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26 May 2021

The whales sighted during our morning cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer must be listening to Dory; “just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming”

As we have cruised East nor east of Fingal Island we have come across a mother and juvenile pair of Humpback Whales, and  we have picked up a Minke Whale and her calf. Both sets of whales were quite content in continuing their journey north bound, with all whales happily swimming along. There was quite a bit of excitement as we watched a pod of Common Dolphins chasing their lunch down, fish for lunch anyone?

What a remarkable afternoon to out on the water. Port Stephens, we love your warm autumn days that almost feel like a summers day, there is just the slightest of breezes but the warmest of sunshine beaming from above.

Captain Ben has cruised the Hinchinbrook Explorer along the coastline towards Boulder Bay during our afternoon cruise. We have located a pod of four whales, with two Humpback mothers and two juvenile whales, the juveniles have put on a bit of a show for our passengers with tail lobbing making lots of white water splashes. We have then been joined by a large pod of Common Dolphins that have swam up next to the vessel, swimming along on the pressure wave. The dolphins have ended our day in a spectacular manner.

 

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