Humpbacks Come Calling

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As promised, we have a short but sweet video to share of our recent visit by a pod of humpback whales.

Over the last six years we have been looked over by many pods of whales. If we turn off the electronics and shut down the engines our visitors will swim around and under us, checking out the hull shape’s distribution of volume no doubt.

Click here for a two minute video.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 26, 2011)

3 Responses to “Humpbacks Come Calling”

  1. Mike Says:

    Sorry, but your ‘short video’ lasts 2 seconds then hangs. I’ve tried changing various settings but to no effect. What is the trick please 🙂


  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Howdy Mike:
    Try tapping the slider bar below the video.

  3. John Says:

    Whenever we go whale watching, we make sure the tour boat is powered by a waterjet system. The whales seem to like to play in the jacuzzi effect from the jets even when the boat is proceeding at very low speed. Being close to the whales in a boat with that type of propulsion makes me feel that the chance for injury to the whales is a bit less.

    We have a favorite twin jet cat touring boat out of a northeastern port that we like to use.

    By the by, it’s the 75th anniversary of the Spitfire!