Posts by Category: Whale Watching

Whale watching Australia..? Come to Port Stephens

Saturday 9th July

Wow! The last few weeks of Whale Watching in Nelson Bay have flown by and hundreds of lucky passengers have been able to experience a ‘Sail with the Whales’. Apart from spending time with the whales, each daily trip regularly consists of seeing the Port Stephens resident Bottlenose Dolphins and we also usually get to see a family of Australian Fur Seals on Cabbage Tree Island.

During the last week of June and just yesterday afternoon (8th July) guests were treated to a very special ‘audience with the whales’ as two male Humpbacks sang us their mating calls. Imagine is equipped with a Hydrophone which is basically an underwater microphone. With the wonders of Technology we captured some of this in the video below!

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Humpback Whales having FUN!

10th June 2011

Two posts ago we asked the question “Want to go Whale Watching this weekend?” and some lucky people chose to come out for a sail on Imagine…

‘The Humpback Whale traffic is steadily growing on the whale highway off Port Stephens and some of the most spectacular things for these huge animals to do is Breach or Spy-hop.

Breaching is when the whale flicks its tail three times and can launch itself completely out of the water, this is no small effort for an animal that can weigh up to 60 tons.  Spy – hopping is a term used to describe when a whale sits vertically in the water and raises (hops) its head out of the water to have a look around (spying).

… So, back to last weekend and why were our passengers so lucky? Well as you can see, these photos from both Whale Watch cruises on Sunday 5th June 2011 speak for themselves!

Passengers got the double treat of awesome whales and the benifit of having crew member Didj Hopkins onboard, camera at the ready to snap these great photos!

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Port Stephens whale watching season officially opened!

9th June 2011

NBN News gave the 2011 official opening of the Port Stephens Whale Watch Season some great coverage. The cameraman and everyone onboard were treated to some excellent breaching by a huge Humpback Whale. To see the video please click on the NBN banner to the right.

This years official opening was themed ‘Youth for Whales’ and Imagine was glad to welcome onboard 10 local high school students as well as National Parks ranger Leanne Ellis who got to be a part of this very special cruise.

Were you a part of the official opening..? Local resident John Longworth has put together this nice compilation video (below) of the days events!

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