Sunday, July 5, 2015

Summer Fundraising Event - Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pilgrim Belle Sunset Social

A summer event for the entire family! 

Saturday, August 22nd from 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Join NECWA for our first annual Pilgrim Belle, Sunset Social. Enjoy a relaxing night out with the family in an old-fashioned paddle-wheel boat, the Pilgrim Belle. We sail from the Mayflower State Pier in Plymouth the evening of Saturday, August 22nd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
As the sun sets on Plymouth Harbor, listen to the gentle whooshing sound of the paddle wheels as the boat moves through the channel. Meet Krill Carson, Mary Nash, and the other staff members of NECWA as well as our amazing summer interns. 
While out on the water, enjoy an ice cream social. Choose a bowl of vanilla or chocolate ice cream and personalize it with various toppings.
Ticket Price
  • $25 for adults
  • $20 for seniors 62+
  • $15 for kids 5 - 12
  • free for kids under 4 
All proceeds will go to support NECWA's many projects and activities that help protect and conserve our unique coastal marine wildlife. 
To learn more or to register, 
go to our Constant Contact Event site 
by clicking
The Pilgrim Belle company will offer a cash bar for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 
NECWA will offer two different raffles while offshore. One will be for NECWA swag like a NECWA t-shirt or sweatshirt. The other will be a 50/50 raffle. So bring small bills if you want to participate in our onboard raffles. 
Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us for this fun and relaxing event.
Best, Krill Carson
Marine Biologist and President
New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June 30, 2015 Whale Watch aboard Provincetown Whale Watch

We had a fabulous day offshore aboard the Son IV with Provincetown Whale Watch. Feeding finbacks, humpbacks, and basking sharks. And hundreds of shearwaters including Cory's, great, and sooty. Enjoy the video!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Special moments of mother and calf.

On our whale watch yesterday with Plymouth Whale Watching, we witnessed a tender moment between Spoon and her calf of this season. As mom was resting at the surface, the baby was rolling next to her, touching mom with its flipper and rolling on top of her head. Enjoy the video taken of this very special pair.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Seabird & Whale Tales Excursion - Sunday, June 14, 2015

Seabird and Whale Tales Excursion
Sunday, June 14, 2015
8 am to 5 pm

Boarding time - 7:30 am
Departure Time - 8 am sharp - do not be late
Dock - Mayflower II State Pier
Vessel - the Son IV
Company - Plymouth Whale Watching

Marine Forecast - click HERE

Who to contact: Krill Carson 508-566-0009 or


  • 6/13/15 - Trip is still a go and we still have a full boat. See you tomorrow at 7:30 am

  • 6/9/2015 - Trip is a go and we have a full boat. 
    • Please be down at the docks by 7:30 am and be ready to board. 
    • We will leave at 8 am sharp.
    • Bring as little as you can due to space issues. 
    • You can bring your own food and drink, but no glass and no alcohol. 
    • You can purchase (cash only) breakfast and lunch items from our full galley. Most are homemade. 
    • Bring small bills for the purchase of food, drinks and NECWA merchandise that will be on sale.
    • NECWA t-shrits, sweatshirts, hats and other merchandise will be available for sal. Again, small bills please. 
    • For the galley and merchandise, we only accept cash. No credit cards please. 
    • Use the link above to keep an eye out on the weather. The marine forecast is for Stellwagen Bank. 
    • Use the information below from Park Plymouth to find a good parking spot for all day. There are a few free lots that are a 10 minute walk from the boat. If you park in the Jenny Lot, walk behind the Jenny Grist Mill from the parking lot to access the path through the park. This path leads you down to the waterfront and is a beautiful walk. 
    • Looking forward to an amazing trip. 
    • Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
    • Best, Krill 

Galley: cash only - small bills please

     Breakfast - homemade donuts, muffins, bagels, hot coffee, tea and cold drinks

     Lunch - homemade clam chowder, homemade turkey chili, vegetarian chili, made-to-order deli sandwiches (roast beef, turkey, ham, or hummus).

     Desserts: brownies, cookies, etc.

