14 June 2022
We have whaley missed being off shore cruising the waterways of Port Stephens! The crew are desperate to head out through the headland at Mt Tomaree again this morning in search of Humpback Whales migration along the coastline.
The Captain of the Hinchinbrook Explorer has located several pods of Humpback Whales just out from the Fingal Bay Lighthouse and traveled along side matching the cruising speed of the vessel to match the swimming whales as we moved towards Big Island. Before moving away from the whales they have become quite active and at times have ventured closer to the vessel, with an amazing display of breaching and pectoral finn slapping. There has been a large pod of Off Shore Oceanic Dolphins close to the islands.