2017 Tangalooma Blog & Articles

We Love Giving Back to TKCP

20 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

After wrapping up a record breaking whale watching season, we are thrilled to announce that Tangalooma Island Resort have donated…(drum roll)… $7,500 to The Kids Cancer Project!

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Wet and Wild Whales

14 Oct 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

A wet and wonderful day here on Moreton Island with 8 Humpback whales sightings today, including 3 little calves.

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Whales sighted from the beachfront

13 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

The expectations were very high this morning in the build up to the whale watch, with a whale already being sighted about 200 meters off the beach!

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The Whale Countdown is on

12 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

Today we saw a total of 16 Whales and we didn't even have to pass Combuyuro point today and could see whale's pectoral slapping before we dropped the boat's lines from the jetty!

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33 Wonderful Whales

11 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

An incredible Wednesday out on the Tangalooma Whale Watch with 4 whale sightings before we even left the Jetty! We then had 6 whales in the first ten minutes!

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Record Breaking Whale Watch

10 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger Jess

When excited guests climbed aboard the Tangalooma Jet on this beautiful October afternoon, no one had any idea just how many of these incredible Humpback Whales we would spot.

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Whales resting in Moreton Bay

09 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

We found a mother with a  very tiny calf that were taking a break in the bay while the mother fed her calf. After they headed back out of the bay to head back on their migration path

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Humpback Whale calves playing

08 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

Today we were lucky enough to see 4 mother and calf pairs. We had many breaches from mostly the calves and one mother that joined her calf as he showed off for us.

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Whales on day care duties

07 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

The whales seemed to wake up from a nap and began to pectoral slap to the other pod before collaborating together.

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October Whale Watching Wrap Up

05 Oct 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Catch up with all the highlights and whale watching action aboard the Tangalooma Jet as our Eco Ranger share’s the best footage captured in 2017!

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Fierce Whale Mating Competition

05 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

We stayed with this whale pod time the entire time and they even had a synchronized breath with 8 whales surfacing at once.

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Whales still here

04 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

The wind has subsided and once again allowed us to venture out onto Moreton Bay and on the quest for the majestic humpback whale sightings.

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Sunday Funday for Whale Watching

01 Oct 2017

By Eco Ranger James

After two days of hot weather a bit of cloud cover was welcomed here on Moreton Island this Sunday.

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Whale Population Booming

30 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

We are definitely starting to feel it heating up here at Tangalooma and the whale watching isn't cooling down just yet either. Incredibly we encountered 21 Humpbacks.

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Calm day Calm whales

29 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

Summer is just around the corner, without a cloud in the sky and zero breeze we were feeling the heat. The ocean was looking as flat as a lake and no one could feel sea sick today!

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Curious Whale Calves

27 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

Whale watching has reached its boiling point! The last of the Humpback whale migration is made up of newborn calves and young mothers that was definitely the case with eight mothers and eight calves!

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Nothing could stop todays show

22 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

We were spoiled for choice having close encounters with 19 whales and many more out in the distance. For anyone who hasn't been whale watching before you couldn't have a better time to give it a go.

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Baby Whale Bonanza

21 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

With summer just around the corner the temperature's starting to heat up and so is the whale watching every pod we saw today had calves!

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Some incredible footage captured today

20 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

Wow, was the word of the day! We couldn't even finish the safety briefing before we ran into our first pod of whales waiting on the sandbar in about 8 meters!

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Triple Excitement

19 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Jess

Today we spotted 9 beautiful humpback whales however,  the juvenile and two adults that we spotted towards the end of our cruise, certainly stole the show.

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Whale Calves at Play

18 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

We were also lucky enough to get to see one of the mothers do an amazing breach, one of the behaviours that makes the humpbacks such an exciting animal to watch.

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Symphony of oohh's and aahh's

17 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

With the winter weather subsiding, we can expect to see even more of these beautiful humpbacks migrating south to Antarctica with their newborn calves.

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Tail Slapping Saturday

16 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

What a way to kick off the weekend here at Tangalooma with close encounters with a dozen Humpback whales and several more spotted in the distance.

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Fintastic Friday

15 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

We had a fantastic time having outstanding weather and close encounters with 9 humpback whales, we were pleasantly surprised when we sighted our first whales in less than 5 minutes into the tour.