     Drinks: water, coffee (caffeine and non), tea (caffeine and non), seltzers, ginger ale, Coke/Pepsi, Sprite

NECWA Merchandise: 

  • Peace for Whales t-shirts and sweatshirts
  • Northern gannet t-shirts and sweatshirts
  • field guides
  • whale and marine wildlife DVD
  • humpback song CD
  • NECWA baseball hat
  • NECWA magnets and bracelets

Parking in Plymouth:

 Park Plymouth Map General 2015

$25 whale watch tickets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Plymouth Whale Watching

Check out this amazing deal with Plymouth Whale Watching. Also, they have a Groupon deal and a Living Social deal for other week and weekend days.

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Plymouth Whale Watching leaves out of the Mayflower II State Pier. This is the only company in Plymouth that would accept the NECWA interns. So lets show our support for this company by choosing them when heading offshore.

Not only do they allow NECWA interns onboard, but they also allow naturalist and interns to collect sighting data on all marine wildlife seen from the vessel.

This information is being shared with other research organizations and is added to a long-term database on marine wildlife in our New England waters.

Thanks Plymouth Whale Watching for caring about the future of our young marine biologists and the future of our marine wildlife offshore.

To learn more about the trips this company offers, go to

Thanks, Krill
Marine Biologist
President, NECWA

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother's Day Whale Watch Special - May 10, 2015

Join Krill Carson, the NECWA interns and Plymouth Whale Watching for a very special first trip to the 2015 whale watch season. What better way to celebrate Mother's Day!

Join us for a whale watch on Sunday, May 10th. Tickets are $25 for this special Mother's Day Event. We leave aboard the Son IV from the State Pier at 10 am.

We will be heading to Stellwagen Bank and the waters of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to view a variety of marine wildlife. We hope to have amazing views of endangered baleen whales like humpback whales, finback whales, and North Atlantic right whales. We could see other marine wildlife as well, including grey seals, basking sharks and seabirds.

Call for your reservation today and lets kick off the 2015 whale watch season in style!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Right Whale Days at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

On Monday, April 20th, NECWA had a great time at Right Whale Days sponsored by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Mary, Val and Krill worked with the kids to make and decorate origami right whales and right whale flukes. Not only did we have lots of fun, but we also were able to sneak in a lot of content and information about whales and other marine wildlife. 

Lots of fun by one and all. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a fabulous place to visit and is appropriate for kids of all ages. Check out their website at

Herring Run Festival in Middleboro

We had a great time at the second annual Herring Run Festival in Middleboro this spring. Over 6,500 attended this two day event. Not only were the numbers of participants strong, but the herring were strong.

NECWA created a new activity just for this festival. Krill created a "Herring Heart" activity where kids could color and learn about river herring and their importance to the food web. The kids had lots of fun decorating their heart and we did too. 

A big thank you to the NECWA staff and interns who volunteered their time to man the NECWA tent over the course of this festival. Thank you to Krill, Mary, Will, Amanda, Jack and Mary Lou. 

Wonderful Time at Paint Night

Thanks to everyone who attended our first annual paint night at Studio Life Arts in Fall River. We had a great time painting a humpback whale fluking off Race Point, Provincetown. Many NECWA staff, interns and friends joined us for what turned out to be an incredible evening.

A big thank you to Holi and Ronda from Studio Life Arts for a job well done. We had so much fun that we hope to return soon for another paint night event!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Paint Night Fundraiser for NECWA

Humpback whale off Race Point.
Join NECWA for our first annual 
Paint Night Fundraiser

Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 6 - 8 pm.
$40 per person

Support NECWA by painting the night away at 
Studio Life Art in Fall River, MA. 

Create your own whale painting (see above), inspired by watching whales off Race Point. Instruction from Holli Faria, owner of Studio Life Art.

 $40 per person includes everything you need to create your own masterpiece (canvas, paint, brushes, and smocks)! 

 Light refreshments (non-alcoholic) and appetizers included. 

Come join us for a relaxing evening filled with art, friends, laughter, and support the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance!

To register, click HERE

NECWA is an all volunteer group so all proceeds go to support our many projects and activities.

Register below through our Constant Contact Event site. Pay using PayPal or a check. Hope to see you there!

Space is limited so make your reservation today! Click the link below to register online. 

For additional information about this event, email Krill Carson at or call 508-566-0009.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you at this very fun event.