Guide Summary and Photographs
For most of the year, our trips consist of us heading through the shallows, taking a stop at Dyer Island and then heading off into the deep towards Danger Point to find some cool sightings…that is until the Southern Right Whales arrive.
These large cetaceans cause us to switch up our routine, with most of our whale watching happening in the region of Pearly Beach. This is about a 20 minute drive out from the harbour, a drive we did not have to make once today!
Our bay was absolutely alive with right whales today, with all 4 trips sighting whales within the first 10 minutes outside of our harbour. We had quite a few mating groups in the area, with one mother and calf pair also popping up around midday.
On all of the trips, we got to see some gorgeous mating behaviour from couple of really active groups. Usually, Southern Right Whale mating is a really peaceful affair, with the whales rolling around together in what looks like a game of oceanic twister. Today, however, the animals seemed super charged, with the whales moving vibrantly in the water and they flirted amongst themselves.
We had some beautiful approaches on trip 3 and 4 and also had some tail action throughout the day, which is not always a given with any species of whale. One of the definite highlights may be seen below when one particularly frisky animal extended almost half its body out the water with those gorgeous tail flukes swaying gracefully in the air.
We also got a few stunning approaches with some curious specimens coming in for a closer look at us.
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