There is literally nothing to compare the sight of humpback whales gently swimming alongside your boat and then gracefully diving. Apart from the gasps from fellow whale watchers, it really does leave you speechless.
After our first season at the Inn and some wonderful recommendations from our guests, we were finally able to experience for ourselves the joys of whale watching from Provincetown. And we weren’t disappointed! Nothing prepares you for the first sighting of a humpback whale blowing and its tail as it dives. We booked on the 2.15 trip and after a very foggy hour getting out to the primary viewing area off the Stellwagen Bank, the fog cleared and we were treated to an hour of sightings, several whales only 50 feet from the boat. At one time three large humpback whales were casually swimming together and you could clearly see their long white pectoral fins.
The typical whale watching season runs from April until mid October and the variety of whales seen depends on the time of the season. Right whales arrive early in the season and at this time of the year August/September you can expect to see humpback whales and increasingly dolphins as you head into October.
There is still time this year to experience these remarkable mammals. There are multiple daily departures from Provincetown which is a short 30 minute drive from the Parsonage Inn. We’re happy to look at schedules and organize bookings. We used whalewatch.com, but there are several to choose from. Finish the evening people watching on the main street and dining at one of Provincetown’s many fine restaurants.
Come spend a weekend on the Cape (at the Parsonage Inn of course!) and have a truly unique experience.