Do not approach closer than 100m to any dolphin or whale.
The caution zone for vessels is the area within 300m of a cetacean. No more than three vessels should stay within the caution zone at any one time and vessels should move cautiously at no wake speeds within this zone.
Approach whales and dolphins from parallel to and slightly to the rear – NOT from directly behind or head-on.
When leaving whales or dolphins, move off at a slow (no wake) speed to the outer limit of the caution zone (300m) from the closest animal before gradually increasing speed.
Watch out for offspring presence! Avoid disturbance to mothers and their calves.
If there is a sudden change in whale or dolphin behaviour, move away immediately at a slow steady pace.
Whales and dolphins may approach your vessel – if this happens place the engine in neutral and let the animal(s) come to you; or slow down and continue on course; or steer a straight course away from them.