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Marine Mammals

Over half of the world’s Cetaceans are found in Australian waters.

A recent study confirmed that there are 45 Cetaceans (scientific name referring to whales, dolphins and porpoises) found in Australia’s oceans. Many of these species are transient, with Humpback and Southern Right Whales famed for their remarkable migratory journeys from the nutrient rich waters of Antarctica. In fact, the world's largest population of Humpback whales, estimated to be made up of more than 30,000 individuals, migrate every year off the coast of Western Australia, to breed in the warm waters off the Kimberley coast. This is mirrored on Australia’s east coast where over 12,000 Humpback Whales migrate over 2,500km (1,500 miles) each way.

Along the coastline of southern Australia, Pinnipeds (seals and sea lions) can be seen in the wild, often along rugged stretches of limestone, granite and basalt. The three common species (Australian Sea-Lion, Australian Fur Seal and Long-nosed Fur Seal) are typically more upright when on land, and can move with agility, making them a delight to watch and interact with in the ocean.

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  • Australian Sea-lion

    September,October,November, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Spring Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin | Right Whales: Southern Right Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"During the Spring time, Australian sea-lions use the broader Summer beach to bask on the sand in between fishing trips to the continental shelf. Around September, Southern Right Whales leave the coast for their return to the feeding grounds in the sub-antarctic waters, however it is common to see Bottlenose Dolphins around Kangaroo Island's coastline. The warmer conditions provide the ideal opportunity to swim with these marine mammals in the clear calm and protected waters of our northeast coast.

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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  • Bottlenose Dolphin

    January,February,December, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Summer Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"Summer is when the Long-nosed and Australian Fur Seals congregate to breed at Cape du Couedic in Flinders Chase National Park, with the Long-nosed being the more abundant species. Often the call of territorial males is the first cue that there is more than one species present. There are fierce territorial battles between males at this time, which can be viewed from the boardwalk at Admiral’s Arch.

    Gentle sea conditions over Summer build up a wide flat beach which Australian Sea-lions take full advantage of. A colony of around 1,000 Sea-lions reside at Seal Bay, where careful habituation ensures an excellent observation opportunity. Bottlenose Dolphins are common encounters in the myriad of bays and coves and this is the perfect time of year to include a Dolphin Swim off our beauitful north coast, into an itinerary."

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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  • Australian Sea-lion, Crested Terns

    March,April,May, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Autumn Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island"Gentle sea conditions over Summer and Autumn build up a wide flat beach which Australian Sea-lions take full advantage of. A large colony can be see basking on the sand in-between fishing trips to the continental shelf. The breeding season for Australian Sea-lions is variable across the year, with mature bulls fighting for access to females. At this time they become aggressive and territorial, defending their harem of females from other males. Females give birth to only one pup and may not breed again for two to three years. They consequently defend their pups vigorously. Long-nosed Fur Seal pups can be seen playing around the rock ledges and pools at Cape du Couedic in Flinders Chase National Park, spending time mastering their diving and chasing skills so they can begin hunting in the winter."

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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  • Long-nosed Fur Seals

    June,July,August, Kangaroo Island

    Kangaroo Island - Winter Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin | Right Whales: Southern Right Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Blair Wickham - Guide - Exceptional Kangaroo Island

    A long history of habituation at a remote colony of Australian Sea-lions at Seal Bay has resulted in access and observations often compared with Antarctic or Galapagos pinniped encounters. Walking along the beach guides, visitors will learn about their feeding ecology and breeding cycles. This species preys upon fish, squid, cuttlefish, octopus, rock lobster, other small crustaceans and penguins. Australian Sea-lions are different from most pinnipeds, as their breeding period is nearly 18 months and therefore not seasonal. Prior to the breeding event, male Australian sea-lions head out for extended feeding trips and return to the colony in prime condition, ready for the breeding battles during which they lose a considerable amount of condition. Bottle-nosed dolphins can bee seen around the bays and coves, often surfing waves on the south coast and occasionally we can see Southern Right Whales or Humpback Whales from the coastline.

    Blair Wickham, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Kangaroo Island In Style

    Duration: 2 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: Daily

    Discover what makes Kangaroo Island such a celebrated region, as you experience the Island's history, ecology, landscape, contemporary lifestyle, regional produce and incredible wildlife offerings. Key species regularly encountered are Koalas, Tammar Wallabies, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos, Short-beaked Echidnas, Australian Sea-lions, Long-nosed Fur-seals and a variety of bush birds, shorebirds and seabirds.

