Whale Watching In The Great Lakes
Our Whale Watching cruises commence from June each year and run through to the end of November. Cruises depart every day at 10:00am (weather permitting). Cruise duration is between 2-2½ hours. Morning tea is included.
June, July and early August sees the northern migration of the Humpback Whales. These gentle giants of the deep swim past Forster/Tuncurry on route to the warmer water off the Queensland coast to breed and give birth to their calves. An estimated 8000 Humpback Whales made the northern migration in 2010.
From July to September we also frequently encounter Southern Right Whales, Minke Whales and Bryde’s Whales along with a variety of sea birds including Yellow Nosed Albatross and Wild Gannets. Dolphins are generally sighted on our whale watch cruises as well.
Mid September to early December the mighty Humpback Whales return to our waters with their young. During this southern migration it’s not uncommon to encounter the Humpback Whales very close to shore, resting, feeding and playing with their calves.
100% Whale Guarantee
Amaroo Cruises offers a 100% WHALE GUARANTEE during the whale migration season (early June to late November). If no whales are sighted on your cruise then a free return ticket will be issued (conditions apply).