Kalbarri reef walker - Fishing, Whale Watching, Eco Tours

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Reefwalker Adventure Tours has a close affinity with the whales being the first to observe the arrival of these unique species in these waters. Kalbarri is blessed with seasonal (June/mid November) visits of the majestic Humpback whale and the occasional Southern Right whale. The reason for this migration is simple: while their food supply (krill) is in Antarctica, Humpback whales must give birth in warm waters, as the calves are born without blubber, the layer of fat that protects them from the icy waters. When feeding, a female whale can produce up to 600 litres of milk a day and the calf gains weight at a rate of 45 to 60 kg per day. 

Whilst in the waters of Kalbarri, the whales feed their calves and rest for the journey back to Antartica. The Kalbarri Reefwalker Adventure Tours has two whale watching trips a day, at 10.00 am ( guaranteed sighting or next trip free ) and at 3.00 pm. We have two whale watching trips a day and our boat leaves from the marina. We usually spot whales within 20 minutes, otherwise we can pretty well assure encounters within the hour. Each 2 hour whale watching boat trip is an opportunity to get close to these levethians in their marine environment. 

What can you expect to see when Humpback whale watching? Expect a lot of interaction, curiosity, showing-off and inquisitiveness! They certainly live up to their reputation and engage with us. Often we turn the boat's engine off, and let the creatures glide underneath us, as they stick their heads up and eye the crowd. When they're not doing this, they're tail slapping, spy hopping and breaching. There are also those who like to saunter by and ignore anything that doesn't resemble a fellow whale. Whale watching in Kalbarri is a very unique and special experience...white sand, clear water,stunning scenery of the cliffs and other marine wildlife. When finished your whale watch cruise, you can spend the rest of the day visiting Kalbarri’s beaches, National Park and many other attractions.

Our tour leaves from pen one at the main marina.