Are you ready for an experience you will never forget?
Have The Best Seat in the house for whale watching show off Port Macquarie (May till November) it’s all about the Whales!
Why don’t you come and enjoy an informative, interesting and exciting narrative given by our Whale Watching crew aboard Ocean Adventure 1, as you view these magnificent mammals making their yearly migration through our coastal waters.
WATCH OUR AMAZING WHALE BIRTHING VIDEO TAKEN FROM OCEAN ADVENTURE 1
PRICES PER PERSON:
$40 Kids 3-12yrs
$170 Family (2 Adult, 2 Kids)
WHAT TO BRING:
Water Proof Jacket
If you suffer from sea sickness please seek medical advice before cruising with us.
Facts about Humpback Whales
Humpback whales are known for their magical songs, which travel for great distances through the world’s oceans. These sequences of moans, howls, cries, and other noises are quite complex and often continue for hours on end. Scientists are studying these sounds to decipher their meaning. It is most likely that humpbacks sing to communicate with others and to attract potential mates.
These whales are found near coastlines, feeding on tiny shrimp-like krill, plankton, and small fish. Humpbacks migrate annually from summer feeding grounds near the poles to warmer winter breeding waters closer to the Equator. Mothers and their young swim close together, often touching one another with their flippers with what appear to be gestures of affection. Females nurse their calves for almost a year, though it takes far longer than that for a humpback whale to reach full adulthood. Calves do not stop growing until they are ten years old.
Humpbacks are powerful swimmers, and they use their massive tail fin, called a fluke, to propel themselves through the water and sometimes completely out of it. These whales, like others, regularly leap from the water, landing with a tremendous splash. Scientists aren’t sure if this breaching behavior serves some purpose, such as cleaning pests from the whale’s skin, or whether whales simply do it for fun.