The First Calf Sighting For Our Gold Coast Whale Watching Season – Say Hello to ‘Hsiao Buddha’

It’s always a joy when the mother whales return with their newborn babies, and on our morning whale watch last Wednesday (15th of July) our passengers and crew were in for an absolute treat.

A beautiful one-week-old calf was spotted by our crew relishing its new life in the water, and already seemed to have its tail slapping down pat. It playfully cruised alongside the Mahi Mahi, whilst mum and dad swam alongside. Occasionally, the newborn broke away from its parents and explored the ocean solo, but the older humpbacks were