Best Whale Watching time

by Mark

Since the traditional whale watching season peaks between Sept & November, October is a good time to visit. Humpback Whales make their annual migration southwards along the east coast of Australia, bound for Antarctica after having spent several months in the warmer waters - some mating or giving birth.

Consequently, there's a chance that in the Jervis Bay to Eden area you may be able to see them feeding.
At times the humpback and Southern Right whales come very close to the shore, many more can be observed just off the coast, with Sperm and Killer Whales seen further out near the continental shelf.

An Eden tradition is that when a whale is sighted and reported to the Whale Museum, a whale siren is sounded. This is no longer the signal for whalers to row out and harpoon the animal. It is a signal to summon anyone interested to find a vantage point and watch these majestic, aquatic mammals make their way up or down the coast.

However, it's impossible to predict whether you'll get a sighting on any particular day, although if you take a cruise, several of the charter operators offer a guarantee of a free ticket if you don?t luck out with a sighting on their cruise, first time around.

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