Saturday 24th October 2015

The Pinnacles in the Ben Boyd National Park provided the perfect backdrop for photos this morning as the mother/calf pods provided excellent viewing for Cat Balou passengers.

We witnessed some great tail slapping and breaches as the four frolicked close to shore. Some clear singing was heard through the hydrophone. Common Dolphins were also seen.

The second trip also saw some great breaching by a calf in Twofold Bay as it headed south with the mother & escort. Near South Head we found one of the mother/calf pods seen this morning, still in a playful mood.

Friday 23rd October 2015

After cancelling whale watching cruises yesterday due to the weather, Cat Balou was back on the water today.

A number of pods were sighted throughout the trip, however the whales were not playful until the last pod when we were able to watch a breaching calf and the mother do a head lunge.

Beautiful singing was heard when we put the hydrophone in.

There were a lot of Common Dolphins and seals sighted throughout the morning.

Wednesday 21st October 2015

The first few pods we found today were not sociable, just cruising south however we ended up with some great Humpbacks with a number of breaches from the adults (which I missed on camera).We also saw some pec & tail slapping & heard whales singing through the hydrophone. The final pod sighted was a mother & calf who breached a number of times

Tuesday 20th October 2015

The whales were at their best today, performing breaches and tail slapping at their best on both cruises conducted by Cat Balou.
Great singing was heard on the afternoon trip.

This season has to be the best in the 26 years we have been whale watching in Eden and we look forward to the whales staying around for another month with daily cruises scheduled until the 20th November.

Monday 19th October 2015

Today’s cruise had the ‘wow’ factor with very active whales seen just outside Twofold Bay by Cat Balou Cruises.

A mother,calf & escort were found just outside Twofold Bay with lots of peduncle throws & pec slapping.
Later we watched an active calf breaching many times.

Common dolphins were seen during the cruise and we picked up singing on the hydrophone.

Sunday 18th October 2015

Where are all these whales coming from! Cat Balou sighted so many mother/calf pods on their two trips today. Some were in cruise mode and we saw some beautiful flukes.

We heard some clear singing when we put the hydrophone in.

The highlight of the first trip was a breaching display by a mother & calf at the end on the trip.
As well as mother/calf pods on the second trip we ended up with a competition pod. Common Dolphins & seals were also sighted.

Saturday 17th October 2015

The Humpback Highway was busy at Eden today with Cat Balou sighting numerous pods of whales on their three cruises.

A super active calf was the star of the day on the first trip with numerous breaches. Common Dolphins were also sighted on the first trip. One mother we encountered had a very distinctive fluke (photo) with Killer Whale rake marks and portion of her fluke missing.

The whales on the later trips were all in cruise mode but we had close encounters and good flukes

Friday 16th October 2015

We began today sighting a Type 4 Humpback with a very active calf just outside Twofold Bay performing many breaches delighting passengers.

After leaving them we headed north but failed to find more until later when we encountered an unusually marked calf and mother who were heading south. We finished the trip with the calf and mother coming right over to Cat Balou several times.

A few rafts of Fur Seals were seen during the trip.

Thursday 15th October 2015

Today’s weather certainly tested us out today with a sloppy easterly swell and Twofold Bay blanketed in fog, restricting visibility to around 200 metres for the first hour.
We managed to find several mother/calf pods who were cruising very close to the shoreline near Morwarry and another pod near North Head.

Common Dolphins were seen during the trip and we finished the cruise sighting Bottlenose Dolphins at Aslings Beach.