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Tagged With: humpback whales

tonga ~ the nature of it (whales)

October 2, 2013 Immediately following the first sea snake encounter in Swallow’s Cave with s/v Gallivanter, our afternoon became even more incredible and turned into one that we will remember for a lifetime.  We were just finishing up snorkeling in Swallow’s Cave when we noticed s/v Sueño making their approach to Neiafu for clearance into Tonga.  From the dinghies, … Continue reading »

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departing maupiti ~ sleeping whales

August 27, 2013     To begin a passage from Maupiti to Suwarrow, one must first be able to exit Passe Onoiau in calm conditions.  Therefore, there was very little wind on our day of departure, and this gave us the perfect opportunity for some more whale watching just outside the reef of Maupiti.  Our … Continue reading »

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maupiti ~ final french polynesian days

August 23 – 27, 2013 Our final days in French Polynesia were spent in Maupiti.  Since we were already fully provisioned, we were free to relax and explore the nearby village and mountain.  Before doing any major land exploration though, we were eager to see if we could find more whales first. After our initial … Continue reading »

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bora bora to maupiti ~ humpback whales

August 22, 2013 Similar to the atolls of the Tuamotus, entrance through Maupiti’s only pass must be timed correctly with respect to weather, swell, and tidal current.  This long and narrow pass can be completely inaccessible at certain times of the year, especially if the swell is southerly.  If any south or southwest swell is … Continue reading »

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check this out!

We have been “one upped” by some dear friends of ours who are already across the Pacific.  Check out their most recent blog post! s/v Morning Glory posted “Whales” on October 18, 2012. return to home page Tweet

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whale video

Here is some raw video footage of our whale encounter on Stellwagen Bank. Humpback Whales ~ August 2012 (raw) return to home page Tweet

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whoa whales!

Stellwagen Bank is marine sanctuary located in the southwest corner of the Gulf of Maine, between Cape Ann and Cape Cod Bay.  After talking to several boaters from the New England area about Stellwagen Bank and whale watching, we knew exactly where we would be headed next. As we departed Plymouth, we were all extremely … Continue reading »

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