25 May 2021
Sea conditions are on point for whale watching at Port Stephens today, with blue skys, light breezes and brilliant autumn sunshine.
The whales have not got the memo regarding the start of the northern migration this morning, but as we are only into the first week of whale watching there are days when the whales may not make an appearance. All of our passengers have received a Standby Voucher to return and cruise with us again later in the season.
While we haven’t been lucky with whale sightings this morning, our Cruise Director Renee is letting her imagination run wild with her crew report stating they have sighted a beautiful Mermaid sunning herself and flicking her tail at the waters edge at Cabbage Tree Island, in actual fact we were really saying hello to the seals and watching a Sea Eagle successfully catching its lunch, struggling to hold the fish in its claws as the eagle began to take height.
Our afternoon whale watch cruise has been successful, with the crew sighting a pod of two Humpback Whales close to Barry Park. The pair were spending long periods of time on sounding dives, we have spent time tracking along side the pair as the traveled towards Fingal Island, before we have picked up another lone Humpback Whales in close to the rocks of the island.