Surfers Paradise best whale watching can be enjoyed with Whale Watch Queensland every June to October as today we observed a truely spectacular display of the Language of the Whales. Departing the seaway we had a beautiful view of the Surfers Paradise skyline as we made our way out into the sighting grounds as a large breach on the horizon caught our attention. Approaching the area we could see a pod of three Humpback Whales surfacing together as we joined with the pod. A female was being followed by two males, one of which was her escort but the other was a very interested bachelor. He was being rather flirty as he performed a fantastic tail lob right next to the other male which was directed towards him before rolling over for a few flirty pec slaps directed towards the female. The rhythm continued as all three moved south at a steady pace and by the time we wished them well both the males were side by side with perfect symmetry. It seemed that this pod was going to stick together for a while much to the dismay of the primary male escort!
Our second pod for the day was a mother Humpback Whale and her new calf heading north and in towards the coastline. The two were covering ground efficiently as the mother whale seemed very determined to move in towards the coastline and find herself a nice area to rest and feed her calf in. The newborn was no more than a week old and was still over accentuating each surfacing as the youngster is still learning the exact location of the blowhole on top of his head. The mother will keep her calf close and this ensures that they are able to swim along in their mums slipstream which enables them to keep up with their mother with very little effort. The female decided it was time to rest and launched into an enormous breach before head lunging powerfully and sending white water flying. During this time she had moved away from her calf who began to swim over towards the Whale Watch 1. Mother whale noticed this and had to pivot sharply and circle back around to collect her calf before moving forward again. It was an incredibly powerful display and we respected her language as we moved gently away as she settled into the area and came to a stop with her calf to begin resting and providing her calf with a big feed of milk.