Daily excursions to encounter the humpback whales are conducted aboard our two purpose-built whale boats. Our tenders were specifically built for duty on the Silver Bank. They are each 25′ (7.5m) long fiberglass boats, with a wide 9′ (2.75m) beam that offers a stable ride. Built for open water, each boat has a foam flotation filled hull, and twin four stroke, quiet, low emission outboard engines. These are important environmental considerations while operating in the Sanctuary and around the humpback whales. Each is equipped with short range VHF marine radios, GPS, fire extinguisher and signal flares.
Each tender has an expansive hard topped sun shadeand spray protection. There is a generous dry storage area forward with a shelf for cameras and other gear. Seating is on a shaded and fully cushioned central bench. This is an important comfort feature that is exclusive to Conscious Breath Adventures. It also offers a clear view of the whales. A large attached dive ladder makes boarding easy once your in-water encounter is over.
A Smaller Group Means a Better Experience With the Whales
With a maximum of ten guests plus a crew of two at any given time, on the largest tenders on the Silver Bank, there is plenty of space. It means more space for you and all your snorkel and camera equipment. And fewer people and photographers jockeying for the best position for a view and the perfect shot. Of course, less people on deck also means less people in the water with the whales, and that’s where it really counts.