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Whale waving goodbye to us

10 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger James

In the coming weeks we can expect to see the whales entering the bay as they make their migration back down to the Antarctic.

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Flirty Female Humpback Whale

09 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We've sighted well over 800 Humpbacks this season so far, and we cannot wait for the last five weeks of whale watching!

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Welfie Worthy Whale Watch

08 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

As we sat on the staircase, we literally got to look into this giant mammals eyes as it rested on the surface and stared at us. The whale stayed with us for 45 minutes

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At least 23 Humpback whale sightings

07 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Today’s whale watch was phenomenal, I have never felt so surrounded by humpbacks! Today we interacted with 23 individuals.

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Whales just chilling out at Curtain Artificial Reef

06 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What an incredible whale watch on the Tangalooma Flyer out in Moreton Bay Marine Park! The cruise started off with two juvenile Humpbacks chilling out in the calm waters.

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Whales displaying courtship behaviour

05 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Initially it appeared that today's Humpbacks were sunning themselves lazily in the balmy spring weather, but this would all suddenly change

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Humpback Whale Calf Smiling for us

03 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

It was quite fascinating with the calf, as every time it head lunged, it opened its mouth mid-air! The calf may have been practicing its hunting techniques for later on in life.

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So many juvenile Humpbacks sighted today

02 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The juvenile Humpbacks definitely stole the show on today's whale watch, with 18 juveniles and 2 adults sighted.

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Humpback Whale Courtship Behaviours

01 Sep 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Recent updates have revealed that the famous white whale Migaloo was last sighted in waters east of Mackay within Great Barrier Reef waters, a few days ago!

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Whales and Dolphins playing together

31 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today's whale watch cruise was a thrilling one! It was incredible to witness both Humpback whales and Common dolphins in the waters surrounding the Tangalooma Jet!

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Only the fittest and fastest male will win the female

30 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

9 adult Humpback whales thrilled guests on today's whale watch cruise! The Tangalooma Flyer cruised to waters north of Cape Moreton, where we discovered multiple pods.

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Competitive courting observed by Humpbacks

29 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Today was an awesome display of whale socialization, with 13 humpbacks sighted between Combyuro Point and Cape Moreton.

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Crystal Clear Waters in Moreton Bay

28 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

The whales were rolling around in the water right beside the boat, giving their audience an excellent view of their white underbelly.

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The whales seem to be checking us out on today's cruise

27 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

One of the best whale watches of the season occurred today! The pristine weather conditions complimented the very curious whales in Moreton Bay Marine Park.

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Whales resting in the sheltered waters

25 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

As we were cruising towards the north-east point of Moreton Island, en route to the whale watching grounds, we were so surprised to see two whales surfacing off Cowan Cowan!

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Big Whale Welcome

24 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a great whale watch on board the Tangalooma Jet, with 12 Humpback whale sightings!

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Very unique whale spotted today

23 Aug 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

This whale was unique as it had a large and lifted blowhole, no hump shape in its back as it surfaced, and an inverted tail.

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Whales surfacing beside the boat

21 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

We were lucky today with a pod of 6 humpback whales coming right up beside the boat! You can truly grasp the size of the whales when they are that close!

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Humpback males fighting over a girl

18 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

All the sighted pods were heading north, en route to the Whitsundays. At the start, we watched a mother-calf pair enjoying the waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park.

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Whales playing in shallow waters

15 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

In all, it was an awesome day on the water in perfect conditions, the winter water clarity was also an added bonus seeing these marine mammals over 10m underwater.

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The whales were everywhere

14 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

An amazing whale watch today, we had whales all around us, doing all sorts of behaviors.

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Whales so close you could swim to them

13 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We noticed two dark shadows under the surface, only meters from the beach. We were so delighted to see two juveniles resting in 3 meter deep waters!

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Whales diving into deep waters

12 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

While we watched the whales, 3 very curious bottlenose dolphins surfaced next to the whales and Tangalooma Jet. It was incredible to see both whales and dolphins out in Moreton Bay Marine Park today!

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Whales breaching next to Cape Moreton

11 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today, we saw more pods traveling north than south. It was great to see the last stragglers migrating north to the Whitsundays!

