Passionate about the Capricorn region, Kerry is both an employee of the regional tourism organisation and a proudly born and raised local. When she’s not in the office singing the region’s praises, you’ll find Kerry kicking back on a Capricorn Coast beach pinching herself about how lucky she is to call Capricorn her home.
When you’re a kid everything seems big. Imagine how amazing it is for a child to see something as huge as a whale. Seeing a whale for the first time is something a child will never forget, and we are lucky to have these amazing creatures in our local waters.
Here are some whale-sized reasons to take your kids whale watching in the Keppel Bay.
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1. Whale watching creates awesome family memories.
This is a day that the whole family will love, and one that you will be talking about for years to come. Whales are big, and they create a big imprint on the hearts of all ages. To see whales up close is truly a memorable and special experience, and one your kids should experience. A whale watching tour with Freedom Fast Cats or Keppel Konnections from the Capricorn Coast with the family is the perfect way to truly appreciate these awe-inspiring mammals.
2. Kids love whales.
Whales are both graceful and playful. Kids (and adults) are awe inspired by their wonderfully playful spy hopping, fin slapping and tail lobbing. Kids just love getting up close with the huge splashes and acrobatic breaches in the Keppel Bay.
3. Give the kids some Vitamin SEA.
There are proven scientific health benefits to be gained from spending time on the ocean, especially when you add in a connection with wildlife to the mix. For a relaxing and joy-filled day, book a whale watching tour and watch your Vitamin SEA levels soar.
4. You’ll skip the crowds.
What’s unique to the Capricorn Coast is we can provide visitors with the experience of whale watching without the hustle and bustle of some of the larger tourist destinations. Whale Watching in Keppel Bay also provides visitors with the opportunity to witness these majestic giants against a truly spectacular backdrop of clear turquoise waters and unspoilt, white sandy beaches of the Keppel Islands to frame the view.
5. Learn by getting wet and wild.
A whale watching tour gets you so near to these incredible creatures in the wild. This is your chance to have an amazing day out on the water, learn so much about whales and teach your kids about the wellbeing of wildlife. The day will leave you and the kids educated, inspired and in awe.
6. Whales are amazing.
If you need another reason, then surely this one will get you ready to head out onto the waters of Keppel Bay. From breaches, to tail slapping whales are nothing short of amazing. A whale watching tour is absolutely the best way to let your kids get so near to these incredible creatures in the wild.
When to go? Right now! Whale watching season in the Keppel Bay runs from July to October (with most whales generally spotted in August and September).
On board, a whale watching tour is the best way to get up close with these majestic giants.