Perth Whale Watching 2020 Continues

Perth Whale Watching 2020 continues as today we met pods of busy Humpback Whales following others southbound, but not before a quick stopover in the waters off beautiful Perth! Tall blows were sighted up ahead and as we approached we observed a bit of commotion as three whales all surfaced together in a hurry. Following after one another, a further pod of three launches into a few tail slaps to establish their dominance. The pod closest to us moved towards the bow before diving underneath, this escort pod had a tail following them. A younger whale had approached the two adults and was following closely as all three zigzagged around us with the adults attempt to distract the juvenile. It did eventually work as they managed to gain some momentum and distance away from the curious youngster and began to swim towards a nice calm area to rest in.

The pod of three we had sighted earlier had now made their way out past Rottnest Island and were set on this course. One individual had the most beautiful, jet black fluke which is not overly common to sight in the Western Australian Humpback Whale population. Lifting that gorgeous fluke gracefully it was a striking contrast to the wide underside of his mates fluke who surfaced alongside him. These three appeared to be a rather relaxed bachelor pod who seemed to enjoy our company as they went about their day. An approaching vessel disturbed the energy amongst the pod and ourselves which caused one of the males to launch into a warning tail lob, asserting his dominance and requesting a larger reactionary distance. The secondary vessel moved away and the boys reverted back to their mellow mood as they hung out with us in cruise control, veering towards the Humpback Highway as the Perth whale watching 2020 season continues.

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6 thoughts on “Perth Whale Watching 2020 Continues”

  1. Fantastic day out. The weather was beautiful and the crew on the boat were so inviting and friendly. Great to see so many whales. Highly recommend this cruise

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, pleasure having you onboard and we are so pleased you had a wonderful time 🙂

  2. It was a fabulous day out with Perth Whale Watch. The crew are outstanding and so friendly, and it’s the most beautiful and comfortable vessel to spend time out on.
    I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy seeing these amazing whales and hearing so many interesting facts with Perth Whale Watch.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you very much Shirley and a pleasure having you onboard, we are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful day and hope to see you onboard again soon!

  3. A bit late to be commenting..LOL. But on my Birthday, September 17, I boarded with my family for an amazing whale encounter. Saw three beautiful Humpbacks up close. Awesome boat, lovely crew and a most interesting commentary. Will most certainly cruise again and highly recommend it to anyone considering this cruise.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you so much Shelley, very much appreciated and a pleasure having you onboard and sharing your birthday celebrations with the whales of WA Looking forward to welcoming you onboard again soon for another adventure!

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