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Whales surfacing off Comboyuro Point

10 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a beautiful day to go whale watching, with 12 magnificent Humpbacks sighted! The cruise started with a mother-calf pair, that were surfacing off Comboyuro Point.

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The whales were people watching

09 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpbacks were extremely curious on today's whale watch cruise, with 9 surfacing and checking us out from only meters away!

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Kids Cancer Project joined the Whale Watch

08 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Today was a very special day indeed. We welcomed aboard a group of little legends from The Kids Cancer Project, as well as a whole host of other excited guests.

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Whales getting up close and personal

07 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

Today we were lucky enough to get 2 curious juvenile Humpback Whales surface right up next to the boat, they swam under the boat surprising guests with where they would come up next

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Baby whale spotted only a few hours old

06 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

In the last 5 minutes of watching the whales, we discovered a mother with her newborn calf. The calf was so tiny and may have only been a few hours old!

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We found a Whale superpod

05 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We started off the weekend with a big splash with 17 Humpback whale sightings! We also saw a pod of 8 large whales charging north.

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Chilled out and breaching whales!

04 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The whale watch cruise began with 6 very relaxed Humpbacks. These Humpbacks soon broke into three different pods.

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Brown Whale Sighting

02 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Most people have heard of the rare albino white whale, Migaloo. However this whale surprised us as it’s the first one we’ve seen with brown/orange colours covering most of its back!

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Whale Pods Crossing Paths

01 Aug 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Today’s whale watch consisted of the late comers to the breeding grounds as well as the front runners to get back to Antarctica for feeding.

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Whales heading home soon

31 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

Over the next few weeks we will start to see a lot more whales taking a rest in Moreton Bay as they make their way home back to Antarctica.

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Males charging after female

30 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Whales surrounding us from all directions on today's whale watch cruise! The cruise started off with two juveniles that headed east past Cape Moreton. They surprised us with fantastic tail throws!

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Elusive Whales

29 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

It was another day where the Humpback whales played hide and seek with us, as the main behaviour observed today were deep dives by the 5 sighted juvenile Humpbacks.

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Long deep dive day

28 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We spotted pods of Humpbacks that performed deep dives. As we played hide and seek with these whales, we soon got a fantastic double breach.

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Up to 100 breaches

27 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today broke the record for the most breaches we've seen in one whale watching cruise, with nearly 100 incredible breaches!

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Baby Breaches

26 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

At this time we are approaching the last days of July, and we've so far seen more than 250 Humpbacks, their numbers are skyrocketing and we cannot wait for more sightings!

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Calf in charge

25 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

Today we were lucky enough to see a very young calf that was most likely only days old. He was still grey and his dorsal fin was still floppy.

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Not a care in the world

24 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Sue

The weather was conducive to an  amazing  whale watch today, guests sailed out of the bay almost looking at their reflections in the water as we followed an adult Humpback whale at sea. 

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Making a splash

23 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We were thrilled to see a fully grown adult Humpback whale performing lots of breaches at Flinders Reef.

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False Killer Whales stole the show

22 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The activity levels of the Humpback whales picked up today! Guests sighted whales heading both north and south.

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Some of the last to venture north

21 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today was a beautiful day with crystal clear blue waters and sunny blue skies. This made it easy to spot 7 adult Humpback whales!

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Whales sighted just off Tangalooma

20 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a surprising day, guests staying at the resort were treated to some free whale watching thanks to some close humpbacks!

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The Curious Eight

18 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Awesome display of curiosity today with 8 Humpback Whales sighted on today's cruise.

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Up Close and Personal

17 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

We were lucky enough to see our 3rd whale calf of the season, swimming in a northern direction with the mother closeby.

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Whales rolling over

16 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We think the whales knew it was Sunday too as they seem very relaxed and repeatedly rolled over on the water's surface. Guests were lucky to see 7 humpbacks today.

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2nd newborn calf of 2017

15 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Got lucky again today and spotted our 2nd newborn calf. The mother/calf pair soon disappeared out of sight as they performed a deep water dive.

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First newborn calf of the 2017 season

14 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today was a very special day, as we got to see our first newborn calf of the 2017 Tangalooma Whale Watching Season!

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Breaching off the bow of the Jet

13 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

10 Humpbacks thrilled our guests today! It was fantastic to see one of the juveniles breaching just near the front of the boat!

