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Whale Sightings

10 JUNE 2024

Hooray for a Kings Birthday public holiday Monday and what better way to spend the day than on a Whale Watch Cruise at Nelson Bay. We think the whales must have also been celebrating as the crew on the Hinchinbrook Explorer have reported that the whales have been so active today and repeatedly breaching. There…

9 JUNE 2024

The first Whale Watch Cruise departed from the d’Albora Marina and had success straight away with two pods of Humpback Whales directly out through the heads. Each pod consisted of four whales with all whales involved in a very active heat run. A heat run occurs when the males of the pod are vying for…

8 JUNE 2024

Oh my gosh the Port Stephens Whale Highway is busy! It’s time to grab the beanie, scarf & jacket to jump onboard a whale watch cruise. This mornings 10am cruise aboard the Hinchinbrook Explorer has cruised past the Fingal Island Lighthouse & have reported seeing pods of Humpback Whales everywhere. Our passengers are being spoilt…

7 JUNE 2024

Great weather conditions for whale watching today and they turned a show on for us.  The MV Osprey morning cruise spotted a young adult off Fingal Lighthouse participating in some half-hearted breaches and swimming around in circles.  It seemed the juvenile was lost and started heading towards NZ then surprising the passengers with a massive…

6 JUNE 2024

What a sight to behold today from the MV Osprey’s morning whale watching cruise with whales all around and it commenced just north of Fingal Lighthouse with a juvenile joining the boat displaying tail lobs, pec slaps and splashing.  It wasn’t long before three big adult whales swam under the boat and appearing on the…

5 JUNE 2024

With a couple of days being land locked with unfavourable off shore sea conditions we are happy to see the swell settle allowing MV Osprey to depart on the 10am whale watch cruise. It has turned out to be an action packed time on the water, we have quickly located a pod of four whales…

1 JUNE 2024

The whales were playing a game of hide and seek during our 10am whale watch cruise; we would spot a blow as a whale came to the surface of the water and begin to head in the direction of the water spout but the whale would disappear beneath the water. This happened a few times,…

31 MAY 2024

On this morning’s whale watching cruise aboard the MV Osprey, two Humpback Whales were sighted near Fingal Lighthouse heading north and entertained us with two breaches.  Then we encountered a heat run of four whales engaging in head lunges, breaches and tail slaps. A magnificent day on the water with a total of ten whales…

30 MAY 2024

What a day for our official launch of whale season cruising!  The sun was out and with absolutely perfect conditions offshore, this had us excited to get out there and see what magic we would find. The day begun with a welcome to country and smoking ceremony with the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council, official…

29 MAY 2024

This morning as we headed out offshore in hopes of locating some humpback whales on their northern migration, we were lucky enough to find quite a few pods! Our crew and passengers were delighted to see some breaches and one whale even came in nice and close to the boat for a look at us….

28 MAY 2024

Port Stephens has turned on a magical Autumn Day! There is hardly a breath of air this afternoon as MV Osprey has headed out through the headland at Mt Tomaree, Shoal Bay. As Captain Dan has cruised out towards Fingal Island we can see around five pods of whales making their way north bound. We…

27 MAY 2024

Back to work blues on a sunny Monday morning don’t exist when our working day consists of spending time in the fresh air and sunshine outside in the sunshine looking for Humpback Whales along with other wild life in Port Stephens. We have located a pod of two Humpback Whales making their way north bound…