Humpback Whales are famous for their extensive migrations- the longest of nearly any animal species. Because the baby Whales require warmer waters to grow safely, the Whales in the Southern Hemisphere move north in the winter time.
During these months they pass both north and south, giving us the perfect chance to catch a glimpse of their lengthy journey on a Whale watching cruise. Between May and November each year, superb Whale watching is to be had on our Whale Cruises.
Our Whale Watching Cruise
Our 2 hour tour offers an unforgettable experience as you spot the majestic migration of humpback Whales through Jervis Bay. The Whale watching adventure takes you past glorious cliffs at Point Perpendicular and stops by a natural lagoon known as Honeymoon Bay. If you’re lucky enough to visit the area in October or November, your Whale watching experience may include some unique sightings of female humpbacks nursing their young in the bay.
Departs 10:30am & 1pm
Location: Huskisson, NSW
Prices from $28
Our flag ship vessel “Port Venture” is the perfect vessel for witnessing the majestic beauty of our migrating Humpback whales. A life changing experience set against rugged cliffs and ancient sea caves.
Explore the hidden treasures of Jervis Bay Marine Park on our return.
Book your unforgettable whale watching cruise now
What to Know Before You Book Your Cruise:
Whale Watching FAQ
A Whale watching trip is one of the best adventures to be had in Jervis Bay. During the winter months, Humpback Whales visit our region during their yearly migrations.
Why do the Humpback Whales visit Jervis Bay?
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What should I expect to see on my Whale watching trip of Jervis Bay?
Did you know?
- The humpback Whale can weigh as much as 48 tonnes and grow to lengths of up to 15 metres.
- Humpback Whales live and travel in massive colonies known as pods, sometimes with as many as 20,000 Whales!
- While human beings breathe naturally and instinctively, humpback Whales must “remember” to do so. Some scientists believe that Whales sleep (and still breathe) by effectively “turning off” half of their brain at a time.
- As Whales migrate, they travel at only around 2 km/hour, adopting a leisurely pace and socialising with one another as they go.
Dolphin Tour FAQ
Our Dolphin Tour will take you along the clear waters of Jervis Bay which is home to over 100 Bottlenose Dolphins. These beautiful mammals are known for their long snout and disctinctive smile.
What will I see on the tour of Jervis Bay?
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Did you know?
- Bottlenose Dolphins develop a “signature whistle” when they are young to help identify them–much like our first names!
- Bottlenose Dolphins can stay underwater for as long as 15 minutes and can dive to depths of up to 260m.
- The human brain weighs roughly 1200 grams, but the Dolphin brain weighs up to 1600 grams. This may account for their unique intelligence in the animal kingdom.
- Bottlenose Dolphins can swim as fast as 32 km/hour, but typically move at more moderate speeds of around 7-12 km/hour.
- When baby Dolphins are born, their mothers will bring them quickly to the surface to take their first breath. The young bottlenose Dolphin will remain alongside the mother until it reaches the age of 3-8 years.