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¬† 2023, Our 14th Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise Season has been AWESOME ~ 95% SIGHTINGS. COME ON DOWN and hop aboard the American Princess * NY’s #1 Whale Watcher * WHALE WATCHING is what WE DO!


Whale, Dolphin & Wildlife Sightings Report Copy

2023 Sightings: 

4/22: 4 Humpback Whales (TAIL THROW & TAIL SLAPPING HELLO ūüôā

4/23: 4 Humpback Whales! BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT ON THE AMERICAN PRINCESS!

4/29 & 4/30 No Trips

5/3: 3 Humpback Whales (1 Pectoral Slapping), Pod of 45 Jumbo Bottlenose Dolphin & an array of Birds

5/5: 3 Humpback Whales

5/6: 5 Humpback Whales (1 Lunge Feeding, Breaching, Chin & Pectoral Slapping)

5/7: 7 Humpback Whales (1 Pectoral Slapping & Lunge Feeding) Plus a Pod of Bottlenose Dolphin!  PERFECT DAY ON THE ATLANTIC!

5/10: Over 250 Dolphin * BEST DOLPHIN SHOW OF THE SEASON!

5/12: 2 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding * Pod of 200 – 300 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN!

5/13: 5 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding * Breaching * Pectoral Fin Waiving & Slapping * ANOTHER GREAT DAY ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRINCESS!

5/14: 9 Humpback Whales * 150 Bottlenose Dolphin *¬† WHALES & BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN EVERYWHERE * WHAT A DAY ~ A REAL MOTHER’S DAY TREAT!!!

5/21: 2 Humpback Whales & Pod of 75 Bottlenose Dolphin ~ BEAUTIFUL DAY!

5/20: No Trips

5/25: Private Charter: 1 Humpback Whale & Pod of Beautiful Bottlenose Dolphin!

5/26: 3 Humpback Whales *  100+ Bottlenose Dolphin * Whale Breaching * Pectoral Slapping * Lunge Feeding * Tail Slapping & Throwing!  GREAT DAY ON THE WATER WITH LOCAL NEW YORK MARINE WILDLIFE!

5/27, 12pm Trip::  5 Humpback Whales  & Pod of 100 Bottlenose Dolphin playing with the boat * Breaching Humpback *  GREAT START TO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

5/27, 5pm, Sunset Trip: 2 Humpback Whales * Whales & Bottlenose Dolphin Together * Lunge Feeding * Tail Throwing * Pectoral Slapping * 

5/28: 3 Humpback Whales  * Lunge Feeding *  Breaching * Tail Throw * Pod of 75-100 Bottlenose Dolphin 

5/31: Humpback Whale *  LOTS of PLAYFUL Bottlenose Dolphin *

6/2: Humpback Whale * LEAPING BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN *

6/3: Beautiful Dolphin!

6/4: 5 Humpback Whales * 200+ Bottlenose Dolphin * Another AMAZING DAY on the AMERICAN PRINCESS!

6/7: RECORD BREAKING  FULL BODY BREACHING HUMPBACK WHALE * TOO MANY BREACHES TO COUNT 

6/9: Humpback Whale * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphin * MORE & MORE DOLPHIN!

6/10, 12pm Trip: 2 Humpback Whales (1 Breaching РTail Slapping РTail Throwing РPectoral Slapping Humpback) * Pods of Dolphin ~ DOLPHIN BONAZA * 200 Playful Dolphin * 

6/10, Sunset Trip: 3 Humpback Whales (1 Breaching) * Pod of  100 Bottlenose Dolphin * AND A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET!

6/11: 3 Humpback Whales * Tail Throwing * Lunge Feeding * 150 Bottlenose Dolphin *

6/14:  8 Humpback Whales * Lung Feeding *

6/16: 4 Humpback Whales * 75 Bottlenose Dolphin 

6/17: 5pm ~ 8 Humpback Whales  ~ BREACHAPALOOZA * Breaching Everywhere * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphin * Pectoral Slapping * Tail Throwing & Slapping * Lunge Feeding * 125 Bottlwnose Dolphin * AND A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET!

