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Whale Sightings

29 MAY 2024

This morning as we headed out offshore in hopes of locating some humpback whales on their northern migration, we were lucky enough to find quite a few pods! Our crew and passengers were delighted to see some breaches and one whale even came in nice and close to the boat for a look at us….

28 MAY 2024

Port Stephens has turned on a magical Autumn Day! There is hardly a breath of air this afternoon as MV Osprey has headed out through the headland at Mt Tomaree, Shoal Bay. As Captain Dan has cruised out towards Fingal Island we can see around five pods of whales making their way north bound. We…

27 MAY 2024

Back to work blues on a sunny Monday morning don’t exist when our working day consists of spending time in the fresh air and sunshine outside in the sunshine looking for Humpback Whales along with other wild life in Port Stephens. We have located a pod of two Humpback Whales making their way north bound…

26 MAY 2024

We could not have chosen a better day for cruising along the Port Stephens coastline looking for north bound whales today, conditions have been perfect with nice calm seas, light breezes and brilliant sunshine. Passengers aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer have experienced a number of close encounters with some curious Humpback Whales coming in close to…

25 MAY 2024

The early bird Humpback Whales are leading the procession along the Port Stephens Whale Highway! This morning we have seen the first breaching Humpback Whale of the season, with Hinchinbrook Explorer heading towards the Fingal Island Lighthouse where a lone whale was spotted and took everyone by surprise by breaching itself right out of the…

24 MAY 2024

Numerous pods of whales were sighted between Fingal Island and Boat Harbour on this mornings Whale Watch Cruise. One pod, which was close to the bow of the boat, kept us entertained with tail lobs and slaps.  Passengers also enjoyed the playful Oceanic Dolphins that joined us and we were even lucky enough to see…

23 MAY 2024

Passengers onboard our morning cruise on MV Osprey were treated to four Humpback Whales slowly heading northward to warmer waters. The first, an adult, was spotted near Fingal Island Lighthouse closely followed by two other adults and a juvenile.  To top off the day approximately 12 Australian Fur Seals were seen lazing about on Cabbage…

17 MAY 2024

A fabulous day to welcome some of the first whales as they make their way north bound along the Port Stephens Whale Highway. Today’s pod of Humpback Whales arrived with a dolphin escort and blew us a hearts as they cruised their way along side MV Spirit. On editing pics afterwards, we realised not only…

16 OCTOBER 2023

This morning on our 10am Whale Watch as we made our way straight out of Tomaree Headlands we located 3x mothers and their calves who we cruised with for quite some time. Two mothers gave us a double breach which then seemed to encourage the calves to all start breaching! Some passengers were saying it…

15 OCTOBER 2023

Two separate pods of mother’s and their calf’s were found today by our crew who looked to be having a great time on their journey back south. Lots of breaching, body rolling and tail slapping before coming in nice and close to get a closer look at our boat. There were another two pods a…

9 OCTOBER 2023

Today our crew located a mother and calf on their southern migration straight out of the heads and near Fingal Lighthouse.  We had some good sea conditions and a couple of good breaches from both to match! At cabbage tree we found two seals happily swimming in the water and a few more on the…

8 OCTOBER 2023

This morning’s Whale Watching Cruise was sure an exciting one. We were absolutely delighted to come across three mother and calf pods of Humpbacks with whom we sat with and just simply enjoyed their presence with for around an hour as we couldn’t pull ourselves away! Lots of surface time and a few of them…