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whale watching

mdj
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whale watching

any whale watching cruises in August in Cairns?

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1. Re: whale watching

Not really, like you would think California etc. In June/July the Dwarf Minke Whales migrate and its a stunning sight to behold. All those babies! You may just happen to see them while on a dive/snorkel boat, but there are no actual tours to do/see.

Same will go with Aug with humpbacks and only if you happen to be out with a boat operator, you may have an encounter.

Regardless, there are laws prohibiting seeking and harassing them, and you cannot approach them closer than set limits if lucky enough to be near.

I have been on Tusa Dive out of Cairns on many occasions where we have had whale encounters, and as we approached to have a look, it was from quite a distance. I've heard of human in water encounters while diving and friends nearly had their hearts come out of their wetsuits they were so excited.

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2. Re: whale watching

Thanks - great info