Whale Migration Photo Safari

When: June 21,2019
Time: 3:15pm
Category: Special Events

Whale migration safari

Matt Kemp and the Canon Collective are proud to present our highly-acclaimed Humpback Whale Migration Photo Safaris for the 2019 season.

Join us for a premier whale migration experience of a lifetime.

Here's what makes our photographic safaris so popular:

* Dedicated wildlife photography safari - providing the best photographic experience you can get
* All trips scheduled around sunset (golden hour) - exclusive photographic opportunities
* Professional whale photography support and pre-launch briefing - tips and tricks of whale photography
* Expert guiding - our captain has expert knowledge on whale movements & behaviour and will put us in the optimal vantage point for the best photos.
* Canon's professional equipment will be available at no extra charge - use the best gear you can get
* Shoot at near water level - our vessel gives us an intimate shooting position for incredible breach photos.
* Small group size - vessel is filled to half-capacity to ensure plenty of space to move about

Some more information: 

* This is a turbo-charged whale photography experience. Guaranteed excitement
* Whales sightings are also guaranteed – no whales = standby ticket issued by our carrier.
* If the conditions are obscene (massive swell, high winds, rain etc.) we will plan a re-schedule. Our captain will advise.
* MANLY Departure from Manly Kayak Club Pontoon
* CIRCULAR QUAY Departure from Ocean Extreme launch pontoon


Friday 21st June - SOLD OUT
Friday 28th June - SOLD OUT
Thursday 4th July - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 23rd July - SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 24th July - 2 spaces left - BOOKING NOW
Friday 26th July - SOLD OUT*
* applications for waitlist


* Boat experience will go for approx. 2 hours. 
* Marine-quality all-weather jackets with hoods are provided but dress for the temperature conditions. BYO sunscreen and water. Warm headgear is highly recommended.
* Plan a toilet stop prior to launch as there is no facility on board
* Gear can be stowed while in transit. A normal padded camera bag is recommended.*** The boat is very safe but if you have any spinal or acute knee issues please get in touch before reserving your space

Suggested gear to bring:

* 1x camera body is fine. Bring a 2 if you feel like it. Charged batteries and plenty of memory card space
* Lens: a tele-zoom such as a 55-250mm, 70-300mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm or similar for bringing the whales closer.
* The Canon Collective can provide some equipment (subject to availability) – please email any requests
* Recommended: bring a wider-angle zoom in case the whales come close to us
* A polarising filter is good for sunny days to control contrast and increase colour saturation but not essential
* A lens-cleaning cloth and a small hand towel will help with any unexpected spray or splashes 
* Drones are prohibited on all whale safaris.

Bookings are essential for these safaris. 

Please specify:
1. your desired date of departure
2. your pick up and drop off location (i.e. Manly or Circular Quay)

Price: $180pp
(same price since 2014)

We look forward to having you onboard!

Are you interested in this event?

Send us your email enquiry via the form below and we will usually respond to you within 24 hours (often sooner).