Whale Watching – Augusta / Margaret River

I managed a day off yesterday and headed out for a bit of whale spotting with the guys at Naturaliste Charters.

It has been an amazing week for whale watching, clear blue skies, calm water and some VERY close interaction with Southern Right Whales. This sort of stuff doesn’t happen every day but when it does it’s pure gold. I can only wonder what the whales thought about the sounds of human screaming.

We are seeing a lot of whales migrating north at the moment (and already spotted the first of the Humpback Whales returning south!) for their breeding season. The last week alone we have seen well over two dozen whales from atop the Wilyabrup Cliffs. Which seems like quite a lot until you hear they spotted over 200 in one day in Flinders bay.

Sourthern Right Whale in Augusta / Margaret River

Contact Paul and Alison at Naturaliste Charters if you want to get up close and personal http://www.whales-australia.com/

Or join me on a Margaret River Discovery Tour if you like a bit more distance in your close up encounters; and a belly full of wine.

Check out the Margaret River Discovery Co FACEBOOK page for more whale photos.

About Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.