Strong SW winds can create problems, but we find 2 whales heading through the Mussel Lease on the Northern side of Mistaken Island 1 splits off and heads to Michaelmas Island, but we cruise with the other through Frenchman Bay and past Discovery Bay / Whale World. At times the whale is just metres from us as it changes directions. Not knowing where it wants to head. We spot whales NE of Limestone and they head into the coast and we think the 3 whales will join up but this not
After a big day yesterday when every direction you looked in King George Sound you could see blows. Today they were a little harder to find. We find 1 quiet humpback between Breaksea Island and Bald head but cruising out of the sound. Then we see tail slaps out deeper so we put the hammer down and get there but the whales stop putting on a show and head towards Bald Head. We find more whales in the area and watch until they round Bald Head. We head for calmer waters and find
Its a sombre day today as we stand off as Albany Sea Rescue "Rescue 1" travels from Emu Point to the Albany Marina with Fred Bairstow aboard for his last boat trip. When the vessels have passed the wood chip berth we continue out to King George Sound. We have heard already that several pods of whales have been spotted. The first pod we find has some where between 7 and 10 whales in it, but they are hard to put a number on them as they charge around the sound. As we follow sev
We head out and Peter Bell from Discovery Bay txt to say 5 whales had been seen in King George Sound. We cruise through Frenchman Bay but think that they may have headed out of the Sound already. We find 1 young whale cruising quietly towards Bald Head, so we follow until we spot a pod of 3 whales further east, with 1 whale breaching and we take a closer look. We head back into King George Sound as I'm sure none of the whales spotted were the ones Peter had seen. As we enter
We head out today with only 8 people on-board. And we are with 2 humpback whales within 30 minutes. The other whale watching boat in Albany gets to us at about 11am. We continue to follow the whales and the other boat tags along for a little while. At times we can see they have little idea where the whales are. After cutting the whales off 100 metres ahead of us the boat turns and heads further out of King George Sound. We wait for the whales to surface once again and then he
We head to Frenchman Bay and find a very young whale. It is with a pod of about 15 dolphins. It swims around us several times and we drift along with it for about 45 minutes. We have seen a couple of blows over towards Mistaken Island and find 2 young whales there also. Scanning the area we see blows in the mussel lease and it is not long before I am sure we have our first humpback calf for the season. A humpback calf is about 2.5 to 3 metres in length and most times it is gr
A very small Humpback cruised the shallow waters of princess Royal Harbour on Thursday. At times we watched on as it swam upside down in water no deeper than 3 metres deep. We had already watched 8 humpbacks out deep on "The Line"
With strong winds and heavy rain over night I didn't think our chances would be good for cruising today. I drove around Marine Drive to check conditions on the way to the boat and this confirmed my thoughts. We did have a coach booked and when I explained about the conditions to the passengers, one lady thanked me for thinking of her safety. I explained I was not worried about her safety on my boat I was worried about her enjoyment with a cruise in such conditions. Just becau
Calm conditions greet us as we prepare the boat for today's cruise and Bernie comes down to tell us that 3 Humpbacks are entering Princess Royal Harbour. We head out and find the whales are now leaving PRH. We follow as they head towards Discovery Bay then change direction towards Goode Beach now turning and heading east slowly. As the whales now head out of the Sound, we find a local sardine purse-seiner and go to see if any of the dolphins that have left us have found them.
WOW we cruise across a calm KGS and spot blows that look like those of a Southern Right whale. And with 18 years of watching whales has paid off. We watch the Southern Right for some time as it slowly swims around in an area of several hectares. We spot a small blow further out towards Breaksea Island so go to check it out. We find a very small Humpback, but it was hard to watch so we head to other blows out on "The Line" We see several pods but choose to go to the closest po