Whale Watching

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

Now booking for the 2019 Season! We are sailing on Sunday and Wednesday in July & August. We are planning on adding another day, so check back with us for updates. The Viking Fleet office is closed for the month of February, so you can book online or send us an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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 Sundays and Wednesdays 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

2018 Great South Channel trips
August 12-14, 2018

August 12-14, 2018 (51 hours)

Great South Channel

  • Leave Montauk at 6:30 PM on August 12 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 8/13 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 8/14 and return to Montauk at 9:30 PM on 8/14.

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.

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!