Meet our NEW Alaska Region Whale SENSE companies for 2021!!

Welcome! We are excited to work with each and every one of you. Booking a tour in Southeast Alaska? Take a moment to learn more about our newly enrolled companies. Note: All vessels pictured below are in compliance with Alaska whale watching regulations and guidelines. Alaska Tales They are a Juneau-based company that offers whale … Continue reading Meet our NEW Alaska Region Whale SENSE companies for 2021!!

Interview with Captain Blair Perkins of Shearwater Excursions

Meet our members!  We've been conducting interviews with some of our captains, naturalists, and owners of Whale SENSE companies, and will share them here on our website.  This week we talked to Captain Blair Perkins, the captain and naturalist of Shearwater Excursions, about his experiences whale watching. Captain Blair Perkins of Shearwater Excursions Growing up … Continue reading Interview with Captain Blair Perkins of Shearwater Excursions

Whale SENSE Participant to the Rescue!

Whale Watching Trip Turns into Successful International Whale Rescue! Original story can be viewed here. Hang-glide. Photo credit: Bar Harbor Whale Watch When nearly 200 people set sail on a whale watch from Bar Harbor, Maine, they never expected to be party to a whale rescue. Yet, that is exactly what happened on a sunny afternoon in … Continue reading Whale SENSE Participant to the Rescue!

Responsible whale watch program continues to expand along U.S. east coast

Whale SENSE welcomes new company for the 2014 whale watching season! Feeding Humpback Whales. Photo: WDC Original press release, courtesy of NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office, click here. Shearwater Excursions from Nantucket, Massachusetts has joined NOAA, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)  and 11 other commercial whale watching companies as a new Whale SENSE member. Through this … Continue reading Responsible whale watch program continues to expand along U.S. east coast

Responsible whale watch program expands throughout the east coast

Five new members join WhaleSENSE Whale SENSE welcomes new participants Whale watching is an important industry for many coastal communities from Maine through Virginia. Five new whale watching companies have joined a growing list of companies participating in Whale SENSE. This program, which was initiated by NOAA Fisheries’  Northeast Region, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, … Continue reading Responsible whale watch program expands throughout the east coast