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Gnarly whales!

12 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a great day for a whale watch, our guests on board were delighted to see 4 adults and 5 juvenile whales!

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Synchronised Swimming

11 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

Today was yet another spectacle out in Moreton Bay with 11 whales sighted on today's cruise. We saw 3 whales tail throw and tail slap for over an hour!

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What a whale of a day

10 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Another outstanding whale watch today on the Tangalooma Jet.  As we headed out, we were greeted by whale blows on the horizon to the north, south and east of us.

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Lazy Sunday

09 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Lazy sunday today with 8 Humpback whales spotted, including 2 adults and 6 juveniles. Also spotted a pod of dolphins and a green sea turtle.

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Spy hopping a meter from the Tangalooma boat

08 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Hands down, the BEST whale watch so far in 2017! 17 Humpback whales delighted us with spectacular behavior including breaching, spy hops and tail throws.

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Charging males

07 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The rainy weather certainly didn't dampen today's whale watch cruise, with 24 Humpback whale sightings.

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Whales of all ages

06 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today we saw a total of 8 Humpback whales including 6 adults, 1 juvenile and 1 calf. It was great seeing whales of all ages today, and over the next few months we expect to see a lot more newborns.

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June’s Whale Watching Wrap

05 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Catch up with the last month of whale watching action aboard the Tangalooma Jet as our Eco Ranger share the best footage captured since the start of the 2017 whale watching season!

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Burning off that whale blubber

05 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We saw 14 humpbacks, and 5 green sea turtles near Flinders reef and the Tangalooma Wrecks, as well as 2 inshore bottlenose dolphins.

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50 breaches by young whale

04 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

For today's whale watch we saw a total of 17 humpbacks including 8 adults and 9 juveniles. We also saw a small green sea turtle and a school of baitfish jumping on the surface.

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Super impressive breaches

03 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Steven

We had a juvenile at the start gifting us a show with a series of super impressive breaches, including a couple of full head lunges, rolling around and a tail slap.

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6 reasons why whale watching is a must

03 Jul 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

With the 2017 whale watching season well into the swing of things here at Tangalooma, here is your sneak peek in why this season is set to shine

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Unlimited breaches

02 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The whales were performing endless breaches across the waters surrounding today's Tangalooma Whale Watching cruise. A massive Sunday with 23 whale sightings!

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Another double breach

01 Jul 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The cruise started off with a couple of curious Humpback whales swimming up close and under the boat. Guests watched as these gentle giants surfaced just meter from the boat!

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Whale pods galore!

30 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

All 17 of today's whales were clearly on a mission and heading up north. We were lucky to see a beach and high whale tail!

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Tail throw Thursday

29 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

22 whales put on a spectacular show for guests on board the Tangalooma Whale Watching vessel.

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Migrating at full speed!

28 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Tangalooma Jet struggled to keep up with the fast moving whales today, with pods travelling north all across the horizon!

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Guided by a breaching Bottlenose Dolphin

27 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Paul

We were incredibly lucky to see 11 humpbacks today and countless more off in the distance.

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Whale Tales

26 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Sue

Wow, the sea conditions don’t get any better than today on the Tangalooma whale watching cruise.

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First double whale breach of the season!

25 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today's whale watch was full of action! Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were lucky to see 17 Humpback whales, the most we've seen so far this season of whale watching.

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Breach for the sky!

24 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were lucky enough to see a juvenile Humpback whale performing more than 30 incredible breaches in a row!

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Whale Tails up in the air!

22 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a spectacular whale watch today on board the Tangalooma Jet! We saw a total of 11 Humpback whales as well as a Hammerhead shark, pod of Bottlenose dolphins, and two Green sea turtles!

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Splashes on the horizon!

17 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a great way to start the weekend, with 8 Humpback whales sighted on today’s whale watch cruise!

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3 Humpback Whale sightings!

16 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Rocking swells didn't stop today's whale watch cruise with 3 Humpback whale sightings!

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Pilot whales sighted near Flinders Reef

10 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today’s whale watch was incredible! As we cruised throughout the waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park, we were delighted to see up to 10 Humpback Whales showing off their spectacular behaviours!

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2nd Whale Watch of the 2017 season!

09 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a fantastic day out on the second whale watch of the 2017 season!

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It's going to be a whale of a season!

