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.
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.