No shortage of whales today! Finbacks, Humpback, Minke, Right, dolphins and harbor porpoise. A great day on the water for our second day whalewatching from Provincetown harbor on Cape Cod. With sightings of over 6 finback whales, 2-4 minke whales, groups of white-sided dolphins and harbor porpoise would be enough for any whale watcher. The captain and crew of the Dolphin VIII also found 6 mother calf right whales off the waters of Cape Cod. This is a sighting of a lifetime for any whale watcher. Because of federal regulations, North Atlantic Right Whales can only be viewed from a distance of 500 yards. They are one of our most endangered species so we take special care to give them a wide birth. The minke whale is a great “little” whale to see with its white flipper patches. The minke whale is the smallest rorquil whale growing to lenths of 23-33 feet in lenth. (7-10m)
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!