The Humpback whales have arrived in the Whitsundays as part of their annual migration. Today we saw our first whale and our guests were very excited!

The yacht Freight Train was the first to spot the return of the whales in June 2019.

Whitehaven Xpress’s Capt Shane believes the best months are July and most certainly August. During August the whales make a daily performance all around the Whitsunday Islands.

Every year from June to September, whales migrate north from the Antarctic and make their way to the Whitsundays.

The Whitsundays waters are ideal for these majestic animals as the waters are protected, shallow and warm. The perfect setting for the birth of their calves and make a fantastic nursery as the little ones to grow.

The waters of the Whitsundays are alive with a huge diversity of marine life, just last week we saw Manta rays on board Whitehaven Xpress.