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Added : January 14, 2016, 21:57 pm
Last Updated : November 30, -0001, 00:00 am
Title : Swim with the Whales on the Great Barrier Reef

Come to Cairns for a whale of a time. Literally!


Did you know that whales swim very close to the Cairns and Port Douglas coastline and that we are in a perfect location to view them in all their glory?


Can you imagine seeing the Great Barrier Reef AND the great kings and queens of the ocean in a single day. What an experience, for young and old!


Some recent holiday makers to Cairns even got to tread water, nose to nose, with the whales. Dwarf Minkes swam around a group of snorkelers and played up to their underwater cameras. How wonderful that the whales knew they were safe and trusted the snorkelers.


According to tour boat staff, they are seeing more and more whales each year. They believe this may be a combination of them becoming more observant and the whales learning that boats in these particular waters offer them no threat.


Whales are migratory animals. Why don’t you also migrate for the winter to beautiful Cairns in Far North Queensland and experience the thrill of a face to face encounter with whales.


Humpback whales can be seen off Cairns from July to September.


Minke whales are travelling now (June) and sightings and interactions are expected until mid August.


Around 90 per cent of all whale sightings in our local tropical waters occur in June and July.


Talk to us at FNQ Apartments to discover the myriad of tour choices you have in your whale viewing holiday portfolio. Some tour boats offer a permitted, “Swimming with whales” tour. Don’t be disappointed, book with a local so that you can be sure to get the best available opportunity to you in the month of your holiday.

Be sure not to miss your opportunity to spot Migaloo, the albino humpback whale. Book now to catch this magnificent creature.

Follow Migaloo sightings here.


Have a whale of a holiday in our beautiful tropical environ. We look forward to shaking your hand and congratulating you on your most excellent decision to holiday with us in FNQ.

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