Captain Cook Cruises have extended their whale watching cruise sale until 1st August, 2016.
Whale Watching cruises are only $59 per adult and offer and unforgettable whale and cruise experience off the heads of Sydney Harbour.
According to Ecological Consultant and Captain Cook Cruises Marine Commentator, David James, who has been working on Whale Watching cruises from Sydney for the last six years, this Whale season has been the best season he has seen.
“2016 has seen the most amazing start to the whale watching season with Whale sightings up by 20% from last season and up to 20 Whales are being sighted each cruise.” Says David.
“Whale activity has also increased. Humpbacks normally travel in pods of 1 to 3 whales and the bonds are temporary. This Whale season the number of pods sighted off Sydney have increased and they are travelling closer together. This has increased the social interaction between the pods, which for our passengers means much more spectacular behavior.
Normally we see a range of behavior’s including pec and tail waving and slapping and spy hopping, but nothing excites the passengers and the crew more than a full breach. This season we have followed calves who have breached continuously up to 20 times! Only a few weeks into the season and we have been mugged twice. This is when a whale comes directly alongside the boat, and we are forced to come to a complete stop. We never get closer to a whale than during a mugging, which normally don’t happen until later in the season when the breeding has finished.” Continues David.
It’s not only Whales that are seen on the cruise. There are occasional seals, albatross and even our favourite fairy penguins within the harbour. We regularly see up to 200 dolphins, but their numbers can reach up to 500 per cruise.
Captain Cook Cruises operate Whale Watching cruises throughout the Whale Watching season which runs until 1st November, 2016 and with a 99% whale sighting success rate, Captain Cook Cruises are offering a whale guarantee; if a whale is not spotted, passengers are offered the opportunity to cruise again for free.
Whale watching cruises are onboard ocean-going catamaran, “Maggie Cat”, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers, but limited to a spacious 120 passengers for whale watching. Equipped with two passenger decks and spacious outdoor and indoor viewing areas, Maggie Cat offers spectacular open-air viewing and an all-weather lounge, ideal for the entire family. Snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks can also be purchased on-board.
Each cruise features live commentary from a highly skilled and knowledgeable team.
Whale Watching cruises operate daily from Circular Quay Wharf 6, departing at 1.30pm and returning at 4.15pm. An additional morning cruise operates on Saturday and Sundays departing at10.15am and returning at 1.00pm.
Book before 1st August, 2016 and pay only $59 per adult, normally $79 per adult, with travel valid for the whole whale watching season.
For further information and bookings contact your local travel agent.