Whale Watching in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

by Rosemarie John on October 31, 2015

Whale Watching in Huskisson Jervis Bay

The wind was in my hair and I could taste the saltiness in the air. There was clear blue waters as far as the eye can see. I was happy. It was our first road trip from Canberra and we were glad that we chose this piece of paradise for a short getaway.

We were in Jervis Bay, home to migrating whales between May to November. I had bought our tickets in advance and was excited to cruise the bay with Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay.

The day we drove into Huskisson, a beautiful little town that sits on the shores of Jervis Bay, the sun was shining brightly. The whale counting board outside the cruise office that lists the number of sightings for the day had a large number listed and I was excited! I was hoping we would see these majestic mammals in their element the next day too.

Jervis Bay Whale Watching RJohn

Unfortunately for us, at 12.30pm the next afternoon, mother nature decided it was time for a storm. The sea was rough and the skies grey, not your ideal  situation for whale watching. Our skipper was amazing, he tried getting through the rough waters to see a mother and calf that was reported leaving the bay but alas, we only saw a little bit of her for a split second before the large waves engulfed our vision.

With the safety of everyone on board in mind, we had to turn around. I must admit, I was sad, I was  a little angry about the weather but the experience of braving the rough waters that felt like a roller coaster ride from time to time was fun too! You need to always find that silver lining… as Joseph always says.

I wrote to the cruise company about the day we had and to my delight they have invited us back! This is what we’re hoping to see when we head back for whale watching in Huskisson… wish us luck!

Photo Credit: Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay

Photo Credit: Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay

Dolphin Watch Cruises – Jervis Bay is located at 50 Owen Street, Huskisson, NSW.

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Dana Carmel November 7, 2015 at 9:57 am

It’s so great that they invited you back to make up for the stormy weather! I’m sure you’ll have a great time. I was just in Ecuador and missed whale watching season there, but I believe the season will soon be starting again here in L.A., so I definitely want to take advantage since I’ve never been. Have fun!


Rosemarie John November 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Oh wow Dana, you have two opportunities! Lucky you! I look forward to your whale watching photos and wish you all the best in sighting them!


Anna @ shenANNAgans November 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

I am soooooo jelly. I had planned on doing the Eden whale watching things a few weeks back, but wasnt able to make it. Yay to being invited back, cant wait to read that post. 🙂
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Rosemarie John November 13, 2015 at 11:11 am

Haha… don’t be jelly 🙂 we didn’t really see any. I was so jelly when I saw photos on my friend’s FB feed… she saw like a dozen back flips too!


Heather @ Ferreting Out the Fun November 14, 2015 at 12:02 am

Wow, what an incredible experience! I went whale watching once in Maine and saw the fins and tails of several whales, but none breached the water. I’d love to go again!
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Rosemarie John November 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Oh you definitely saw more than I did. But, yes… a return visit is definitely due! 🙂


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