A humpback whale traveling with dolphins off the coast of the Outer Banks.
OBX Whale Crossing
Every year around this time, three species cross our coast along the Outer Banks. Humpback, fin, and North Atlantic right whales all enjoy a summer in the north Atlantic and head south to warmer waters in the early days of winter. While sightings are infrequent, it is possible to spot them twice in one year. In the spring, they migrate northward once again. As conservation efforts continue to increase their numbers, we look forward to the day that these remarkable sightings are no longer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But rather, we hope they become a beautiful tradition on the Outer Banks.