Whale Encounter up Close – Video
The humpback whale season has been in full swing with whale encounters almost a daily occurrence across the Quicksilver Group's range of vessels. Silversonic passengers and crew in particular had one wonderful encounter captured on film just south of Undine Reef.
Shane "Sharky" Down who was one of the crew on board said "On our way to the Reef we spotted a humpback 200 metres in the distance and the Skipper stopped the vessel. The small adult dived and we waited for about 5 minutes to see him surface, but when he did it was beside Silversonic. For the delight of all our passengers and crew he then proceeded to put on a really nice display and was so curious as if he just wanted to say hi to everyone on board. This is one of only a few times a whale has ever popped up alongside and he stayed for 30 minutes."
Humpback whales are generally seen on the Great Barrier Reef between the months of June to September as they migrate to warmer waters to mate and give birth.
Whale breaching off Low Isles, Port Douglas.
The season has only just started so we are looking forward to many more whale encounters.Footage credit: Shane Down, Silversonic.