Blue Whales of Rottnest Island

Blue Whales of Rottnest Island

The Blue Whales of Rottnest Island and their visits are a truely magnificent sight and today the unmistakable tall exhalation of the largest creature on our planet shot into the sky and had us all singing, “Blue Whale!”. A big, beautiful Blue surfaced just ahead and we watched as the streamlined body and mottled grey…

Perth Sea Lion

Perth Sea Lion

Watching the Perth Sea Lion fun this morning as they twisted and turned in the turquoise waters on a peaceful morning. Australian Sea Lions are endemic to Australia and we are very fortunate to have twenty seven islands in Western Australia that these puppy like characters call home. Hard workers, Sea Lions will often travel…

Summer Cetaceans

Summer Cetaceans

It is summer cetaceans as the season starts to change and the last of the mother Humpbacks and their calves make their journey down the coastline. A magnificent morning with crystal waters and warm conditions as we were once again greeted by our playful Bottlenose Dolphin pod. These 12+ individuals were again in an excitable…

Perth Wildlife Experience

Perth Wildlife Experience

Today was a Perth wildlife experience as we met a unique and colourful variety of individuals as we enjoyed the company of playful Bottlenose Dolphins, a chilled out Loggerhead Turtle and fast moving juvenile Hammerhead Shark. The Bottlenose Dolphins were in a very playful mood as we approached and they quickly surrounded us, seeming to…

Perth Australian Sea Lion

Perth Australian Sea Lion

Perth Australian Sea Lion surprise today as a very friendly and informative female came over to say hello and have a chat! She was munching on a delicious (and massive!) Spangled Emperor as we discussed how the day was going and asked if she had noticed any of those noisy cetaceans swimming around close by.…

City Beach Whale Watching

City Beach Whale Watching

Today it was City Beach whale watching as a mother Humpback Whale and calf launched into surface activity with City Beach watching on! Our first interaction for the morning was with a resting mother and calf pod. A gentle exhalation first captured our attention and we observed a very sleepy mum who would spend her…

Why do Whales Tail Slap?

Why do Whales Tail Slap?

There are a few reasons whales tail slap but the main reason is to warn off predation or over bearing males &/or females. It is a defensive action and depending upon the energy in the tail slap generally indicates what the communication is all about. Today was an excellent example as from over 2 mile…

Dolphin Watch Western Australia

Dolphin Watch Western Australia

Dolphin Watch Western Australia it was today as one of the beautiful local pod of 30+ Bottlenose Dolphins came over to say hello and introduce us to their newest addition to the family! A gorgeous and very small Dolphin calf surfaced right alongside mum and we noticed a tell tale sign of his young age.…

Perth City Blue Whales

Perth City Blue Whales

Perth City Blue Whales took our breath away today as literally out of the blue the largest creature on our planet appeared! The morning was beautiful as sunshine and warm easterly winds carried us out into the sightings grounds. Even before we left Sardine Jetty we had Hiccups the local Bottlenose Dolphin swim over to…

Watching Humpbacks Whale Watch WA

Watching Humpbacks Whale Watch WA

Watching Humpbacks with Whale Watch WA is always a fascinating journey as we observe the Language of the Whales and explain exactly what is taking place. Today was another amazing day to watch our whales survive and make this migration matter as they continued the long and steady process back down the coastline. Antarctica is…

Humpback Whale breath hold

Humpback Whale breath hold

How long can a Humpback Whale breath hold last for? The lung capacity of a Humpback Whale is the same size as a small car when they are fully grown. Such enormous lungs means that they are capable of saturating their blood with oxygen in a short amount of time and can prepare themselves for…

Humpback Mother and Calf Migration

Humpback Mother and Calf Migration

The Humpback mother and calf Migration is a special time of year to meet the next generation of Humpbacks as they make their first southern migration. Today we scanned carefully in search of the recognisable surfacing of our whales when the call went out to our port side, Humpbacks had been sighted! A beautiful mother…