at Townsville, Townsville Australia
Offering exciting, personal, marine biologist led eco tours on one of our coasts best hotspots to see humpback whales! $195 full day adult, $95 kids 6-16
The only Marine Biologist guided Eco Adventure Tour on the Great Barrier Reef.
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The humpacks have arrived in the Palms Islands off Townsville!!
Here they come!!!
Hey everyone! So I have just read about the new and improved Yanks Jetty on Orpheus Island which we stop off at for a picnic lunch and a fish feed and a bit of snorkel, it has a new easy access dive platform!! For those of you who came last year, you will know what a nice new feature that is :) http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/yanks-council-for-fixing-jetty/news-story/b8ada0aee0421ae603382fe60716095f
This picture I took last season during a tour shows a humpback exhibiting their famous fluke slap behavior. It can be used to create a great noise underwater, scaring fish into a school in order to feed on them, but it is also thought to be an aggressive display towards other whales. Since humpbacks rarely eat when they travel to our northern waters for winter, I think that the two whales we found here were fighting!!
Fun fact about humpback whales... they can eat up to 1.5 tonnes of krill a day while feeding in the southern ocean during the summer months! They will need it, as they barely feed as they make there journey up to our waters over winter... (some already may be on their way!!)
Getting closer to WHALE TIME !!!
Incredible diving opportunity...
Today is the official end to the Whale watching season here in Townsville, thanks everyone for their support whilst we set up this new facet to our business. Also a big Thank you to our skipper Chris Mirback for doing the miles to maximize the experience for our guests. We hope the humpbacks have a fat time back in their Antarctic feeding grounds, see you again next winter.
More whales and a pod of dolphins came up to our boat today!!
Fantastic weather to be seeing some whales this weekend - a couple of spots available PM for last minute specials :)
perfect weather for whale watching this week. Call 47002099 to book. We run every day during the season (1 month left), minimum 2 persons, max 8. It is a great day with snorkeling and a picnic lunch too.
Found 2 male humbacks fighting over a female yesterday!!! Easy to spot when they are making such a splash!
Now that is some serious competition... obviously no whale watching guidelines in Sri Lanka!..
From one of our happy customers: Thank you for the most amazing day Ryan Montgomery!!!!! heart emoticon heart emoticon heart emoticon Surprise whale watching trip with Townsville Whale Watching! Treated to 5 separate sightings of humpback whales with calves, seeing 11 whales over the course of the day and a pod of dolphins!!!!! We saw blow hole blasts, breaching, beautiful tail flukes, and fin slapping. I learned a new verb "spy hopping" (which is when the whale peeps its head vertically straight up out of the water to check you out) only to then have a "little" calf 'spy hop' at us!! So cute! Lunch on lovely Orpheous Island and snorkelling with my big girl India! Biggest disappointment of the day! No good photos or footage !! There are 30 000 humpback whales in the world, and 10 000 of these migrate along the east coast of Australia ! Although you cant get closer than 100m to the whales, they can come to you! Which they did! with one terrifyingly passing right under our boat! Really puts their scale and power in perspective! Thank you Dave Stewart for setting up this up so office grunts like me can get amongst some of the most amazing creatures passing our shores each year! Thank you Chris for being a fabulous knowledgeable guide and teaching us all about whales.
Another 12 whales today! AND I FORGOT MY CAMERA!!! Luckily we have some gopro footage and some pics coming from our very happy customers. Hopefully one of them caught the tail flapping and breaching by one of the calves we saw today :) So cool!
12 yesterday, 9 today... Can't wait to see more this weekend!
12 today, and all at once just when we were nearly back to shore!
Today's whales :)
9 Whales today :) !!!
Dive Patrol did a little Whale Watching on the way home from a fantastic SS Yongala Shipwreck dive trip !
A couple of lazy breaches on a Sunday afternoon..
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Our marine biologist led adventure whale watching tours are safari style and get you up close and personal with some of the most magnificent animals on our planet, the humpback whale.
The price includes a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear and spray jackets.
Lunch includes rolls/wraps, fruit/muesli bars and extra water.
All of this comes at a great value price of only $195 for Adults and $95 for Children 6-16.
Our tours launch up north in Lucinda (transport from Townsville included if you require) for a short boat ride to the Palm Islands, which is home to multiple hotspots for humpback whales, and also provides a great opportunity for spotting other marine life.
Snorkeling (please see FAQ) and fish feeding is included on this trip if conditions allow!
For more information, please click below to read our FAQ.
GBRMPA park surcharge included in price.