2013 was pretty tough, huh? some good trips, some great trips, a few clunkers. it was a challenge for all of the whale watching folks around Massachusetts, and it made for a lot of bumpy days.
but, all in all, it was a great year. it just takes one breathtaking experience to have a great season, and there were tons of them!
looking forward to 2014!
looking at a $125 per person trip in '14 as costs continue to rise. maybe $120. we'll dial it in as we get closer to the season.
100% of the price covers the costs of the boat that we charter - ie, fuel and travel. these trips are about the WHALES and trying to show people the amazing beauty of these fantastic animals. Greater awareness = greater success in saving them and growing their populations.
i know the cost is about double the cost of the huge boats but it's also far less than some of the other people i was contacting about boats this season. it's also at LEAST twice as amazing as a big boat whale watch company and the trip is longer! the money stays local in the community and helps keep a fishing boat from fishing for a trip.
I am no longer driving the boat which means plenty of time to explain what's going on, where we are, what we're seeing and what we can expect! it also means we'll be in the hands of a 100% certified CG licensed captain and his boat will be 100% up to the task of our trips. We worked with him last year and his boat skills are exemplary as is his willingness to work to find and be very respectful of the whales and what they are doing!
another good bit to all this? KIDS can come! and by kids i mean kids, not toddlers, 8 years or older. expect 5 - 6 hour trips, depending on whales and weather. should be amazing. there is a restroom on board!
same rules as always: No Alcohol. No Meat. *I can provide an amazing meat/dairy free lunch if you'd like, just ask! in addition to sharing whales i love to share delicious vegan food!
sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, hats, extra clothes in case you get cold or wet are all highly suggested.