June 2024 Update

This month has been nothing short of extraordinary for whale watching in Sydney! We’ve had fantastic sightings of whales every week. As these magnificent creatures embark on their great northern migration to the warmer waters of far North Queensland and towards the Great Barrier Reef, they’ve put on quite a show for us!

The annual migration of the humpback whales is one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events. Each year, these gentle giants travel from their feeding grounds in the freezing waters of Antarctica to the warmer breeding and calving grounds off the coast of Queensland. This epic journey covers up to 10,000 kilometres round trip and sees thousands of whales passing by the coastline of New South Wales, with Sydney being a prime spot to witness this awesome spectacle.

This season, we’ve been treated to a range of exciting whale behaviours. Tail slaps and breaches have been a common sight, thrilling both our seasoned whale watchers, and first-timers alike. Tail slaps are a powerful display, where the whale forcefully slaps its tail flukes against the water, creating a thunderous sound that can be heard from quite a distance. Breaching, on the other hand, is a dramatic display where the whale launches itself out of the water and then crashes back down with a massive splash. These behaviours are not only spectacular to watch but also serve various purposes, from communication to dislodging parasites and even just for play.

Despite being held back on a few days due to the weather, our commitment to providing the best whale watching experience remains unwavering. We’re thrilled to announce that we will be back out again this week, ready to bring you up close and personal with these majestic marine mammals. The slight delays have only added to the anticipation, making each outing even more special.

As we move into the last couple of weeks of June, the northern migration is expected to reach its peak, with the largest numbers of whales passing by Sydney. July is especially promising, often regarded as the best month for whale watching. This period offers the highest chance of seeing not just individual whales, but pods, including mothers with their calves, navigating the journey north. It’s a time when the ocean seems alive with movement and energy.

There’s never been a better time to join us for a whale watching adventure. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Sydney, witnessing the migration of the humpback whales is an unforgettable experience. The thrill of seeing a whale breach against the backdrop of Sydney’s iconic skyline is something you’ll remember for a lifetime. Our experienced crew is dedicated to ensuring you have a safe, informative, and awe-inspiring trip.

Our whale watching tours are designed to give you the best chance of seeing whales in their natural habitat. We provide informative commentary on the whales’ behavior and migration patterns, ensuring you leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation of these magnificent animals. Our vessels are equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and enjoyable outing.

So, if you’ve been thinking about joining us, now is the time to act. With the peak of the migration season upon us, your chances of witnessing the grandeur of the humpback whales are at their highest. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with nature in one of the most spectacular ways possible. Book your whale watching tour today and be part of the excitement!

We look forward to welcoming you aboard and sharing the wonder of the whales with you. See you on the water!

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