From mid June to mid September, giant humpback whales are regularly sighted in the shallow, calm bays of the Whitsunday Islands where they mate and breed at the conclusion of their annual migration from Antarctica. Living aboard Sydney Sundancer you will not only be in THE best position to witness this miracle of nature, but you will also be able to hear their haunting songs via our underwater hydrophone as they communicate with each other! You will be able to watch the interaction between mothers and their newly born calves and marvel as these giants leap out of the water in sheer joy and sometimes curiosity (especially the calves who we have witnessed to jump again and again).
In this image the calf is so young that it still has its’ umbilical cord attached!!
In the second, you can see the same calf with its’ mother “spy hopping” as she protects her baby!
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All these images were taken by Lynne, so make sure you have your camera ready when you holiday aboard Sydney Sundancer.