During the 2018 season lucky Sydney whale watchers experienced memorable encounters such as Sydney’s first killer whale sighting for many years. The huge predators were cruising in a pod of close to sixty whales - a rare sighting for Sydney! Such encounters have us excited for more diversity than ever this year. Humpback Whales are, of course, the most commonly spotted, but, if you’re lucky, you may catch glimpses of Southern Right Whales, Sperm Whales, Minki Whales, and even the colossal Blue Whales.
Whale watching tours will begin running out of Sydney from the 18th of May when sightings start to become more consistent. During the earlier stages of the migration, expect to see young and lively males making their pilgrimage ahead of the bigger bull whales. Mother whales and their calves are commonly sighted in the second half of the season, when whales are heading south, back to their Antarctic home.
And so, as Sydney cools down you’ll find the team at Manly Whale Watching rugging up and gearing up to get out there for another great season, full of awesome moments with our colossal East Coast travellers!