06 Jun 2017

By Eco Ranger Sue

The whales heading North on their annual migration were showing off displaying many different behaviours, including head lunges, tail throws and breaches!

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First whales sighted near Moreton Island

28 May 2017

By Eco Ranger Tessa

We have some exciting news! The helicopter pilots spotted some whales near Moreton Island.

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2016 Whale Watching Wrapped Up

23 Nov 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma's 2016 whale watching season was the most successful season ever, with over 1,000 Humpback whales sighted from June to October...

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Whales here, whales there, whales everywhere!

10 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Everywhere we looked, we saw whales! It's great to see so many of these beautiful mammals making their way into Moreton Bay Marine Park at this time of year.

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Breaching into our last week of whale watches!

09 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Time has definitely flown for the 2016 whale watching season. With only one week left, we hope to see plenty more spectacular shows by these migrating Humpback whales!

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32 whales!

08 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

We are heading into the last week of whale watching but getting a great number of sightings, with the most ever sighted in one day for this year!

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Calves breach & wave to enthralled guests

07 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The Humpback whale calves seemed to be having a jumping contest today, with three breaching around the Tangalooma Jet!

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1000 whales = $5000 for the Kids Cancer Project

06 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today we spotted number 1000 whale for Tangalooma's Whale Watching cruise!

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Nearly 1000 whales!

05 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

For today's whale watching cruise, we spotted 18 Humpback whales, only 4 short of reaching 1000 whales for 2016

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Manta Rays!

04 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It was a great day for whale watching in Moreton Bay today, with 20 Humpback whales spotted.

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Whales galore!

02 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Let's bump up those whale sightings for the 2016 whale watch season, with 23 whales seen on today's whale watch cruise!

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Baby breaches

01 Oct 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Wow, what a spectacular day to be whale watching with 18 whales sighted!

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Resting mother and calf

28 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With calm conditions in Moreton Bay, the Humpback whales were resting and conserving energy for the upcoming storm with 7 whales spotted for the day.

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Spotted 900 whales so far this season!

27 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The target of over 1000 Humpback Whales this season is looking promising with just over 900 already sighted and we still have around 17 cruises left!

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Aggressive males

26 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The competition was full on for today's whale watch! The whale watch started off calmly with mothers and their calves seen enjoying the waters, just north of Moreton Island.

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21 whales!

24 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well we are heading into the last three weeks of whale watching at Tangalooma and still getting great number of Humpback whales passing Moreton Bay with 21 spotted today!

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Curious four

23 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was amazing weather today and the Humpback whales seemed to be relaxing in the great weather with 14 spotted for the day.

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All whales in the bay

21 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

For todays whale watch, all the Humpback whales were within Moreton Bay with 18 spotted!

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Calves playing in the rain

21 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

There was some rain in Moreton Bay today but didn't stop the Humpback whale calves from being playful with two spotted and a total of 5 whales for the day.

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Some male whale rivalry

20 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet guests were lucky to see some unique interaction between two pods of male Humpback whales!

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A lazy day on the bay

19 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were excited to watch 7 Humpback whales on today's whale watch.

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Whales fired up by the wild weather!

18 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The strong winds and rainfall certainly didn't dampen the whale watch cruise today, as the whales still delivered a spectacular behavioural show!

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Migaloo due past Tangalooma any day now

17 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With only a month left for the Tangalooma Whale Watching, everyone is wondering when will Migaloo past Moreton Island for his return journey south?

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Let's get those sightings up!

15 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Here at Tangalooma we are all hoping to get those whale sighting numbers up!

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Playful whale calf enchants Brisbane cruisers

14 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

A little Humpback whale calf took todays cruise spotlight with some great tail slaps and playful behaviour!

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Amazing Whale Watching Weather on Brisbane's Coast

13 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The great weather continued today with glass like water and the sun shining, making for a great day for whale watching.

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Embracing the calm Moreton Island weather

12 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It seems the Humpback whales are embracing the calm weather and using it for some time to relax before they continue their journey back south to Antarctica.

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Humpback whales speeding south

11 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The whales were certainly full of energy today, as they were moving very fast in a southwards direction.

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Breaching off the bow of boat!

07 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With some strong easterly winds, the Tangalooma Jet kept to the north western side of Cape Moreton, spending the day with two pods that displayed some great surface displays.

