Common FAQs for Whale Watching Novices

Seeing whales up-close and in person is an incredible experience, and a whale watching tour will allow you to do just that. If you’re new to whale watching, think about what you’ll wear on the boat. You might also wonder if you’ll definitely see a whale, and if so, how close you’ll be. Read on for some frequently asked questions for whale watching novices.

What should I wear?

You have to hope for the best but plan for the worst when you go whale watching. The best course of action is to dress in layers so you can take off extra clothing to make yourself more comfortable. It tends to get chilly when you’re out on the water, especially in the cooler months. On the other hand, you might find yourself bombarded with sunshine. Wear a sweatshirt and a jacket so you can keep yourself comfortable, and don’t forget to pack sunblock.

Will I see a whale?

It would be a bummer to spend your hard-earned money on a whale watching trip if you didn’t actually see any whales, but the good news is that you can usually count on a couple of sightings. As long as you research the business that takes you on your whale watching excursion, you should know what to expect. If you don’t end up seeing a whale on your trip, the crew may reimburse you or give you a voucher to go on another trip in the future so you can see what all the excitement is about.

How close will we get?

There are a few factors that determine how close you’re able to get to a whale, so it’s a good idea to bring binoculars in case you can’t get too close. You may very well get close enough to see these majestic animals without needing binoculars at all, but it’s better to bring them just in case.

If you’re interested in whale watching serving Plymouth, call Captain John Boats at (508) 927-5575. Our website has information about our deep sea fishing trips and whale watching tours, so take a look today .

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