6/18: 6¬†Humpback Whale (2 Swimming Together) * Pod of 200 Playful Bottlenose Dolphin * Whales & Dolphin Swimming Together * Lunge Feeding *¬† & FLAT CALM SEAS MAKING IT A PERFECT FATHER’S DAY!

6/19: 2 Humpback Whales * Breach & Pectoral Slapping *

6/21: 1 Breaching & Jumping HUMPBACK WHALE

6/23: Pod of 50-75 PLAYFUL BOTTTLENOSE DOLPHIN!

6/24, 12pm Trip: Pod of 35 PLAYFUL, TAIL SLAPPING & JUMPING  BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN

6/24, 5pm Trip: 1 HUMPBACK WHALE & 100 PLAYFUL BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN STEALING THE SHOW with a LEAPING & SPLASHING performance!

6/25: 1 Lunge Feeding Humpback Whale

6/28: Breaching Humpback Whale & Pod of Bottlenose Dolphin

6/29: BREACHING HUMPBACK WHALE SHOW * TAIL SLAPPING * PECTORAL WAVING * Pod of BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN

6/30: TAIL THROWING, SURFACE FEEDING  HUMPBACK WHALE *  LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF JUMPING STURGEN FISH * SEVERAL HUNDRED OF DRUM FISH * POD OF BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN *

7/1, 12pm Adventure: LUNGE FEEDING HUMPBACK WHALE * 2nd Humpback Whale!!

7/1, 5pm Adventure: 4 LUNGE FEEDING HUMPBACK WHALES * POD of 20 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN!

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2022 Sightings: 

12/10: 25-30 Seals & Loads of Bird Life ~ Gannets, Scooters, Long Tailed Ducks ~ Great Day!

11/26: 5 Humpback Whales Total. 3, observed closely – 1 was Tail Slapping !!! 2 at a distance. Amazing late November Trip!

11/19: Humpback Whale & Pod of 120 Amazing Bottlenose Dolphins!  

11/13: 2 Humpback Whales * Great Day! 

11/5: SIGHTED…. T E N (YES 10) HUMPBACK WHALES !!! LUNGE FEEDING * TAIL SLAPPING & TAIL THROWING ~ AMAZING!!!

11/2: Humpback Whale¬† * 1st Northern Gannets of the Fall * Nicest day on the water this season ‚Äď and the weekend looks just as GREAT!!!

10/29: Humpback Whale & Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins ~ Beautiful Day on the Water!

10/22: Humpback Whale ~ B E A U T I F U L  DAY!

10/16: 2 Lunge Feeding Humpback Whales & Pod of 50-60 Bottlenose Dolphins 

10/15: Pod of Graceful Bottlenose Dolphins!

10/14: Humpback Whale & Pod of 50 Bottlenose Dolphins!

10/12: Humpback Whale* Breaching * Pectoral Slapping  *

10/10: 2 Humpback Whales (1 Lunge Feeding) * Another Amazing Day!

10/9:  1 Friendly Humpback Whale! 

10/8: 3 Humpback Whales (2 Swimming in Tandem!!! ) 

10/7:  5 Humpback Whales * 150 Bottlenose Dolphins * Beautiful Fall Day!

9/30:  Phenomenal Show ~ 3 Humpback Whales (1 Lunge Feeding, Spy Hopping, Pectoral Slapping)  200 Playful, Feeding, Rostrum Riding Bottlenose Dolphins * Whales & Dolphins Together!

9/28: 5 Humpback Whales  (2 swimming in tandem) * 12 Bottlenose Dolphins * Beautiful Wednesday!

9/25: 5 Humpback Whales * Breaching * Pectoral & Tail Slapping * 50 Bottlenose Dolphins *

9/24, Sunset Trip: 8 Humpback Whales * 2 Pods of Bottlenose Dolphins * Beautiful Sunset *

9/24, 12pm Trip: 4 Humpback Whales * Calm Waters *

9/21:  4 Humpback Whales  * 3 Lunge Feeding * BEAUTIFUL DAY!

