Whale Watching

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

Thanks for a great season! Join us again next July and August!

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. Food and beverages are available for purchase onboard! This trip sails aboard the Viking Starship on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday in July and August from 2 pm to 7 pm. We strongly recommend reservations, so call or purchase your tickets online. Parking is free.


Off Shore Great South Channel Whale Watches

2019 Great South Channel trips
August 11-13, 2019

August 11-13, 2019 (51 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave Montauk at 6:30 PM on August 11 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 8/12 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 8/13 and return to Montauk at 9:30 PM on 8/13.

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 and 2017 trips were outstanding – over 120 Humpbacks and more! From sunrise to sunset, we found whales, fin whales, minke whales, humpback whales, and common dolphins.