are open and running trips daily! Advanced reservations are recommended as we are running trips at a reduced capacity.
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 are requiring all passengers (over the age of 2) to wear face masks on the vessel. Passengers without masks will not be allowed to board; this is for the safety of everyone. At this time no coolers, food, or beverages will 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 out on the water for our 45th whale watch season!
Please note new travel restrictions from the state of Massachusetts effective August 1, 2020 – details here: http://COVID-19 Travel Order