AS many as 12 whales have soaked up the sunshine at Logans Beach today.
By 9am six Southern Right Whales had been spotted with the number doubling by 12.30pm.
Warrnambool City tourism services manager Peter Abbott said it had been a terrific season for whale watching in Warrnambool.
"The season has certainly cemented Warrnambool as the capital of whale watching in the south-west," he said.
Mr Abbott said the fine weather had provided the perfect backdrop and he had seen four or five different pods of whales at Logans Beach.
"Our Facebook page has gone berserk," he said.
"The weather has been wonderful. It's been a good day for Father's Day and anyone who wants to get out for a walk."
Mr Abbott said it was not unusual for the whale season to go into the school holidays with the season attracting visitors from around the state.
He said the Great Ocean Road Facebook page had a huge following from people in the Melbourne and metropolitan areas.
"A lot of people look at that and say they'll be down next weekend," he said.
"Most know that it's a nature experience as well and that there is no guarantee there will be whales.
"We've had consistent number of whales since June. Apart from the odd day where the weather was pretty wild the whales have come in quite close."