Whale watching is popular south of Perth waters because it is an important rest area for southward migrating humpback whales between September to late November, when they can be seen in the area with great regularity. Southern Right whales are also seen in increasing numbers south of Perth as their populations slowly recover from commercial whaling. There are many whale watching cruises available as well as plenty of land based lookouts with excellent vantage points in Perth and the South West region.
Humpback and Southern Right whales starts to migrate in May every year from the food-rich southern ocean to breeding grounds in the warm northern waters. The whales then return south in November to the colder seas to grow and mature. The whales follow the continental shelf, embracing the coast as they travel through the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. They playfully show off their water-skills and celebrating life just off shore.
WHY WHALES ARE IMPORTANT TO PERTH MARINE ENVIRONMENT
- Whales in the south of Perth area play a vital role in stabilizing the aquatic food chain and reproduction of other species. Commercial Whaling, food distribution in the ocean becomes destabilized and causes changes in the food supply of many other kinds of marine life.
- Scientific studies of the whales in Perth has led to a lot of discoveries and advancements regarding echolocation, aquatic environments, marine life/biology and marine mammal intelligence and other important oceanic topics.
- Whale poop stabilize the offset of carbon in the atmosphere providing a healthier environment for both land and aquatic lifeforms.
- Whale watching in Perth and South Western have brought in millions of dollars helping stimulate economic growth in Western Australia.
Whale Watching Perth
If you are visiting Perth and passionate about whale watching in Perth and South West Ocean, All Sea Charters provide whale-watching cruises in Perth and South West. We have one of the most luxurious whale watching boats in Western Australia to accommodate you. With our experience, we take you to areas where there is higher chance of seeing whales and you enjoy more time watching whales in Perth and South Western Sea. While you see Whales more often than not, if you do not see whales, we will take you another trip free of charge.