Hyannis Whale Watcher kicked off their season with approximately 20% of the world’s population of North American Right Whales in Cape Cod Bay.
See our of gallery amazing pictures from opening day here.
Naturalist Jon Brink said in his 14 years of doing whale watch tours, he’d never seen this many right whales. At one point, the unscientific count of Right Whales that could be seen from the boat was a whopping 34!
The staff told those on board this sighting was very unique. “Rarest of the rare,” says Jon Brink, “You are among the 1% of whale watchers to be able to witness this today”
Even a seasoned whale watcher like Jon was in awe like the rest of those on board.
The Right Whales were exercising high echelon feeding or high skin feeding which means a two or three whales will stack up in order to eat as much as possible.
Due to their protected status, speed and distance regulations are in place. However, those on board didn’t seem to mind the extended boat ride due to the slow speed.
Further out toward Provincetown, Finback whales and dolphins put on a show.
Jon Brink has been on board the Hyannis Whale Watcher for 14 years. During the 4.5 hour trip, he kept up a steady commentary of information and history. He pointed out species of birds and gave detailed information on marine life in a manner that even the kids on board could enjoy.
As the weather gets warmer, Jon Brink says we can expect to see Humpback whales who love to entertain and can be quite acrobatic!
To get more information visit Hyannis Whale Watcher
By Rebecca Romo, Lifestyle Reporter CapeCod.com