4 June 2022
The winter mornings in Port Stephens are becoming very brisk and chilly, but off course with colder winter temperatures mean whales, whales, and more whales!
Standing on the deck of the Hinchinbrook Explorer is quite obviously the best spot to catch a glimpse of the whales are they come to the surface of the water, but for some of our passengers on our morning whale watch cruise were surprise with a juvenile Humpback Whale surfacing right beside the vessel. Hello whale! It’s such an amazing feeling to see a whale come in so close, and to be able to hear them breath just gives you goose bumps.
There are a number of other pods of Humpback Whales within the vicinity that the crew can see which is a good sign of the whale numbers starting to increase for the northern migration.
The off shore sea conditions have improved as the day has gone on, the crew aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer this afternoon have reported the sighting of three Humpback Whales straight off from the Fingal Island Lighthouse. All three whales have spent a large amount of time on the surface of the water giving all our passengers ample time to view the whales as the vessel traveled along beside the pod.
As we have turned for home and cruised in through the headland we have found a pod of the local Port Stephens Bottlenose Dolphins