13 July 2022
The whales during our morning cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer have been a little elusive today, even though we are seeing a large number of whales blows as they break the surface of the water within the vicinity the whales are quickly disappearing and diving beneath the surface of the water between 10-15 minutes at a time. Despite our best efforts when the Humpback Whales are playing a game of hide and seek it can be extremely difficult to keep track of the movements and predict where they will appear next.
Meanwhile our late morning whale watch cruise departure aboard the MV Spirit of Port Stephens viewed a pod of the local Bottlenose Dolphins cruising out through the head at Mount Tomaree. We have then come across a lone Humpback Whale just east of Fingal Island, the whale was slow in its movements and swim direction to begin with but it has suddenly burst into life and began to show off his breaching skills and repeatedly breach about a or so dozen times! Before begining the cruise back to the marina we have cruised onto Cabbage Tree Island to view the seals who are currently residing on the rocks of the island for the winter period.