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2014 Whale Watching Season Draws to A Close

Today (9th Nov) draws a close on Imagine Cruises 2014 Whale Season-2014 whale collage

What a season it has been, from the Human Whale Event, amazing Double Breaches & of course Lisa’s Migaloo Breach that went global!!

We hope everyone who was a part of the 2014 season on board Imagine had a fantastic time…

Imagine will be out of the water for yearly maintenance from 10th-22nd November, returning to start our Summer program which consists of:

  • 1.5hr Dolphin Watching+ Sailing at 11am
  • 3.5hr Dolphin + Snorkelling at 1pm
  • 2hr Seafood BBQ Dinner cruise 5:30pm

Don’t forget Imagine can also cater for Private & Small Group Christmas Parties/End of Year Functions..

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Broughton Island Transfers

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Groups wishing to day trip or camp on Broughton Island in the Myall Lakes National Park can now get delivered to the Island directly on to the beach at Esmeralda Cove via a comfortable 12 metre fast cat.

Departing from C dock at d’Alboras Marina, Nelson bay, we can have your group with all your camping gear on the island usually within 45 minutes of departure in reasonable sea conditions. At this point in time we can take groups of up to 10 but by December we should have our survey/license increased to 20.

Please insure you have your campsite bookings in place with NPWS first as this is a requirement to travel.



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Migaloo the White Whale.. Makes A Splash in Port Stephens

MIgaloo MIGALOO, the most famous white whale since Moby Dick, made a splash off Port Stephens on Friday as he heads north for tropical waters.

The famous humpback dubbed the Holy Grail of whale watching attracted a flotilla of watchers as he cruised past the region at a steady four knots (8km/hr).

The whale’s arrival came just a day after he entertained Sydney spotters heading past Cronulla.

While some feared Migaloo would steer away from the region’s coast and make it north unseen, he delivered one spectacular breach in perfect conditions about three miles off Port Stephens late on Friday.

MigalooImagine Cruises skipper Frank Future, whose crew member Lisa Skelton captured the leaping whale, said he had been waiting years to spot the spectacular creature in the flesh.

‘‘He’s not got a barnacle on him,’’ Mr Future said.

‘‘He’s just like marble.’’

A week from Saturday marks 23 years since a white whale was first photographed passing Byron Bay.

Named Migaloo after a Queensland Aboriginal community’s word for ‘‘white fella’’, he was the world’s only known all-white humpback until MJ, or Migaloo Junior, was found in 2011.

Mr Future said Migaloo was travelling north as part of the annual northern migration, when humpbacks abandon their Antarctic feeding grounds for warmer waters to the north for breeding before they return in September.

While Migaloo was the main attraction, Mr Future said he was far from lonely as he swam past Anna Bay and Port Stephens.

‘‘He had a cluster of whales around him, he’s a popular lad,’’ Mr Future said.

Migaloo Humpback Whale

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