Cat Balou had another spectacular day of whale watching today with many pods sighted throughout the day.
Our first encounter was with a mother & calf in Leatherjacket Bay who had several close encounters with us as they slowly headed south. We spotted another pod to the east and whilst heading to them picked up a pod of Common dolphins. While we waited for the whales to appear we put the hydrophone in and heard clear singing from a Humpback.
Back in Twofold Bay we were surrounded by whales with a mother, calf & escort providing excellent viewing with an adult tail slapping. The calf did several breaches much to the delight of passengers.
Perhaps the highlight of the trip was a later sighting of a head lunging adult and calf, followed by both breaching.
We finished off the trip finding Bottlenose dolphins near the Eden breakwall.
A coach group from the Black Dolphin Motel in Merimbula were thrilled to see a mother & calf near South Head. A bonus as they were on a Twofold Bay Highlights Cruise.