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Happy Humpbacks in Flinders Bay!

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Our morning tour was action-packed! We’d barely left the marina when we spotted two massive white plumes erupting out in the middle of the bay! Two playful humpbacks were entertaining us with every trick up their sleeves! The head lunges soon changed to breaches, pirouettes with the pair finishing off with belly rolls and pec waves! We spent the majority of the tour moving from one energetic pod to another as they all communicated their locations though the cracking of their 40-tonne bodies breaking the surface!

By the afternoon the wind had dropped right off and the conditions improved throughout the whole tour! The calm, glassy seas resulted in the whales heading out wide and beyond the Islands. At one stage we had four different pairs of humpbacks cruising past the vessel, getting close enough to really discern their enormity! The afternoon was so tranquil in contrast to the active morning. The glimmering water made it hard to pick where the whales would surface next, with every moment the suspense would rise around the vessel. The sound of powerful exhales broke the silence, soon followed by loud and excited cheers! 

The whales definitely weren’t in any hurry and neither were we! It was so pleasant rolling over the swell as the sun shone through the breaks in the cloud and the mist covered the coastline! Check out Nic’s incredible pics and be sure to check out her page. We can’t wait to see what she produces from today’s tours 😀 

 

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