One thing I have always loved about living in the northeast is experiencing all of the seasons. Lucky for us the seasons are perfectly aligned with our business at the Captain Freeman Inn. In the spring when our energies are moving outside to prepare for our busy season with paint, opening the pool and planting the gardens- the whales are also returning to our little slice of heaven. (and soon to follow all the human snowbirds coming back from Florida) Interesting fact- the whales all move to warmer climates during the winter and do not eat anything during that period. When they return to Cape Cod in the spring, one can understand why they are breaching with joy- their tummies are now full eating all the plentiful plankton on our Stellwagen Bank, just off the coast of Provincetown.
Shown below is an article that was reported on CBS:
“Researchers say they’re encouraged by sightings of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay.
The Center for Coastal Studies said that during aerial surveillance on Tuesday it only took them a few hours to spot 14 of the rare whales in the bay. The research vessel Ibis found at least one more whale.
It’s estimated there are only about 434 North Atlantic right whales in existence.
“This is a terrific start to the season,” Right Whale Ecology program director Charles “Stormy” Mayo said in a statement. “Last year we identified 251 individuals in the Bay between December and May, so we’re excited to see how this year progresses.”
We love to recommend to our guests that they make a day trip to Provincetown to enjoy the sites along way, including a bucket list whale watching trip off the coast to see these majestic creatures up close. The Dolphin fleets hosts many trips a day and we can prearrange your tickets ahead of time. We also have a fabulous package – “Frolicking with the whales” that includes a harbor view lunch, tickets for the whale watching cruise and a care package of hats, sunscreen, water and snacks. Check out our web site for details of this wonderful package that can be added to any stay during the whale watching season which usually runs from mid April to late September- depending on the weather.
Our Brewster, Ma bed and breakfast, the Captain Freeman Inn, is one of the best inns on Cape Cod and is the perfect location to plan for your Cape Cod whale watching adventure. We provide luxurious handmade amenities and farm to table breakfast for that perfect Cape Cod getaway. Choose from one of our boutique rooms that have all been recently renovated with new central air and pristine linens.
Looking forward to a whale watching adventure in the spring when our talented in-house photographer, Byron can capture some new photos of these fascinating whales.