Amazing Hillarys Whale Watch

Amazing Hillarys whale watch experience today as we met an enormous female Humpback and her very confident calf who both launched into a spectacular breaching display! Slowly cruising when we first met them we made sure to match their energy levels on this beautiful day as mother and calf travelled just off the Hillarys whale watch coastline. The calf appeared to be very comfortable as he traveled a few meters ahead of his mum and as she allowed him to position himself in-between herself and us we knew she trusted us. Building this trust with a Humpback Whale mum is a beautiful thing as we understand just how fiercely protective they are of their calves so to allow us to view a glimpse of their busy lives is a privilege that we must never take for granted.

The calf appeared to disappear for a couple of five minute intervals in-between coming to the surface to breath and we had a sure feeling that this little Humpback was having a good feed of mums 48% fat rich milk. Almost to signal the end of feed time and that he was ready to play the young calf launched into an amazing breach as his entire body left the Indian Ocean which left for only one thing to take over, gravity! “Plonk” as he flipped upside down and his rostrum was first to hit the surface again in a hilariously fun breach, but his mum decided to show him just how its done and launched into a picture perfect breach that was simply spectacular. The breaching didn’t stop there as the young calf continued to fly high and land with a beautiful splash into perfect conditions as he refined his style a little bit before throwing in a little chin slap/head lunge for good measure before swimming directly towards us to get a better look. Mum patiently escorted him over and what a special mum she is, her weight loss is extreme and we can clearly see her eye sockets just before she lands after her breach in the photo above showing just how much dedication these females have to their calves.

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6 thoughts on “Amazing Hillarys Whale Watch”

  1. We had the most amazing experience yesterday on your boat seeing the humpback whales. A very professional service and informative! Will definately go again when in WA! Thank you for a great day.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Our pleasure Alison and thank you very much for your kind words, it is fantastic to hear you had such a wonderful time and we hope to see you onboard in the near future!

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you Ian and our Western Australian Humpback Whales certainly are the stars of the show, they seem to know well how many adoring human fans they have!

  2. I am glad to have chosen your tour company among the others. VIP treatment was awesome. Witnessing how you truly understand and care about the well-being of the whales was amazing. I have learnt so much in just a brief trip. This trip truly made my day and I haven’t stop smiling since I last saw the whales. I can’t wait to make another trip with you again. Thank you for that awesome and memorable time.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you Valerie for your very kind words and we are also so pleased you joined us, it absolutely makes our day to know you are still smiling after your experience! It is always a pleasure to have guests onboard who understand and appreciated the whales they spend time with and absorb the information learnt while onboard to share with family and friends creating more awareness of our magnificent Humpbacks and their extraordinary achievements 🙂

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