Bremer Bay Orca Experience – VIP Captains Lounge

Australia’s #1 Award Winning Whale Watch Experience

Upgrade to our VIP Captains Lounge for the ultimate Bremer Bay Orca Experience.

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Join the award winning Bremer Bay Orca Experience and meet the oceans apex predators with Australia’s most experienced Whale Watch family.

Departing every summer from January to mid April we visit the feeding grounds of the Orca and introduce you to the family pods who call this incredible coastline home.

Over the last 7 years our family has spent more time in the Bremer Canyon than any other operator, aboard on every tour consisting of 1000’s of hours of observation and research, guaranteeing you the knowledge and education you expect from a dedicated, elite team.

Tour Dates: January – April

Bremer Bay is located 5 hours south east of Perth, Western Australia in the pristine Great Southern.

It is from this beautiful township we journey to the edge of the continental shelf to discover the oceans apex predator, the Bremer Bay Orca (Killer Whales).

The Bremer Canyon Sub-Basin is host to the largest congregation of Killer Whales in the Southern Hemisphere. It is believed that a very deep Antarctic flow, the Flinders Current, enters the canyon gathering bio-carbons which create a nutrient rich environment to collide with the Leeuwin Current and the topography of the canyon creates an oceanic eddy. This interaction creates nutrient rich upwelling waters where phytoplankton develops and an intense food chain for marine life prospers. Killer Whales are at the top of that food chain with multiple family pods calling this stretch of coastline home numbering between 200-300 individuals.

Our vessels and family team are dedicated to whale watching all year and specialise in operating in harmony with Australian cetaceans. Whale watching should be just that, watching and our motto is to observe and not influence behaviour. Sound is the main communication skill below water and our vessels have been designed to minimise sound pollution in the environments we work in. Our family team have spent many years and thousands of hours building a skill set and interaction procedures that are implemented onboard every tour. The art of whale watching takes time and patience, our family business has dedicated our time to creating a whale watch experience that allows you to Join The Pod® and be welcomed by the whales into their wild environment.

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Upgrade to our VIP Captains Lounge for the ultimate Bremer Bay Orca Experience

  • Priority Boarding with personal hostess
  • Luxurious private seating (only 6 guests per tour)
  • Direct access to our cetacean experts
  • Reserved front rail bow seating
  • Whale Watch VIP GIFT PACK (Valued at over $100)
  • Premium food & beverage package including cocktails, spirits & cheese platter
  • Superior elevated viewing
  • Limited Seats available
  • and much more …..

Includes entry to the luxurious Captains Lounge with priority boarding and arrival drinks served by your private hostess who will provide all of your requirements throughout the tour.

You will be welcomed into the research centre of the vessel and will join our team for an onboard insight into the world of Bremer Bay Orca education and research.

Also included is all vessel access, Whale Watch Gift Pod Pack, return journey enjoy premium drinks package & cheese platter.

This is the only tour of it’s kind in Australia, spoil yourself with a once in a lifetime experience and savour the memories forever.

The Itinerary
  • Join The Pod® and begin your journey with Australia’s #1 family owned and operated Whale Watch provider as you check in at our brand new box office facility in the Bremer Bay Boat Harbour.
  • Safe & easy boarding we depart the harbour arriving in the sighting grounds within a short distance of the coastline (19n.m)
  • Our passionate and experienced team will take you through a moment by moment interpretation of the behaviours you will witness, the intelligence & hunting techniques of the Orca you meet and you will be educated by our scientists and our research team.
  • We will introduce you to the different family pods as they arrive on scene and you will learn their names and personalities
  • Learn about the history of the Orca and Bremer Canyons as you enjoy a truely unique lifetime experience with Australia’s cetacean experts.
  • Our Whale Watch TV Theatre live streams underwater footage of our close encounters which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your seat.Tune in to the songs and sounds of the whales as our live hydrophone is deployed and recordings taken to further our research.
  • Your professional photographer for the day will be taking images of the wildlife you meet which can be downloaded free from The Daily Whale at the end of your tour to share with family and friends.
  • Wishing our Orca the safest of journeys ahead, we will now make our way back to the Bremer Bay Boat Harbour.
Tour Highlights

Learn the Language of the Whales

Whale Watch experts will guide you through the cruise with in-depth knowledge of the Orcas. Your family will join our family on board as we join with the Orca Pod’s in the hunt, competing with other canyon hunters including the Pilot, Beaked & Sperm Whales preying on the giant squid with an audience of Antarctic Seabirds feeding on scraps left in their wake.

This expedition is an all day experience as we discover and research the apex predator, the ORCA. You will learn all about the Bremer Canyon and everything that this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna’s and Antarctic migratory seabird’s.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the wonders of the marine world in the wild natural habitat of the Southern Ocean.

