The humpback whale migration
The Sunshine Coast’s Whale Watching season runs from early June, and tours with Whale One will be running until very early November. Our Swim with Whales season runs from July to Mid October.
We have typically found that June through July is usually the time of the year where the whales are heading north, in August through September we see many whales going both north and south in what we call the “crossover period”. From September to the end of October, most whales will be finishing their journey south to Antarctica for the summer.
The humpback whales come up to this area to breed, give birth, and stay until their newborn calves have grown and gained enough blubber to face the Antarctic waters when they head back south for the summer season.