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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.

Our guests

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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!

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29

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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12

August

Growing concern as a 4th Whale is rescued from Gold Coast shark nets.

The world is slowly turning its attention to the ever-growing problem on our Gold coast beaches. The call to remove Shark nets from iconic Surfers Paradise beaches is becoming louder and community support is rapidly growing. For the fourth time this season a baby whale has been rescued from the deadly nets.

 

With more than 20,000 Humpback Whales now making the annual migration from their feeding grounds in Antarctica to their breeding grounds in Far North Queensland the risk of whales becoming entangled in Shark nets is rapidly increasing.

 

“As a global

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09

August

Daily Sightings Report

What a fantastic morning we had! The whales were at ease this morning swimming in calm water. We had three swim next to the boat for at least two hundred metres, before they all turned and swam under the boat to the other side. They weren’t finished showing off, the large male gave a big slap of his tail to impress the other whales (and us!). We then lost the whales for a few moments before one of them breached.

Our passengers cheered and giggled with excitement as the whale breached only

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07

August

From Glasgow to the Gold Coast here comes the fun!

It seems like only yesterday that it was announced the Gold Coast would play host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, but now with the end of the Glasgow Commonwealth games officially completed, With only 1336 days until the official opening the world has quickly turned it sights to the Gold Coast’s preparation in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth games and we hear, It’s tipped to be the best yet.

 

At Whales in Paradise we have always known and I’m certain you have too, that the Gold Coast is a

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