Call the Butterfly Passenger Service, which is based in Foster for travel in and around South Gippsland.
Every year, from September to November, Humpback Whales and endangered Southern Right Whales travel along our coastline on their return migration to Antarctica. Wildlife Coast Cruises is once again offering a number of whale watching cruises around the coast of Wilsons Prom National Park. Additional (non-whale watching) Wilsons Prom cruises are scheduled for dates in November, December, February, March and April. For enquiries and bookings, visit www.wildlifecoastcruises.com.au or call 1300763 739.
Also visit Wilsons Promontory Cruises for details of their daily cruises around the island of Wilsons Prom, where they spot Australian Fur Seals and, in the season, Whales.
It seems mighty early to us, but the whale season has already begun, with Humpback, Southern Right and Killer whales being spotted along the coast from Inverloch to Cape Liptrap to Wilsons Prom.
And now we are encouraged to become citizen scientists by reporting our sightings to the Dolphin Research Institute, which is working with Wildlife Coast Cruises and Killer Whales Australia to monitor their migratory patterns in our local waters. Accompanying photo evidence is vital, as the under-side of a Humpback whale's tale unique to each individual and enables the scientists to identify which migratory corridors the whales are using and what we should be doing to look after those corridors.