9/18: 4 Humpback Whales ~ Binoculars NOT Needed! 

9/17, Sunset Trip: 3 Humpback Whales (2 Swimming in Tandem) * Great Show * Tail Throwing * Tail Slapping * Pectoral Slapping * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * Beautiful Sunset!

9/17, 12pm Trip:  2 Humpback Whales Swimming in Tandem * Pod of 300 Bottlenose Dolphins *

9/17, 12pm Trip:  2 Humpback Whales * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins *

9/16: 3 Humpback Whales (2 Swimming Together!) * (1 Breaching, Tail Lobbing, Pectoral Slapping Whale) * Pod of 500, yes that’s 500 Bottlenose Dolphins * Flat Calm Waters! Brilliant Day!

9/14: 2 Humpback Whales Together * 1 Bubble Feeding *

9/11: Awesome day! 3 Humpback Whales (2 Lunge Feeding) * 150 Bottlenose Dolphins *

9/10 Sunset Trip: 2  Humpback Whales *

9/10, Noon Trip: 3 Feeding Humpback Whales (1 Lunge Feeding) * Pod of 100+ Jumping & Wake Riding Bottlenose Dolphins!

9/9: 3 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding * Pod of 100+ Bottlenose Dolphins *

9/5: 3 Humpback Whales * Pod of 150 Dolphins *

9/4: 2 Humpback Whales * Awesome Breach! C A L M Waters! 

9/3, 5pm:  2 Humpback Whales!

9/3, 12pm Trip: 2 Humpback Whales & Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins *

9/2 : 5 Humpback Whales * Pod of 150 Bottlenose Dolphins * Amazing Day!

9/1: 5 Humpback Whales (2 Swimming in Tandem) Awesome Lunge Feeding Show * Excellent Day!

8/31: 4 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding * Pectoral Slapping * Tail Lobbing *

8/28: (Special Jamaica Bay Bird Watching Cruise) Peregrine Falcons, Black Skimmers, Harbor Seal, Glossy Ibus, American Oyster Catchers, Clapper Rails, Semi Palmated Plover, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Piping Plover, Osprey

8/28: Lunge Feeding, CHIN Slapping Humpback Whale!

8/27, Noon Trip: 2 Lunge Feeding Humpback Whales!

8/27, 5pm Trip: 2 Humpback Whales * Lunging * 

8/27, Noon Trip: 2 Lunge Feeding Humpback Whales!

8/27, 5pm Trip: 2 Humpback Whales * Lunging * 

8/26: 2 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding *

8/25, 5pm Trip: 2 Humpback Whales * Lunge feeding * 

8/25, 12pm Trip: 3 Humpback Whales * 1 Lunge Feeding * Pod of 200 Bottlenose Dolphins * Dolphins Swimming & Interacting with Humpback Whale *

8/24: 2 Humpback Whales * Pod of 30 Bottlenose Dolphins * Beautiful Day * Glasslike ~~Water *

8/21: 6 Humpback Whales * 2 Swimming in Tandem (Our Jerry & a friend) * Lunge Feeding * 

8/20, 5pm Trip:  10 Humpback Whales ~ AWESOME !

8/20, 12pm Trip: 7 Humpback Whales * 2 Swimming in Tandem * Tail Throwing & Pectoral Slapping * Lots of Lunge Feeding * Double Lunging *

8/19: 8 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding & Breaching *  Pod of 50-100, Rostrum Riding Bottlenose Dolphins *  Incredible Day on the Princess!

8/18, 5PM Trip: 3 Humpback Whales * 2 Breaching, Pectoral Slapping & Tail Throwing *

8/18, 12pm Trip: 2 Humpback Whales * 1 Lunge Feeding * Pod of 100 Jumping, Playing, WAKE RIDING Bottlenose Dolphins! Brilliant Day!

8/17: Pod of 100 Beautiful, Leaping, Friendly & Playful Bottlenose Dolphins! BINOCULARS NOT NEEDED!

