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Trip Facts #1

Whale Watching Trips (June To December)

Our whale watching trip take place from July to December however, should the whales change their migration schedule (arrive early and leave later) we will change our schedule accordingly.

Whale Facts #1

The Southern Right Whale is the most renown of all the whales in South Africa.

When whaling was legal, these whales were thought of as the “right” whales to hunt; they move slowly, float to the surface when killed and have a high yield of oil as well as a very mellifluous baleen.

These whales were hunted ruthlessly and today a mere 10% of the original populations of these magnificent creatures have survived.

Can we share the sea? Reaction of those on the water to new federal rules

New federal rules went into effect in May, prohibiting all types of boats, including motor boats, sail boats and kayaks, from approaching any killer whale closer than 200 yards, and from intercepting an orca or positioning in its path.

The… Continue reading

Migaloo the white whale not dead: expert

The dead whale off Queensland’s Palm Island is not the albino humpback Migaloo, an expert says.The discovery of a white whale off Palm Island, near Townsville, this week had sparked fears Migaloo had met his end.But after viewing photos and… Continue reading

Valla Beach the ‘right’ place for whale birth

For the first time in 13 years a southern right whale has given birth off a Mid North Coast beach.

Earlier this week (7th) the whale chose Valla Beach to give birth to a healthy calf.

The mother and baby… Continue reading

Whale festival a triumph

THE Hervey Bay Whale Festival has drawn an estimated crowd of 15,000 people to the Esplanade to enjoy an event that was more tightly pitched to conservation, education and families this year.

The ramped up approach proved a triumph.

This… Continue reading

Navy Seeks Reasons for Whale Strandings

It used to be there was a debate between the U.S. Navy and the scientific community about the adverse effect Navy sonar had on marine mammals.

The Navy maintained that there was no direct evidence that sonar caused harm to… Continue reading

Baby humpback whale that beached itself at Surfers Paradise guided back to sea then gets stuck in shark net

TIME is running out for a baby humpback whale rescued from Surfers Paradise beach this morning.

The 1.5-tonne baby boy, estimated to be no more than a week old, washed ashore overnight, sparking a 10-hour rescue operation.

He was eventually… Continue reading

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