This week was again largely about feeding humpback whales. On almost every trip, they were reported doing just that.
The report on October 21 of Hancock without her calf is not a reason for concern. By this time of the season, it is fairly common for calves to be putting more and more distance between themselves and their mothers. For some calves, that have been weened from whale milk and have begun to collect fish on their own, it might mark the end of the mother and calf bond. For others it may just be that they are exploring more and spending more time away from their mothers before returning to their sides.
What must have been the highlight of the week was the report of watching whales while the snow was falling on October 18. I have never been so fortunate but I can imagine how wonderful that must have been for those passengers.
The countdown to our 46th season has begun! SATURDAY APRIL 17TH will be our opening day! 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 46th whale watch season!