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Whales near the Tangalooma Wrecks

06 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The whale spotting started straight away with 3 juvenile Humpback whales spotted just 600m west of the Tangalooma Wrecks, in Moreton Bay.

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Humpbacks Returning to Tangalooma

01 Sep 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It was a great day to spot some wild Humpback whales, with 9 spotted for the day.

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Starting our day with whales in the bay!

31 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Cassie

Just before firing up the Tangalooma jet's engines to depart for our whale watch cruise a juvenile was spotted about 100 metres breaching right out the front of resort!

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Spring is coming!

30 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was a spectacular day out for the whale watching cruise, with great weather and 22 Humpback whales spotted in the crystal clear waters of Moreton Bay.

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Breach-a-thon

29 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales certainly made a splash on today's whale watch, with some spectacular breaches seen!

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Sunday chill day

28 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales were certainly chilled out today, they definitely took advantage that it was a Sunday!

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Whales, dolphins, turtles and a manta ray!

27 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Moreton Bay was full of animals today, with all types of marine life spotted from the Tangalooma Jet.

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Spy hopping in the weekend

26 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were thrilled to see couple of Humpback whales displaying spy hops!

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50 dolphins ambush whale watching cruise!

25 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The dolphins took the spotlight today with a pod of 50 Inshore Bottlenose dolphins spotted off Cape Moreton!

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Whales Breach & Dolphins Surf

22 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales were full of energy on today's whale watch!

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Breach for the sky!

21 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were treated to an entertaining show put on by one of the calves on today's whale watch.

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Jet takes on weather & wins with whales

20 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

With some strong winds and swell at the north point of Moreton Island, it was a slightly bumpy ride to the whale watching grounds, but it was well worth it with 18 whales spotted!

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Breaching calves delight Brisbane whale watchers

19 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Newborn calves took the spotlight on todays whale watch, with two spotted doing breaches!

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Adult showing the juveniles how it's done

18 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Recently guests on board the Tangalooma Jet have been witnessing juvenile Humpback whales doing all the breaching, but today we were treated with a fully grown adult doing several breaches!

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Juvenile whales heading home

17 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet, all the whales spotted were juveniles, with a total of 11 for the day.

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Whales Rest off Moreton Island

16 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

After a busy weekend of non stop breaching, the Humpback whales seemed to be having a rest day today.

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Magic Monday

15 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a way to start the working week, with so much breaching activity!

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Burning off that whale blubber

14 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were thrilled at the sight of so much whale activity on today’s whale watch, with 10 Humpback whales seen!

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Dolphins taking the spotlight

13 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It was the cousins of the Humpback whale that was the highlight today, with a pod of10 Common dolphins putting on a show for guests on board the Tangalooma Jet.

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Double Breach!!

12 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Best whale watch so far. Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet had a once in a lifetime experience, with two young adult Humpback whales doing a double breach!

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Largest pod so far

11 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today we had the largest pod we have sighted for the 2016 season, with a pod of 6 Humpback whales spotted west of Cape Moreton.

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Let's bump up those whale sightings!

10 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

17 whales spotted today!

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Breach contest!

09 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It seemed today that the Humpback whales were having a jumping contest!

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Airborne whales

08 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Wow, what an incredible whale watch! The day was filled with curious and airborne Humpback whales.

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Sunday splash day

07 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The swell was rolling today and the whales absolutely loved it!

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Trio of Juveniles

06 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The Tangalooma Jet and guests on board were treated to some very curious juvenile Humpback whales today!

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Clouds didn't stop the whales

02 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

There may have been clouds in the sky, but it sure didn't affect the whales moods with the day full of breaches, tail lops and pectoral slaps!

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Peek a boo, I see you!

01 Aug 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were extremely lucky to see a total of 10 Humpback whales today.

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What a way to end the weekend!

31 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today was a perfect day for whale watching, with sunny skies, crystal blue waters and plenty of Humpback whales surrounding the Tangalooma Jet!

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Calf showing off

30 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Todays whale watch cruise was one of the best so far for 2016!

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What a week for whale watchers!

29 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The working week was spectacular for whale watchers along the east coast of Australia,with the popular and rare albino Humpback whale Migaloo migrating along the coast.

