Humpback Whale Migration Numbers On the Rise Thanks To Conservation Efforts

Humpback Whale Migration Numbers On the Rise Thanks To Conservation Efforts

Humpback Whale Migration Numbers On the Rise Thanks To Conservation Efforts

This season, our crew and passengers have seen more Humpback whales than ever before - sometimes more pods than they can count on one tour!

It’s amazing news that Humpback whale numbers have been increasing, especially considering they were once on the knife’s edge of extinction. Humpback whales are still classed as ‘vulnerable’ under government regulations, but since the 1960’s (when whaling was banned in the Southern Hemisphere) the numbers have been rising by about 10% every year – an amazing figure!

The population of Humpback Whales suffered greatly in years gone past, up until whaling was outlawed in Australian waters. Since then, conservation and protection laws have ramped up with a ‘Humpback Whale Recovery Plan’ being implemented by the government 10 years ago, ensuring that these beautiful creatures are allowed to migrate uninterrupted and continue on their path through the ocean as nature intended.

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Numbers are increasing, which means more and more whales come out to play on our tours!

Whales in Paradise makes it a priority to not only give our passengers the beautiful experience of watching Humpback Whales, but also adhering to the guidelines so the whales continue their lives in peace. Some of the ways we do this include:

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Getting 'mugged' by the friendly Humpback Whales

Our whale watching tours ensure that you can observe the natural, uninterrupted behavior of Humpback Whales in the beautiful clear waters of the Gold Coast. It’s a magical sight watching such immense, calm creatures (and sometimes even their sprightly little calves) glide through the water, ‘mug’ our boat, breach and tail slap.

The season finishes in November and right now is peak time for active whales, so make sure you book to take the family out whale watching while it lasts! You can book online here, or give our friendly reception staff a call on +61 7 5538 2111 – we’re more than happy to take phone bookings.

- The Crew at Whales in Paradise