12 June 2022
You could be forgiven for thinking that there is snow falling in Port Stephens today! The air is super chilly, with what feels like winds blowing directly from the Snowy Mountains and making the accessories of a warm beanie and scarf a necessity while out whale watching this morning to keep warm.
The Hinchinbrook Explorer and MV Spirit of Port have both cruised through the Bay passing Shoal Bay to venture off shore in search of Humpback Whales this morning with crew reports of whales being located near to Point Stephens. We have spent time to begin with a single whale who was showing off by creating a bit of splash by tail lobbing, two further whales have then appeared with all whales seen to be on the surface of the water quite a lot.
Passengers on MV Spirit of Port were caught off guard with a whale breaching out of eye sight, with many passengers only catching the end result of the breach and large creation of white water and splash as the whale landed back on the water.
The local Port Stephens Bottlenose Dolphins have been waiting as we have turned for home cruising past the Yaccaba Headland, on the Hawks Nest side of the harbour.