As we headed out on our Coastal Wilderness-Whale Search cruise this morning we were joined briefly by a pod of common dolphins. Making our way out past Boyd’s Tower on South head another pod of dolphins came to the bow of the boat for a short time. Spotting some activity out on the horizon we headed in that direction and found two pods of Humpback whales, both heading south.
These pods were really just travelling along but we were very happy to have a couple of close passes by the boat as they zig zagged from our port to starboard sides. We stayed with one of these pods for quite a while before leaving them to head back to Twofold Bay. As we approached Mowarry Point we saw what we think may have been a Dwarf Minke whale, unfortunately I was not able to get a photo. As we passed by Leather jacket we saw with another two Humpback whales with a second pod approx. 300m further out. All whales seen today were heading south.