November 2017

Sunday 12th November 2017

Today is the final day for the 2017 whale watching season, conditions have been quite overcast with light rain making visibility difficult. Unfortunately we have not seen any whales on our morning cruise. During our afternoon and final cruise for the current season 🙁 we spent some time with a mother and calf – they gave a few tail lobs as if to wave goodbye on their way south. See you again next year!!

Saturday 11th November 2017

We found a lovely mum and calf at the heads this morning. They traveled to Fingal lighthouse,lots of surface time and they came close to the boat. Some tail slaps and tail lobs from the calf. There were two sleepy seals on Cabbage Tree Island and bottlenose dolphins in the bay!! Our afternoon whales were a little difficult to find. We did see a quiet mum and calf near the heads on our way home. They came close to the boat but were not up for any tricks. Lots of oceanic dolphins at Zenith beach – more than 100 and they surrounded the boat. Lots of fun!

Thursday 9th November 2017

We are very happy to be back out on the open ocean again for our whale watch cruises after a few days of unfavourable sea conditions. The Hinchinbrook Explorer has cruised toward the Fingal Island where we have found a mother and calf pair, both whale were fairly quiet, but we did see a few tail slaps.

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Unfortunately we are not running our Whale Watch Cruises today due to unpleasant sea conditions.

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Unfortunately we are not running our Whale Watch Cruises today due to unpleasant sea conditions.

Monday 6th November 2017

Unfortunately we are not running our Whale Watch Cruises today due to unpleasant sea conditions.

Sunday 5th November 2017

Drizzling rain today, however we saw a mother and calf between Yacaaba headland and Boondelbah Island this morning and there was a lot of head lunging plus some breaching to entertain the passengers. There was also some great dolphin action with a pod surfing the waves at the entrance.

Saturday 4th November 2017

Overcast and showers today. Found a mum and calf on our morning cruise, not very active, however they did swim across our bow and we all had a good look at them. Lots of common dolphin outside and bottlenose in the bay.

Friday 3rd November 2017

After cancelling our whale watch cruises due to the sea conditions for the last couple of days it was a promising first day back out on the water. We had a mother, calf and escort of Boondlebah Island. These active whales presented us with tails lobs, spy hops and pectoral fin slaps. After viewing this pod for a while, we found another 4 pods on this cruise. On the afternoon whale watch venture we were surrounded by mothers and calfs followed by an escort. We stuck with one particular pod with a very active calf, coming close to the vessel and breaching, I think mum had other ideas as she come along to hurry the young one along. Brilliant day on the water.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Unfortunately we are not running our Whale Watch Cruises today due to unpleasant sea conditions.

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Unfortunately we are not running our Whale Watch Cruises today due to unpleasant sea conditions.

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