March 2019 - Whale Watching Highlights
March 2019 was a slightly harder month for us, because the large majority of the food chain moved out of our search area. Many species also slowed down, spending less time feeding and more time socialising and resting (which makes them a little trickier to find). Our trusty crew have been doing this for years and know the Hauraki Gulf very well, so we still saw marine mammals on the majority of our trips!
Passengers were able to observe common dolphins in small to large group sizes and displaying different kinds of behaviours from feeding to resting, socialising to travelling alongside the Dolphin Explorer.
Plenty of seabirds were seen too with lots of Buller’s shearwaters. These seabirds only breed on the Poor Knights Islands (just north of our search area) and nowhere else in the world.
Things you can do: