Weather: At the start of the Dolphin Watching week in Port Stephens this report would have said rain, rain and rain going by the weather forecast! However, the skies have been very kind this week, proved the weather man wrong and given us a week of mainly overcast days with a spot of rain and a glimpse of sunshine. We had a great sunset out on the $35 Seafood Dinner Cruise. The weekend forecast is actually looking great now with mainly sun and very light ENE – ESE breezes. As always, give us a call if you have any weather concerns.
Dolphins: Our special Wednesday crew member, Bev Stuart, has been on the iphone video again. She got this great footage that shows the Nelson Bay Bottlenose Dolphins riding on the bow of Imagine and having a great time. The green net you can see in the video is the Bow net. This net sits about 1 ft above the water and if you are sitting in it when the Dolphins decide to ride on the bows you are one lucky person indeed…… or like the girls in the picture, lucky people!
Another Port Stephens Bottlenose Dolphin Watching video entry this week! It is from Sunday just gone and was to good not to put it on the website.
Weather: You could be forgiven for thinking we were approaching the winter Whale Watching season in the next few days! The swell has picked up offshore which does effect the snorkelling cruise, however the inshore conditions are still great for watching dolphins. The good news that the cooler Southerly breezes should only be around for two or three days and then the lighter North Easterlys will be back by the end of the week. There are tops of 23 degrees predicted for the rest of the week and already as I sit here in the office at 8:00am the mercury is sitting on 18 degrees. There is light patchy rain being forecast for the next week, but as always, give us a call if you have any weather concerns.
Dolphins: As always the friendly Bottlenose Dolphins have been carrying about their daily routine in the waters of Nelson Bay swimming, fishing, eating and of course taking time out to come and play with Imagine! A bit of overcast sky or the odd dash of rain doesn’t deter the dolphins from having fun, and once guests are onboard they find that Dolphin Watching is still an amazing trip no matter what the weather… You can still get close to the bow riding dolphins in the dry Bownet or see how close you can be to them in their own element in the Boomnet!
The photos we post with these blogs are always current photos from the week gone by and as you can see, there have been plenty of sunny patches and some great photo opportunities. The other interesting fact is that quite a few of our photos are taken from iphone cameras!
Sitting here in the office on Australia Day and once again Mother Nature has proved the weather forecast wrong! What an awesome day, although I wouldn’t say the sun has officially made it out, it is not from lack of trying, and best of all… no rain. The next couple of days look to be good, I think the sun will be shining tomorrow, with the wind and perhaps some more rain picking up on Sunday.
Have you lazed around and enjoyed the Dolphins from the Bownet on board, or enjoyed a quiet relaxing sail…? and then thought, hmm something’s missing! Well a Jetnet in the Boomnet could be the thing for you!
We are always asked how is the dolphin spotting or snorkelling during the overcast light rainy days? Well the straight answer is great! The Dolphins and fish are already wet, so they are cool with it…. you are going to get wet anyway and have fun!
Welcome to another great new year in Nelson Bay, we will try to keep weekly updates coming for the dolphins, snorkeling conditions, general weather and any other important info.
Weather: A bit of wet weather at the end of 2011 but for the 1st week of 2012 the weather is forecast to be excellent with temps averaging around 27 degrees. With such hot temperatures it is not uncommon to have a late afternoon thunderstorm here and there but the sun is always shining the next day!
Dolphins: As always the Port Stephens bottlenose dolphins have been great for viewing and still remaining friendly. Whilst there will not always be too much new news about these guys, we will never get tired of telling you how friendly and complex they can be as well as giving you some of our favorite interaction stories!
Snorkelling: Conditions have been excellent, the water temp is sneaking up from last week around 18 – 20. At the moment the Dolphin Watch + Snorkelling (Marine Discovery – Sail, Swim, Snorkel ) is booking out around 2 days before so do try to plan your days and bookings are a must!
As always the $35 Seafood Dinner Cruise is heading out to capture the best light of the day, we love people to try and book for this one before 3:00pm if possible