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 of the whales’ activity, ages and pod numbers.

It’s an exciting time to be involved in whale watching as the whale population has never been this high in the history of Australia’s commercial whale watching.
Tuesday was a truly amazing day, the 2.30pm cruise was ‘mugged’ by three very active whales, determined to get a closer look at our guests – and show off some of their acrobatics in the process.

These inquisitive cetaceans appear just as interested in us as we are in them. Usually a pod will approach the vessel and spend a great deal of time playfully competing for the best view of their onlookers.

This mutual curiosity makes for a magical experience for both passengers and crew!