The mighty mammals of the sea flock to the pristine waters of Perth year-round as they migrate in search of their future partners. Unlike other whale watching locations, the waters of Perth are visited by a number of whale species mainly humpbacks and blue whales.
The whales tend to swim close to the shore which will let you spot them with your bare eyes. If you think this is awesome, think about a vantage point from where you are just metres away from these magnificent creatures. Perth whale watching cruises crafted with the sole purpose of creating exceptional experience delivers you the same.
Although Perth has a year-round whale watching season, you would be able to see them the best during two main peak seasons so make sure you time your visit according to the type of whale species you would like to see.
From the month of March to May you will be treated with the view of the mesmerising humpback whales as they migrate north. To watch the endangered southern right whales the month of August is the best time. If you are lucky enough you will be able to spot humpback whales as well but not as many as in the month of May.
The southward migrating humpback whales tend to lodge in the shallow waters of Perth. From September to late November humpback whales can be found with great regularity towards the south of Perth. After the ban of commercial whaling, the Southern Right whales have increased in number because of which we are able to see more of it. There are numerous land-based lookouts with excellent vantage points as well as spectacular Perth whale watching cruises available in the Sydney South West region of Western Australia.
The southern right whales and humpback whales migrate every year in May from the food-rich southern ocean in search of breeding grounds in the warm northern waters. During November the same pods of whales return south to the colder seas to nurture the young ones. Watch them show off their aquatic skills from the comfort of a Perth whale watching cruise as these magnificent mammals travel to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean following the continental shelf embracing the coast.
For Perth, whales are not just a magnet to attract tourists, they play a vital role in stabilizing the food chain and reproduction of other species. Commercial whaling had destabilized and had caused a drastic change in the food supply of many other marine inhabitants. Studies regarding whales and their influence on the ecosystem, has led to a lot of discoveries regarding echolocation, marine life/biology, aquatic environments and marine mammal intelligence. Know more about this from the marine biologist onboard all-inclusive Perth whale watching cruises.