Whale Watch in July

Whale Watch in July when visiting Western Australia, it is a must do and one of the very best times to observe the epic Humpback migration. Today we were excited to be back out in Flinders Bay after a few days of adverse weather and a little surprise was waiting to greet us only a few minutes after departure. Bobbing up to the surface directly in front was a tiny Humpback calf who seemed all on his own. We watched carefully, ever hopeful mum was exactly where she should be, directly underneath her baby. A few minutes passed until mum finally did surface and she was enormous, gracefully lifting herself alongside her calf as they both peered back at us. The third Humpback calf we have sighted this season and we hope both mother and calf will make their way to warmer, northern waters very soon after their time spent in Flinders Bay, Augusta.

Our next encounter was with a cheeky juvenile who appeared to be practicing his feeding technique at the surface, rolling onto his side and expanding out those throat pleats. A spectacular sight we don’t often observe and it wasn’t long before this young Humpback was swimming underneath our bow and interacting. The afternoon also had interesting behaviour as we watched two Humpbacks in courtship displays. Twisting and turning, they appeared to dance together in the shallows as they swam over to us and continued their interaction. To whale watch in July means there is a high possibility to observe these flirty Humpback behaviours and although mating has never been captured on film before, we have witnessed many hours of courtship interaction. Not even a passing juvenile Humpback or playful Bottlenose Dolphins could distract these two from their dance, we were mesmerised as we watched the Humpback waltz!

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2 thoughts on “Whale Watch in July”

  1. Hi Jade and family.

    We were on the whale watch trip on 23 July 2019 at 2.00 pm. I ticked two items off my bucket list that day – I saw whales and dolphins!!

    The boat was great, very impressed with your sister doing live commentary (she is so knowledgeable!!), your mum is so kind and caring (she watched over me as I got seasick on the 2nd hour), the service and the whole package was fantastic. I have already recommended Whale Watch to friends.

    I did not expect that we can see whales so near to mainland. And we love the fact that your family is contributing to the research and protection of whales from the data you provided. It taught me a few things on how we conduct our business with environment in our hearts.

    Jade, you are so lively and engaging. Thank you for the conversation.

    To the mum & dad of Whale Watch, you have two beautiful daughters who are so responsibile, hardworking and special.

    Don’t forget to call me when anyone of you or the whole family is in Singapore! 

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you so very much for your beautiful words, they are so thoughtful and absolutely made our week!

      We are so pleased you enjoyed your time onboard and it inspires us to keep working hard, we will be sure to pass on this lovely feedback to the entire family.

      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experience and we will certainly be in touch when we are next in Singapore 🙂

      Speak soon!

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