Launch of the Whale Season – First Trip
We cruised out for our first whale watching trip this morning with 60+ people on board who saw plenty of active whales. Even though there was a little bit of rain around, it created choppy waters for the whales where they love to be active and play in. It was an incredible sight to have 2 Humpback Whales quite close to the vessel doing breaching and tale throwing seen off Palm Beach. So for those of you who don't know why the whales migrate north, it's because they head to warmer waters for the pregnant females to have their calves before they head back home.
With the news of whale watching now being available inside State Waters, it's been predicted that this season is going to be better than ever. As the numbers increase every year, so do our sightings, which makes it an even more exciting trip every time we go out. We will also be on the lookout for Migaloo (the great white whale) who was sighted last year in Port Douglas in August according to www.migaloowhale.org and then again in September off the coast of Moreton Island according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
If you haven't yet been out whale watching and would like to do it, this is your year to see the best of the whale action and sightings!