Within minutes of departing this morning we had found a mother & calf only a couple of hundred metres off the Eden Lookout.

Although the whales weren’t in a playful mood today we managed to see 4 pods at close range and had a number of close encounters from a friendly calf. Its mother had a very unique fluke with many Killer whale rake marks on it.

Common dolphins were found near Leatherjacket Bay and again later in the trip, providing great photo opportunities as they raced beside Cat Balou.

A couple of miles off Leonard’s Island we found lots of Albatross both resting on the ocean & flying around. A Sea Eagle was also sighted.