We sighted approx. 5-6 whales heading north on today’s Coastal Wilderness – Whale Search cruise. We were lucky to see a couple of breaches and head lunges. We also had one small curious juvenile pass behind the boat nice and close. As always the dolphins delighted and entertained us throughout.
What a treat, today we had a mother and calf inside the bay. In close to The Lookout they both came in close to the boat to have a look and then delighted all on board with some breaching quite close to us. We then headed down to Mowarry and found another couple who were also breaching along with head lunges and close passed by the boat.
On this afternoons cruise we headed back down to Mowarry to find a mother and calf along with an escort. Again we were treated to head lunges along with some tail slaps.
In challenging conditions today we saw a whale south east of Mowarry and then another two whales north east of Boyds Tower. It was quite choppy and difficult to keep sight of the whales, we could see whales breaching off in the distance but due to the conditions were unable to go out to them.
We sighted several pods heading south during this mornings cruise. Guests on this afternoons cruise were treated to a whale inside the bay. Travelling in close to the northern side of Calle Calle Bay, diving and fluking up repeatedly.
Whales south east of Mowarry tail slapping this morning and a couple of breaches but generally the whales were travelling today. We had a couple of pods of common dolphins and seals throughout the cruise. We also saw a mother and calf briefly, just south of Boyds Tower as we returned from this mornings cruise.
On this mornings cruise we found one juvenile humpback whale just south of Boyd’s tower and another three travelling east of The Lookout. We also had a pod of common dolphins come in for a play at the bow of the boat.
We sighted a mother and calf south east of Boyd’s Tower with an escort on this afternoons cruise and again a pod of common dolphins came into the boat for a play.
Conditions could not have been better for whale watching today! We found a couple of pods feeding just outside of Twofold Bay. We then went out a little further and were mugged by over a dozen whales, spy hopping and others cruising around and underneath the boat. Several other pods were visible near by.
The whales were all on the move today, we spotted our first whale south east of Boyd’s Tower. Heading north we spotted another 2 pods of 2 whales and observed them as they made their way south. We then went out wider and saw another couple motoring south. Just north of Mew stone we found a pod of 2 who we were also on the move south. We also sighted a large pod of Common Dolphins feeding and then just inside north head we had a possible sighting of a dwarf Minke whale.
Despite the windy conditions, we had some great action today from the pods we encountered. We observed them spy hopping, tail slapping and head lunging. There were also lots of albatross and the common dolphins enjoyed playing in the wake of the boat.
We sighted 5-6 pods of humpback whales today, approx. 12 whales in total. We had 3 coming in close to the boat giving us a nice close look at them.