Guests of Barclay Cottage here on a Whale Watching Package March 7 saw over 50 dolphins that stayed with the boat the whole time it traveled from Rudy Inlet to Cape Henry and back.
The 3:00 pm trip on Saturday encountered more dolphins than had ever been seen on a whale or dolphin watching boat trip run by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum - winter or summer! Unfortunately no whales were seen Saturday. BUT those guests who opted for Sunday's 3:00 pm trip got up close and personal with a humpback whale who put in a timely appearance. Not a single dolphin appeared! Go figure!
Whale Watching Packages are still available until March 15 at 3:00 pm which will be the last trip of the season. Dolphin Watching Packages will be available beginning in late April and run until October. Usually our dolphins appear and stay throughout the summer, but after this weekend, it may be wise to book those trips earlier this year.