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Whale done little one!

28 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were treated to a newborn calf and its mother!

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Just missed Migaloo!

27 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Migaloo just got his timing wrong as the Tangalooma Jet left as he reached Cape Moreton.

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All play on a gloomy day

26 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The clouds in the sky sure didn't stop the Humpback whales from playing around, with 15 spotted today!

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Migaloo's cousin

25 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today's whale watch was certainly full of activity! For most of the whale watch, guests on the Tangalooma Jet watched on at 4 adult male whales charging towards a mum and her newborn calf.

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A restful Sunday

24 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today's whale watch was definitely a restful day for the Humpback whales.

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Coming in closer to the bay

23 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

As the Humpback whale migration progresses, more and more whales are starting to head towards Moreton Bay.

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Perfect day to spot a calf

22 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well it was prefect conditions for whale watching out in Moreton Bay, with 8 whales sighted for the day.

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Pair of whales breaching

21 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Out in the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, a pair of two Humpback whales were showing off their aerial skills with several breaches just off Flinders Reef!

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Breached as bro!

20 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well the action started straight away on board the Tangalooma Jet, with a solo Humpback whale doing continuous breaches!

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Tangalooma Flyer greeted with a mother and calf

19 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Tangalooma Flyer's first whale watching trip.

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Head lunging into the week

18 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a way to start the working week, with many head lunges seen by one of the adult Humpback whales on today’s whale watch!

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Whales sighted at Flinders Reef

14 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was a cloudy day but that didn't stop the Humpback whales from being curious and inquisitive, as they were regularly approaching the vessel.

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Humpbacks on humpday

13 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet, a total of 7 whales were sighted with most of them spotted just off Cape Moreton.

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Juveniles putting on a show

12 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The whales were fairly elusive at the start of the cruise, but things got exciting when a pod of three juveniles became curious with the Tangalooma Jet.

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Whalecome to the world!

11 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today’s whale watch whalecomed new life, with a new born calf sighted with its mum!

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Tails up in the air!

10 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Wow, what a fantastic whale watch today!

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Saturday is breach day!

09 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Well the whales had only one thing on their agenda today, to reach the sky! Nearly every whale sighted today was breaching, with 16 sighted!

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TWIF – Thank whale it's Friday!

08 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

What a way to end the week with a total of 8 Humpback whales viewed on today’s whale watch.

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Humpbacks resting and laying back

07 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Seemed to be a rest day for the Humpback whales in the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, with 8 spotted for the day.

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30 Day Whale Watching Wrap

06 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The 2016 whale watch season has started out with a bang, with a huge amount of Humpback Whale sightings...

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Unique whale interaction

06 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Guests on board the Tangalooma Jet were treated to a very unique experience today, as they got to witness an interaction between two separate pods of Humpback whales.

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On a mission

04 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales definitely made it rain today, with an abundance of water sprays on their northern migration to tropical warmer waters.

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Lazy Sunday

03 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Passengers on board the Tangalooma Jet were very fortunate to see a total of 16 Humpback whales on today’s whale watch!

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Juveniles leading the day

02 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today out on the whale watch, Guests got to watch juvenile whales on their northward migration.

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Clapping in July with tail slaps

01 Jul 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

For the first day of July and the second month of the migration, The Tangalooma Jet spotted 9 whales.

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Whales and dolphins just off the Cape

30 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Was a beautiful day out in the waters of Moreton Bay, with guests treated to a pod of bottlenose dolphins and two humpback whales just off Cape Moreton.

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Hit the jackpot with marine life today!

28 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today’s whale watch was full of marine life, with Humpback whales, Bottlenose dolphins and Green sea turtles sighted!

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Whale, hello there!

27 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The Humpback whales definitely put on an exciting show for passengers on board the Tangalooma Jet today!

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Whales everywhere!

26 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The whale watching vessel was surrounded by pods of whales today!

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So close to the boat!

25 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today on board the Tangalooma Jet, a humpback whale got up close and personal to the vessel and guests, and did some huge tail slaps right next to the bow!

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Time to blow off some steam

24 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Today marked a goal driven day on the northward migration of the Humpback whale, with a total of 7 whales sighted.

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Breaching off the bow

23 Jun 2016

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Beautiful and calm conditions today on the whale-watch.

