Whale Watching at Rottnest Island

Whale Watch Western Australia© Whale Watching at Rottnest Island

The Dwarf Minke Whales were back again today while whale watching at Rottnest Island and with much excitement we watched as the magnificent body markings of the Minke raced around us investigating before surfacing right on the bow. Humpbacks breached and tail slapped as we watched the Language of the Whales™ unfold as the separate pods communicated to each other over distance. One young whale seemed to be on the lookout for a companion and as she surfaced alongside us a few times we could see her notice instantly the breaching on the horizon, moving her body to face the direction of that sound we wished her luck as she departed to find a buddy for the rest of her southern migration. A good spot to our port side as two Humpbacks moved in our direction, these two wanted to come and have a good look at us and within minutes they surfaced right alongside our vessel.

Spy hoping on the bow, on the stern and a good belly roll alongside enabled them to get a very good view of all the humans onboard who were admiring them… it was difficult to know who was more intrigued! These two Humpbacks were also very special in body markings, both had big white bellies that extended up their flanks and they almost looked like twins. The white glow of their bellies could be sighted as they drifted below us before resurfacing again on the bow and swimming around to our stern. Looking at these enormous whales and understanding that they have travelled so far north and now back towards Antarctica we are always truly privileged to spend moments with them as they achieve their epic migration. Their curiosity towards us and gentle nature as they investigate is remarkable and as we can see over the last three days both Minke Whales and Humpback Whales love the opportunity for some people watching while we are whale watching at Rottnest Island!

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  1. Thank you for such an amazing experience, and for over running the trip allowing us to enjoy the wonderful views of a pair of humpback whales which “investigated” our boat, surfacing right next to us, rolling on their back to show their tummies, even poking their heads vertically out of the water to watch us! Added to this, a sighting of a beautiful Minke whale circling right close in to the boat made for a very memorable experience. This was my very first sightings of whales and it was a magical moment which I shall treasure. I was so impressed by the whole set up, from the ease of booking, the fabulous boat, your enthusiasm, knowledge and, above all, your concern for the welfare and conservation of these wonderful whales.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you so much Linda for your very kind words and sharing your experience, we are so pleased to hear you met your very first whales today and had a wonderful time. They are truly incredible and it is always a pleasure to share these special moments with like minded people who have the same passion and desire to learn about and protect these magnificent whales!

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