Ross Costanzo from Mid Coast Flying and Kym Machin are a couple of lucky locals who spotted a white humpback whale off the coast of Hat Head this morning.
The two have been taking to the skies over the past few days to snap photos of the whales as they migrate north, but Kym said they were surprised to see a white whale, that could possibly be Migaloo, at around 10am today.
"We went up looking for whales this morning and just happened to see it. It's the first time that we have spotted a white whale," Kym told the Argus.
"We aren't sure if it was Migaloo because it hasn't been confirmed, but it was defiantly a white whale.
"We were about half a mile off Hat Head when we spotted it. There has been plenty of whale activity over the past few days, we saw between 20 and 30 yesterday."
Kym said seeing all of the whales migrate is a pretty special experience.
"It's always an experience seeing them out there, but to see a white whale that's possibly Migaloo is very special."
Migaloo was first spotted in 1991 heading past Byron Bay as the only known white whale in the world, and was thought to be three to five years' old at the time.
There are around three other known white humpback whales - named Bahloo, Willow and Migaloo Jnr.
Migaloo normally heads north past the Macleay in mid-July and comes back in September or October.
Founder of the White Whale Research Centre, Oskar Peterson, said there have been two sightings of white whales on the Mid North Coast today.
"Kym took the photos of the white whale off Hat Head at around 10am, but there was also a white whale sighting off Port Macquarie at 12pm, so it's likely that there are two white whales off the Mid North Coast," he said.
Mr Peterson also urges people to research the rules around whale watching and approaching marine animals.
"People do need to be aware of the restrictions around distance and we urge people not to harass the whales by use of drones or getting too close by boat. We want to protect these animals and not cause them distress."
Locals can find the full restrictions on approaching marine animals here.