It’s Whale Season!

Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

Well folks, it’s officially my favorite time of year on St. John … it’s whale season!!

Each year, during the months of February and March (and sometimes even late January or early April if we’re lucky), whales can be seen swimming around St. John. How exciting is that??!! They stop by our neck of the woods with their calves while en route to South America. The calves spend the first few months of their lives in the warm waters of the Caribbean, and they do so in order to build up a layer of blubber that will keep them warm in colder waters.

Here are a some pics taken by the fabulous Mr. Steve Simonsen over the past few of years:

Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

2017 whale 1

Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

whale 2017 pic 5

Image credit: Steve Simonsen Photography

For those of you who plan on doing a bit of whale watching, adult humpback whales have dark grey bodies and are between 35 and 60 feet long. They are endangered, so you’re not allowed to touch them. Just love them from afar please, which is at least 100 yards away according to federal law. :) And most importantly if you are lucky enough to see the whales, send us pics! Or better yet, email me immediately at jenn@newsofstjohn.com, so we can see them too.

Happy whale watching!

3 comments for “It’s Whale Season!

  1. Mary Moon
    February 1, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Just another reason why I want to go and see your island. I love whales and dolphin. I have never seen either outside of Marine Land or Sea World. To see them in the wild, maybe even get to swim with them, is my ultimate dream.

  2. David
    February 1, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Were coming to St John on March 2nd, can you tell me if the east end will have wifi? Been coming to St John for 25 years. Thanks!

  3. Denice
    February 1, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    We will be there Feb 20-27, where would you recommend watching for them. We would also love to meet with you Jenn!

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