Author: Atlantic Whales

Whale Watching in Rhode Island [2024 Guide]

Known for its sandy shoreline and gilded age mansions, Rhode Island is a charming coastal state ideal for adventure seekers, history buffs and nature lovers alike. With a coastline that stretches out to 400 miles, there are plenty of opportunities for boating, sailing, and a little bit of whale watching. Read on to discover the…
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Complete Cape Cod Whale Watching Guide [2024 Edition]

Cape Cod is a wonderful and charming place to visit, and it’s home to some of the very best whale watching on the planet. When you’re not on the water, you’ll find an abundance of pristine beaches, fresh seafood, shopping, golfing, spas, restaurants, hotels, and resorts to keep you busy. No matter how long you’re…
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A long stretch of sunny serene beach.

Whale Watching in Provincetown MA

Just three miles north off the shore of Provincetown, Massachusetts lies Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a federally protected area rich with whales and other wildlife. Provincetown itself is a delightful place to visit, with miles of world class beaches and beautiful coastline, quaint shops, delicious seafood, unique galleries and landmarks, and tons of events.…
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A humpback whale breaching in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Whale Watching in Gloucester MA [2024 Complete Guide]

Gloucester (pronounced “gloster”) is a small town on the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts with a rich maritime and fishing history. Last year, Gloucester celebrated its 400-year anniversary of European settlement, dating back to 1623. The town today is known for its delicious seafood, relaxed vibe, historic structures, and of course, whale watching! Gloucester is located…
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The Absolute Best Time for Whale Watching in Newfoundland

Every summer Newfoundland and Labrador hosts the planet’s largest gathering of humpback whales, nesting puffins, and migratory icebergs. It truly makes for the most memorable and spectacular trip of a lifetime. With a plethora of whale watching tours and other things to do, there’s something here for everyone. So whether you’re coming in for a…
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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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