Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Save the Harbor's Marine Mammal Safaris - Renewed Porpoise and Seal of Approval!

On Saturday, April 26th, Save the Harbor will celebrate Spring with two free Marine Mammal Safaris that will depart from Rowes Wharf on Mass Bay Lines to Calf Bay and the Brewsters to look for the harbor seals and harbor porpoises who share the harbor with us in the spring.

Seals at Calf Island from our first Marine Mammal Safari in 1998

These FREE cruises are open to school groups, community groups, youth organizations, families, and friends of Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay. The morning cruise boards at 9:30 am, departs at 10:00 and returns by 12:30 pm; the afternoon cruise boards at 12:30 pm, departs at 1:00 and returns by 3:30.  

 Harbor porpoise off Constitution Marina in Boston Harbor.

The trips will be narrated by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Bay Watcher, Bruce Berman. Though we can't promise that we will see them this year (though we usually do!), we can promise you a great time sharing songs and stories on the water, and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the harbor and the bay. 

Harbor Seals off Georges Island - 2013

Both trips depart from and return to the Massachusetts Bay Lines dock at Rowes Wharf (behind the Boston Harbor Hotel).  You can find directions at http://www.massbaylines.com/directions/

Tickets are free but space is limited, so RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

To make a reservation for your organization, family, or friends, please contact Amy Gaylord at (617) 451-2860 x1008  or gaylord@savetheharbor.org.  Please specify which cruise you would like to go on!

 We spotted this harbor seal just off Boston's Fish Pier!


Feel free to bring your binoculars to help us find the seals and porpoises!  Dress in warm layers as the weather is often cooler and windier on the water.  Snacks and beverages may be purchased aboard the boat, but you are also welcome to bring your own brown bag lunch.

For more information please visit www.savetheharbor.org, like us on Facebook  follow us on Twitter, send us an email us at info@savetheharbor.org or give us a call at (617) 451-2860.

Thanks to all of our Youth and Family Program Funders,
Mass Humanities and Massachusetts Bay Lines for their generous support of this event!

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