Curious Humpback whale encounter on tour

Curious Humpback whale encounter on tour

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We were lucky enough to be greeted by an adolescent Humpback Whale on our casual kayak tour paddle at Double Island from Noosa and Rainbow Beach. As you can see the curious whale approached super close to our kayaks and then swam under our whole kayak tour for a better look. This isn’t an everyday occurrence but when it does happen everyone gets pretty excited! We are still seeing most whales passing by heading north keen to get up to migrating waters but we can confirm that we are already starting to see some whales migrating south again. Sometimes when they do come south they swim a little closer to shore and rest in the bays with their new born.

As we always say on our tours and in the wild, you never know what you might see in this spectacular National Park on our kayak tours but there is always plenty of activity. Conditions have been no less than ideal for our kayak tours and we a wrapped to be able to showcase this stunning region to so many new travelers and holiday makers.

Spectacular Manta ray footage on kayak tour

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Always a spectacular show when we see these majestic creatures on our kayak adventures. These guys are filter feeders and at times come in from the deep to consume large amounts of zooplankton with their wide open mouths as they swim. We see them often breaching around DI and like whales is still not known why.

Whales playing around kayaks on tour

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Some super close encounters with the giants of the deep this month. So many Humpback whales passing us by on tour. We are really seeing an increase in numbers this year with many young ones playing near our kayaks and curiously checking us out. If your a nature lover come and live a little adventure with us 🙂

The Today Show Rainbow Beach & Epic Ocean Adventures

The Today Show Rainbow Beach & Epic Ocean Adventures

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Here is a great little feature of our amazing area and fun exciting things to do in Rainbow Beach! We were lucky enough to have to Today Show come through and check out this wicked location we have! They were running very late and just missed out on seeing 8 humpback whales pass by our kayaks. But was able to see many Bottlenose Dolphins, turtles and some Manta Rays. A great day had and the spectacular Double Island Point.

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Gurkhas hit the surf – Epic!

Gurkhas hit the surf – Epic!

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Last weekend saw 50+ Gurkhas from Nepal come and spend 3 solid sessions with us learning to surf, stand up paddle and kayak with dolphins at the spectacular Double Island Point. The Gurkhas are currently in Australia as part of the British Army training with the Australian army at the camp Kerr base just outside of Rainbow Beach.

 

 

 

We had perfect weather at Double Island Point, some nice swell to learn to surf and stand up paddle and a great group! We would like to thank them for an Epic 3 days. We look forward to the even bigger group next month.
A number of local business owners were very please with the extra business over the Anzac weekend that was created from these guys staying in Rainbow Beach.
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Lastly, on the last day we were saddened by the news of the earthquake that hit Nepal and our deepest sympathy to those effected by the devastation.