Originally Posted by Elie
Because of black whales suffering death and injuries from passing boats, mainly cargo ship, creating a survival problem for these gentle animals
it is strongly recommanded that whales be left alone, or at least observed from a safe distance. Canada
has taken serious dispositions regarding fishing boat activities(net design) and cargo ship transiting whales grounds(limit of speed enforcement), that affect seriously these commercial
activities. Many cruise
ships on tight scheldule have abandonned many stop over in the St-Lawrence Gulf ports
. US has issued equal warning and the USCG seems very serious about it(It means huge fines!) .
start with google
whale locations- Noaa tracks them as well as many local groups-
whale apps will tell you general area and as well provide you ability to send a siting location. Cape Cod
area is very big on this in summer months-
as far as onboard- suggest reading on the NOAA and USCG (notice to mariners as well) whale regulations
. they are fairly simple and as mentioned, violators get hefty fines. like dont video your riding alongside one and then post on facebook-
call or visit a whale riding tour boat- ask them the info- most are happy to give you ideas as well as request the call when you site one locally.
By the way- understand the fine print of the boats does not guarantee a whale siting-