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  • Bottlenose Dolphin

    January,February,December, Hervey Bay

    Hervey Bay - Summer Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin*, Australian Humpback Dolphin*, Risso's Dolphin, Spotted Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Fraser's Dolphin, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Minke Whale, Dwarf Minke Whale | Pygmy & Dwarf Sperm Whales: Pygmy Sperm Whale

    Dugongs

    Dugong*

     * Denotes sighting chance as high or common

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  • Southern Right Whale

    June,July,August, Margaret River

    Augusta - Winter Sightings by Marine Mammals

    Dolphins & Whales

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Pseudo Orca, Orca | Right Whales: Southern Right Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Bryde's Whale, Blue Whale

    Seals

    Australian Sea-lion, Long-nosed Fur Seals

    How to find these species

    Paul Cross - Naturaliste Charters - Guide Profile - Australian Wildlife Journeys

    We move the boat for the winter season to Augusta and the beautiful Flinders Bay area, and it's not long before we see male Humpback Whales competing for the attention of females through various behaviours including breaching and thunderous tail slaps. This area is a critical calving area for the endangered Southern Right Whale in July and August, with the species resting before their migration to the feeding grounds in Antarctica in the Spring. We also occasionally see Minke Whales and Blue Whales towards the month of August.

    Paul Cross, Skipper & Founder

    Suggested Tour: Augusta Whale Watching

    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Type: Shared

    The picturesque seaside town of Augusta is one of the best locations in Australia to view Humpback Whales as they make their epic migration north, filling the beautiful Flinders Bay area.

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  • Blue Whale

    September,October,November, Margaret River

    Dunsborough - Spring Sightings by Marine Mammals

    Dolphins & Whales

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Pseudo Orca, Orca | Rorquals: Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Bryde's Whale, Blue Whale, Pygmy Blue Whale

    Seals

    Australian Sea-lion, Long-nosed Fur Seals

    How to find these species

    Paul Cross - Naturaliste Charters - Guide Profile - Australian Wildlife Journeys

    The tranquil waters and white sands of Geographe Bay provide a perfect backdrop to observe Humpback Whales and Blue Whales in Springtime, as they escort calves born in Australia's north-west back to Antarctica. It is common for us to see these two species travel close to shore, as they nurse and rest with their calves in the protected bay. We typically see Blue Whales from October onwards with up to around 250 sightings per season, making this one of the most important migration areas on the planet. Bottlenose Dolphins are spotted regularly in the bay and we also occasionally see Minke Whales.

    Paul Cross, Skipper & Founder

    Suggested Tour: Dunsborough Whale Watching

    Duration: 2.5 hours
    Type: Shared

    The tranquil waters off the beautiful town of Dunsborough, provide the perfect backdrop for travellers to regularly observe Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and the possibility of spotting the largest ever creature on earth, the Blue Whale, as they escort calves born in southward to Antarctica from October onwards.

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  • Killer Whale

    March,April, Bremer Bay

    Bremer Bay - Autumn Sightings by Marine Mammals

    Dolphins & Whales

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Pseudo Orca, Orca | Sperm Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Pygmy Blue Whale, Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale | Beaked Whales: Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Gray's Beaked Whale, True's Beaked Whale, Strap-toothed Beaked Whale, Southern Bottlenose Whale | Pygmy & Dwarf Sperm Whales: Dwarf Sperm Whale

    Seals

    Australian Sea-lion, Long-nosed Fur Seals

    How to find these species

    Paul Cross - Naturaliste Charters - Guide Profile - Australian Wildlife Journeys"The Bremer Canyon has an impressive footprint, at a length of 200 kilometres, a width of 70 kilometres and a depth of 3.5 kilometres. To put this in perspective, this is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon in the United States. We know around 150 of the whales we see each season personally. After 10 years conducting tours of the Bremer Canyon, we are becoming more attuned to their behaviours and their locations. The spectacle of these predators chasing and devouring their prey including beaked-whales is breath-taking, with seabirds such as albatross and shearwaters only too happy to pick up the scraps. 

    Paul Cross, Skipper & Founder

    Suggested Tour: Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition

    Duration: Full day
    Type: Shared

    The Bremer Canyon has become one of the most sought-after whale watching expeditions across the globe, with over 100 Killer Whales (Orcas) returning to the submarine canyon each year from December to April; the only place in Australia where you can regularly encounter Killer Whales in the wild.

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  • Killer Whale

    January,February,December, Bremer Bay

    Bremer Bay - Summer Sightings by Marine Mammals

    Dolphins & Whales

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Pseudo Orca, Orca | Sperm Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Pygmy Blue Whale, Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale | Beaked Whales: Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Gray's Beaked Whale, True's Beaked Whale, Strap-toothed Beaked Whale, Southern Bottlenose Whale | Pygmy & Dwarf Sperm Whales: Dwarf Sperm Whale

    Seals

    Australian Sea-lion, Long-nosed Fur Seals

    How to find these species

    Paul Cross - Naturaliste Charters - Guide Profile - Australian Wildlife Journeys"The Bremer Canyon is an absolute marvel of nature. Located 60 kilometres offshore, this submarine canyon supports one of the most astonishing aggregations of marine life anywhere on the planet. As cold water from extreme depths moves towards the base of the canyon, it brings lots of nutrients used by phytoplankton and microscopic plants that starts a massice food chain. From December to late April, we have the amazing opportunity to reliably encounter Killer Whales (Orca), the ocean's undisputed apex predator, and the largest toothed predator to have ever lived, the Sperm Whale. Other marine mammals we often see on expeditions include Long-finned Pilot Whales, rare Beaked Whales and the largest animal to ever have lived, the Blue Whale.

