The whale watching season might be halfway through but the signs for holiday-makers at Jervis Bay this week suggested the best was yet to come.
Dolphin Watch Cruises manager Matt Cross said after a quiet start to the season two mothers with baby calves were seen at Jervis Bay on Tuesday and there were more sightings yesterday.
"As we speak we have got our first mother and calf inside the bay and I have just got a report of another mother and calf just outside Point Perpendicular," he said.
"We saw six whales late yesterday afternoon inside the bay all towards Hyams Beach.
"This morning we had reports of people walking along the beach and seeing whales inside the bay. So it looks like the mother and calf season literally started yesterday."
Mr Cross expected to start seeing an increase in sightings in coming weeks as the mothers and calves arrive in greater numbers on the part of the coast they traditionally use as a rest stop or reviver station.
"It has been a funny season but it seems the best is yet to come," he said.
"October and November look like they will be the peak."