This will absolutely take your breath away. You can only imagine how awesome it was being 10 feet from FOUR HUMPBACK WHALES!
Just getting back from a whirlwind family vacation on the New England Coast. We did Martha's Vineyard for two days, Boston for two, Portland, ME for a day and a 1/2 (MEH) and ended with 2 1/2 days in Bar Harbor (my personal favorite).
My husband did an awesome job planning family fun events in each city.
Our favorite, hands down, was a whale watching excursion toward the latter end of our trip, in Bar Harbor. When it comes to kids the rule is "under-promise and over deliver." So, we did our best to downplay our excitement when mentioning the whale watching tour we had booked. which also required an extra early wake-up.
Talk about over-delivering!! All credit goes to Bar Harbor Whale Watching tours - who went further than usual (into Canada) to ensure a mind-blowing experience.
What a show! We saw four humpback whales, who seemed pretty comfortable with us hanging around as they did their "whale thing." These creatures are massive and beautiful. They swam beside us - two on one side - two on the other. At one point, they disappeared under the boat (which freaked me out a bit).
And, then - we saw the coolest thing ever. Apparently, one of these whales was feeling a little flirty.
According to consciousbreathadventures.com, "pec slapping" is one way that whales communicate. Females may flirtaciously "pec slap" to attract a male's attention. Looks like her new boyfriend got the signal and decided to look for a little more privacy- leaving us with a fabulous view of his "fluke!"
We really can't say enough good things about Bar Harbor Whale Watching Co. If you're ever in Bar Harbor, ME - definitely book your tour through them.