• Treating the Ocean with Respect

    Wood End Lighthouse, Provincetown, Cape Cod

    To ensure that our marine wildlife stay healthy and safe, it’s important for Cape Cod visitors and inhabitants to be respectful and responsible in their encounters with the marine habitat.

    If you are in Cape Cod, the National Marine Sanctuary Program suggests that you learn a little bit about the local habitat, keep your distance from marine wildlife, and always avoid touching wildlife. Furthermore, it is important that you never feed wildlife, because it can cause the animal sickness or even death. Never harass wildlife, and be sure that you keep your pets away from wildlife as well. If you want to be a responsible citizen of the environment, carry a trash bag and pick up any garbage you find while you are on the beach or on the water.

    At Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours, we are committed to environmental responsibility. We are thoroughly knowledgeable on eco-friendly boating practices, and make an effort to ensure that any visitors on our boats understand the importance of being respectful to the environment. Call us at (508) 746-2643 or visit our website to learn more about our private boat charters, whale watching , and fishing tours.

  • A Rare Find In the Waters of Cape Cod

    It’s not unusual to find a vast assortment of wildlife when you’re boating or fishing in Cape Cod. Once in a while, it’s even possible to find rare, endangered species. Watch the video to see one of the rare animals found in Cape Cod.  

    The blue lobster, which was pulled from the waters of Cape Cod, is an extremely rare animal. According to the University of Maine’s Lobster institute, only one in two million lobsters is blue. To admire the beauty of the blue lobster, watch this video clip.

    Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours understands the excitement that comes with spotting rare species. In the state of Massachusetts, we are the top destination for whale watching and deep-sea fishing . Visit our website or call us at (508) 746-2643 to learn more about our guaranteed whale sighting trips.

  • How to Host a Successful Fundraiser

    To raise as much money as you can for your next fundraiser, you must plan a memorable event. That way, your invitees will enjoy themselves and see how much effort you have put into planning the event and raising money for the cause. Heed these tips to ensure a successful fundraiser.

    Enjoying her career

    Reverse Raffle

    Instead of raffling away a fabulous prize, mix things up and host a reverse raffle , where the winner is awarded a mildly embarrassing prize. Tell your invitees that if they want to avoid being the recipient of such a prize, they can sell their raffle ticket back to the organization.

    Accept Direct Action Donations

    While there are certainly some people who will donate to an organization and its mission, more people will donate if they know exactly what their money is going to be helping accomplish. If you say that a certain donation amount will allow your organization to accomplish a specific cause—such as paying for a certain number of meals for hungry children or a certain number of bricks to be used for a new building—you will probably have more success.

    Allow People to Work

    Donations are a great way to get people involved in your organization, but there are probably a large number of people who would like to contribute more than just their money. While you plan your next fundraiser, you should also put together a plan to hold a “pay to volunteer” event where people can donate in order to help accomplish a certain activity. You can announce your plans for this volunteer event at the fundraiser to generate excitement.

    Of course, probably the most important aspect of hosting a successful fundraiser is to hold the event in a unique setting, such as a private charter boat on Cape Cod. At Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours of Plymouth, MA, we have years of experience catering for fundraisers. Call us at (508) 746-2643 or visit our website to read more about our services.

  • Defining Characteristics of Humpback Whales

    Humpback Whale Mum and Calf

    Humpback whales may be the most universally familiar whale in the world. You have probably heard clips of their haunting, mysterious songs, and you’ve probably seen pictures of them breaching, or leaping out of the water. These majestic creatures are immediately recognizable because of their long fins, their distinctive hump, and the distinctive bumps that cover their heads.

    If there’s one thing everyone knows about humpback whales, it’s that they can sing. But how, exactly, does that happen? Since whales don’t have vocal cords, it is thought that they “sing” by passing air through their nasal cavities, producing a remarkably complex series of sounds that can last for more than an entire day. Whales can sing at a much broader range of frequencies than humans can hear, so we’re only able to hear part of the music.

    If you want to know what it’s like to see a humpback whale for yourself, it’s time to contact Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. Visit our website for more information about our whale watching tours in Plymouth and our other excursions, or call (508) 746-2643 with your questions.

  • How Dolphin Communication Is Similar to Human Communication

    Could humans one day be able to communicate with dolphins? The idea might sound fanciful, but recent studies by dolphin researchers suggest that the distance between the way that dolphins converse with each other and human communication is not as vast as we once thought. In time, the mysterious world of dolphins may open up to us.

    Girl and dolphin

    According to recent scientific findings, dolphins do not whistle. Instead, they make a similar noise using their nasal cavities. By controlling the muscles in their noses so that they vibrate at a certain frequency, a dolphin can produce a distinctive, whistle-like noise. Every dolphin in the world has a unique sound all its own that it uses to identify itself to other dolphins.

    Dolphins use these noises—along with nonverbal actions such as blowing bubbles and snapping their jaws—to communicate with each other, to find food, and to scan the area around them. Researchers believe that dolphins actually carry on complex conversations with each other. They threaten each other, offer each other help, and warn each other about potential danger.

    Most noises made by dolphins can’t be heard by humans, since they are operating at a frequency that our ears cannot perceive. However, a device has been developed that replicates dolphin noises , which may enable researchers to determine what dolphins use certain sounds to mean. The next step, of course, is using those sounds to “talk” to dolphins. It’s too soon to say, but it’s entirely possible that one day we may be able to communicate directly with these extraordinary creatures.

    If you’re eager to see a dolphin or a whale up-close, contact Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours . We offer deep sea fishing tours and whale watching tours  in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Visit our website for more information, or call (508) 746-2643 to learn how you can take one of our tours!