Cruise the waters off Perth and see the majestic whales!
WA's Humpback Highway experiences the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere. The Humpback Highway is part of an ancient system of ocean paths that circle the planet, vastly pre-dating any road travelled by man. In April each year, around 35,000 whales leave the rich feeding grounds of Antartica to raise their young in the warmer waters of the Kimberley in WA's north west. Their return journey trip from September - December brings them much closer to Perth's coast, providing the perfect opportunity for an encounter on an thrilling whale watching cruise.
If you're in Perth from March to May, don't miss seeing the elusive Blue Whales that can be seen feeding off krill at the Perth Canyon - marine epicentre 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth. The Blue Whale is the rarest Whale to ever be seen or photographed!
Whale watching tours in Perth
The following operators offer whale watching tours from Perth from mid-August to November each year
Blue Whale Watching Season
From March to May, you can tour to the Perth Canyon 30 nautical miles off the coast of Perth to see the elusive Blue Whale - the only place in Australia you can see these magnificent animals feeding.
Watch the whales
Videos courtesy of Rottnest Fast Ferries and Whale Watch Western Australia
More nature and wildlife in Perth
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