They have arrived. Every year humpback whales make a 5000 klm journey from their feeding grounds in Antartica all the way to warm waters of Ilha de Moçambique, in order to breed and give birth. This is so very special. We have the privilege of witnessing this incredible event from late July, through August and into September.
Early in the season we witnessed a mother actually feeding her newborn calf. To do this she remains inverted in the water with her flukes (tail) up while the baby drinks litres of rich milk. It was a breathtaking sight.
The Humpback whales are famous for their acrobatic movements: tail slapping, fin slapping, breaching (throwing their entire bodies out of the water and crashing back down). The young calves are particularly active as they learn to flex their muscles and develop their strength for the long journey back to Antartica. And at the same time males are courting females...it's all go!
So what are you waiting for...come into Ilha Blue and book yourself onto a whale watching tour. You will be blown out of the water.