What Are We Currently Seeing
2 days ago
Whale that was an EPIC long weekend of whale watching down here in the southwest! From encounters with the worlds LARGEST animal, the BLUE WHALE, to copious BREACHES by energetic female humpbacks and everything in between! Check out the blog to uncover what else we witnessed over the long weekend! #wanderoutyonder Australia.com
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3 days ago
Confirmed Sunset Tour departing 4.30pm this afternoon from Dunsborough, and YES you will see WHALES 🐋
BOOK NOW: https://whales-australia.rezdy.com/163887/dunsborough-sunset-whale-watching
Western Australia The Margaret River Region Abbey Beach Resort Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dunsborough Pullman Bunker Bay Resort The Aqua Resort Busselton ... See MoreSee Less
Naturaliste Charters Whale Watching is at Naturaliste Charters Whale Watching.
4 days ago
Come and say hello to our visitor ‘Pecky the Pelican’ in our DUNSBOROUGH office for the school holidays! Pecky was made with plastics collected at Meelup beach in May 2020! This plastic was collected in 1 hour at a beach cleanup with Cochella . Check out Cochella FB page as they do regular beach cleanups and the more people to help the better!
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1 week ago
This past week has been filled with incredible Minke Whale interactions! A unique and curious whale has been giving us plenty of photo opportunities! Read all about it here plus all the other action from this weeks tours! https://www.whales-australia.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
That was quick! Great to see a MILLION dollars go out to support the domestic tourism industry.
Spaces are available for school holidays but get in quick because they are booking up fast!
The whales are plentiful at the moment with tours departing twice daily from Dunsborough and Busselton ✨WELL...THAT WAS QUICK 😟
Just over eight minutes after it was launched, the WA Government's latest initiative to boost domestic tourism hit it's limit.
10,000 of the $100 'Wonder Out Yonder" vouchers were snapped up...did you snag one? ... See MoreSee Less
Such an amazing feeling witnessing the apex predator of the sea surge straight past you, you too can have the opportunity to experience this! Join us on a Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition in 2021, departing daily from Bremer Bay January - April.
Book Now: www.whales-australia.com.au
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Hey good looking! We see you checking out our page, liking my picture... well did you know that you can see me and the rest of the pod from January to April! We have the highest encounter rate of Orca IN THE WORLD throughout the Bremer Season. So what’re you waiting for?? Come join the FOUNDERS of the Bremer Bay Expeditions with expert knowledge and information. Now taking bookings for 2021! ... See MoreSee Less
Whilst we count down the months until we are back in Bremer Bay we are currently departing from Busselton & Dunsborough enjoying the Humpback Whale Migration. It has been an incredible start to our season with sightings of Humpbacks, Southern Rights, Dwarfe Minkes and BLUE whales! We would love to welcome you on board on one of our relaxing, informative and fun whale watching cruises which is fun for the whole family 🥰
BOOK NOW: www.whales-australia.com.au
Video taken on board Naturaliste Charters by Aeroture
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It’s a KILLER match! What an awesome achievement thanks to citizen science 😍 If you EVER see a killer whale when you’re out on the water be sure to grab some photos/video, preferably with the eye patch and dorsal fin visible and send them through to the guys at Project ORCA - Orca Research & Conservation Australia to cross match 💙🐋🙏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
With the world battling a pandemic it is comforting to look back on memories and feel hopeful that this craziness won't last long and that everyone will be back to living #wildandfree sooner rather than later. Whilst our team is currently safe and sound in #WesternAustralia our thoughts and prayers are with you all, no matter where in the world you are. Sending you all hugs, keep your spirits high, we will get through this 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
What we are currently seeing
Every day is hump day aboard Naturaliste Charters whale watching experiences! From May to November, humpback whales visit the south west of Western Australia as they undertake their annual migration, an incredible journey from the feeding grounds of Antarctica to the warm waters of Australia’s north west and beyond to breed and calve. Our locations span the scenic south west, and as a result we have the longest whale migration season anywhere in the world.
From May, humpback whales arrive at the scenic seaside town of Augusta. Competitive, curious and acrobatic, this is whale watching at it’s most dramatic and spectacular. Rare blue, minke and fin whales are also sighted on occasion as they too make the epic trek north. From July, endangered southern right whales also arrive, giving birth to their calves in the protected waters of Flinders Bay.
As spring arrives, the whales retrace their steps south. The southern migration is special. In the protective care of their mothers, calves leave their birthplace in the tropical north and make the epic trek to Antarctic waters for the first time, an incredible journey for a baby just months old. The calm, protected waters of Geographe Bay offer a welcome respite to the weary wanderers, an opportunity to rest before crossing an entire ocean for the first time. The humpbacks arrive first, followed by regular sightings of blue whales from October through to early December.
Encounter an astonishing aggregation of marine wildlife on an unforgettable oceanic expedition. From January to April, our full day expeditions visit one of the least explored places on earth, and the only place in Australia you can reliably encounter killer whales (orca), the ocean’s undisputed apex predator.
Your expedition may see pods of long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, a rare beaked whale and the largest animal to ever have lived, the blue whale. You can also admire the acrobatics of large pods of bottlenose, striped, and common dolphins, and encounter shark species that include great whites, whaler sharks, and the beautiful oceanic blue, a species never seen from shore. Enormous oceanic sunfish surface, disc shaped bodies sometimes 2 meters across. The remains of giant squid sometimes float on the surface, a predator of the deep reduced to scraps, squabbled over by an astonishing array of pelagic seabirds including albatross, shearwater and petrel species. Rare species are sighted each season, including the Barau’s and Black-Bellied Storm Petrel. The Bremer Canyon is a place like no other on the planet. Your experience like no other in your life…