Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Sperm Whale Expedition

Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Sperm Whale Expedition

A magnificent Bremer Canyon Voyage of Discovery today as we journeyed to one of our south west sighting grounds that we have not visited since last season. On our arrival an explosion of white water appeared as enormous Sperm Whales breached on the horizon, the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale and Sperm Whale Expedition was about to begin! Seven large male Sperm Whales had just been feeding at a depth of over 1,000 meters and on their arrival at the surface three of them launched into breaches for their first intake of oxygen in over forty minutes, they looked like submarines breaking the surface in incredible fashion! åStaying with them for a few resurfacing's we enjoyed the company of seven of the largest toothed predators on the planet when Mum made the call of Orca just up ahead, increasing her tally for the year to ten sightings and encroaching a few points behind the lead spotter onboard Whale Watch Western Australia (needless to say our family is very competitive!). A very good sighting it was too as Maleko and his family cruised in a westerly direction and we enjoyed their peaceful company as our energy matched theirs and we watched as they rested and relaxed with regularly downtimes of exactly seven minutes. Journeying a little further east we noticed white water appearing once again and within moments we were completely surrounded by Orca as three different family pods (Queen/Noosa/B-Slice) all surged together. Orca to the left, right, behind and in front of us had everyone giggling with excitement as the energy of the Orca rubbed off onto us and we porpoised with them back towards the Legendary Patch!

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  1. Leann Sharp on March 4, 2019 at 6:33 am

    We had a fabulous day yesterday with the crew of Whale Watch. They made us feel so welcome and looked after us all day. After no sightings for awhile, the Sperm Whales were seen in the distance. We got closer and we’re able to see them quite easily. It was an amazing sight. Awhile later Orcas were spotted diving below the surface and rising again. I was really excited and felt privileged to be so close. After moving to another location, suddenly we were surrounded. I didn’t know where to look. Dozens of Orcas swimming everywhere, some even bow riding our boat. An experience of a lifetime. It was on my husband’s bucket list to go to the Canyons at Bremmer. Neither of us were disappointed.

    • admin on March 5, 2019 at 5:01 am

      Thank you so much Leann and a pleasure to have had you both onboard to tick a special experience off the bucket list! A very special day it was and we are so pleased to hear you felt privileged to spend some time with the Sperm Whales and Orca, they are incredible!

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