    Paul Cross, Skipper & Founder

    Suggested Tour: Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition

    Duration: Full day
    Type: Shared

    The Bremer Canyon has become one of the most sought-after whale watching expeditions across the globe, with over 100 Killer Whales (Orcas) returning to the submarine canyon each year from December to April; the only place in Australia where you can regularly encounter Killer Whales in the wild.

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  • Australian Sea-lion

    January,February,December, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Summer Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Guides - David Doudle v2"Australian Sea-lions use the beaches on Hopkins Island as a haul out, resting between foraging trips. It's a highlight for guests to swim with juveniles, performing somersaults and interacting with snorkellers like little puppy dogs. Summer is when the Long-nosed and Australian Fur Seals congregate to breed, with territorial battles between males at this time. Further out to sea, the Neptune Islands Conservation Park is home to a colony of over 40,000  Long-nosed Fur Seals, with an estimated 3,500 pups born at this time. These newborns do not venture into the water until April, which spurs the arrival of the massive female Great White Sharks that prey upon these inexperienced swimmers. Bottle-nosed Dolphins are common encounters across the bays and coves of Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln National Parks."

    David Doudle, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Duration: 3 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This three-day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including the opportunity to swim with wild Sea-Lions and Bottlenose Dolphins, see Emus, wild Koalas and Kangaroos and the Rosenbergs Goanna.

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  • Long-nosed Fur Seal

    September,October,November, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Spring Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin | Right Whales: Southern Right Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Guides - David Doudle v2

    "Southern Right Whales can be seen in September across the Great Australian Bight and Fowlers Bay, before they head south for the summer feeding grounds in the sub-antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean. Across the Neptune Islands, male bull Long-nosed Fur Seals claim their territory with fierce territorial battles over the Spring time. Male Australian Sea-lions head out into the Southern Ocean to feed on a variety of fish and crustaceans, returning to their colony in condition to take on competing males for the attention of females and Bottle-nosed Dolphins are common encounters across the bays and coves of Coffin Bay and Port Lincoln National Parks. "

    David Doudle, Tour Guide 

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Duration: 3 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This three-day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including the opportunity to swim with wild Sea-Lions and Bottlenose Dolphins, see Emus, wild Koalas and Kangaroos and the Rosenbergs Goanna.

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  • Australian Sea-lion

    March,April,May, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Autumn Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Guides - David Doudle v2"Australian Sea-lions lap up the sun on Hopkins Island, resting between fishing journeys to the continental shelf. Juvenile sea lions rush towards visiting boats waiting for snorkelers to join them and play. The breeding season for Australian Sea-lions is variable across the year, with females giving birth to only one pup. They may not breed again for two to three years. Long-nosed Fur Seal pups can be seen playing around the shallows and rock ledges around the Neptune Islands, however, from April onwards, Great White Sharks arrive to prey upon these unsuspecting newborns."

    David Doudle, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Wildlife & Ocean Encounters

    Duration: 3 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request

    This three-day adventure combines the best terrestrial and marine protected areas across the region including the opportunity to swim with wild Sea-Lions and Bottlenose Dolphins, see Emus, wild Koalas and Kangaroos and the Rosenbergs Goanna.

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  • Southern Right Whale

    June,July,August, Eyre Peninsula

    Eyre Peninsula - Winter Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Common Dolphin | Right Whales: Southern Right Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale

    Seals

    Eared Seals: Australian Sea-lion, Australian Fur Seal, Long-nosed Fur Seal

    How to find these species

    Guides - David Doudle v2"Southern Right and Humpback Whales frequent Fowlers Bay during their annual migration, remaining within the bay for several months to calve and nurse their young. On the Fowlers bay cruise, we see Southern Right Whales, Common and Bottlenose Dolphins, Australian Sea Lions, Long-nosed Fur Seals and White Bellied Sea Eagles, Little Penguins and some rare species of Albatross. On our Winter Whale Watching tour we also Point Labatt, which is one of the rare places on the mainland where Australian Sea-lion pups can be seen learning to swim, play and rest on the beach. Pups are born every eighteen months; during mid-winter one year, then mid-summer the next."

