Humpbacks turn up to play on reef early
THE humpback whales have made their way north early this year and have been spotted by several tour operators frolicking in the oceans of the Great Barrier Reef just off Port Douglas.
Calypso Snorkel and Calypso Pure snorkelling were heading home behind each other last Wednesday when they spotted a lone adult humpback whale having fun in the surf.
It was between Tongue Reef and Low Isles heading north and Chris Jones the skipper on Calypso stopped the boats when he sighted it.
The whale was a little shy and came closer to the boat but not right up to it, before putting on a show for the excited passengers before heading on its way.
This sighting comes after sightings of minke whales the week before and sightings of pilot whales and two humpbacks from tour operators Poseidon.