Augusta Whale Watching

Morning Tour

Augusta Whale Watching during June is a perfect time to meet the powerful adult Humpback Whales and see the essence of the northern migration with competitive and social displays. A beautiful morning greeted us as we departed the Augusta Boat Harbour and scanned the bay to see who had moved in to the area in the early hours of the morning. Our first interactions were with relaxed, migrating whales who seemed a little bit wary and we soon became aware as to why their behaviour was this way. There were multiple bachelor males patrolling the area and it wasn’t long before they had found a female and the competition began. Surging across the bay they would launch themselves at each other as the female quickly moved straight for us a number of times before diving underneath to try and keep the males at bay and position herself further ahead of them. It was exhilarating and incredible to be so close to the action and see the power of a competition pod and the strength of each individual whale involved.

Afternoon Tour

The afternoon was very pleasant as the sunny conditions continued and shortly after leaving the harbour our first whale was sighted. A beautiful individual with a jet black fluke and this lovely Humpback had found some friends as he trumpeted loudly with excitement. It was the local Bottlenose Dolphins who had surrounded this whale and he was busy chasing after them as best he could. The agile dolphins decided to also come over and greet us playfully and it was wonderful to see them all enjoying a relaxing Sunday afternoon together. Our second pod was two huge adults who were relaxing in the heart of the bay. Peaceful and at ease, they drifted alongside us and we could hear each steady exhale and the more subtle inhale as they prepared for their next dive and further snooze time. The other pods throughout the bay were also relaxed and enjoying the calm afternoon conditions, showing signs that all was well amongst the pods and no more cheeky bachelor males were patrolling the area… for now!

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5 thoughts on “Augusta Whale Watching”

  1. This was our 3rd trip out with whale watch WA and once again it was a very memorable and enjoyable experience. The crew are an absolute delight and the commentary very informative and interesting. Albert is a little cutie too and enjoyed his pats.
    Love the new vessel, being at water line makes you feel like you are swimming along with the whales. Will definately join you again, maybe for the 2023 orca season for another mind blowing date with those magnificent creatures. Enjoy your days on the water and thanks again, you guys are ace

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you so much Pam for your kind words and it is always a pleasure to have you Join The Pod and so pleased you enjoyed your experience onboard the Whale Watch 1! Look forward to welcoming you onboard again in the near future, take care

  2. Great whale watching @ Augusta last week.
    Observed fin slapping, tail slapping & breaching humpbacks.
    Non stop action over the four days that we were there.
    The last photo the whale appears right at the rear of the boat!

  3. This was a great morning. The whales were happy to put on a show & I loved seeing it!
    Your new boat certainly makes you feel like you are close to these beautiful creatures.
    Thankyou for a memorable & very enjoyable experience.
    PS. Albert is a very cute chaperone

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you very much Karen and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time, Alby is such a sweet boy and often steals the show!

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