Southern Right Whales

Gentle, endangered and mammoth in size weighing in at 80-90 ton

Tragically their name was coined because they were very inquisitive and occupied waters close to the beach to give birth to their young so they were the right whale to hunt in the southern ocean and a favourite amongst whalers.

Today they still approach vessels to investigate and are still the gentle giants of the ocean but thankfully are now a protected species. Southern Right Whales will give birth and nurture their young extremely close to the coastline using the shallow waters and the surf break noise to mask the communications between mother and calf. This sound footprint is utilised by most cetaceans as a way to protect their young from predation.

Tour Dates: July – August

Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Location: Augusta, Western Australia

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How to Prepare For Your Experience

  • We recommend taking motion sickness medication the night prior and on the morning of your tour if you are susceptible. (Please consult your Doctor)
  • Book your seats prior to travel recommended
  • Warm jacket in all weather conditions is advisable.
  • Tours are weather dependent so when possible be flexible in planning your travel date.
  • Personal camera if required (Professional photographer is onboard).

Departure Time is 10:00am & 2:00pm Daily

  • Augusta Boat Harbour, Leeuwin Road, Augusta
  • Please check departure pickup points and times.
  • Please arrive 30 mins prior to departure time
  • Boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure.
  • Boarding Gate closes 5 minutes prior to departure (No Exceptions)
  • Child 10 – 17 years, Infant 0-4 FREE
  • Concession 65+ years, Military, Police, SES, Fire, Ambulance personnel

Departure Location

Augusta Boat Harbour, Leeuwin Road, Augusta, Western Australia

3 hours south of Perth is the majestic Flinders Bay and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.Where the great Indian & Southern Oceans meet. Safe, easy access from the brand new Augusta Boat Harbour.

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