Whale sightings have been few and far between during the Virginia Aquarium Whale Watching boat trips this year. January 2007 had a 98% sighting rate on the trips and the lack of whales this year has been disappointing. However, some Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast guests who visited on the Whale Watching Package, recently saw 3 fin whales while on the included boat trip. This President's Day Weekend had no whale sightings but lots of dolphin who put on a terrific show for one boat. They traveled next to the boat and jumped clear of the water - just like the paid performers at SeaWorld!
The Barclay Cottage Whale Watching Package continues until March 16, 2008 and includes: 2 nights lodging with full breakfasts each morning; 2 hour whale watching boat trip guided by naturalists from the Virginia Aquarium; entrance to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; IMAX theater presentation; and dinner at Rockafeller's Restaurant - a locals' favorite for seafood. The cost has been kept the same as last year at $350.00 per couple including all taxes and fees. Check it out at http://www.barclaycottage.com/packages.html