17 JUNE 2023
What an amazing winters day! While a scarf and puffer jacket were needed to ward off the cool air, the sun was brilliantly shining and we had good sea conditions for off shore cruising looking for Humpback Whales.
For our passengers aboard the 11am MV Spirit whale watch cruise the crew have reported a pod of two Humpback Whales with one on each side of the vessel spending a good amount of time of the waters surface. Cruised back past Cabbage Tree Island with lots of whales now taking up residents on the rocks and about 3 seals swimming in the water.
Crew report from the Hinchinbrook Explorer, have located quite a large pod of seven Humpback Whales during our morning cruise. All whales in this pods were very quiet and appeared to be just like Dory as they just kept swimming! Dolphins spotted at Yaccaba Headland as we made our way back to the marina.
The action has ramped up during the afternoon cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer with a number of pods being sighted and pods in the midst of heat runs with lots of action seemly happening beneath the surface of the water with whales vocalising and being competitive with each other. Also spotted the friendly seals at Cabbage Tree Island and Short Beak common Dolphins at Fingal Lighthouse.