April 30, 2018

Humpback Whale Length and Weight

Humpback Whale Length and Weight

 

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is ‘How big are Humpback Whales?’ 

Well,

On Average an adult humpback whale can grow between 12 – 18 meters and weigh about 40 Tonnes.

To put this into perspective an adult Humpback Whale is the same length as our Eco boat Explorer and as DOUBLE it’s weight!!

Female Humpbacks tend to be slightly longer than the males and can be very round when heavily pregnant.

At birth a Humpback Whale is  5 meters long and about the weight of a Toyota camery.

If you have ever been lucky enough to witness up close ‘pec slapping’ you would know just how big Humpback Whales pectoral fins can be- up to 16 feet or 5m in LENGTH!! Let alone the sound those fins make on the surface of the water. It can carry a very long way!

Oh, don’t forget to make your booking for this upcoming Whale Watching Season!

"Amazing Fun & Great Experience for the whole family"

On the 27th of September myself and my family went on the explorer out to see the whales, unfortunately the weather wasn't the best however we all felt like we were on a ride at dream world with the swell. Unfortunately no whales but with the no sighting return voucher, We Appreciated it so much. We then decided to extend our stay so we could try again this time to see the Dolphins, well that was a exciting experience with so many pods of dolphins to be seen and so many photos to be taken. Well worth recommending, Big thanks to our skipper (Tim) & His Crew Michelle, Alex & Therese. Fantastic Job