The Mysterious Locals Are Back
New South Wales enthusiastic whale watching community was recently treated to a rare sighting of Migaloo the albino whale! If you didn’t know already, Manly is a prime spot for whale watching, reflected by the fanatics that line the cliffside in the hopes of spotting a humpback whale or the famous Migaloo.
The white whale is believed to be 30 years old measuring 15 meters and a whopping 40 tonnes. (kidding me!!) He is just one of around 35,000 whales that migrate past our shores yearly on their way to warmer waters. Whale watching season is in full swing and the north head of Manly is one of Sydney’s prime locations to get see these majestic mammals in all their glory.
Humpback whales migrate annually along the east coast of Australia between April and November, bringing with them aquatic acrobatic displays (not unlike our resident kooks on a noreast wind swell). They spend the summer feeding on krill in Antarctic waters before migrating north to warmer waters to mate (not unlike our guests). The path they take is upwards of 10,000 kilometres, usually northbound from June to August and back towards the south from September to November.
Humpbacks have a life expectancy of 100 years, so you’re more than welcome to come and join us in the hunt for a sighting of the almost mythical beast. Even if you’re not lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the aquatic white superstar, there’s literally plenty of other fish in the sea. Often daily we are treated to glimpses of massive pods of dolphins and other marine life. So come join us in our obsession with the ocean, our friendly team will do everything we can to ensure you see some of natures wonders