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2 July 2022

It has been a day of close whale encounters for all our whale watch cruise passengers. Two Humpback Whales have surfaced right along side the Hinchinbrook Explorer giving all onboard a good look of the friendly giants.

While passengers onboard the MV Spirit of Port Stephens have encountered two whales in close with Fingal Island, with both being super inquisitive whales that have appeared meters from the boat, with Cruise Director Yui describing the vocalisation from the whale sounding like an elephant beneath the surface of the water. Both whales were having a great time splashing the surface of the water by tail lobbing and tail slapping – a most impressive sight to witness.

There are quite a few seals now residing on Cabbage Tree Island for the winter months, even a couple of very young pups.

Cruise Direct Kathy has reported a spectacular afternoon of cruising aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer. Whales have been breaching consistently near to the vessel and also right in front of the bow, with all whales spending a good amount of time on the surface of the water.

Photo credit: Lee Matthews Photography

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