Perth Canyon Blue Whale Experience
THE BLUE WHALE
The largest mammal ever to grace the planet.
Can measure 31m in length and weigh 130 tons.
Classified endangered there is an estimated only 12-20,000 remaining around the globe.
The Perth Canyon is the summer feeding grounds of these Dinosaurs of the Deep.
The rarest Whale to ever be seen or photographed.
This is your opportunity to be a part of a new frontier of research and development with Whale Watch Western Australia.
THE PERTH CANYON
A little known pristine eco hot spot with gargantuan dimensions larger than the Grand Canyon with origins dating back to the entrance of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia.
Research teams have monitored Blue Whales and Sperm Whales along with many other cetaceans and mega fauna that come here to feed on krill created by the Leeuwin Undercurrent and the Perth Canyon topography.
This interaction creates nutrient rich up welling waters where phytoplankton develops and an intense food chain for marine life propsers.
— “It’s the major feature on the West Australian coastline and stands unrivalled in terms of marine life and productivity.” Professor Pattiaratchi - University of WA.
NEW MARINE FRONTIER
Never before released to the public this new frontier eco hot spot off the Perth, Western Australian coastline is the feeding grounds for the largest aggregation of Blue Whales in the southern hemisphere.
The biodiversity includes Sperm Whales, Orca's (Killer Whales),
Beaked & Pilot Whales, Dolphins, Australian Sea lions, Sharks, Migratory Antartic Sea Birds, Sunfish, Tuna and much more feed on this biomass bonanza which stands unrivalled on the Western Australian coastline as the marine production epicentre.
Tour Dates March - May
FIRST TIME EVER RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC ~ THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME
Biomass bonanza which stands unrivalled on the Western Australian coastline as the marine production epicentre.
The Perth Canyon is a marine hotspot 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth, Western Australia where the elusive Blue Whales go to feed each year on krill that gather in the Perth Canyon which is larger than the Grand Canyon...just under water! Thought to be carved from the Swan River mouth, the area is abundant with sea life that gathers for the feeding feast and is unrivalled as the epicentre for biodiversity in the West Australian summer.
The Blue Whales are endangered and current numbers are estimated at 12-20,000 world wide which makes sightings extraordinarily important for research, coupled with the thrill of sighting a Dinosaur of the Deep, this experience will be a generational talking point and memory. You now have the opportunity to join our team as we research, photograph and collect data that will hopefully develop a clearer identity of this unique eco wilderness, it's magnificent biodiversity and it's closely held secrets.
This new expedition is an all day experience as we discover and research the the elusive Blue Whales and everything that this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna's and Antarctic migratory seabird's.
Other species sighted in the Perth Canyon include
- Blue Whales
- Sperm Whales
- Orca's (Killer Whales)
- Pilot Whales
- Beaked Whales
- Dolphins (many different species)
- Sea Lions
- Migratory Antartic Sea Birds
- Sharks (many species including Great Whites)
The Perth waters are very much an unknown as being the most isolated coastline in the world we are still discovering the many different species in this pristine environment.
The area has also had sightings of the apex predator, the Orca or Killer Whale, which is known to frequent the area during the feeding and migration periods.
The eco habitat from the nutrient rich up welling Leeuwin Undercurrent enables Perth Canyon to create a feeding biomass bonanza for the eco system from the smallest to the largest of ocean wonders and you can join the team as we Learn the Language of the Whales & Discover the Dinosaurs of the Deep.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the largest mammal species ever to grace our planet.
Included in the expedition is a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with all drinks along with our legendary VIP service.
Limited Time - Limited Opportunity - Book Today!
It's more than an experience... it's an education!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE
- We recommend taking motion sickness medication the night prior and on the morning of your tour if you are susceptible. (Please consult your Doctor)
- Children participating in the extended tours must be a minimum of 10 years and some ocean experience is recommended.
- Warm jacket in all weather conditions is advisable.
- Tours are weather dependent so when possible be flexible in planning your travel date.
- Personal camera if required (Professional photographer is onboard)
DEPARTURE TIME: 8AM (0800)
Sardine Jetty, Mews Road, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Please check departure pickup points and times.
Please arrive 30 mins prior to departure time
Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure.
Boarding Gate closes 5 minutes prior to departure (No Exceptions)
1 Mews Rd, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour
Fremantle, Western Australia
September - December
Just 15 mins from Perth is the world famous seaside city of Fremantle.
Sardine Jetty is located within the Fishing Boat Harbour on:
1 Mews Road, Fremantle.
Take in the sights of Rottnest Island and experience the ultimate Whale Watch experience right here in Perth, Western Australia.