Whales in the Whitsundays
Posted by Top Parks on 5 Jun 2018
Whales migrate north during the winter months every year and visit the Whitsundays from June to September. Whales are a common sight frolicking amongst the islands and even occasionally out on the Great Barrier Reef. They choose the Whitsundays to give birth to their calves because of the warm, calm, protected waters of the Whitsundays as an ideal nursery.
While whale watching tours in the Whitsundays are minimal, whale sightings are a free bonus inclusion on most tours around the region. The best way to see whales is to hop on any of the day tours around the Whitsunday waters, as whale sightings occur almost daily for most of the boats in the region during these peak winter months.
Seeing the whales from the air is a real treat so why not try a seaplane or helicopter scenic flight for a totally different experience.
Humpback and pilot whales are the most common species sighted, and Migaloo the white humpback whale has also been seen in the Whitsundays for the last few years.