of the important ecotourism industries in eastern Massachusetts
is whale watching, with an estimated one million passengers heading
out onto the ocean to view some of the largest animals on our
planet. Most of those sea-going trips head out to Stellwagen Bank
National Marine Sanctuary. Use our Whale Watching Tips section
to prepare for this exciting nature experience.
for Great Whale Images
If you are interested in videotaping
whales, review the special section prepared by an expert who
has had years of experience capturing whales in spectacular images.
Safety in Mind
If you go out on a whale watch, make sure to follow all regulations
and guidelines. Review the five tips for safe recreational boating
around whales listed in our See
A Spout education program.
a Whale Watching Trip
A number of companies schedule regular trips into the sanctuary.
Visit our whale watch company page
to view a complete list of vessels that view whales in the sanctuary.
Make the most of your whale watching experience by following the
suggestions on our Tips for Whale Watching