Subject: WhaleNet Affil WHALE WATCH BOATS, Vol.1

Michael Williamson (mwilliamson)
Mon, 24 Mar 1995 12:02:10

 1.  A.C. Cruise Line
	Capt. Al cerceo
	290 Northern Ave.
	Boston, MA 02210
	617/261-6633
	617/261-4747 FAX
 
	Vessels:
	Cape Ann, 116', 400 passengers, time to ww area-2.5hrs
	Virginia CII, 86', 146 passengers, time to ww area-2.5hrs,
	Note: Large capacity
 
	Naturalist-yes
	Personal information Display - YES
	Chart, LORAN?
	Research Affiliation- ACRC, WCI
 
2.  New England Whale Watch/Newburyport Whale Watch
	George Hilton
	54 Merrimac Street
	Newburyport, MA 01950
 
	Vessels:
	Capt. Red, 100',146 passengers, time to ww area 1 hr.
	Naturalists-New England Whale Watch, Scott Mercer
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Location, water temp., fish finder, depth, charts, whale info. etc.
	Research Affiliation-New England Whale Watch
	Graduate Class onboard-Ed. 654-Field Study in Marine Science
		July 31-Aug 11, M-F
 
3.  Brier Island Whale and Sea Bird Cruises Ltd.
	Karen Roy
	Westport Digby Co. N.S. BOV IHO
	902/839-2995
	902/839-2075 FAX
 
	Vessels:
	Cetacean Quest, 52', 45 passengers,time to ww area .5-1 hr.,
	   Naturalist-yes
	Cetacean Venture, 45', 40 passengers, time to ww area .5-1 hr.,
	   Naturalist-yes
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Loran, water temp., depth, etc.
	Research Affiliation-BIOS
 
4.   New England Aquarium
	Brian MacDonald
	Central Wharf
	Boston Ma. 02110
	617/973-5208
	617/720-5098 FAX
 
	Vessel:
	Voyager 2,102' 275 passengers,time to ww area 1.5-2 hrs.,
	   Naturalist-yes
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Radar, Loran-C, depth, temp etc., TV monitor, VHS+live
	   coverage of underwater viewing
	Research Affiliation-New England Aquarium
 
5.  Hyanis Whale Watcher Cruises
	Brian Forist
	PO Box 254
	Barnstable Ma. 02630
	508/362 -6088
	800-287-0374
	508/362-9739 FAX
 
	Vessel:
	MV Whale Watcher,110', 300 passenger,time to ww area .5-1.5 hrs.,
	   Naturalist-yes
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Portable GPS, charts, weather station
	No Affiliation, Member of National Marine Ed. Assn.
 
6.  Cape Ann Whale Watch
	Jim Douglas
	PO Box 345
	Roses Wharf
	Gloucester Ma. 01930
	508/283-5110
	800-277-5110
	508/283-0181 FAX
 
	Vessels:
	Davinity VI,85', 150 passengers,time to ww area 1hr 10 min,
	   Naturalist-yes
	Super Davinity VII, 85', 150 passengers, time to ww area 1.4 hr,
	Naturalist-yes
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Posters, Loran readings, microscopes
	Affiliation- Whale Const. Inst.
 
7.  Leta Research Inc. and Ocean Contact Ltd.
	Beamish Peter C. Ph.d.
	Box 10
	Trinity NFLD AOC ZSO
	709/464-3269
	709/464-3700 FAX
	E-MAIL Beamish@Terra.NLNET.NF.CA.
 
	Vessels:
	Ceares,26',pasengers 12, time to ww area 1 min
	Zodiac,16', passengers 6, time to ww area 1 min
	Zodiac,16', passengers 6, time to ww area 1 min
	Zodiac, 16', passengers 6, time to ww area 1 min
 
	Public Information Display-yes
	Depth, water temp, location within 2 km of shore
	Naturalist-yes
	Affiliation- Ceta-Research
 
8.  Capt. John Boats
	Doug Hall
	117 Standish Ave.
	Plymoth Ma. 02360
	508/746-2643
	800/242-2469
	508/746-7472 FAX
 
	Vessels:
	Capt. John and Son IV, 100', passengers 220, time to ww area 1' 20"
	Capt. John and Son III, 85', passengers 144, time to ww area 1' 20"
	Capt. John and Son II, 85', passengers 144, time to ww area 1'20"
	Capt. John and Son I, 85', passengers 144, time to ww area 1'20"
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Video on whales in Gulf of Maine
	Naturalist-yes
	Affiliation-Plymoth Marine Mammal Research Center
 
9.  Tan (Whale Watch)
	Christian Peyrouse
	29 Rue Des Pilotes
	Les Escoumins Quebec GOTIKO-Canada
	418/233-3324
	418/233-3488
	418/233-3108 FAX
 
	Vessels:
	Tan 1 (cruiser), 28', passengers 12, time to ww area 3 hrs.
	Tan 2 (rib), 23', passengers 12, time to ww area 3 hrs.
	Tan 3 (rib), 20', passengers 10, time to ww area 3 hrs.
	Tan 4 ,Tan 5 (rib), 25',passengers 12, tie to ww area 3 hrs.
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Depth, water temp (surface), radar, G.P.S
	Naturalist-yes
	Affiliation-none
 
10.  Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch of Provincetown
	Aaron Avellar
	Pob 243
	Provincetown Ma. 02675
	800-826-9300
	508/349-2789 FAX
 
	Vessels:
	Dolphin V, 100', passengers 145, time to ww area .5 hrs.
	Dolphin VI, 100', passengers 145, time to ww area .5 hrs.
	Dolphin VII, 100', passengers 145, time to ww area .5 hrs.
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	Loran, depth, water temp
	Naturalist-yes
	Affiliation-Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies-
	    Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo Director
 
11.  Yankee Whale Watch
	Carol Hill
	75 Essex Ave.
	Gloucester Ma. 01930
	800-942-5464
	508/283-6089
 
	Vessels:
	Yankee Freedom, 100', passengers 150, time to ww area 1 hr.
	Yankee Spirit, 90', passengers 150, time to ww area 1 hr.
	Yankee Capts, 100', passengers 150, time to ww area 1 hr.
	Yankee Pride II, 75', passengers 125, time to ww area 1 hr.
 
	Public Display Information-yes
	On land-info kiosis about whales-whale bone display
	Naturalist-yes
	Affiliation-Atlantic Cetacean Research Center
 
12.  Ocean search
	Jim Leslie
	PO Box 129
	North Head, New Brunswick, E0G 2M0 Canada
	506/662-8488
 
	Vessel:
	D'Sonoqua, 50' schooner, 20 passengers, 1-2 hr to ww area,
	Public Display Information-yes
	Naturalist-yes
	Affiliation-Grand Manan Whale & Seabird research Station
	Evening lectures, lunch included, sail in area of whales
 
When choosing a company to whale watch with ask questions.
Do they have a naturalist affiliated with a research organization.
How long does it take to get to the "usual" whale watch area?
Will the captain cooperate with your educational activities?
What educational materials are available on board?
Do they have any printed materials?
 
Plan ahead for a great day!
if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
Mike Williamson
Whalenet