The morning cruise started off very quiet with the ocean dead flat calm, and the humpback whales talking advantage of the smooth seas by resting or spending long periods underwater. Our best pod of whales were right in front of Mooloolaba beach only 300 metres out from the shark nets, this pod of four, a mum calf and two escorts. The little humpback whale calf was on the surface most of the time and swimming past our boat a few times.
The second cruise we ended up three miles off Mooloolaba and started with another mum calf and three escorts, the calf doing the odd peduncle throw and showing us his belly. We finished in style with another mum calf and escort and the calf breached for the last 10 minutes right beside our boat.
Sunshine Coast Whale Watching Report, Sunreef Mooloolaba