Our 14th trip to the
Great South Channel in the past 12 years was definitely not
an unlucky one. In fact, it was one of the best of all time.
Our 1st morning, with nearly flat seas and unlimited
visibility made finding the whales until we entered a fog
bank. Once we came through the fog we began to see
whales all over. We must have passed 20-30 minkes as we
Humpback whales were
breaching and feeding ahead. Our first day brought us close
enough to get ID photos on 63 humpbacks including 23
unknowns and 12 calves. Day 1 ended with a 'BREACH FEST."
Moms and calves, single whales, duos, and trios of whales were
breaching all around the boat, incluing three double breaches
right next to us. It was amazing and the videos will be
Our second day began with
clear skies and , whales, and dolphins, and the breaching
continued. We weighed anchor
and headed north to a new area and found new whales we
hadn't seen the previous day. Today,
some repeats, but also lots of whales we hadn’t seen before.