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.
2018 Whale Sighting Log
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)
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.
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.
Last Sunday we were out cruising the islands off of Victor Harbor when a Sunfish visited, we haven't seen any before in the area. Such a beautiful animal peacefully swimming by The Big Duck. Sunfish can grow to up to 3.3m in length and weigh more then 2t!
Talented photographer @psycs_pixs took a great shot of a whale "Tail Lobbing" out from Pullen Island on Sunday