Perth Canyon Blue Whale Season 2019

Perth Canyon Blue Whale Season 2019

The Perth Canyon Blue Whale Season 2019 began today with much excitement as we departed the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour on a magnificent morning to go and meet our beautiful Blue Whales. Arriving in the Perth Canyon it wasn't long before the rocketing exhalation of the worlds largest mammal reached skywards and we were in the presence of our beloved Blues, at long last! A year is a very long time to miss one of our favourite pod members and it was exhilarating to once again watch that turquoise glow light up the Indian Ocean. Two enormous Blue Whales surfaced in unison and the largest individual began to swim directly towards us... running in a for a big hug (we missed him too!). Shortly after their sounding dives yet another two Blue Whales surfaced and we were in the heart of the krill cafe as the smorgasbord of protein rich krill was being prepared for consumption below. Working hard this morning the four Blue Whales pushed the krill closer together, creating a more efficient way of feeding rather than trying to hunt dispersed krill. Further blows were sighted on the horizon and we were very excited to record 10-12 individual Blue Whales in the area as we interacted with our four mates. The krill patches began to grow smaller and tighter as the Blues sounding dive trajectory changed and with this came one of the most beautiful sights on the planet... the seven meter wide fluke of a Blue Whale! The graceful, powerful movement of a Blue Whale lifting their fluke clear of the water below is stunning and we were blessed to sight three magnificent tail dives today. A sensational start to our Perth Canyon Blue Whale Season 2019 with every precious moment spent with our beloved Blues a true privilege, our oceans and lives would not be the same without them.

Perth Canyon Blue Whale Season 2019 Whale Whale Watch Western Australia©17

6 Comments

  1. Lori on March 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    What a fantastic experience! The beauty and the splendour of these magnificent animals far exceeded my expectations. The cares of my world just dropped away as I was totally enthralled by the beauty of the whales and the really informative commentary and service by all of the friendly crew members. Thank you all so much.

    • admin on March 26, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you very much Lori for your kind words, it is a lovely way you have explained it as when you are with the Blue Whales everything else seems to fade and they are incredibly peaceful to be with 🙂 A pleasure having you onboard and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time!

  2. Robert on March 27, 2019 at 4:15 am

    A wonderful experience. The blue whales are extraordinary and the opportunity see them up close is very special. Few people in the world are fortunate enough to have this opportunity.
    The crew also exceptional and the ship is great for this type of experience..
    We have visited WA on eight occasions, and this trip was certainly the highlight of this year’s three month visit.

    • admin on March 27, 2019 at 4:23 am

      Hi Robert,
      Thankyou for the lovely comments, we are truely blessed to have the opportunity of showcasing such incredible cetaceans on the Western Australian coastline, pleasure to have you onboard and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
      Kind Regards

      Whale Watch WA

  3. Emma Davidson on April 8, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Truly memorable. We weren’t sure what to expect, and although one only sees the tip of the iceberg (as it were) just knowing these creatures are the size of our boat below the surface is awe inspiring. The expertise of the crew and the deep understanding of how the whales behave, along with the sensitive approach to watching these amazing creatures was exceptional. In a world full of turmoil it’s a great privilege to be in presence of with these gentle giants. We have a big responsibility to sustain their environment.
    Emma

    • admin on April 8, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Thankyou Emma
      Inspiring words and we thank you for taking the time to comment.
      WA’s Cetacean’s are a true gift to us all.
      Kind Regards
      Whale Watch WA

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