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Let's clap for those impressive tail slaps!

22 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

Tail slaps galore on today’s whale watch!

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Breaching by the boat

21 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today was a spectacular day with 13 whales sighted, the most sightings so far for the 2016 season!

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What a flipper of a day!

18 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Todays whale watch was all about the pec slaps!

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Rest day for whales

17 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

It seemed to be rest day for the Humpback whales in Moreton Bay, as a mother and calf were spotted staying close to each other and logging.

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Quandamooka Welcome Whales

11 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Crew and guests were very privileged to be aboard the Tangalooma Jet for the official launch of Tangalooma's 2016 whale watching season.

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One slap, two slap, three tail slaps!

10 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

Today was full of active whales, with a total of 7 spotted on board the Tangalooma Jet.

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Mother of a Whale

09 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

On board the Tangalooma Jet we spotted a total of 8 Humpback Whales, and its only the second day of the season!

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Taking the spotlight

09 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Tessa

The spotlight was taken off the whales today and full attention spanned to a pod of around 20 Common dolphins!

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First Whales of 2016!!

08 Jun 2016

By Eco Ranger Corey

The Tangalooma Jet went out today for the first Tangalooma Whale Watch of 2016, spotting two juvenile males on what could have been their first solo migration from Antarctica to Northern Queensland.

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Humpback Whales filmed using the latest drone technology

04 Nov 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Ground-breaking video footage of a mother humpback whale and her calf frolicking in waters off Cape Moreton will be used to educate visitors to Tangalooma on whale conservation...

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Tinkerbell's New Born Calf Arrives

03 Nov 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Visitors to Tangalooma received a big surprise when Tinkerbell, seasoned mother of four dolphins, arrived into shore with a new calf...

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Almost a Thousand Whales!!

31 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Well, we’ve come to the end of our 2015 whale watching season now and sadly have to say goodbye to our humpback whales until they return next year.

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Still plenty of action!

30 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

We are now coming to the end of the whale season, with only a couple of days of whale watching left before our humpback whales disappear again to spend the summer feeding down in Antarctica.

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Baby Whale Play Date

15 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

We had a great day today – conditions were lovely and we saw a total of four mother-calf pairs of humpback whales!

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What's happening to the krill?

12 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

More baby whales today – in total we saw three pods of humpback whales today, all were mother and calf pairs.

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Whale Song

10 Oct 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

This singing behaviour has intrigued scientists for years as it is considered a case of "culture" in an animal. Culture is defined as a behaviour that's..

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Amazing displays!

08 Oct 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

The weather has been great with many beautiful calm days and the whales are coming through in large numbers now on their way back South towards Antarctica.

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Whales in the Bay

22 Sep 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

We didn’t have to go far today, we spotted our first humpback whales right off Tangalooma Resort! It was a mother and calf pair and they were resting.

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Perfect Conditions and Playful Whales

02 Sep 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Today we even had a rare sighting of a beautiful banded Sea Snake up at the surface for a breath of air, right next to the boat!

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A White Whale!!!

11 Aug 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

It was an amazing view to see this beautiful bright white creature emerging from the dark blue water! And so lucky to spot one of only three white whales in a population of almost 20,000!

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White Whale Sighted

05 Aug 2015

By Tangalooma Island Resort

White whales are extremely rare, there are thought to be only four known all white humpback whales in the world...

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Baby Whales off Cape Moreton

31 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Today was quite an exciting whale watch! The first pod of humpback whales we encountered off Cape Moreton included a mother with a tiny newborn baby!

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Whale Fertiliser

23 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

An interesting thing to consider and a good example of how our impacts on only one part of an ecosystem can have huge effects on other parts, even on ourselves!

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First Baby of the 2015!!

10 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Today was quite a special whale watch, as we spotted our first baby humpback whale this year! The calf was swimming alongside mum staying very close to her side.

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Mating Season

09 Jul 2015

By Eco Ranger Ina

Lots of the pods we’re seeing tend to be large adults that are quite active, often chasing each other. These are competitive or courtship pods consisting of one female being pursued by several males.

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Cruising in Moreton Bay Marine Park

16 Oct 2014

By Eco Ranger Ina

Moreton Bay boasts an incredible diversity of marine life, due to its location in an area of overlap between tropical and temperate zones.

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