8/14: 8 Humpback Whales!!! 3 Swimming Together * TRIPLE BREECH * Double Lunging * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * GRAND ADVENTURE!!!

8/13, 5pm: 11 Humpback Whales ~ YES, 11 HUMPBACK WHALES !!! Plus Pods of Bottlenose Dolphins! FABULOUS SIGHTS!!!

8/13, 12pm Noon Trip: 9 Humpback Whales  ~ AWESOME!!! Pectoral Slapping * Breaching * Double Lunging *  Pod of 250 Bottlenose Dolphins * BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON!!!

8/12: 5 Humpback Whales * 2 Pairs Swimming in Tandem &  DUET Lunging * Lunge Feeding * Pod of 300 Jumping & Wake Riding Bottlenose Dolphins * AMAZING DAY!!!

8/11: 2 Humpback Whales * Double Lunging * Pectoral Slapping * Breaching * Tail Throwing * What a Night!

8/10: 5  Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding * Pectoral Slapping * Tail Throwing *  Phenomenal Show!

8/7:  3 Humpback Whales * 2 Swimming in Tandem, Double Lunging * GREAT SIGHTS

8/6: 5pm ~ Total, 4 Humpback Whales * 2 Swimming Together * Lunge Feeding * 

8/6, 12pm: 1 Breaching,  Tail Throwing, Lunge Feeding Humpback Whale!

 8/5: Total, 5 Humpback Whales * 3 Lunge Feeding * 2 Swimming in Tandem * Pod of 30 Bottlenose Dolphins! AWESOME

8/4, 5pm: Total 4 Humpback Whales !!! Breaching * Lunge Feeding * Pectoral Slapping * Tail Throwing/Slapping * 2 Swimming Together! What a Night on the AP! 

8/4, 12pm: Total of 4 Humpback Whales * 3 Interactive * 2 Swimming in Tandem! ANOTHER AMAZING DAY

8/3:  2 Humpback Whales * Tail Slapping * Pectoral Slapping * Sharks * Hammerheads, Spinners & M O R E * 20+ Cownose Rays *

7/31: 6 Humpback Whales * Pectoral Slapping & Feeding * Double Lunging * FULL BODY BREACH * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins *

7/30, 5pm: 2 Humpback Whales * Breaching * Lunge Feeding  * SHARK FEEDING FRENZY * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins *

7/30, 12pm: Total ~ 4 Humpback Whales !  3  Lunge Feeding * Breaching * Tail Throwing * Pectoral Slapping  Humpback Whales * 1 Humpback Whale ~ at a distance * B E A U T I F U L  D A Y !!!

7/29 : 2 Humpback Whales* Lunge Feeding * Surface Feeding * Pod of 20 Bottlenose Dolphins

7/28, 5PM Sunset Trip:  4  Humpback Whales * 1 Lunge Feeding * GREAT NIGHT!

7/28, 12pm Trip: 2 Actively Feeding Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding *

7/27: 5 Humpback Whales, 2, DUET LUNGES * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins! Fabulous Trip!

7/24: 3 Breaching, Feeding, Tail Slapping, Pectoral Fin Slapping Humpback Whales! DON’T MISS THESE GREAT SHOWS!

7/23, 12pm: 2 Humpback Whales * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * Lots of Cownose Rays & Sharks * GREAT DAY w/ Local Wildlife!

7/22: 2 Humpback Whales (1 being Jerry)  Double Breaching * Double Pectoral Slapping * Sharks * BEST SHOW SO FAR!

7/20: 2  HUMPBACK WHALES * 1 OF 2 ~LUNGE FEEDING, TAIL THROWING & PECTORAL SLAPPING!

7/17: 3 Active Humpback Whales (1 being the calf from last year) * Pectoral Slapping * Lunge Feeding * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphin * Another AMAZING DAY!

7/15: Lunge Feeding Humpback Whale * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * Cobia * Beautiful day to be on the water!

7/14: 1st trip, 12 pm: 5 Active Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding EVERYWHERE * OCEAN LIKE GLASS * PHENOMENAL DAY!

