From April to November each year, Australia’s East coast transforms into a whale watching hot spot, with vast numbers heading north to breed after a summer spent feeding in Antarctic waters.
With a migration route that averages about 5000km, one of the longest migratory journeys of any mammal on Earth, the ocean beaches and coves of NSW are some of the best places to get a glimpse of this remarkable event.
Whale Watching Charter
During whale season, the waters off South West Rocks are a temporary home for migrating whales and their calves. This provides ideal opportunities to observe majestic humpback whales, Southern right whales, pilot whales and dolphins.
Come aboard and see the majestic humpback whale as they frolic around, breaching, tail flapping and tail extensions, with their new calves as they make their way home.
Most whales in NSW waters are actively migrating and any disturbance by vessels could affect these animals. Whales require personal space, and harassment may severely stress them - possibly causing accidents both for humans and whales if the whales feel threatened. This is especially important in the case of the adults with calves, which may be either resting or suckling.
For that reason, vessels are only aloud to approach whales from the side and no closer than 100 meters. Whales are curious creatures though, and they are as interested on us as we are for them! Often they come to the boats as we are travelling along side.
Apart from whale watching, when on a tour with us you take in the unspoiled scenic coast line of Grassy Head, South West Rocks, Trial Bay, Smoky Cape & Light House, Green Island and Fish Rock.
Trips are made upon request, so get the family and/or a few friends and make trip to remember! Groups of a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10. The trip goes for about 2 hours and includes refreshment, the cost is AUD$50.00 per person.