What Are We Currently Seeing
1 day ago
Just a sneak peak at our EPIC day out in the canyon! Head to our website to read the play by play of the day, predation and all! A huge thanks to @andrererekuracreative and @nushfreedman for the video, we love when people are absolute frothers like the crew! 💙 #orca #gopro #underwater #killerwhales ... See MoreSee Less
Nothing beats the contrasting colours of the deep blue ocean against the black and white of a smiling orca!! 💙 @westernaustralia @australianwildlifejourneys @australia @australias_southwest #bremerbay #southwestdoesitbest #orca #killerwhale #ecotourism ... See MoreSee Less
Naturaliste Charters Whale Watching is in Bremer Bay, Western Australia.
6 days ago
NEWBORN “NEO” THE CALF! The tiny little youngster is around one week old and he’s already been amongst two predations and some VERY rough seas! Check out how closely the pod have been protecting their new little member! Stay tuned for more neeeeeeooooo updates! #calf #orca #newborn #baby #ocean #apexpredator #wa @ Bremer Bay, Western Australia ... See MoreSee Less
The morning of searching quickly came to a halt once we crept over the boarders of far far away and into Shrek’s paddock. DORSALS! The pods were spread over a mile, even more! The longer we cruised with the orca, the more we’d sight. There were FOUR large bulls in the area! https://www.whales-australia.com.au/doppelgangers-2/ ... See MoreSee Less
16/02/2020 ORCA PLAYGROUND!
We acted as an orca nursery today! Nani's pod bought the newborn calf in to say hello BUT the two juveniles stole the show!!! We had the pair roaming the outskirts of our hull ALL morning! Check out the details AND photos on our daily blog!! --> https://www.whales-australia.com.au/?p=5435&preview=true ABC South West ABC Great Southern Albany Advertiser #orca #bremerbay #killerwhale ... See MoreSee Less
15/02/2020 TWIN TORPEDOS! Two NEW males and their pods entered the canyon today and they clearly don’t know the rules!! You’ll NEVER guess what the new kids on the block may have KILLED today! 😱
https://www.whales-australia.com.au/twin-torpedos/ ABC South West ABC Landline ABC Great Southern Albany Advertiser ... See MoreSee Less
14/02/2020 The ULTIMATE takedown! Today topped ANY other predation of the season so far! We encountered the hunt of a cuvier's beaked whale from start to finish! Click the link to find out how many orcas were part of the pursuit!!! https://www.whales-australia.com.au/?p=5249&preview=true ABC South West Albany Advertiser ... 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…