You will experience;

  • 25M $4.5M purpose built Whale Watch Luxury Vessel
  • Australia’s most experience Whale Watch Team
  • Onboard genuine research with marine scientist & behavioural experts to educate you in everything Orca & other mega fauna
  • Expert Live commentary – more experience in the Bremer Canyon than any other operator
  • Underwater Camera & Microphone with 2 big screen Whale TV
  • Western Australian Family Owned & Operated
  • Renowned superior quality service
  • LUXURY lifetime experience at the best price available
  • Elevated viewing over 3 levels
  • Excellent 5 STAR Ratings
  • Guests numbers capped
  • Largest & fastest vessel, we get to the Killer Whales first and you spend less time in transit and more quality time on the hunt with the Orca
  • Under water viewing via Whale Watch TV
  • Professional Photographer onboard
  • Free postcard and photo’s of your experience
  • 100% Whale Watch Lifetime Sighting Guarantee or FREE return voucher
  • Superior standard of service, safety & comfort
  • Family & Group Specials – Preferred affiliate of many high profile brands


Sample Menu
  • Welcome boarding drinks
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Full All Day grazing with delicious lunch options (Hot & Cold)
  • Plus a selection of Hot Pastries & Pies, Chocolate & Blueberry muffins.
  • Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free available on request.
  • Drinks, water, tea, coffee and lolly time!
  • A complimentary glass of champagne or cold beer is offered on the journey home to celebrate your Orca experience.
How to Prepare
  • We recommend taking motion sickness medication the night prior and on the morning of your tour if you are susceptible. (Please consult your Doctor)
  • Children participating in the extended tours must be a minimum of 10 years and some ocean experience is 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: 8:00am

Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.

  • 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.

To avoid 1.5% credit card fee please call direct.

Not suitable for the very young, elderly/frail, heavily pregnant or those with mobility issues.


Witness the Hunt!

Bremer Orcas are generalist hunters meaning they have a varied diet including other cetaceans but their primary food source target are giant squid. These squid are predators in their own right and can grow up to 13 meters in length. The battle for life is on display every moment in the Bremer Canyons. 

Targeting Giant Squid!

Your opportunity to witness the most unique chain of events that occur in this isolated marine environment that is rarely witnessed anywhere on the planet. Currents, topography, water temperature & sunlight create the environment for phytoplankton, which attracts krill, which attracts fish, which attracts squid, which attracts cetaceans, which attracts ORCA

the Hunt is ON!

The Bremer Canyons

The Bremer Canyon Sub-Basins are host to over 200 Orca which is the largest known aggregation in the Southern Hemisphere & a hunting ground to many species.

The Bremer Canyon Sub-Basin is a series of deep sea canyons that extends over 11,500 km2 and reaches depths of over four kilometers at certain points. The mixing of a cold Antarctic current colliding with the warmer waters of the Leeuwin current creates a nutrient rich environment. The unique topography of the canyons creates an oceanic eddy and this interaction with nutrient upwelling waters kick-starts the food chain for marine life to prosper.

Our Vessels

Our purpose built vessels offer you two fantastic tours, the award winning Orca Experience aboard Steep Point & our newest tour Orca Extreme aboard Whale Watch 1, swim with the Orca without getting wet! Our year round live research programs onboard guarantees your experience will become a lifetime memory. Let our family immerse you in the world of the Orca and teach you the Language of the Whales.

MV Steep Point – Orca Experience

Western Australia’s Premier Whale Watch Vessel

Interior opulence, expansive viewing platforms over three levels and superior speed for transiting between your departure location and the sighting grounds. MV Steep Point is the largest and most luxurious dedicated Whale Watch vessel in Western Australia. Meet the cetaceans of your tour in comfort and style onboard a purpose built open ocean Whale Watch cruiser designed for speed and luxury with the highest priority for customer safety and satisfaction.

MV Whale Watch 1 – Orca Express

Australia’s Newest Eco-Friendly Whale Watch Vessel Only Orca tour of this type in Australia.

Proudly designed and made in Australia specifically for Whales by Whale Watchers to elevate your whale watch experience to an elite level and immerse you in the world of the cetaceans. Our brand new vessel is a game changer for the industry, specifically designed and dedicated to whale watch experiences providing a less intrusive vessel to allow for respectful observation of the cetaceans and wildlife we interact with daily complete with underwater camera and sound recorders displayed via our onboard research theatre.

Departure Location

Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay, Western Australia

Bremer Bay is located 5.5 hours drive from Perth or a two hour drive from Albany. Self drive, planes and personalised bus transport are the best ways to get there. Should you be travelling with a caravan it is the perfect place to add into your travel itinerary and spend a few days enjoying the pristine beaches.

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