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What the Fluke

I will swim with a humpback whale some day.

It’s at the top of my bucket list for sure.

I actually planned a vacation to Costa Rica several years ago for the opportunity to swim with the whales in Drake Bay, but sadly, no whales were in the area during my stay.

I have, however, had the opportunity to swim with wild dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, rays, black tip reef sharks, and manatees.  Each of those experiences are kind of sacred to me.  All are moments that I will never forget.

While swimming with wild marine life may not be everyone’s cup of tea, if you haven’t been on at least one amazing whale watch, you are missing out.  We are incredibly fortunate to have whales not far off our coast for a good part of the year.  I, all kidding aside, sometimes find myself laying awake at night thinking, “I wonder what the whales are doing right now?” Freak meter rating high, I realize, but true nonetheless.

So, today, knowing that the whales have been plentiful for the past several days, we went for a trip with Cape Ann Whale Watch.  How do I know they’ve been plentiful you may ask?  I follow their blog.

I had the opportunity to speak with both long time owners, Nick Danikas and Jim Douglass, in the parking lot prior to the trip.  Both are great guys who are pretty passionate about offering trips that leave guests with memories to last a lifetime.

Likewise, the crew and the naturalists are phenomenal and beyond highly educated on the matter of whales and sea life indigenous to our waters. Their enthusiasm was contagious.  Even the captain, John Karvelas, was excitedly pointing out bubble clouds as they formed on the surface of the water.  Bubble clouds are a method that whales use to trap krill and sand eels in a tight school so that they can emerge, mouths open, and swallow up a giant meal.

Today’s trip was nothing short of amazing.  To begin, we only had to head 11 miles off the Dog Bar Breakwater, which was a treat in itself.  After a short steam, we were literally surrounded by humpback whales.  I’ve been on many whale watches.  Both on local whale watching boats and on smaller private boats. Today’s trip was one for the record books.

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Hear are some of my favorite photos from today’s trip.

 

Deal of The Day Cape Ann Whale Watch $29- Normally $48

I’ll be honest I’ve never been on a whale watch.  It sounds crazy all these years in G Town and never going on a whale watch but the reason isn’t because I don’t want to, it’s just that whale watch season happens to coincide with the most insano crazy time of year at work for me, a time where we just don’t have any days off to partake in a whale watch.

I will say this however-

EVERY SINGLE PERSON I’VE EVER SPOKEN TO THAT HAS GONE ON A WHALE WATCH COMES OFF BLOWN AWAY!

It’s like you are seeing something like real life dinosaur monsters right up in your grill.

So take your pick.  Go on one spur of the moment and pay what the noobs pay, full price, or buy this groupon and save a buttload of money and see the ginormous monsters of the sea.  Easy choice if you ask me.

here’s the deal at Groupon

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Cape Ann Whale Watch 42% Off Groupon

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If you’ve never been on a whale watch I have to tell you some of the comments that I hear from people when they get off the boat-

“OMG- It’s like seeing real life dinosaurs 10 feet away from you”

“That was about the coolest thing I’ve ever done”

“I can’t believe how beautiful they are!”

Hey if you’re gonna go on a whale watch you may as well go for close to half off. 

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