7/14: 2nd trip, 5pm: 2 Humpback Whales *

7/13: 3 Active  Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding  * Pod of 200 Bottlenose Dolphins ~ JUMPING, ROSTRUM RIDING * WHAT A DAY * GLASSY WATERS!

7/10: 3 Humpback Whales * TAIL THROWING & LUNGE FEEDING * Pod of 200 Bottlenose Dolphins * WHALES & DOLPHINS SWIMMING TOGETHER!!! AWESOME SIGHTS! 

7/9 5pm: 2 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding *Pod of 500 Bottlenose Dolphins * WHALE SWIMMING with DOLPHIN! PERFECT EVENING!

7/9 12pm: Humpback Whale * Pectoral Slapping * lunge feeding * Pod of 500 Bottlenose Dolphins * WHALE & DOLPHIN SWIMMING TOGETHER * GREAT DAY!!!

7/7 12 pm: Humpback Whale!

7/6: 2 Humpback Whales (1 being JERRY)  & a pod of Bottlenose Dolphins!

7/4: Humpback Whale * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * Cownose Ray*

7/3: 4 Humpback Whales * Pectoral Slapping * Bottlenose Dolphin GALORE ~ OVER 300 of these BEAUTIFUL MAMMALS* AWESOME SIGHT!!!

7/1: The FAMOUS HUMPBACK WHALE JERRY!!!

6/30: 2 Humpback Whales  (1 being JERRY) * Pod of 300 Bottlenose Dolphins *  INCREDIBLE DAY!

6/29:  2 Humpback Whales * Beautiful Day!

6/26: 2 Humpback Whales * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * 1st SEA TURTLE of the season * ANOTHER GREAT DAY!

6/25, 5pm: 2 Humpback Whales * 1 being a LUNGING JERRY * Beautiful night on the American Princess! 

6/25, 12pm: Humpback Whales & Pod of 250 Bottlenose Dolphins 

6/19: 2 Humpback Whales * 75 Bottlenose Dolphins * Whale & Dolphin SWIMMING TOGETHER * GREAT DAY !

6/17: 3 Humpback Whales *  Pod of 75 Bottlenose Dolphins * Whale & Dolphin SWIMMING TIGETHER * BEAUTIFUL DAY!

6/12: 2 Humpback Whales * 30 Bottlenose Dolphins *

6/11, 5 pm: Lunge Feeding Humpback Whale Swimming with Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins 

6/11: 12 pm:  Humpback Whale  * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins!

6/5: Humpback Whale * 400 PLAYFUL Bottlenose Dolphins !!! BEST 2022 DOLPHIN ENCOUNTER/SHOW SO FAR

6/4: Beautiful Bottlenose Dolphins! 

5/30: 2 Humpback Whales * Breaching * Pectoral Slapping * Pods of Bottlenose Dolphins * 

5/29: 3 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding* Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * ROSTRUM RIDING WHALES * Whale & Dolphin  Swimming Together * WHAT A DAY to be out on the water aboard the AMERICAN PRINCESS!!! 

 5/28, 5pm:  2 Humpback Whales * Lunge Feeding * Pod Bottlenose Dolphins

5/28, 12pm:  * Tail Slapping ~ Breaching ~ Humpback Whale * Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins * 

5/25: 3 Humpback Whales * Breaching * Pod of 75 Bottlenose Dolphins *

5/22: ***FULL BODY BREACHING HUMPBACK WHALE ~ AMAZING SIGHT! 

5/21: 4 Humpback Whales * Tail Throwing * Pectoral Slapping *  Pod of 200 Bottlenose Dolphins *  AWESOME DAY!

5/18: Humpback Whale &  Pod of Dolphins *

5/15: AWESOME SHOW~ 150 Dolphins * LOTS of BABIES!

5/4:  Pod of Dolphins!

5/1: Lunge Feeding Whale!

4/30: Lunge Feeding Whale!!!

4/23: OPENING DAY 2022 : 2 WHALES !!! * LUNGING * GREAT START TO THE SEASON!

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