- Research & Education
- Cape Cod
In 2019, we will be launching Dolphin Fleet’s 44th whale watch season continuing a legacy of high marine education, research and ship board standards. With the most experienced whale watch captains and naturalists in the region, we invite you to join us as we initiate our new and expanded interactive programs AND celebrate over 40 years of ‘Salt’ and her family! Salt is one of the most recognizable humpback whales and was named in 1976 by Dolphin Fleet’s captain Aaron Avellar. Since then, ‘Salt’ has returned to our waters with 14 calves, is the grandmother of 15, and a great grandmother to two! Each of her calves was named by Aaron and his son Chad, a third generation Dolphin Fleet captain.
One of the unique and exclusive advantages of whale watching with the Dolphin Fleet is our most experienced naturalists! For over 40 years, researchers and naturalists have been educating adults and children aboard Dolphin Fleet vessels while collecting important scientific information on whales.
The Dolphin Fleet is proud to collaborate with several research, non-governmental groups and government agencies including the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Center for Coastal Studies, Mass Audubon Society, Cetacean Society International, Allied Whale and Whale and Dolphin Conservation.