Our naturalists, who are professional whale biologists with over 10 years experience, lead and narrate each trip. They enjoy sharing their enthusiasm about whales and other marine life with our passengers and are available to answer your questions throughout the trip. They also collect vital research data on each sighting for the Blue Ocean Society. More than 80% of whale research in the Northeast takes place aboard whale watch boats through photo identification and data collection. Blue Ocean Society collects this data to learn more about whale populations and behavior and shares this data with other research organizations to determine the best ways to protect both the animals as well as their habitat.
The naturalist staff of Granite State Whale Watch is made up of graduate zoologists and biologists who affiliate with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and other research organizations. Our naturalists enjoy sharing their enthusiasm about whales and other marine life with our passengers, and are available to answer your questions throughout the trip.
Blue Ocean Society is a non-profit organization based in Portsmouth, NH, that is dedicated to promoting conservation of the marine environment through public education, information resources and research in New England. Our naturalists are affiliates of Blue Ocean and we contribute to their research efforts.
Seacoast Science Center is a non-profit marine science education organization located right down the road from us in Rye. It offers marine exhibits including touch tanks and aquariums, as well as camps and events. It also provides crucial marine mammal rescue services for the NH and northern MA shores.