Whales are big but Lake Superior is bigger
Whales are most often seen swimming at least a half-mile from shore so the best vantage point is one with a little height. It could be the deck of where you are staying, a path along a bluff, or a ridge line hiking trail.
They help distinguish between whales and small fishing craft. A camera with a good telephoto lens increases your chance of capturing a picture.
Whale migration follows warming water temperatures. Whales have been seen as early as March but are most often see early May through October.
It usually involves a splash
Typical whale behavior that may catch your eye includes ::
<> blowing - a large oval of spray hanging over the surface of the water as a result of a whale exhalation
<> tail slapping - just what it sounds like; makes a nice splash
<> pectoral slap / body roll - when that massive side fin comes down it makes a big splash
<> full body breach - king daddy splash; looks like someone dropped a cabin in the lake; lots of hang time
<> surface diving - no splash, but nice dorsal fin
Always remain alert, to date we have had no sightings from sleeping whale watchers.
Check out the map for recent sightings, read the above tips and give it a try. Whales are elusive, with sightings from dawn to dusk [after that it just gets too dark], so scan the horizon when you get a chance. And if you see a whale, send in your sighting. (link this)