The great whale watching experience along the coast of Western Australia begins each year in the calm waters off Augusta.
Migrating Humpback and Minke whales leave the cold, food rich Antarctic waters and begin arriving in Augusta around May, where they spend some time resting in the sheltered waters of Flinders Bay, before continuing their journey north to their breeding grounds in warmer water
Augusta is perfectly placed to view these spectacular wild animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play. Whales can often be seen just metres from shore, however the best way to see them up close is to book a whale watching charter Augusta.
Once out in deeper water you’ll be able to see these majestic mammals breaching (leaping) and spy-hopping (head out of the water, looking around) as they play. Being inquisitive, it is common for a whale (or two) to come right up to our vessel to have a closer look. Talk about a close encounter!