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SEVEN SEAS REPORTS ANOTHER SPECTACULAR WHALE WATCH!

7 Seas Whale Watch Privateer IV Captain Paul Frontierro predicts a fantastic season for whale watching and so far his predictions are accurate!
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13130900_1328477360502555_883307742188511081_oMay 1, 2016

It was another incredible weekend of whale watching on Stellwagen Bank. On both Saturday and Sunday we saw dozens of Humpback Whales (and 1 Finback Whale on Saturday) on the northern of the Bank.

Feeding was no doubt the main theme of both trips, as we had near constant surface feeding from just about every whale we saw.

On Sunday afternoon in particular, the feeding was right at the surface and we spent a good amount of time with an amazing group of 6 Humpback Whales who were blowing enormous rings of bubbles at there surface and then rising up through bubble with mouths wide open.

Here are just a few of the many, many photos that we took this weekend. Some of the photos were taken by our good friend and wildlife photographer Oktay Kaya. Thank you as always for sharing your images, Oktay!

SEE MANY MORE PHOTOS AND TRIP INFO HERE ON THE 7 SEAS WHALE WATCH FACEBOOK PAGE

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13131242_1328477233835901_5863065903086751922_o13112961_1328477533835871_785655082991632621_oFlock of Bonaparte’s Gulls wheeling in unison around the feeding whales

7 SEAS WHALE WATCH REPORTS SPECTACULAR MULTIPLE WHALE SIGHTINGS

Fifty to sixty Humpbacks, two Finbacks, and hundreds of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins, 7 Seas Whale Watch had an extraordinary day at sea! 13119989_1325663077450650_629713697218533361_oApril 27, 2016

We just returned from what will do doubt be remembered as one of the best whale watches of the 2016 season. I hesitate to even give an estimate of the number whales we saw because I feel it will set unrealistic expectations, but here goes: We travelled 13 miles southeast of Gloucester (to the northwest corner of Stellwagen Bank) and saw an estimated 50-60 HUMPBACK WHALES (I identified 30 individual whales and I know I didn’t get to half of what was out there), plus 2 FINBACK WHALES and hundreds of ATLANTIC WHITE-SIDED DOLPHINS!

13116226_1325663114117313_1235761831051625421_o13087194_1325663320783959_3556942711709654565_oAll of the whales were feeding. At one point we had a group of at least 12 Humpbacks feeding together. The whales were blowing huge rings of bubbles at the surface (these bubble rings trap and concentrate fish) and then rising up through the bubbles with their mouth wide open in one of the most impressive feeding displays we have seen in a long, long time.

While feeding was no doubt the main activity of the day, we were also treated to a spectacular display of breaching from a young Humpback Whale calf – “Venom’s” new calf! 13112985_1325663234117301_9145072562073087217_o

13072895_1325663324117292_4720881406728456174_oYou can see many more photos, read the full account, and book your spectacular whale watching excursion aboard the beautiful Privateer IV here: 7 Seas Whale Watch

 

7 SEAS WHALE WATCH OPENING SATURDAY FOR THE SEASON!

whale-watching-gloucester-ma-cape-ann-boston-breach-22Paul Frontierro, Captain and founding owner of 7 Seas was busy this afternoon getting things ship shape for their reopening on Saturday. Looks like gorgeous weather this weekend!

For information visit their website here.

Whale Watching Trips Daily to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

WELCOME ABOARD THE PRIVATEER IV!

7 Seas Whale Watch has had the privilege of introducing thousands of passengers to the many species of whales and marine wildlife that inhabit the waters from Cape Ann and out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Our trips run from mid-April to mid-October and are designed to educate, inspire and provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of our fragile marine environment.

We are a family business – Three generations of career captains have worked from this very dock for more than 7 decades. We have a love and respect for the marine environment and a passion for providing the best possible customer experience for you and your family. Browse our website, reserve tickets on-line, call our sales office (888 283-1776) or use our contact form to ask a question or send a comment.

We look forward to seeing you on the water.

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Paul Frontierro, 7 Seas Captain and founder

Photos 7 Seas website

FLEDGLING HOMIE RESCUE UNDERWAY AT SEVEN SEAS WHALE WATCH (EDITED)

UPDATE: HOMIE LEARNED TO FLY!

Seagull fledgling ©Kim Smith 2015Heather Dagle from 7 Seas Whale Watch reports that this sweet fledgling appeared several days ago after its nest, which was located at Fisherman’s Wharf, was destroyed in a recent storm. He/she has yet to learn how to fly however, its Mom stops by daily to feed it regurgitated food. After seeing how much the fledgling enjoyed splashing around in a bowl of water placed there by Heather and Kate, I dropped off a big galvanized tub. Heather promises to send a picture if he jumps in!

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Did you know that 7 Seas Whale Watch was voted best Boston’s Best Whale Watching company by WGBH-Boston Reader’s Poll? Check out their website Here.

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All images except fledgling gull courtesy Google image search.

Grateful Dead Cruise – June 12

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Three hours of Dead music performed by Northbound Train, libations, great views, much fun.  Boat leaves at 8, back at 11.  All ages.  Tickets available online athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/grateful-dead-cruise-party-with-northbound-train-tickets-16669021492

View The Live Snow Falling In Gloucester On www.gloucesterwebcam.com

Right now I count 10 webcams live-

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View Them All At-http://gloucesterwebcam.blogspot.com/

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Gloucester Webcam of The Day- 7 Seas Whale Watch

This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

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Visit The 7 Seas Whale Watch Website Here

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- 7 Seas Whale Watch

This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

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Visit The 7 Seas Whale Watch Website Here

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

The Rollout Begins on www.gloucesterwebcam.com – 7 Seas Whale Watch Is Now Live!


Last night 16 webcams were delivered via Fedex and the rollout has begun!
We have now have 5 up and running and we will contact the businesses who have signed up in the order that they committed to it and roll them out.
Now once they embed the webcam feed on their websites we will drive traffic to their sites.
You can view them all as they go live on www.gloucesterwebcam.com

 

Click here to get an email when new webcams go live

Tim Blakeley from GloucesterBytes has been banging out the installs very quickly and is only charging people $50 for a regular  install if it doesn’t include additional hardware.

If you want your business or community organization to be part of it you can fill out the form-

How Could You Not Want To Go On A Whale Watch After Seeing This?

I’ve never been on a whale watch but every single person I’ve ever talked to that has gone on them said it was awesome (yes I used the word awesome)

This video is from 7 Seas Whale Watch Co. Telephone #978-283-1776

There are also other Whale Watch companies listed on the Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce website

7 Seas Whale Watch

7seasww@verizon.net
7 Seas Wharf on Route 127
P.O. Box 1225
Gloucester, MA 01930
888-283-1776
978-283-1776
978-283-8000 (fax)

A Cape Ann Whale Watch

whale.watch@verizon.net
415 Main Street
Rose’s Wharf
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-5110
800-877-5110
978-283-0181 (fax)

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watching

info@captbillandsons.com
24 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-6995
800-339-4253
978-281-6659 (fax)

Yankee Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing

25 Rogers St. whale watch, 1/2 day fish
121 East Main St. all day fishing
Gloucester, MA 01930
800-WHALING
978-283-0313