Hiding after the stormy weather over the last few days was a beautiful rainbow that we sighted on this mornings tour. We watched carefully in Flinders Bay as we approached the end of the rainbow itself and then we saw the treasure appear from the deep... a juvenile Humpback Whale! He was so happy to see us and at first made a cautious approach but before long was swimming centimetres away from the bow interacting with everyone onboard.
Such a close interaction allowed our guests to sight the numerous mature acorn barnacles on the rostrum of this 7-8 meter Humpback and you could also easily see the old scars from previous barnacles that have since fallen off on his dorsal fin. He was such a gentle character and would calmly swim in circles around us before approaching everyone on the bow to say hello again... don't you just love meeting new friends!