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16 June 2022

Whale Watching Moonshadow TQC Cruises Port Stephens’

This morning’s whale watching cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer were delighted to see multiple pods of whales with great surface time whilst on their journey offshore near the Fingal Lighthouse.  Once on location, a juvenile whale breached several times near the vessel allowing the passengers to have a good look.

On the afternoon tour, the vessel cruised alongside a pod of five Humpback Whales with fantastic surface time and lots of flukes in the air.  A whale’s tale is made of two lobes, each of which are called a fluke.  There is a v-shaped indentation where the flukes of a whale’s tail meet.  Flukes move up and down to propel the whale through the water.

There were multiple pods scattered around during the cruise and the Common Dolphins joined the Hinchinbrook Explorer whilst they made their way to view the seals lazying around on the rocks.  We were thrilled to see the Bottlenose Dolphins upon our entry back between the headlands on the cruise back to the marina.

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