We headed thru the park and the fence literally and over the railway lines – kinda reminded us of Russia no barriers just look and run . We got to the whale station and waited to find out if the cruise was going ahead or not, as they had not been out due to the weather for the past few days. Finally we got the go ahead and settled in for our safety briefing and sea sickness warnings, apparently the whale – yes singular, as the male sperm whales travel alone, was travelling on the boarder of the whale watching zone about 26 nautical miles out!
So after a very long and bumpy ride (and a few free sea sickness bags used up, thankfully not by us) we arrived at the spotting site, and after about another 45 mins of following, we finally found the not so little sucker !!! Then about 8 minutes later he was gone .. hmmmm
Thankfully the ride back in was slightly better and a few less bags were required which always makes for a more pleasant cruise.
After arriving back on terra-firma we jumped in the van and headed north towards Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.