We watched 3 separate pods of Humpbacks during Tuesday’s Wake up with the Whales Cruise. Each of these pods was just kind of hanging around, doing their own thing…surfacing, spouting a few times and then sounding. Later in the cruise we found a Mom, her calf and their escort in very shallow water (only about 80 feet deep). We turned the engines off and watched as they surfaced closer and closer to us…eventually coming within about 50 yards of the boat. We also got to hear some great whale vocalizations when we deployed our hydrophone.