    David Doudle, Tour Guide

    Suggested tour: Eyre Peninsula Winter Whale Watching and Wildlife Encounter

    Duration: 4 Days
    Type: Small group or private
    Departs: On request or Set Departure Dates

    Fowler's Bay in South Australia is where you will encounter numerous opportunities to watch these magnificent creatures in their natural state; the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whale.

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  • Pseudo Orcas

    September,October, Ningaloo & Exmouth

    Ningaloo & Exmouth - Spring Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Australian Humpback Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Pseudo Orca, Orca | Rorquals: Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Pygmy Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale | Pygmy & Dwarf Sperm Whales: Dwarf Sperm Whale

    Dugongs

    Dugong

    How to find these species

    MarkDebFergusonHumpback Whale mothers will typically move their calves into the Gulf area at Exmouth over these months, to fatten them up for the lengthy journey south to Antarctica. In just three months, the calf will double its size from four to eight metres in length. The opportunity to swim with adult Humpbacks until the end of October is an unforgettable and for many, a spiritual experience. Pseudo Orcas, Minke Whales, Pilot Whales, Short-beaked Common Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins are occasional visitors to the area along with the massive Pygmy Blue Whale, growing up to 24 metres. More common are Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins, with babies also being calved around this time. A keen eye will also be able to spot the vulnerable Dugong, with the region supporting a population of up to 1,000 individuals. They are typically seen in pairs or by themselves, and only breed every 3-7 years.

    Mark Ferguson, Tour Guide 

    Suggested Tour: Deluxe Mega Fauna Swim

    Duration: Full Day
    Type: Shared or Private 

    Experience a snorkel on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef before heading out to swim with either the majestic Humpback Whale or the world's largest fish, the Whale Shark.

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  • Humpback Whale

    June,July,August, Ningaloo & Exmouth

    Ningaloo & Exmouth - Winter Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Australian Humpback Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Pseudo Orca, Orca | Right Whales: Southern Right Whale | Rorquals: Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Pygmy Blue Whale, Bryde's Whale | Pygmy & Dwarf Sperm Whales: Dwarf Sperm Whale

    Dugongs

    Dugong

    How to find these species

    MarkDebFergusonOne of the world’s great natural migrations of 35,000 individual west coast Humpback Whales, takes place off the coast of Western Australia. The cooler water coincides with the highest concentration of Coral Spawn and Plankton, providing plentiful food for these amazing aerialists, with the opportunity to swim with them from July onwards. A large majority of Humpbacks use the shallows of Ningaloo Reef to calve and the mothers protect their Neonates (newborns) with their pale colour and floppy dorsal fins in these waters away from predators, holding them up to the surface to breathe, for the first few days.

    Orcas are prevalent at this time, attracted by the Humpback calves with research suggesting up to 15% are lost due to attacks. Pseudo Orcas, Minke Whales, Short-finned Pilot Whales, Common Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins are occasionally sighted whilst Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins are abundant as they prey on fish and squid. The Ningaloo area supports 10 percent of the world’s Dugong population, with these passive creatures occasionally spotted coming to the surface for air, in-between feeding on the roots & shoots of the seagrasses in the Ningaloo shallows.

    Mark Ferguson, Tour Guide 

    Suggested Tour: Deluxe Mega Fauna Swim

    Duration: Full Day
    Type: Shared or Private 

    Experience a snorkel on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef before heading out to swim with either the majestic Humpback Whale or the world's largest fish, the Whale Shark.

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  • Australian Humpback Dolphin

    March,April,May, Ningaloo & Exmouth

    Ningaloo & Exmouth - Autumn Sightings for Marine Mammals

    Whales & Dolphins

    Dolphins & Close Relatives: Bottlenose Dolphin, Australian Humpback Dolphin, Common Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin 

    Dugongs

    Dugong

    How to find these species

    MarkDebFerguson"The Ningaloo area supports 10 percent of the world’s Dugong population where they can occasionally be spotted coming to the surface for air. Although they are present throughout the year, May tends to be the peak viewing time as the waters cool and they head northwards. The Dugongs feast on Rhizones around the inner reef shallows (which are the roots & shoots of the seagrasses) and are generally quite shy. These animals can live up to 70 years but are slow breeders, emphasising the importance of the region in conserving the species. The mass spawning of coral after the full moon in March and April energises the food chain in the region, with baitfish a tempting appetiser for the plentiful Bottlenose and Australian Humpback Dolphins. Short-beaked Common Dolphins and Spinner Dolphins are also occasionally sighted across the rich marine waters."

    Mark Ferguson, Tour Guide 

    Suggested Tour: Deluxe Whaleshark Swim

    Duration: Full Day
    Type: Shared or Private 

    The opportunity to swim with the Whaleshark is one of the world's greatest interactive marine encounters.This fish, the largest of the shark family and the largest fish in the world at an average of 12 meters (40 foot) in length, is a harmless plankton eater, with their graceful and passive nature providing an unforgettable day out on the waters of the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Marine Park.

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