It is that time of year around St John & St Thomas – look out for the whales!

This whale was spotted off St John, near Jost Van Dyke,
during last year’s migration 
Spending the day on the water out and about around St John is a wonderful time any time of year; however, as we enter the whale migration season you might just be able to experience something extra special – a whale sighting! While there is never a ‘guarantee’ since these creatures move to their own tempo, it is well worth the journey – just in case.  If you happen to be around St John during one of the EAST outings hop join one of their tours. While they depart from St Thomas, it is an easy ferry ride over to St Thomas’s Red Hook to grab a cab.  You might also consider going out on one of the many St John sail boats that charter out.  The folks on Kekoa and Wayward Sailor have had great luck with their whale sightings (and, even if you do not get to see a whale you will have a whale of a time! – sorry, could not help myself!).
This photo was taken aboard The Wayward Sailor

For more info see what St Thomas Source reports:

Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John Plans Whale Watchings

 Join the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John (www.eastvi.org) as it heads out on one of the three scheduled annual whale watches on The Spirit of Christopher. The first one will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Sapphire beach parking lot (directions to parking will be provided at the gate for confirmed passengers). The other two will be held on Feb. 23 and March 2.
Enjoy the day as the Environmental Association searches the high seas for humpback whales, dolphins and sea birds just off the coast of St. Thomas and St. John. A light lunch and drinks will be provided, and later in the day, there will be a brief stopover at one of the many coves in the area for a refreshing swim or snorkel dive.
Available spots move fast so please register today. On line reservations available at www.islandtimestours.net

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