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.
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!