• Tips for Staying Warm During a Cold Weather Deep Sea Fishing Trip

    Deep sea fishing can lead to a great haul in the winter, but staying warm while on board can be a challenge. Fortunately, with a few tricks and tips, you can stay comfortable during your journey without compromising the catch you bring in. As you board a fishing charter during the winter, follow this advice to stay warm.

    Look to Layers

    To make sure you’re comfortable throughout your fishing trip—not too hot, nor too cold—then dress in layers. Layering allows you to adjust the way you’re dressed according to how you feel. If you get too warm, you can shed a few layers, and if you get cold, you can add them back on again. Your core layer should always be made of a fabric that keeps moisture away from your body, such as cotton.

    Pay Attention to Your Hands and Feet

    If your hands and feet don’t stay warm and dry, you could feel miserable for the entire fishing trip. Wear gloves that keep your hands dry and warm, and bring multiple pairs, so you can change them if they get wet. For your feet, wear thin, cotton socks against your skin, and then cover them with thicker socks made of wool or another material designed to keep out the cold. Insulated boots will also help.

    Protect Your Core

    If your body’s core stays warm during your trip, you’ll be much more comfortable. Make sure that at least some of your layers of clothing are large enough to remain securely tucked in while you’re fishing. If they are not, your midriff could be exposed, which will allow the warmth inside your layers of clothing to escape.

    At Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours, your comfort is our priority on all of our fishing charters , no matter the time of year. You can learn more about our deep sea fishing charters in Plymouth by calling (508) 927-5575.

  • How to Take Amazing Photos on Your Whale Watching Tour

    Whale watching is a fantastic activity to schedule during your next trip to Cape Cod. When you are out on the whale watching boat, you and your family members will have spectacular views of humpback whales and other types of wildlife. To capture memories of your tour, make sure to bring your camera along on the boat. Let’s take a look at how to take amazing photos on your whale watching tour.

    Bring the Right Accessories

    Taking photos on a boat requires more planning and preparation than completing a photo shoot on land. Before you embark on your whale watching tour, make sure that you are equipped with the accessories that you will need to take pictures successfully. A camera strap, waterproof cover, and warm jacket are all critical accessories for your journey.

    Choose the Correct Lens

    In order to take stunning shots of the whales that you encounter during your tour, you will need to ensure that your camera is equipped with the right lens. In the United States, boats are required to stay at least 200 yards away from the whales that are being observed. To catch a stellar shot, consider bringing a zoom lens that is ready to capture the action.

    Select the Ideal Settings

    Whether you shoot with a manual or automatic camera, it is critical to adjust your camera to the ideal settings for capturing animals in nature. Since you may only have a few seconds to photograph a breaching whale, consider setting your camera to its action settings. Keep in mind that you will also need to adjust your aperture and shutter speed for the weather conditions and lighting that you encounter at sea.

    If you want to capture amazing photographs of whales in the wild, book a whale watching tour with Captain John Whale Watching Tours . Along with our fishing charters, we also offer humpback whale watching in Plymouth. To reserve a place on one of our upcoming tours, give us a call at (508) 927-5575.