Experience whale watching like you never have before…at Stellwagen Bank just off Cape Cod Bay!

Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was named “Best Place to See Aquatic Life” by USA TODAY’s 10 BEST Reader’s Choice 2016 contest!

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The heart of the sanctuary is Stellwagen Bank, an underwater plateau located 5 miles north of Provincetown, MA. The bank is quite large, stretching 19 miles north to south, and six miles across.

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Photograph courtesy Salty Jones saltyjonesphotography.com

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Photo Courtesy of Salty Jones   saltyjonesphotography.com

Over 130 species from numerous classes of the animal kingdom call Stellwagen Bank home. The most spectacular of these animals are the numerous types of whales and dolphins inhabiting these banks. Frequently seen in this area are humpback whales, fin whales and minke whales. Occasionally, one may get a glimpse of the endangered North Atlantic right whales. Dolphins also love to play on Stellwagen Bank. Frequent sightings may include Atlantic white-sided dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Risso’s dolphins and harbor porpoises.

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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Barnstable Harbor

The best way to view these magnificent creatures is to book a tour on one of the Whale Watch Tours in the area. Our favorites include:

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises located in Barnstable Harbor, just 10 minutes from the Honeysuckle Hill Inn.

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch located in the heart of “downtown” Provincetown.

And what better way to experience (and chronicle) your whale watch adventure than to receive professional instruction on how to best photograph these incredible animals. Join professional Cape Cod photographer Salty Jones on a personalized photo workshop while you cruise for whales and dolphins.

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Salty Jones is a long-time Cape Cod resident and has been behind the lens for over 30 years producing photography and videos at a professional level.  Salty has been photographing whales and dolphins on Stellwagen Bank for many years and will provide you first-hand knowledge on how to get the best shot of these magnificent creatures.

Her work can be found in many shops and art galleries throughout South Eastern Mass and Cape Cod, including Cape Cod Art Center and Plymouth Center for the Arts. Visit saltyjonesphotography.com to see Salty’s incredible work.

Check out Honeysuckle Hill Inn’s Cape Cod Photography Experiences workshop on our website. A fantastic way to have a “whale of a time”!