We travelled out toward Mew stone this morning in beautiful calm, sunny conditions and found a pod of 3 whales who were quickly joined by another 2 and they all then began lateral lunge feeding right in front of us. Once they had finished feeding 2-3 of them came in nice and close, spy hopping and cruising all around the boat. Not sure if they were people watching or we were whale watching today.
We saw 2 humpback whales just in front of Calle Calle Bay this morning, and then came across another 2 out a little wider, they did a loop around the boat giving us a nice close look at them. We then travelled on to find another 4 out North. One surprised us with a massive breach right in front of the boat, we were also treated to a few tails, and pec slaps. A couple of the whales mugged us as well. We also sighted a couple of pods of Common Dolphins on our way and saw a large pod of them feeding just north of Mewstone. Lots of Albatross around today and a couple of Seals.
We hadn’t ventured far this morning before we came across a pod of 2 humpback whales just inside the bay near Mew Stone. After travelling a little further we met with a very curious juvenile humpback just NE of Mew stone. He had us all moving from one side of the boat to the other multiple times as he passed under the boat surfaced on the other side. We then headed East around 8 miles offshore to find approx. 20 very active whales. With multiple breaches, tail slaps, pec slapping, spy hopping happing all while 12 whales took turns mugging the boat. With all this happening all at once, it was hard to know where to look. A great day to be whale watching!!
We found a pod of 3 whales SE of Boyd’s Tower on this mornings cruise. They seemed to enjoy the choppy conditions showing us lots of tail and pec slaps as well as a few spy hops.
Another calm, sunny morning and we spotted a seal rafted up in the water on our way out of Twofold Bay this morning and not long after we were joined by a pod of Common Dolphins. We then came across 2 Humpback whales east of The Lookout. After spending some time with them we headed north and found a couple of very active whales. We were treated to a great display of breaches, pec slapping and they came in close to give us a wave.
On this mornings Whale Watch cruise we didn’t have to go far before we saw a single humpback whale NE of Boyd’s Tower. We then headed SE of Boyd’s Tower where approx. 12 whales mugged us for around 45 mins and there were more whales active bit further out. We had a Mother & calf in this group, who weren’t shy about showing us their tails, we had one do a peduncle throw right in front of the boat and another did a spy hop very close into the side of the boat. We also observed this group lateral lunge feeding. Fantastic morning of Whale Watching!
On our Twofold Bay cruise this afternoon we spotted a few whales East of Boyd’s Tower so we took a short detour seeing approx. 7 Humpbacks, couple of breaches and tail slapping.
Passing by The Lookout this morning we spotted approx. eight seal rafted up in the water. We then made out way out East – North East of Mew stone where there was lots of whales. Tail and pec slapping as well as some breaches just a little further out. Perfect conditions today with little swell and only a very light breeze.
Slow start to the day, the whales seemed to be active when we spotted them but when we approached they quietened down, only giving us a short look at them before they dived and headed off South. We did get some great syncronised pec slapping from a pod of two. At the end of todays cruise we were treated to a double breach. Six whales sighted in total.
We had an escort of common dolphins on our way out of the bay this morning. It was a day of heads and tails, with some breaches thrown in for good measure. We were mugged by a juvenile humpback who was very curious, lapping the boat several times. Also a treat to see a mother and her calf just outside Twofold Bay.
Eight to ten whales sighted in the windy conditions today. We had some very active whales breaching so many times we lost count, lots of tail slaps as well. We also had a few close encounters with one whale who was keen to do some people watching.