For many people in Sydney, winter marks the start of the boring season.
Whilst on the other hand, there are people who especially wait for winter as an opportunity to watch and track the migration of whales along the east coast of Australia
Winter is the best time of the year to go whale watching. Humpback whales, along with other species, are coming back from Antarctica after spending the summer there. They migrate along the NSW coast during the winter months in Sydney. Locals and tourists flock to the coast to witness these amazing beauties in their natural habitat.
Are you also planning to go on a winter whale watching tour in Sydney?
If yes, then you have come to the right place.
We will discuss about how to prepare for winter whale watching tours so that your day can be as amazing as you expected.
Preparing for Winter Whale Watching
Here are some recommendations to ensure you are well positioned to have a great day whale-watching off the coast of Sydney:
1. Bring Warm Clothing
You will be out in the ocean for a long time. The ocean wind tends to be a lot colder. Therefore, it is best to bring warm clothing along. Layer yourself well. It may not feel too chilly as you leave Sydney Harbour, but temperature drops as you cruise out into the open ocean.
It is always better to go prepared. You can take layers off if you don’t feel too cold, but make sure you have enough warm clothes so that you can enjoy the tour.
2. Glasses and Sunscreen
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you can forget your sunglasses and sunscreen. The sun glare will be quite strong, depending on the time of the day you are planning to go. In addition, the reflection of the sun on the ocean magnifies the impact of the sun on your eyes.
Therefore, don’t forget to take your glasses with you.
Also make sure that you have put on enough sunscreen as you will be out in the sun for quite some time.
While capturing the whales can be quite a task as they are constantly moving, you may be able to get some nice shots of them from your boat. Don’t forget to take your camera along so that you can capture the moments.
In addition to taking pictures of the whales, be sure to get a selfie to so that you can show your friends, family and post on social media.
4. Seasickness Tablets
Do you get seasick? Not Sure? Then you must carry some anti-seasickness tablets with you. If you are going boating for the first time, then it is better to keep some of them as you never know if you or someone with you might be affected. You will need to take them an hour before the cruise begins.
Make sure you talk to your pharmacist before buying any tablet.
These were some simple tips on how to prepare for winter whale watching. Book your winter whale watching tours and have fun watching the whales.