The whale watching season is in full swing on the Sunshine Coast. Be amazed and inspired by the majestic humpback whales slowly making their way along the Coast on their annual migration north. From June to November, the Sunshine Coast plays host to these magnificent acrobatic creatures and newborn calves. The Humpback Whale population is experiencing an unprecedented boom and operators have reported seeing more and more whales moving past the Coast and ‘muggings’ every day. A mugging happens when the inquisitive humpbacks come in close for a better look, often spending hours at a time circling the boat and playing up to visitors. The first half of the season has been an action packed extravaganza of whale encounters. They are in full display mode because its the middle of their mating season. Males are competing for the mating rights to females and the competition is dramatic.
Photos taken during the past weeks show just how close the whales come to the boats, with guaranteed sightings giving hundreds of visitors an amazing experience to take home with them. Whale One operator, Rusty Strickland said they have also spotted plenty of baby humpbacks thought to have been born in shallow waters off the coast. With school holidays just around the corner, there are still great deals available to have your very own up close up and personal whale encounter. Contact Whale One or Liquid Getaway to book a whale watching tour from the Mooloolaba Wharf today.
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