Killer Whales Bremer Bay

Killer Whales Bremer Bay were busy today as they foraged successfully for squid as powerful surging unfolded into a hunt with all pod members sharing in the feast as the Pilot Whales raced towards them. The energy was very serious as we arrived in The Patch and observed the Orca focused and attentive as they spread out thinly. The feeling was that they were certainly tracking something and establishing a large Orca net to entrap their prey. Joining with Noosa we were only with her for a short time before she launched into a powerful surge as the rest of the family pod followed and moved quickly. It didn’t take long for them to secure their meal and the scent and resulting oil slick indicated that they had found some delicious squid for lunch. Queen came over along with the family as they enjoyed sharing their meal amongst the pod members.

During this time we noticed Pilot Whales come racing towards the Orca within only ten meters. The Orca held their ground and continued to move forward as the Pilot Whales closed in around our vessel. Trying to use our sound footprint to disguise their approach the Pilot Whales were only a few meters away from the Steep Point and approaching behind the Orca. The plan didn’t work too well as Queen diverted her family away and the Pilots continued out to the west. It was now relax and rest time for the Orca as they stretched out with full bellies and looked very content. The calves came over for some cheeky playtime as Samurai and Opal zoomed around and underneath us with such enthusiasm, the Killer Whales Bremer Bay have certainly been feeding well this week!

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4 thoughts on “Killer Whales Bremer Bay”

  1. We had an amazing time on the Orca tour. The crew were excellent. They were helpful and knowledgeable about the Orca and the local area. We really enjoyed the experience of seeing Orca hunt in their natural environment and couldn’t believe how close they came to the boat! We were thrilled to see pilot whales, flying fish and sea lions on the tour as well. Thanks so much for an unforgettable trip!

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thankyou very much Gemma for your kind words and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day!

  2. What a cool experience! Lots of interesting info and insight into the different Orca pods from a crew that obviously knows them very well.

    We were originally going to go with a different company but they had a no refund policy so we called Whale Watch. They were lovely to speak to and offer a lifetime, transferable sighting guarantee which put us at ease since we were just passing through and couldn’t try again the next day if we didn’t see any Orcas.

    Overall they just seemed more professional than the other boat we saw.

    1. Whale Watch Western Australia

      Thank you Tim and it was wonderful to have you Join The Pod, hope to see you onboard again if the opportunity arises in the future!

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