Blue Whale Season 2019

Blue Whale Season 2019

Flying Offshore Bottlenose Dolphins, the worlds largest animal the Blue Whale, unique Risso Dolphins and our very first Humpback for season 2019... what a Mother's Day! Celebrating our final tour for Blue Whale Season 2019 we had an absolutely perfect day to spend exploring the Perth Canyon. Our first encounter was with flying Dolphins, literally launching themselves so high they almost seemed to land on the moon! These boisterous males were showing off skill and strength, within moments they noticed our arrival and raced to join us. Swimming around in circles on the bow they were focused on everyone looking back down at them and stayed with us for a very long time. Muscling each other out of the way to get a better view of their human admirers and find the best spot to bow ride with us as we continued towards the Perth Canyon. The schools of tuna were jumping and as Albatross, Shearwaters, Gannets and Storm Petrels glided close by the call went out for a Blue Whale to our port side, the enormous exhalation filling the sky. A beautiful Blue surfaced shortly after and we watched as the gigantic body of this lone Blue gracefully peeled through the depths of the Perth Canyon on a steady path.

A cheeky, slinky and remarkably familiar dorsal fin surfaced on our opposite side, certainly no Blue Whale this cetacean had snuck up behind us and we were over the moon to see our first Humpback Whale for season 2019! A young male Humpback who was covered from fluke to rostrum with many scars, typical of this age group. Getting a head start on the competition of other male Humpbacks also migrating to the breeding grounds is always a good idea or perhaps this young male was anxious to begin what is set to be an epic migration. Our day was set for one last and wonderful surprise as little white bodies bobbed up in front of us, the Risso Dolphin brigade was back. Forty plus individuals surrounded our vessel and joined us for an afternoon Sunday session as we sipped champagne and toasted to Mother's Day while in the company of our Risso friends. An incredible last day for Blue Whale Season 2019 and a very special season it has been not only for the Blues but many special sightings of the unique and rare who call Perth Canyon home for a short time each year. We hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day 🙂

6 Comments

  1. Sue Harper on May 13, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Fabulous description and brilliant photos of a perfect and memorable Mother’s Day trip to see everything and more than I’d hoped for! Thanks again

    • admin on May 13, 2019 at 1:58 am

      Hi Sue
      Thankyou for the lovely words, it was special way to finish the Blue Whale season and we hope to have you back onboard soon.
      Kind Regards
      Whale Watch WA

  2. Melissa Zappelli on May 13, 2019 at 2:33 am

    So happy to see a Blue Whale and those beautiful Risso Dolphins and spend the day with my beautiful ocean loving daughter!! Really was a wonderful day! Thankyou!! I will be seeing you guys for some Humback Expeditions and the Orcas at Bremer next year!!!

    • admin on May 13, 2019 at 2:45 am

      Thank you Melissa and we are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful day with your daughter Looking forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon!

  3. Donie & Chris on June 2, 2019 at 5:55 am

    WW WA deliver again! Thank you gang.
    It was a return trip for us this season as our first outing in April failed to present any ‘giants of the deep’ but we did manage a rare Sperm Whale sighting in the canyon in April which was amazing, along with dolphins aplenty.
    This time around; Blue Whale, Humpback, Rissos, Albatross and so much more… what a day!

    Loving each and every tour we do with you guys, well done and looking forward to the next adventure x

    • Whale Watch Western Australia on June 2, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you Donie & Chris for your kind words, it is wonderful to hear you are enjoying your time onboard and with the wonderful whales! Looking forward to many more adventures and all the best till then 🙂

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