With more whales being sighted on their northern migration, Cat Balou will be operating some extended bay cruises/whale searches over July on selected days. We did one of these today and sighted several pods of Humpbacks a couple of miles out of Twofold Bay. One curious animal swam beside and under Cat Balou several times. Later two adults were seen heading north with a spectacular breach at close range. Lots of dolphins & seals seen too.
Cat Balou headed out in perfect conditions and had a great time with a very active juvenile Humpback which performed many tail slaps and too many breaches to count. Also lots of Common Dolphins sighted.
EDEN NUMBER 1 WHALE WATCHING DESTINATION IN AUSTRALIA – 2014! This was stated in Australian Geographic magazine who named the top 10 whale spots in Australia. We are proud to be part of this.
Cat Balou did an extended bay cruise/whale search today. A Dwarf Minke was seen at South Head and later a small Humpback. Lots of dolphins & albatross made it an enjoyable morning on the water.
We received a call from the crew of the Eden tugs this morning, notifying us that there was a whale right in at the Eden wharf. This was another small Humpback but not the same whale as sighted on Monday. There were also reports from Marine Rescue of an active whale in the bay yesterday.
CAT BALOU sighted their first whale for 2015 today. This was a small Humpback near the heads of Twofold Bay. We managed to get a good look at this animal as it swam right under the boat.
Strong winds forced us to cancel our last whale watching cruise for the season today with gusts of up to 40 knots recorded at Greencape.
It has been an amazing season with whales arriving very early and some spectacular days with active Humpbacks.
I was wonderful catching up with many of our addicted whale watchers who visit each year, plus many new customers and we look forward to a great 2016 season.
Cat Balou sighted a mother & calf very close to the rocks at Mowarry this morning. The calf was playing with a pod of Bottlenose dolphins. We followed this pair southwards with close encounters.
After doing a loop into Bittangabee Bay we picked up the same whales who were only metres off the coast.
Near South Head we found another two mother calf pods with some energetic tail slapping by one of the adults.