Whale Walks at Herring Cove

Guided by Jesse Mechling of the Center for Coastal Studies
Photo by Jesse Mechling, Director of Education at the Center for Coastal Studies.

At the time of writing, several of the 112 North Atlantic right whales spotted last Sunday in Cape Cod Bay are feeding off Provincetown. 

Humpback, fin and minke whales have also been seen. This means only one thing; it's peak water-side whale watching season!

Join Jesse Mechling, Director of Education at the Center for Coastal Studies, for a guided walk along Herring Cove and learn how to spot and identify the different whale species. There are three dates to choose from:

  • Saturday, April 15 at 1 pm (call 202-352-2141 if rain is forecast)
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 11 am (call 508-487-3623 x114)
  • Thursday, April 20 at 1 pm (call 508-487-3623 x114)

Meet Jesse at the north side (to the right) of Herring Cove parking lot. Bring your binoculars and camera, wear sturdy shoes, and dress for the weather! Depending upon the location of the whales, you should be prepared to hike up to three miles (round-trip) on flat ground.

Please note that the walk will be cancelled if it's raining. If you have any doubts on the day, call the number listed above for an update.

These walks are free, but a $5 donation to support our education programs would be very much appreciated.


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