Whale Watching

Adult 13+
Child - Ages 5 to 12
Small Child - 4 & Under

The Viking Fleet wants to thank all who joined us for our 100% Successful Whale Watching Season! We look forward to seeing everyone next year. Trips will begin Sunday July, 1st.

Standard Whale Watch

Join the Viking Fleet and CRESLI (Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island) on a true family adventure! We will pass the Montauk lighthouse looking for whales, dolphin, turtles and seabirds in their natural environment.  A qualified marine biologist will narrate the tour and answer all of your questions. Please remember to bring sunblock, a hat, a layer and sunglasses. Lunch is available for purchase onboard! This trip sails aboard the Viking Star on Sundays in July, August and the first Sunday in September from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We strongly recommend reservations, so call or purchase your tickets online. Parking is free.


 Off Shore Great South Channel Whale Watches

*Check Back for 2018 Sailing Dates

2017 Great South Channel trips
July 16-18, 2017
August 13-15, 2017

July 16-18, 2017 (36 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave Montauk at 6:00 PM on July 16 and head to the GSC. 

  • We should reach the whale grounds around day break on July 17, spend the next 12-14 hours amongst the whales and birds of the GSC. 

  • The vessel will depart the GSC and return to Montauk at 4:00 AM on July 18.

August 13-15, 2017 (51 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave Montauk at 6:30 PM on August 13, 2017 and head to Martha’s Vineyard (MV) to pick up (and drop off) passengers.  We expect to arrive at Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard at around 12:30 AM on 8/14 we leave MV at around 1:00 AM and proceed to the GSC. 

  • We should reach the whale grounds around day break, spend the next 24 hours amongst the whales and birds of the GSC. 

  • The following morning, we will have the option of either remaining on the whale grounds, or if the weather deems it necessary, returning early to Martha’s Vineyard for land-based birding, hiking, or other activities.  The vessel will ultimately depart Martha’s Vineyard at 4:30 PM on 8/15 and return to Montauk at 9:30 PM on 8/15/2017.

The vessel:

Viking Starship (140 foot LOA), leaving from the Viking Landing in Montauk Harbor.  Parking available for the duration of your trip.

Sleeping accommodations:

Open bunks on the main and lower decks; sleeping bags are suggested


Excellent food can be purchased from the galley, or bring your own food.

Call CRESLI at 631-319-6003 to inquire.

We are still at 100% success at finding whales on our offshore trips.

Our 2016 trip was outstanding! over 120 humpbacks and more. This was one of our best trips ever to the Great South Channel! From sunrise to sunset, we found whales, fin whales, minke whales, humpback whales, and common dolphins.

About Us

Located in Montauk Harbor, we offer a variety of services on the water:

  • Year Round Legendary Fishing Trips
  • Seasonal Interstate Passenger Fast Ferry Service
  • Fun Excursions Like Whale Watching and Sunset Cruises
  • Private Charters!