15 July 2022
During both our morning whale watch cruises aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer and MV Spirit our passengers have had a close encounter with a juvenile Humpback Whale located close to the Fingal Island Lighthouse. The whale was spending a good amount of time on the surface of the water and only diving for periods of three to six minutes at a time. At one stage the whale has approached the vessel coming within 50 metres giving everyone an amazing view of the whales beautiful tail as it has dove beneath the surface of the water.
We have cruised past Cabbage Tree Island and found approx twelve seals basking in the sunshine! The rocks on the island become prime seal real estate during the Port Stephens winter. Our local Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted with approx 20 whales in the pod.