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22 October 2021:
That’s it for 2021! Our whale watching season has officially come to an end. A huge thank you to all our customers and friends who supported us in these challenging times. 2021 was definitely a tough year for us. We look forward to seeing you all next year when things will hopefully be a little less complicated. All that remains to say now is „Safe travels and good luck!“ to our Humpback friends. Be safe and we’ll see you all in 2022!

10 September 2021:
With the lockdown in regional NSW lifting, we’ll be running tours again from Saturday 11 September. We are super excited to be heading out to see our friendly Humpbacks again. The southern migration is in full swing and we have about six weeks left in the season. Now’s the time to meet the mums and calves! Give us a call on 1800858155, if you’d like to come out. Strictly limited seats due to ongoing Covid restrictions.

9 August 2021:

Wednesday 14 July 2021:
Our whale watching guests were treated to something very rarely seen whilst out whale watching. In fact, this sight is so rare, that our skipper Mark, known to most as Roundy, has never seen this in 20 yrs on the seas. Sighting something quite unsual, he pulled the boat up in a hurry as we were heading home exclaiming “What’s that?”As we neared the big bob floating on the surface, our guests were trying to work out what it was that they were seeing? Then our decky on the day, John, said to Roundy “I think it might be afterbirth? Perhaps there has been a new calf born very recently around here and the sharks have not yet come in to feed on the placenta?”So Mark, consulted with Siri (as you do) and Siri instantly displayed images online identifying what we had infront of us. In an online article referring to a similar sighting, it says “Humpback whale placenta would perhaps be the next best evidence of the birthing process taking place,” aside from documenting an actual birth, Pacific Whale Foundation representatives wrote. “Scientists infer that the placenta is easily dislodged after the calf is born, and then simply floats away,” they added. The following is a photos by our regular guest Lynda.

11 June 2021:
They’re here! Up to 15 Grey Nurse Sharks sighted at the Rock today. Good vis at the moment, a great forecast for the weekend and we’ve just had a couple of cancellations for Saturday, so give us a call or send a message if you’d like to come out!
(Image by Josh Blank Photography)

10 June 2021:
Right on time! Whale sightings have increased significantly over the last couple of days, so it’s time to start our whale watching season. Our first trip will be this Sunday 13 June and then everyday (depending on the weather, of course) until the end of October. Give us a call, if you’d like to come out!

1 June 2021:
Any day now! We’re keeping our eyes open and we’re talking to local boats and operators down the coast… The whales are definitely on their way and sightings down South are increasing, so our whale watching season should start in the next 10 to 12 days! I guess we speak for everyone when we say WE CAN’T WAIT!

11 May 2021:
Glen (the liquid buddha) in action…
Thanks to Bec from “Beach to Reef” for the great capture!

24 April 2021:
Absolutely perfect conditions at the Rock today: Great vis, calm and no current. Definitely a 10 out of 10!

17 April 2021:
Magic days at Julian Rocks… The ocean is spoiling us this weekend!