• A Look at Group Rate Pricing for Summer Whale Watching Tours

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    Whale watching is a great outdoor activity for nature lovers to participate in over the summer, especially with a group of friends. It is also advantageous to go whale watching with a group of friends because in many cases, your tour will be cheaper if you are part of a group.

    At Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours, an adult trip costs $47. However, with a group of 20 people or more, that price drops to $39. The rate for children drops from $29 to $25, and the senior discount rate drops from $39 to $35 in groups of 20 or more.

    If you would like to know more about special group rate pricing for summer whale watching tours, call Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours at (508) 746-2643. For more information about our bass and cod fishing services, visit our website. We serve the South Shore, Cape Cod, Boston, Hyannis, and Plymouth areas.

  • Identifying Humpback Whales

    Whale watching can be an entertaining and rewarding hobby. Those who spend some time whale watching will eventually learn how to identify different whales based on their size, features, or characteristic activities. If you are interested in whale watching, read on learn how to identify humpback whales.

    Humpback Whale

    Size

    One important way to identify a humpback whale is by its size. Humpbacks are massive creatures. They can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when they are fully-grown. They weigh about one ton as newborns. Female humpback whales tend to be larger than their male counterparts, and may grow to be 60 feet long. The enormous size of humpback whales makes them perfect subjects for whale watching .

    Features

    In addition to their large stature, humpback whales are known for their long pectoral fins. Larger humpbacks may have pectoral fins that are 15 feet long, which contribute to their excellent maneuvering skills. The body of a humpback whale is almost entirely dark grey, with areas of white on their undersides and fins. These white areas vary among individual humpback whales, and aid in the process of identifying one whale from the next.

    Activity

    Whale-watchers always keep a look out for humpback whales because they are very entertaining to watch. They are very active and frequently rise to the surface of the water. Frequent whale-watchers will often see a humpback whale breach, or jump out of the water, for a dazzling aerobatic exhibition. Humpback whales love to put on a show, and they also tend to slap the surface of the water. Sometimes they slap with their fins, and other times they use their tails or even their heads.

    For more information about identifying humpback whales, contact Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours. We provide fishing tours and whale watching services in the Plymouth, South Shore, Cape Cod, Hyannis, and Boston areas. If you would like to learn more about our humpback whale watching tours, feel free to call us at 508-746-2643 or visit our website .

  • Mating Rituals of Humpback Whales

    Like any other species, humpback whales go through an interesting process when it comes to mating. Females seek out the strongest males in order to produce strong offspring, so the males’ strength is put to the test.

    When a female humpback whale is ready to mate, she slaps the water with her tail and fins. Males in the area pick up on this signal and swim to meet her. She then swims away, forcing her entourage to follow her and wrestle each other. The males threaten each other by bellowing, or creating arrays of bubbles. Each male aims to force his way to the front of the pack and assert his dominance in order to win over and mate with the female. Watch this video to learn more about the mating rituals of humpback whales.

    Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours specialize in whale watching tours. If you would like to know more about our guaranteed whale siting policy, visit our website or call us at 508-746-2643. If you live in the South Shore, Hyannis, Plymouth, Boston, or Cape Cod areas, stop by today and have an unforgettable experience aboard one of our whale watching tours.