This place that I saw, was very a terrain of mirages and wonders – Henry David Thoreau
Provincetown is an excellent place to go whale watching. The climax of the visit to Provincetown, for children as well as adults, is “meeting” the whales – which will remain as one of your most memorable experiences here. This town, at the tip of the earth – the closest to the ocean , is where the whales stop for several months during their route to the Caribbean and finally to South America. Here, one doesn’t need to spend hours looking for the whales. Once they arrive, you may sometimes see ten, twenty, or even thirty whales during one whale watch. Humpback whales, right whales, the list goes on…
On the Eco Fleet Excursion boats (A family enterprise based in Provincetown for 38 years, biologists present the whales they have followed for several years with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. They report, photograph, observe, and help these whales. In summer, think to reserve your tickets in advance on the website. (more: http://www.whalewatch.com/dolphinfleet/).
The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, a marine organization, has a renowned reputation for its own research program directed by Dr. Carole Carlson, leader in the conservation of marine mammals. The Center, located conveniently in the heart of Commercial Street, is open to visitors to learn about the threats towards these whales and other marine animals thanks to their classes, visits, documentation and informative research. (more, http://www.coastalstudies.org)
Here is a great film that will convince you to see these acrobatic whales!