Don't worry Pete. We've been a bit freaked out by their proximity to the yacht too. So far they have been completely gentle with us. We had four whales play with us on a mooring
at Little Pioneer Bay (Oprheus Island) in the Great Plam Group of islands off Townsville.
If you are interested a short video of our encounter is here: maritimehippy.com - Queensland Humpback Whale Season
Happy whale watching