Whale watching kicks off in Geographe Bay


Whale watching in Geographe Bay

From September - November

The second half of Australia’s longest whale watching season is officially underway, with the whales moving north from Augusta to the sheltered waters of Geographe Bay.  Plenty of Humpback and Southern Rights have been sighted in the past week or so, from boats and from the shore.  Sandy Jensen from Legend Charters affirmed that “We are in that special period where the juveniles come through and ‘mug’ us regularly, right near the boat”, and reported whales breaching repeatedly within 30m of their boat. Boat tours are finishing up in Flinders Bay Augusta, at the southern end of the Margaret River Region, and starting to operate out of Port Geographe Marina in Busselton and Quindalup Boat Ramp in Dunsborough.  Over 35,000 whales travel through the waters of the Margaret River Region from June – December each year, making it one of most prolific and lengthy whale watching seasons in the world.

This video of a juvenile humpback was captured on August 25th, 2015 off Busselton, by Whale Watch Western Australia.

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More about the whales

Want to know the difference between a Humpback and a Southern Right? Learn more about the whales that migrate past Western Australia on our whale watching page.

Plan your stay

Around the time of major events, accommodation can be limited and it is advisable to pre-book online or with one of the friendly visitor centre staff. Search below or get in touch via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911.

Victoria Johnson

Author Victoria Johnson

Victoria Johnson is a born communicator - having won the West Australian Young Writers Contest for 10 consecutive years, she has a passion and flair for writing, and a keen eye for detail. Victoria loves all things Margaret River, in particular its food, wine, hiking trails and beaches.

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