For those of you who weren’t aware, THIS is WHALE WATCHING season. Right here, right now. Well, from July to October to be precise. That’s why a bus full of GV students headed up to Hervey Bay last weekend for an exciting whale watching adventure on the Spirit of Hervey.
Many people say that seeing these amazing humpback whales in such close proximity is “the most breath-taking experience of their life”. And you really have to do it to understand why.
The calm waters between Hervey Bay and Fraser Island are one of the best places in the world view these magical creatures. In fact the whales are so prolific in this area that the Spirit of Hervey announces: “If no whales are sighted on your cruise with us, you’ll receive a full refund!”
We viewed the mighty humpback whales just feet from the boat and were even able to listen to them singing on an underwater hydrophone. Cameras were clicking as we observed with delight the gentle giants partake in some well-earned rest, relaxation and general playful antics. There is no doubt they knew we were watching and were showing off for our benefit alone … well, it certainly seemed that way! As I say, it’s truly magical.
And the best is yet to come. Between now and the beginning of October the whales numbers are guaranteed to increase further.
Watch this space for details of the next whale watching trip. It includes comfortable return transport, 4 hours whales watching on modern, fully equipped vessel, yummy afternoon tea and a free souvenir DVD. All this for just $129.
So get a front row ticket to one of natures premier performances … and DON’T MISS THE WHALES.