Whale season will be upon us before you know it. As the arctic waters turn colder, humpback whales will turn northward and begin their annual migration, which their species has been doing for thousands of years. Journeying for approximately 25,000km, the humpback whale migrates farther than almost any other creature. And as they head northward towards more temperate waters, these incredible animals pass by the coast of Australia. Here are 7 reasons to go whale watching in the Whitsundays.
1. Get up close and personal with nature.
Being out on the water in your own chartered vessel means you have the opportunity to witness whale behaviour up close in the wild. Between June and October, you have a great chance of seeing humpback whales swimming, playing, and breaching around the islands. Of course, for the whales’ safety (and yours), regulations stipulate keeping a gentle distance of 300m from these beautiful mammals.
2. See whales amongst an idyllic backdrop.
There are several places along Australia’s coast that you could expect to go whale watching, but we’re confident there is no place that provides such a spectacular backdrop. Check out the whales with lush, rolling hills in the background and turquoise seas as far as the eyes can see.
3. Unexpected sightings throughout your yacht charter.
Going on a dedicated whale watching trip can be fun, but you only get a few hours in which to scan the horizon for that unmistakable shape gliding through the water. When you head out on a yacht charter, you have your entire holiday to provide ample opportunities to see whales nearby.
4. Avoid the crowds.
A bareboat yacht charter allows you the privacy to see whales on your own, but whale watching in the Whitsundays also helps you avoid the crowds. Places like Hervey Bay and Jervis Bay are popular whale-watching destinations, but in the Whitsundays you can have that same experience without the hustle and bustle of so many tourists.
5. A chance to spot baby whales.
Our location in the tropical Whitsundays is very attractive to breeding whales, who birth their young in these warm waters. On their migratory patterns, it is not unlikely for yacht charter guests to see not only the majestic mama whales, but to see their adorable young as well. That is the type of incredible sighting you won’t soon forget.
6. Sightings right from your private deck.
No need to head out on lengthy trips towards the deep blue, when whales frequently swim right into the island region. It’s not only thrilling to see the whales when you’re on your sailing holiday, but what a joy and a pleasure to see them from your own private deck. You’ll be sure to get the absolute best photos from this vantage point.
7. The Whitsundays are a Utopia.
In every month of the year, the Whitsundays stand out as one of Australia’s premier destinations. In short, these tropical islands are a Utopia, and the possibility of whale watching in such a location is a chance that is second to none.
Ready to book and experience whale sightings in the most pristine of destinations? Get in touch with our team today to book your yacht charter holiday during whale season. Or, if you’re anxious to get to the islands now, call us for details on scheduling last minute getaways.