Whale Sightings

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6 hours ago

Awesome trip with two whales mugging our boat for almost 2 hours!

A mugging is when the whales come right up to our boat "forcing" us to put the engines into neutral so our propellers are not spinning any more so there is no danger of hitting them. This can go on for hours as they are curiously inspecting us, lifting their heads out of the water and coming literally within touching distance.

The best whale watching you could hope for!

We usually get mugged during the southern migration so should see a lot more of this behaviour in the coming weeks before mothers with their newborn calves start coming down the coast in large numbers in October.

Fun times ahead! :)
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Wunderschön

Dale Notley Ashleigh Notley

How wonderful πŸ’–

So jealous

4 days ago

Another great day with the whales!

Pectoral fin slapping galore in the morning, followed by more pectoral fin slapping in the afternoon + number of breaches as the wind picked up!

Southern migration is picking up steam with numbers of whales going south rising daily!
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Some powerful tail throws seen onboard our cruises today!

We also had a couple of pods breach in the distance, but once we got there they had quietened down. Next time! πŸ˜„
5 days ago

Some powerful tail throws seen onboard our cruises today!

We also had a couple of pods breach in the distance, but once we got there they had quietened down. Next time! πŸ˜„
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1 week ago

A stunning day on the open ocean with flat seas and sunshine β˜€οΈ

We found a number of whales cruising south giving us the occasional wave and on our way back in we came across a number of dolphins, seals and seagulls all feeding on a bait ball not far from the harbour entrance.

Next cruise departs tomorrow at 11:00 from Darling Harbour and 11:30 from Circular Quay. See you there 😎
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Definitely have to book a trip!! Might do it for my birthday!!

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2 weeks ago

A super Sunday with non stop breaching on our afternoon cruises!

Our regular passenger Adam struck gold again and sent us these amazing shots!

He said he needs to lie down after taking more than 1500 photos and holding his camera up all afternoon! Who knew that taking photos of breaching whales is hard work! πŸ˜‚
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Well done Adam πŸ‘πŸ”₯ i missed today but i always enjoying to see the action of them. Hope see you guys next week

I'll say he did.

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Jeanne Ng

Stunning 🐳

How exciting- what lens? ISO etc?

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2 weeks ago

A great day of whale watching with fairly calm seas, sunshine and most importantly whales! :)

Tomorrow should be another great day with even calmer conditions and hopefully even more entertaining whales πŸ˜†
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Oh my they are having fun

2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely afternoon with a number of humpback whales not far from the harbour entrance.

A pod of dolphins kept us company as well, which is always an added bonus. We do see some on maybe 50% of our cruises, so there is always more to see than "just" the whales :)

Tomorrow's weather isn't looking fantastic for whale watching so we will be back again on Saturday!
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Omg!! I've got to book a whale watching cruise soon!!

Marvellous πŸ₯°

2 weeks ago

We just had a fantastic whale watching cruise with a duo of humpback whales breaching right next to our boat, plus a few more spotted splashing in the distance.

Interestingly they were already going south, which is usually a little bit early for the end of July, but we have already seen a number of whales heading back home, so this season might be a little early?

Next cruise departs tomorrow from both Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, so come along for the ride :)

To book, head to www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au or see us at our ticket offices.
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Belinda Chen I think we were unlucky πŸ˜•

2 weeks ago

great day on the open ocean with sunshine and calm conditions β˜€οΈ

We found whales on all of our cruises and were treated to a number of tail throws, pectoral fin slaps and a breach which we didn't quite manage to capture on camera.

We also came across a mystery whale which we only saw for one brief up. Our money is on a Bryde's whale which we do get to see occasionally!

Another nice day tomorrow, so join us for a cruise if you are "working from home" πŸ˜„

book online at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au.
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