2014 Season – Humpback Whale Encounters
Each year approximately 15,000 Humpback whales migrate across the
Atlantic Ocean after breeding in the Caribbean, on their way to feeding
grounds in the northern latitudes. Recent years have shown that some
whales are now birthing calves in the waters around Bermuda - so this is
a rare and wonderful opportunity to observe them!
Bermuda sits on an isolated sea mount in the Atlantic, and the areas to
the south-west of the island approaching Argus and Challenger Banks,
provide frequent sightings during whale watching season. It's also
possible to see whales along the South Shore beaches, as the depth
outside of the reef line drops off significantly within two miles of shore.
There have already been sightings early in 2014, and we are not yet into
the peak months of March and April!
Our boat (a 36-foot Newton diving vessel) is located at Robinson's Marina
(Somerset Bridge) so our travel times are shorter than boats departing
We offer these trips every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, beginning
in late January or February and usually running through March-April,
depending on how many sightings we continue to have. Trips on other
days of the week are available if there is sufficient interest.
that these trips are very dependant on weather conditions, and in the
event of severe weather the date of a trip may be postponed. (For Pricing,
see below.) Anyone prone to sea-sickness should take suitable
medication beforehand. We also have a non-medicinal nausea remedy
available for sale called Quease Ease.
Pricing – per adult - $85; children under 16 yrs - $65; minimum age – 12
yrs) Group and charter pricing is available, please contact us for details
Book online today
Check-in time is at 9:00am at our Somerset Bridge shop (Robinson's
Marina) - the boat leaves the dock at 9:30am. Trips run for 4 to 6 hours
(depending on sightings) and return at approximately 3:00pm. Don't
forget to bring your camera, hat, sunscreen, lunch or snacks & drinks,
rain jacket and warm clothes. (Drinking water is included.)