Author: Atlantic Whales

A long stretch of sunny serene beach.

Whale Watching in Provincetown MA

Provincetown, MA, on the far north end of Cape Cod is known for its artistic vibe and friendliness towards the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a free, safe space where everyone can go and just be themselves and enjoy the beautiful beaches and coastline. The town is full of boutiques, galleries, restaurants, inns, little shops, and old…
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A humpback whale breaching in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Whale Watching in Gloucester MA [2023 Complete Guide]

Gloucester is a small town on the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts with a rich maritime and fishing history. Right now in 2023, Gloucester is celebrating its 400-year anniversary of European settlement. The town is known for its delicious seafood, relaxed vibe, historic structures, and of course, whale watching! Gloucester is located approximately 12 miles from…
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The Absolute Best Time for Whale Watching in Newfoundland

Summers are a special time in Newfoundland and Labrador. Migratory icebergs travel south from Greenland and the Arctic Ocean to meet migratory whales traveling north for their summer feeding. NL is one of the best places in the world to see both, and April to August conveniently brings them here at the same time. Whale…
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Humpback whale breaching.

Humpback Whales

The humpback is a large baleen whale that ranges from 12-16 meters (38-50 feet) in length and weighs approximately 36 tons. They are found in all the world’s oceans. They usually follow a migratory pattern of feeding in cold water and breeding in warm water. The scientific name of the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, means…
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Two killer whales swimming together in the Atlantic Ocean.

Orcas of the Atlantic Ocean

The Orca (Orcinus orca) or “Killer Whale” is the largest member of the dolphin family. They are the most widely distributed mammal on Earth besides humans and rats. Orcas are found in all of the world’s oceans. Why Are They Called Killer Whales? The story in Newfoundland goes that the name “killer whale” dates back…
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