Join Manomet on Sunday, May 18th for a half-day boat excursion to view whales, seabirds, seals, basking sharks and other unique coastal marine wildlife found in New England waters.
The trip will take place aboard the Captain John and Son II, an 85-foot whale-watching vessel, which will depart from Plymouth, Massachusetts, and sail toward Stellwagen Bank.
Two Manomet bird experts, Trevor Lloyd-Evans and Brad Winn, will lead the trip. Winn and Lloyd-Evans will speak about the wildlife seen from the boat and discuss the conservation challenges facing many marine species, some of which migrate over extraordinarily long distances from the southern oceans.
Lloyd-Evans is the director of Manomet’s landbird banding program, and Winn is the director of shorebird habitat management.
Stellwagen Bank is a National Marine Sanctuary best known for its 19 species of marine mammals including seals, harbor porpoises, dolphins and humpback whales.
Inshore, travelers can expect to see migrant shorebirds and post-breeding terns. Out on Stellwagen Bank, the trip might encounter Greater, Sooty and Manx Shearwaters, Leach’s Storm-Petrels and Northern Gannets, among other seabird species.
The cost of the trip is $70 per person. To ensure spacious seating arrangements and rail space, the trip is limited to 80 participants.
Check-in is at 8:30am at the Plymouth Town Pier, just past the booth for Captain John Boats. The boat leaves Plymouth at 9:00am sharp and returns by 1:00pm. Bring your own lunch, or you can purchase a variety of hot and cold foods from the boat galley.
Click here to register to attend.