First trip report of 2024 was a winner

May 4, 2024//  by bill mckim//  Leave a Comment

Opening day at Jersey Shore Whale Watch was an adventure to remember! Despite the cool, grey weather with a chance of showers, a spirited group gathered, eager to start the season. My day began humorously as I was anointed by a seagull—a sign of good luck, they say!

As we cruised north, anticipation built until Danielle, our knowledgeable naturalist, spotted a whale before we reached Long Branch. We watched eagerly for its reappearance, but it remained elusive. Pushing further north, our persistence paid off. Near Long Branch, we were thrilled to witness a whale tail thrashing and lunge feeding close to the shore. The excitement was palpable—it could have been the same whale Danielle initially spotted.

The show continued with the whale breaching magnificently three times in front of our boat, much to everyone’s amazement. The mystery deepened as we speculated whether we were seeing one or two whales. Soon enough, we discovered it was two; one performed energetically ahead, while another glided gracefully right beside us, rolling over to reveal its flippers. The captain wisely kept the boat in neutral to ensure the whale’s safety, giving those at the front a spectacular view.

Passengers got some awesome photos, and also got to see bubble net feeding!

Photo by passengers, Patty

 Amid more lunge feeding and tail thrashing, our aquatic friend seemed to perform just for us. As our journey neared its end, we didn’t have to venture far back. Although Danielle pointed out some dolphins, I stayed focused on the whales, not wanting to miss a moment.

For many, it was their first time on the ocean or whale watching, including passengers who had just arrived from India. What a splendid welcome they received! They, along with everyone else, thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The season is off to a fantastic start, don’t forget our mothers day promo , below 

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey along the breathtaking Jersey Shore coastline, filled with awe-inspiring encounters with majestic whales? Our season passes for whale watching are now available, and this year, we’re offering only 10 exclusive passes!

Unlike ski resorts or amusement parks, our whale watching boat is limited to just 150 passengers per trip, ensuring an intimate and unforgettable experience for each and every guest. As a result, we’re only selling a select few season passes for Jersey Shore Whale Watch’s season, running from April through November.

With a season pass in hand, you’ll have the opportunity to join us on numerous trips throughout the season, witnessing the incredible beauty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. From the exhilarating sight of breaching whales to the serene moments as they gracefully glide through the waves, every excursion promises moments you’ll cherish forever.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to become a season pass holder for Jersey Shore Whale Watch. Act fast to secure your spot among the privileged few who will enjoy unlimited access to our unforgettable whale watching adventures.
We will also have a  2 payment option next week if the season passes dont sell out this weekend 

New Merchandise is on the way for 2024, have you seen the new designs?

To reserve your season pass or for more information, please contact us at 732.592.6400 or visit our website at

Sail into a season of wonder and discovery with Jersey Shore Whale Watch!

Warm regards,

Bill Mc Kim

Jersey Shore Whale Watch

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