14th October 2020
Whales, whales and even more whales! The southern migration of mum’s and their calves seems to be in the peak at the moment, with great numbers of whales and lots of activity sighted during our cruises. Our passengers aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer have spent time with a number of whales and have watched them breaching and creating a massive white wash when they hit the surface of the water. We have also sighted a massive pod within their hundreds of Common Dolphins, such a spectacular sight to view.
Passengers aboard our 11am whale watch cruise have started their cruise with a pod of very quiet whales, we have left this pod to find a mother Humpback Whales and her calf that were breaching. Our third pod of whales consisted of two mums and their calves close to Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest. The whales have come in very close to the boat and have been very playful with breaching and pec slapping. MV Spirit has also seen the massive pod of Common Dolphins, there are just dolphins in every direction we look.
We have more mothers and calves on our afternoon whale watch cruise. Spotted a pod of three whales with mum, calf and escort close to Bennetts Beach, before moving onto the second mum and calf pair near Boondelbah Island, the calf had a very cute little white strip running down its back.