Our reservation was for 9:30 AM on Sunday. It was a beautiful day. We got up early, got our coffee, took a leisurely walk down Commercial Street to the pier, and checked in with the ticketing guy. There were maybe a few dozen folks on line... unlike the 200 grade school kids on the Aquarium outing. Already this was about a thousand times more enjoyable :-)
The Portuguese Princess had a great crew on board. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and very professional.
We were out for only about 40 minutes when we saw our first group of whales. It was a large pod of Pilot Whales ... maybe a hundred in all!
We watched the various Pilot Whales swim and feed. It was quite a sight! Our guide remarked that it was the largest pod he has seen this year.
We spent about 30 minutes watching the Pilot Whales then it was time to move on to look for larger whales! We went for another 15 minutes and came upon some Humpback Whales. There was a calf and its mother. We thought the calf was large...then we saw the mother!
The time flew by. It was hard to believe the entire outing was 3 hours. On the other two cruise we spent most of the time searching for whales. On this cruise, we spent a good amount of the time actually watching whales.
So, if you are thinking of going Whale Watching and can afford to take the time out to go to Provincetown to do it... we would highly recommend you do so and do it with the folks at the Portuguese Princess Excursions! RainyDayMagazine did and had an amazing time :-)