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9 June 2022

Whale Watching Moonshadow TQC Cruises Port Stephens

Whale Hello There 🙂

What do you call a baby whale?……………..A little squirt!

The sun was out in full force today but the cold has set in, today’s max temp 13.9 but feels like 4.7 brrrrrrr. We recommend rugging up you can’t have enough layers and beanies are a must! ( we do have some great merchandise onboard so buy a beanie to remember your awesome day.

The whales definitely had their coffee today and came nice and close to the vessel to say hello to the passengers and crew. With 2 Whales being  spotted just off the Fingal Light coming within 50mts of the vessel. (note vessels must abide by many rules when viewing whales but whales don’t know this and they can surface anywhere they like). These 2 whale put on a great show and where very comfortable with the vessel.

While traveling North with the whales a pod of bottlenose dolphins joined them briefly giving our passengers a treat to have them traveling together. During the cruise we had spotted all up 4 visible pods and had an attention seeker slapping his/her pectoral fin on the surface and was quit active.

The tour was not done yet on the return journey home the crew spotted 15 yes 15 Australian Fur Seals sunning themself on Cabbage Tree Island. Fun fact Cabbage Tree Island is also know as John Gould Nature Reserve and is a protect nature reserve being home to a rare bird called the Gould’s Petrel.

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