Minke Whales

MINKE WHALE WATCHING (Balaenoptera Acutorostrata)


The Minke Whale reaches lengths of 25-35 feet and is the smallest of all the non-toothed whales. There are two species of minke whale, the first is somewhat larger northern hemisphere that reaches lengths of 35 feet while there is also a dwarf southern Hemisphere species that is much smaller. Minkes are fairly solitary and travel alone or in small groups of up to maybe 5 whales. Minke’s filter their food through baleens and their primary food source is krill and plankton. Minke whales can dive underwater for up to 30 minutes but most come up to breath air just as we do. Minke whales are one of the more numerous whales with about 800,000 in existence worldwide. Most minkes live for about 20 years. Minkes reach sexual maturity at an early age of 2 years and this may help to explain their relatively high number of whales in existence compared to other whales. .

Prices

Adults…………………………………….…. $32 ($3.50 Fuel Surcharge)
Juniors (12 years old and under)………. $26 ($3.50 Fuel Surcharge)
Seniors (60 years old and older)…….…. $26 ($3.50 Fuel Surcharge)
Toddlers (2 years old and under)………. Free ($3.50 Fuel Surcharge)
Prices subject to change without notice. A $1 to $4 fuel surcharge may be in effect if the price of marine diesel exceeds $3.50 per gallon. Outside alcohol, ice chests, coolers, or glass containers are strictly prohibited. Vessel may change depending on availability.

Months Cruise 1 Cruise 2 Cruise 3 Cruise 4
March through October 10:00 am Daily 1:00 pm Daily 3:30 pm Daily N/A
May through September 10:00 am Daily 1:00 pm Daily 3:30 pm Daily 6:00 pm Daily
November through Feb 10:00 am M-F 1:00 pm M-F 2:30 pm M-F N/A
November through Feb 9:30 am S-S 12:00 pm S-S 2:30 pm S-S N/A

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