Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Don’t just watch the whales- become part of the research team whose mission is to conserve them! On a boat excursion with Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch, groups will receive a 10-minute introduction to whales, and then learn “spotting techniques” from naturalists and scientists. Throughout the trip, students and scouts will learn about biology, and conservation of whales and other marine mammals. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930. Essex County. Tel: 800-339-4253. Email: info@captbillandsons.comWebsite: www.captbillandsons.com.
Hrs: 7AM-10PM daily.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Boat Excursions Fun Facts

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as a boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water.

What makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

The next time you take your campers on a boat, ask the crew how the boat’s construction helps it transport people and things across bodies of water, and what power sources it uses.