Humpback Whales Flocking to Stellwagen Bank in Massachusetts

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It’s the start of Memorial Day weekend in Massachusetts, which means its time for hot dogs, hamburgers, pork sausages, barbecued chicken and humpback whales? Just in time for the start of summer, the humpbacks that frequent the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary on an annual basis have been showing up in large numbers and delighting whale-watchers for a large portion of the last month. If you want to head to Stellwagen and get a look at them yourself, consider looking into Boston Travel Deals to get yourself to town and then pick up a Go Boston Card Attractions Pass to gain admittance to some of the top tourist spots in town for one low price. Whale-watching cruises generally spot a couple of humpbacks (if they are lucky), but the waters off of Stellwagen … [Read more...]

Maui Whale Watching

Every year from approximately December 15th to May 15th, Maui's waters see an influx of humpback wales. An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 of these giant marine mammals congregate around Maui during this time making for some amazing whale watching. It is possible to see whales from shore -- particularly if you have an elevated vantage point. People often see 40-foot long Humpbacks from their cars while driving Maui's coastal roads -- with the unfortunate side effect of sudden braking by an excited whale spotter leading to a fender bender with another car! The Prince Kuhio Wale Watch is a great way to get a little closer to these majestic creatures without putting your auto insurance to the test. The two-hour cruise is included as part of a Go Maui Card and each trip is accompanied by a … [Read more...]