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Whale Sightings

26 May 2022

Script from conversation with Skipper Matt   Office: How was the cruise ? Skipper Matt: My Commentary was hilarious Office: It always is but what happened today, tell me everything from the start. Skipper: oh I woke up and had mushrooms on toast. Office: No no did you see whales? Skipper Matt: oh yeah had…

25 May 2022

With perfect offshore conditions but a few clouds lingering in the sky the crew set off to find some whales. Once the crew cleared the heads of Port Stephens they noticed conditions where ideal for Whale watching, with passengers located all around the vessel and looking for that puff of smoke aka the blow from…

24 May 2022

There are certain days when we all just need to keep swimming, and that has been the case with our whale sighting during the 10am whale watch cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer. The crew have located a pod of two Humpback Whales just south of Fingal Island, both whales were spending a good amount of…

22 May 2022

The temperature dropping, and the need to rug up against the chilly air is a sure sign that winter is on its way. Its time to grab the beanie, scarf and a jacket to head out whale watching a Port Stephens as being outside on the deck is the prime position to view the whales….

21 May 2022

There is a buzz around Port Stephens as talk of the return of the Humpback Whales beginning their northern migration along Port Stephens coastline for the 2022 whale watch season. The crew are jumping at the opportunity to be rostered on the Hinchinbrook Explorer for our whale watch cruises departing daily, and everyone wants to…

3 August 2021

We have located a pair of adult Humpback Whales heading north bound past Fingal Island during our morning whale watch cruise on the Hinchinbrook Explorer. The pod of whales were spending three to five minutes beneath the surface of the water on their sounding dives, a whale will lifts its tail into the air to…

2 August 2021

Back to work Monday does not seem too bad when your office floats on the water and cruises out through the headland at Shoal Bay on the search for Humpback Whales. The skipper of the Hinchinbrook Explorer has guided the vessel out towards Fingal Island to find three whales close by, all three whales were…

1 August 2021

As the saying goes, A Sunday well spent brings a week of content! With calm sea conditions outside the headland at Mt Tomaree, it has been a beautiful morning searching for Humpback Whales. Our first sighting of the day by the crew on the Hinchinbrook Explorer was a pod of two Humpback Whales heading north…