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"I first saw them out my window about 9:15am, between St. John (Friis Bay) and Le Duc island," she said. "They're still out there – I just got a phone call from Cheryl Geller at The Tourist Trap, who said they can see the whales right off Johns Folly. At first the pod came into Coral Bay as far as Shipwreck Landing, which was surprising, but then they turned around. Right now they're just off of St. John, north of Ram Head. There are at least 5, and one is absolutely huge – very long. My phone has been ringing off the hook with neighbors spreading the news – it's just the coolest thing."
"Whales travel near Thatch Cay, just northeast of Coki Point on St.
Thomas, and St. John residents have reported whales southwest of the
island as well," according to story published by Virgin Islands This Week. "Other likely places to spot a whale are the North Drop,
Congo and Lovango Cays. Whether you will see wales really depends on
how close to shore the whales swim this year."