5 June 2022
As the song lyrics describe ‘easy like Sunday morning’ the Humpback Whales sighted during our morning whale watch cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer are having an extremely lazy Sunday morning as they slowly make their way in a relax mode towards Queensland.
Our first whale of the day was spotted close to Fingal Island, this whale was spending long periods of time doing sounding dives, so the skipper has moved onto another two pods of Humpback Whales a little further south at Fingal Bay, each with two whales. All whales were very relaxed, enjoying the calm seas and no swell as they traveled north bound along the Port Stephens coastline. At one point a single Bottlenose Dolphin has come into join one of the pods of whales, interacting and swimming along with the whales. Cruise Director Yui said that one of the whales gave a very gentle tail slap creating a bit of a splash.
There have been a number of Minke Whales sighted during this week, and again today the crew have said briefly a Minke Whale made an appearance before quickly disappearing again.