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Bremer Canyon Orca Experience
Approx Duration Approx 13 hours Sleeps From $505.00

Bremer Bay is located 5 hours south east of Perth, Western Australia in the pristine Great Southern region on the Amazing South Coast. It is from this small township we journey to the edge of the continental shelf to Discover the Dinosaurs of the Deep .. the Orca!

Whale Watch Western Australia research team of marine specialists and scientists will educate you in the language of the whales with our on board live commentary as active studies take place in this new frontier. Our local knowledge base stretches back 30 years in the area and as we continue to build a data base of evidence the most exciting development
is that we have only just begun!

The actual grounds are located at the apex of three canyons; Bremer, Hood and Henry Canyons. The orca are there to hunt the squid which are in a breeding cycle which renders them weak after copulation and an easy target for the orca and other cetaceans including the sperm, pilot & very rare beaked whales. Massive amounts of krill are found in the canyons.  These tiny sea creatures are the bottom of the food chain and attract attention from a variety of sea life and in turn larger cetaceans and other fish life hunt the hunted...at the top of that food chain is the Orca!

When we speak of squid it isn't the calamari you get with chips at your local fish & chip shop. These are giant squid up to 12 & 14m in length and weighing up to 750 kilograms!

Whale Watch Western Australia not only researches but also educates others in the knowledge gleaned from the pioneers that discovered the area 30 years ago. Like all things change is inevitable and as we reach into the future today's evidence may act as a foundation to protect what we believe is one of the many great wonders of the world!  All of our research and identification data is provided to Curtain & Murdoch Universities along with DBCA and the Federal Government.

The Bremer Canyon is the feeding grounds of not only the orca but also sperm, beaked & pilot whales as they hunt squid, tuna and other opportunistic prey in the nutrient rich upwelling waters of the Canyons.

Other species sighted in the Bremer Canyon include

·   Sperm Whales

·   Pilot Whales

·   Beaked Whales

·   Dolphins (many different species)

·   Sea Lions

·   Migratory Antarctic Sea Birds

·   Sunfish

·   Sharks (many species including Great Whites)

This new expedition is an all day experience as we discover and research the apex predator, the Orca!  You will learn about the Bremer Canyon and everything that
this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna and Antarctic migratory seabirds.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the wonders of the marine world in the wild natural habitat of the Southern Ocean. Included in the expedition is a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with all drinks along with our legendary VIP service. A complimentary glass of wine or cold beer is offered on the
journey home. Free postcard and photo's of your experience.

Join Our Pod as we venture to the Bremer Canyon in January.

Limited Time - Limited Opportunity - Book Today!

It's more than an experience... it's an education!

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • We recommend taking motion sickness medication the night prior and on the morning of your tour if you are susceptible (please consult your doctor).
  • Children participating in the extended tours must be a minimum of 10 years (Child 10 - 17 years) and some ocean experience is recommended.
  • Warm jacket in all weather conditions is advisable.
  • Tours are weather dependent so when possible be flexible in planning your travel date.
  • Personal camera if required (professional photographer is on board)

DEPARTURE TIME: 5.30am from Albany to Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.

Note that there is minimum of 3 passengers required for a departure with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. The departure point is the Albany Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5 mins prior to bus departure time. 

Boarding your Whale Watch Western Australia boat at Bremer Bay commences 15 minutes prior to departure. Boarding Gate closes 5 minutes prior to departure (no

Exceptions).


Killer Whale Expedition
Approx Duration Approx 13 hours Sleeps From $505.00

Join Naturaliste Charters for their fifth Bremer Canyon Expedition season for an experience like no other, encounter an astonishing aggregation of marine wildlife on an unforgettable oceanic expedition. From January to April, our full day expeditions visit one of the least explored places on earth, and the only place in Australia you can reliably encounter killer whales.

Your expedition may see pods of long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, a rare beaked whale or blue whale. You can also admire the acrobatics of large pods of bottlenose, striped, and common dolphins, and encounter shark species that include great whites, whaler sharks, and the beautiful oceanic blue, a species never seen from shore. Enormous oceanic sunfish surface, and the remains of giant squid sometimes float on the surface, a predator of the deep reduced to scraps, squabbled over by an astonishing array of pelagic seabirds including albatross, shearwater and petrel species.

Our dedicated Busy Blue Bus Tour Guide Driver will entertain you with stories of our region’s unique history en-route from Albany to Bremer Bay where you will join the expedition vessel to journey out to the remote Bremer Canyon for an awesome marine wildlife experience.  You will not only see an amazing wildlife spectacle, but also learn about the research programme which aims to study the vocalisations of Killer Whales and their interaction with other marine creatures.  After a day at sea, relax in comfort, enjoy a nap and let us take care of the driving, returning you safely to Albany after an exhilarating day.

Your expedition includes:

  • Return transfers from Albany – Bremer Bay with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters.
  • Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition on board the Alison Maree (the only vessel purpose built for the Southern Ocean) with Naturaliste Charters    
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea all prepared by the local Wellstead Café.     
  • Expert commentary from the on-board Marine Biologist.
  • Be a part of our research happening on board daily (Research operating under Project Orca).
  • Daily blog & photographs from your expedition to be emailed through to you if requested.
  • Have your chance to meet Dave Riggs, from The Search of the Oceans Super Predator.
DEPARTURE TIME: 5.30am from Albany to Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.

Note that there is minimum of 3 passengers required for a departure with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. The departure point is the Albany Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5 mins prior to bus departure time. Children must be at least 10 years old to join the Killer Whale Expedition.