SWIM WITH WHALES
OR COME ALONG AS AN OBSERVER
Is it your lifelong dream to swim in the sea with Whales?
Climb aboard our vessel 'Game Changer' to experience whale watching and snorkelling with these beautiful, majestic mammals. Get up close to encounter these curious, gentle giants while learning about their behaviour and importance in the marine ecosystem.
The Gold Coast waters' offer a favourable environment to observe Humpback whales while on their annual migration. We will motor out to the whale watching 'hot spots' in our 12m Catamaran which is big enough to be comfortable and safe, yet small enough for that smaller boat experience. It is equipped with a marine toilet and viewing decks for maximum whale watching pleasure. Whether you choose to get in the water or stay on the boat, it will be an experience you won't forget.
Capture the unforgettable moments and the wonder of these gentle giants by hiring one of our GoPro's for the day.
Hire of wetsuit, mask/snorkel and fins (swimming with whale customers only)
Commentary on Humpback whales/interesting facts and figures.
Humpback Whale Migration:
Mid-June to October are the peak months to get a glimpse of these gentle giants while on their migration route along the east coast of Australia. Every year, thousands of humpback whales travel to warmer northern waters to mate and give birth during their annual migration from the Antarctic.
DID YOU KNOW...
Humpbacks migrate from their feeding sites in Antarctica to the sub-tropic Australian waters for breeding purposes. Humpbacks can travel up to 8km/h but during their long migration journey they average only 1.6km/h, resting and socialising along the way.
Male Humpback's are famous for their extraordinarily long and complex songs. The songs can last hours and are specific to different populations. Scientists think that they sing to communicate with other whales and to potentially attract a mate.
Humpbacks have a unique method of gathering prey which is called bubble-feeding. They release bubbles at depth to create a bubble net to capture schools of small fish and then surface mouth-open in the centre of the ring.