Whales off Sydney

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by IanBat, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. IanBat

    IanBat New Member

    Nov 19, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Pro Tournament 36' 1999
    Twin Cummins 5.9L 370hp B Series
    We went fishing last Sunday, unfortunately unsuccessfully.

    On the way back in, we were still around 7-8 mile off the coast, when we spotted a whale tale finning. We slowed and stopped the required distance.

    However someone forgot to notify the whales about the 200M rule. The next time they surfaced was beside the boat! And they swam against the current to do that.

    They stayed with us for 30 mins, most of the time within 5M of us, we started with 3 and ended with 6 whales, they were swimming upside down under the boat.

    What an absolute magical time. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440739452.247492.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440739470.744824.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440739490.912776.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440739508.398600.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440739526.117590.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1440739574.784467.jpg https://vimeo.com/137570726https://vimeo.com/137570785

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  2. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Awesome. That experience beats putting fish in the boat. Thanks for sharing the video.
  3. wakeup 19

    wakeup 19 Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    (Medford)Boston Harbor to Cape Ann to Cape Cod and
    1992 300 Sundancer, Quicksilver ding w/ 6hp merc 4 stroke, anchorlift windlass, extended swim platfo
    t/ 350 merc's (carburated) alpha drives gen II
    cool experience! thx for photo's
  4. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    When I see pics and videos of whales in close contact with humans it makes me wonder if they are trying to establish some sort of "relationship" with us. There are just too many contacts like what you had the pleasure of enjoying to make me believe they are accidental.

    Thanks a lot for sharing the pics and videos

    What a great experience.

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