Whale Watching of Western Australia Whales does entice excitement and wonder from humans and it is easy to see why with their incredible acrobatic displays and close, sometimes very close, interactions and desire to investigate who is actually watching them as they go about their daily routines when Whale Watching in Western Australia.
Something that is missed by the public and indeed other operators with less experience, care or knowledge is the fact that the surface activity that is witnessed is an actual language that the Whales use to communicate with themselves and others in their environment.This is what we teach in the Language of the Whales TM
It is very important to us that we educate the public when Whale Watching in Western Australia as it is with every interaction an opportunity for both parties to learn more about each other, this process will continue to develop a safer environment for Whale’s and a better Whale Watch experience as they will not consider the vessel as a threat.
There is a definite skill set to manoeuvring vessel’s around Whales and when Whale Watching in Western Australia even though there is stringent boundaries and regulations that are a part of operator’s licensing we see on a daily basis vessel’s chasing and herding Whale’s in the attempt to get as close as possible to these magnificent creatures.
This type of herding is forcing the operators will over the Whale’s which is disrespectful and like any creature, disrespect is not welcomed kindly and the ensuing actions of retaliation are performed.
The Art of Whale Watching resides when the operator of the vessel spends enough respectful time with the Whale to see if they are wanting interaction at all or have the discipline to move away if they do not. Western Australian Whales are extremely curious and if your approach and respect for their reactionary distance is up held, many will want to investigate you further.
You will always know when you have respected the Whale’s environment as they will continue on their own routine without any regard to you, they will stay completely relaxed and may or may not choose to come in very close to investigate the sounds emanating from your vessel, when you achieve this you have started to master the Art of Whale Watching. What you will discover is what Whale’s do naturally with or without you in the vicinity, this is the true Whale Watch.
When we train our crew or staff members we educate them on the Language of the Whales TM as every movement and the energy in that movement is telling you what the Whale in your vicinity is trying to communicate to those around or close to him or her. Different times of the seasons and migrations bring different energies and priorities for the Western Australian Whales. The northern migration, when males are looking for partners and pregnant females are looking to calve, is completely different to the southern migration when mothers return with their calves and males, like all of the migration, are looking to feed after many months without nutrition.
We as operators are responsible and accountable to ensure we practice the Art of Whale Watching and in this way we can all Learn the Language of the Whales TM.