Gold Coast Whales were spectacular this afternoon as the Language of the Whales was erupting all around us from a few meters away and out towards the horizon. The majority of the pods are currently southbound as we see a transition from the northern migration into the southern migration. The first Gold Coast whales to start heading south are juveniles, yearlings, newly pregnant females and bachelor males. The boys are still boisterous and full of beans as the journey south observes much social interactions amongst the pods. Relaxed and enjoying the trip back towards Antarctica the Humpback Whales are closing in on the last stages of their migration with each passing day as they travel between 100 to 300 kilometres. The boys today were having an absolute blast as they communicated to each other with spectacular breaching, pec slapping, tail lobbing and fluke slapping.
It was a master class in Humpback Whale language for our pod members to see and a joy to watch unfold. A pod of three bachelor males approached the Whale Watch 1 with great interest and we soon found ourselves in the company of these beautiful whales. Gentle and intensely curious they surfaced right alongside us and gave a few flirty pec slaps while rolling over with eye wide open to look our way. It is very special interaction and always a wonderful moment when Humpback Whales decide to take some time out of their busy migration to come over and say hello. The boys continued on heading south as further pods moved in on our stern and began to launch into spectacular breaching. Pods on the horizon were also breaching in response and as far as the high could the ocean was alive with the Language of the Whales. Wishing them well we made our way back towards Surfers Paradise smiling to think of just how unique this part of the world is to see such a spectacular Humpback Whale migration right on our doorstep.