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Breaching Humpbacks Steal the Show: 08.06.24 Afternoon Tour

Breaching Humpback Whales

Breaching Humpbacks on Display 

The highlight of today was undoubtedly the spectacular breaching behaviour displayed by the humpback whales.

As we set out on our journey, the excitement began almost immediately.

Common dolphins joined us, their playful antics adding to the lively atmosphere.

These dolphins interjected themselves among the fun, darting around the boat and delighting everyone with their acrobatics.

The Stars of the Show

However, the true stars of the afternoon were the humpback whales.

We were incredibly fortunate to witness several breaches from an enthusiastic individual.

The sight of a massive humpback whale propelling itself out of the water and crashing back down is truly awe-inspiring.

The main highlight came when a humpback performed a big breach within just 20 metres of the boat, providing an up-close and personal view of this magnificent behaviour.

Why Humpbacks Breach

Humpbacks breach for a variety of reasons.

Whether it’s for fun, to remove parasites embedded in their skin, or to shed dead and flaky skin that peels off on impact.

Breaching is a show-stopping behaviour loved by everyone lucky enough to witness it.

Each breach is a powerful display of the whales’ strength and agility, creating a spectacle that leaves a lasting impression.

Breaching and Diving

The afternoon tour was filled with these breathtaking moments, as the humpbacks seemed particularly active and eager to put on a show.

The combination of the humpbacks’ breaches and the playful presence of the Common dolphins made for a dynamic and thrilling experience.

Witnessing a breach up close is a rare and special treat.

The sheer power and grace of the humpbacks as they launched themselves into the air and the massive splash that followed captivated everyone on board.

It was a vivid reminder of the wonders of the marine world and the incredible creatures that inhabit it.

Magical Afternoon

This afternoons tour was a testament to the magic of whale watching.

The breaching humpbacks, alongside the playful dolphins, created an unforgettable adventure.

Leaving everyone with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for these magnificent ocean giants.

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