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!

"Whale Highway"

We went out with Dolphin Watch and saw whales at close quarters, one passing right next to our boat. The skipper was very experienced and seemed to know where to see the whales and dolphins. The staff on board were helpful and very passionate about their work.