Spot an Orca

Whale Watching in Bremer Bay


In Bremer Bay, join marine biologists as you head out into the swells of the Southern Ocean, ready for an encounter with a mammal so fierce even White Pointers steer clear. In the Bremer Canyon, the ocean floor gives way to a 3.5km-deep abyss, creating ideal conditions for pods of killer whales to feed on riches flushed off the shallower waters. You’re almost guaranteed to see orcas, conserving energy with the rough swells, and possibly pilot whales, pods of dolphins, sharks, sperm whales and giant sun fish too. Seeing an orca in the wild is a true bucket list whale watching experience.

Length of Trip : Expeditions depart daily at 8.30am and return at approximately 4.30pm.

Cost :
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Best time to go : Orca spotting expeditions run from 5 January to 25 April

Wheelchair friendly : Contact operator if arrangements can be made.

Family friendly : Minimum age for children is 10 years.

Where to eat :
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided, as well as unlimited hot and cold beverages.

Official Site :
Naturliste Charters

Where to Stay :
Bremer Bay Bed and Breakfast

Getting There :
Bremer Bay is a small coastal town located 515kms south east of Perth and 180kms east of Albany in Western Australia. Bremer Bay Boat Harbour is located at the end of Swarbrick Road, an approximately 5 minute drive from the town centre. From Wellstead Road (the main road into Bremer Bay), turn onto Point Henry Road. Swarbrick Road is the first left hand turn if coming from town. If you're making it a day trip from Albany, as we did, the Busy Blue Bus can arrange transfers as well as tours of the region.

Note from Robin :
Definitely take sea-sickness precautions as you'll be out in the swells of the ocean, rain or shine, and won't be able to see land. Bring a waterproof jacket and extra warm layer to bring on board. The company publishes their “Crew Report” each day which includes the best of our photographs on their Facebook page, which you can share with friends and family, and also download.


Photo: Keith Lightbody


Photo: Keith Lightbody


Photo: Keith Lightbody


Photo: Keith Lightbody