Photo Credit: Kylie Short

What a perfect way to enjoy the winter sunshine, on your boat with the team from R Marine Crawley.

10 Rivieras from the R Marine Crawley Family, took to the water in a last-minute dash to see the first whales of the season arriving on the Gold Coast last weekend.

Each year whales migrate from Antarctica to the warmer tropical waters to breed. With dozens of opportunities to see them frolicking in the sun up and down Queensland’s beautiful coast, the RMC convoy met inside the Gold Coast seaway at 10 am before crossing the bar together.

For some owners, it was their first time crossing the seaway. With such a stunning winter’s day on the Gold Coast, crystal clear calm waters it was the perfect day for it. Dealer Principal, Ben Crawley was on hand to assist as required and make sure that everyone was comfortable and able to safely navigate and venture offshore.

“A day like today is perfect in showing just how much R Marine Crawley can do for you. We have that love for boating. Going on experiences like this with our owners is what we love doing. I want to make boating easy, accessible and as relaxing as possible. My Team and I are always on hand to assist in any way possible.” Said, Ben.

Sharing in champagne, nibbles and great company, there wasn’t a long of a wait before everyone was spoilt with whale sightings. A pod of whales who were not at all shy were spotted and it was truly a beautiful sighting with tails and fins slapping in enjoyment.

Thank you to Kylie Short for capturing these magnificent mammals of the deep – check out the gallery for all the photos.

Coming back inside the seaway in time for lunch the day couldn’t have been better.

“It’s days like these that we long for at RMC. Enjoying this beautiful lifestyle with what truly is our Family. I’m really looking forward to leading our trips north ahead of our boating season – if two hours are this good, we are all in for a magnificent few months ahead.” Said, Ben.

R Marine Crawley’s events calendar is filled with endless boating adventures and getaways. With the next adventure being the Whitsunday’s Migration, a 14-day journey north from 12 – 26 August 2017 enjoying the beautiful East Coast along with way. To find out more information and to register click here.

If you are heading out to whale watch remember to keep in mind the caution and exclusion zones around the whales:

:: Never approach a dolphin or whale from behind or directly in front

:: Keep at least 50 metres from dolphins and 100 metres from whales

:: Ensure you are travelling at 6 knots with no wake

:: If you are fortunate enough to see calves please keep 300 metres from your boat.

For more detailed information about exclusion zones and the safety of the whales and your boat click here.

Keep up to date on the upcoming events calendar and join us next time on the water with the R Marine Crawley Family.