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!

"A Great Afternoon on Jervis Bay"

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the Whale watch your on the big boat. We had planned to go on the short fast boat but they changed us to the tekin. All in all it was actually a good option for the afternoon. The staff were pleasant and there was basic tea and coffee served. We took some snacks which was recommended and a good idea. We saw at least 8 whales including some baby calves and enjoyed the scenery of the bay too. Worth it!