We are continuing to see both pairs of Mothers and calves so late in the season with much breaching activity, pictured photo from a passenger aboard yesterdays cruise
During the Whale season we use our own plane to spot the Humpback and Southern Right Whales. This enables us to have a better chance of Whale sightings and is also safer. For those who wish to do Whale watching from the shore all our sightings are reported to the SA Whale Centre at the same time our skipper on the Duck is notified.
Happy Whale watching
One Pair were sighted by our aerial surveillance 500m south of Middleton (between surfers and the point) the other pair (mother calf) were 50 metres north of Frenchmans Rock, a beautiful day to be Whale watching.
On Saturday 14th on our Southern Ocean adventure tour we came across a Humpback which was tangled in rope, this was reported in real time to Marine Parks to mobilize a rescue operation. Unfortunately the Whale has not been seen since despite ourselves and others attempting to locate the Whale using aircraft. Over the weekend we are still sighting both Mother and Calf SRW pairs in the Port Elliot/Middleton area.
On our 2 pm tour we sighted 4 Southern Wright Whales off Middleton on a glorious Winters day
On our 11 am tour today crew member “Mr Southy” sighted a Southern Right Whale off the Bluff, unexpected as there had been no reports for days.
Up to 4 Humpbacks were sighted on yesterdays cruise on both the Seal Island Tour and The Southern Ocean Tour
We sent the plane up yesterday to spot the whales along the coast, 3 pairs were spotted with adult males close nearby. One pair was seen playing in the brackish water flowing from the mouth. Today we have a mother and calf at Boettcher Rd, another great day for photos.
Our crew member Rupert took this fantastic shot on his phone of a whale breach while out on the Big Duck Boat today. The whales were mainly concentrated around Miami Pde, Middleton to Basham Beach today. 3 sets of cows and calves.
Whales along the entire coast today, a bunch near Granite Island and the Causeway, more over closer to the Victor Harbor Yacht Club, a lone whales by Pullen Island and 3 Mother and calves at Bashams Beach. Great news for all avid whale watchers. Today's photo was an entry in todays Whale Comp by Claire Rees, taken today at 2:30
There are 8 whales in the Encounter Bay Marine Sanctuary today, 3 hovering around the Granite Island region with a further 5 off of the rocks at Middleton (2 mother and calf pairs). Photo below from Psycs Pix yesterday: (entry in this weeks whale competition)
Southern Right Whales have been sighted both days off of Bashams Beach, no photos as yet.
What a great day for whale watching, we spotted 7 whales today, 2 Southern Right whales at Bashams Beach and 5 Humpbacks at Yilkie. Our intreped photographer friend @psycs_pix took this great shot of one of the Sourhern Right Whales at Bashams Beach.
A single Southern Right Whale bobbing at Bashams Beach photo : @Psycs_Pix
Numerous sightings were made throughout the weekend, on water most of our action was around the West Island area, from the land traveling Humpbacks and Southern Right whales were spotted from Waitpinga to Goolwa lookout. The first calf is now suckling in the Encounter Bay Whale Sanctuary. Below is a picture by Maddie of a whale in the lee area of Granite Island.
Keen spotter and great photographer @psycs_pix has spotted a whale blowing at Middleton Bay (the rocky end) blowing and having a great old time in the winter waters, Get down for a look.
Great sightings and conditions on yesterday's cruise, a Southern Right Whale popped up right next to us!
On the 24th of June avid photographer @psycs_pix grabbed an amazing photo of the underside of a Humpback Whale tale emerging from Freemans Knob near Port Elliot.
Another Sunfish swimming in the glassy waters of Victor Harbor today, fantastic to see these new visitors to our waters... we also had 2 Southern Right Whales in the region near Port Elliot / Middleton (no photos avail)
One of our crew members Rupert is currently watching a whale breach multiple times over and over at Goolwa Beach, it is to far out to identify, but it is having a whale of a time entertaining onlookers! If you are in the area it may be worth having a quick look.