28 JULY 2023
On a day that felt more like spring than winter we have been blessed with amazing sea conditions with no swell or wind off shore during our whale watch. Our first wildlife encounter for the day was a pod of the local Bottlenose Dolphins as we cruised out of the Bay. We have located a juvenile Humpback Whale heading north bound spending a good amount of time on the surface with short sounding dives of around 3 minutes. A few Common Dolphins have swam along the side of the vessel for a while showing their amazing speed in the water as the vessel is moving along. There were a number of seals playfully swimming in the waters edge at Cabbage Tree Island.
Our afternoon whale watch cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer has spotted a pod of two Humpback Whales that we have tracked alongside of as they made their way north. One of the whales displayed an amazing force-full tail slap showing everyone just how powerful a Humpback Whales tail can be – creating a lot of white water splashing. Again the friendly off shore Common Dolphins have jumped on the bow of the vessel riding the pressure wave from the boat.