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October

Daily Sightings Report

Perfect conditions, flat calm water and a mother and calf practising breaching for over an hour right next to the boat!

We were so lucky to have a young whale be so active for so long! We lost count as to how many breaches the little guy did but boy was it a sight to see!

Mum wasn’t too far away, clapping her pectoral fins on the water (waving at us on the boat) and breaching in unison with him!

 

Check out the footage from our MORNING CRUISE which was featured on CH 7

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October

Daily Sightings Report

We have been very lucky this season to see so many calves and young whales migrating back from the Great Barrier Reef, where mating and birthing took place.

We have noticed how strong the bond between mother and calf is; with calves staying mostly eyeball to eyeball or within pectoral fin distance of their mother. We have also noticed that the time spent in the warmer waters has mainly consisted of feeding, resting and playing. It has been great seeing the younger whales learning how to breach and tail slap from their mothers.

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15

October

Daily Sightings Report

Michelle Noonan

 

Thank you to Michelle for sending us this beautiful photo from yesterday’s cruise!

What beautiful conditions it was for Whale Watching!

If you are thinking of coming out Whale Watching, now is the time!

We have only a few weeks left of the season and the conditions are mighty fine.

The days are starting to get warmer and the whales are enjoying the sun very much, spending longer amounts of time at the surface!

It’s now or… next season! We’ll hear from you soon!

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12

October

Daily Sightings Report

Our 2:30pm Whale Watching cruise yesterday was definitely an exciting cruise!

A pod of roughly 20 common dolphins had swam past the boat and as the guests were busy taking photos a female humpback started tail slapping the surface.

She did this repeatedly for roughly 15 – 20 times. The sound of the tail hitting the surface was incredible! So loud, powerful and captivating!

As we all watched her in owe, a male humpback breached only a few metres away, reacting to her

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09

October

Daily Sightings Report

 

 

Even though the weather looks a bit grey outside, the whales don’t mind whatsoever and were happy to show us their acrobatic skills this morning.

It’s so exciting to see the whole pod become so active like this group of humpbacks did.  The humpback whales kept breaching with their full body, upper body, pectoral side fins and tails in the air.  They were having so much fun that I don’t think they realised how close they were getting to our boat, or maybe they did and it was part of showing off.

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05

October

Daily Sightings Report

So many calves are making their way down the coast.

We were very lucky to see this little guy flaunting his stuff this morning on our 7:30am cruise.

We had such a fantastic morning;

We had a beautiful female humpback make her way towards the boat to have a look and a pod of dolphins at the bow as we made our way back.

With the weather this good, it would be silly not to go Whale Watching!

daily sightings report

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September

Daily Sightings Report

 

What an amazing day we had today! We were very lucky to have seen all the amazing things in which we saw today.

First, we were escorted from the seaway by a pod of dolphins (mothers and their young) and it only took a few minutes for us to spot the first blow!

What we saw next was truly amazing… What we thought was a tail slap from a playful whale was in fact a mother preparing to feed her calf!

We have been very lucky to see so many 2014 models this

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23

September

Daily Sightings Report

What an amazing morning we had!

Everyone sat in suspense as our Skipper Gary announced over the microphone “Whales ahead at 2 o’ clock!’ (imagine the boat is a large clock, with the front being 12 o’ clock)

As everyone sat in silence and had their eyes clued to the spot where the whale last broke the surface, (after only a few minutes) the whale breached and all of a sudden a large roar of excitement filled the air!

The passengers cheered and before everyone calmed down the whale breached again! Two full

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04

September

That Mutual Curiosity…

Lazy but active whales have mesmerised guests during the past few days aboard Whales in Paradise…

With plenty of spy-hopping, pectoral slaps and tail throws to report, crew on the Mahi Mahi agree the best is yet to come.

With a good deal of whales returning to the Antarctic Ocean, pods of three to four travelling together is a common sight this past week.

Whales are social animals and like to travel in groups for protection but also company. With numbers steadily increasing each year, sightings are becoming even more varied in terms

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