Bremer Canyon Orca Experience – The Next Level!

Bremer Canyon Orca Experience – The Next Level!

The Bremer Canyon Orca Experience was next level today as our morning began with our first sighting of Short-Finned Pilot Whales as over 100+ pod members including brand new calves swan beneath our bow. They were spy hopping, pec slapping and curiously approaching us as we observed their social behaviour and beautiful markings. It was certainly exciting to see them again and a beautiful morning to celebrate their arrival to the Bremer Canyon. Soaring Wandering Albatross watched over the Pilot Whales as we foraged with them along the canyon wall and enjoyed their excitable and curious company. Our next discovery was spotted by keen eyed guests onboard who noticed the silvery shadow of an enormous Sunfish cruising just below the surface. He was absolutely massive and aptly named by our guest Sienna onboard "Zeus" which we thought seemed to fit the character of this confident and relaxed Mola Mola.

The Orca Experience was about to begin as Orca surged and we followed with the hunt as family faces including Swirl, Split Tip, Flapper and even little Stormy charged towards the hunting grounds and their next meal. Suddenly everyone came to a halt and we watched on as large chunks of squid were being carried around in the mouths of the adults. We watched on in amazement as little pieces were shared right in front of us amongst the family pod. A large unknown male Orca (Whale Watch 02) approached from further afield and his arrival seemed to cause a few of the females to begin fluke slapping as he made curious approaches, perhaps interested in seeing if any were seeking out a male and we will keep our eyes peeled for this impressive individual over the coming weeks. The calves celebrated the successful hunt with plenty of boisterous behaviour and spy hopping so close we were eye to eye with the wild Orca of Bremer Canyon... incredible!

4 Comments

  1. Tanya Hatch on January 27, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! What an amazing experience this is. Your entire operation is first class! Your lovely helpful staff, beautiful boat and amazing knowledge of marine life around the Bremer Canyon area has made this experience unforgettable, our family had the best day!

    • Whale Watch Western Australia on January 29, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Hi Tanya,
      Thankyou for the very humbling words, we are so delighted you enjoyed your day with us and the incredible Orca’s of Bremer Bay.
      Hope to have you back onboard very soon.
      Kind Regards

  2. Richard on January 29, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    This is an experience not to be missed. I would not hesitate to recommend the Whale Watch tour to anybody. The boat is beautiful and ideally suited to whale watching. The crew are very professional, knowlegable and welcoming. Every aspect of the tour was well executed. The crew’s knowlege and experience in locating the Orcas in a vast expanse of water was obvious and resulted in some excellent viewing opportunities. We greatly appreciated the fact that the boat was not crowded so that there was always room to see any action in the water – of which there was plenty!
    All these factors result in a fantastic, relaxing and enjoyable tour out to the Bremer Canyon. Put this tour on your Bucket List!

    • Whale Watch Western Australia on January 29, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you so much Richard for your kind and thoughtful words, we really appreciate them and it inspires us to continue working hard. Wonderful to hear you had a fantastic time and a pleasure to have you both onboard 🙂

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