26 June 2022
It has been an action packed whale watch cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer this morning with a pod of six Humpback Whales being sighted straight out through the headland, close to Fingal Island. The males in the pod were acting extremely competitive in their attempt to impress the female Humpback Whales, by showing off with tail lobs, at one point one of the whale has very gently spy hopped, lifting it’s head completely out of the water so see what happening above the surface of the water.
Before turning for home we have cruised up to Cabbage Tree Island to say hello to the seals lying on the rocks of the island, and then found the local Port Stephens Bottlenose Dolphins at Yaccaba Headland as we have cruised back into harbour.
Photo credit: Lee Matthews Photography