When is the best time to go whale watching?

The majority of operators start their Humpback Whale Watching season late May, early June but we find the numbers, here on the Sunshine Coast, at that time of the year are very low in comparison to the later months so we start in July and finish at the end of October.

We are all very excited to see the whales and want to get out in search of them but that is exactly what it is if you go too early.  It becomes a whale searching trip rather than a whale watching trip.

During the months of mid May, June & July the whales are migrating north towards the Whitsundays to mate and give birth.  This is a good time to see the whales but we do have to travel out wider to see them at this time of the season.

August is a month where some whales are heading north and some have started back south so it is a particularly good time of year to venture out.  Some of our best sightings have been in August.

On the southern migration, September and October we tend to see more mothers and the calves relax, rest and sometimes even play! Which is an absolute delight for all!

No two whale watching journeys are the same, with an unforgettable experience occurring during the whole whale watching season.

This cruise is about venturing out into nature so the outcome is 100% on the whales terms.

The best time to cruise on  is when you are relaxed and have time to unwind, enjoy and learn.


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Jerry van Driel-Vis