Whale watching is an amazing experience, and many people have it on their bucket list for a good reason. Going out on the open ocean to meet these majestic giants is something you do not experience every day. While on the boat trip, you will come across humpbacks and other species of whales – depending on where you are – but you will also encounter some other unexpected things while at sea.
Aside from seeing whales, you will also come across a range of other sea creatures. If you decide to book a whale watching trip on the Sapphire Coast during the migration season, you are guaranteed to meet a humpback whale. They migrate from the cold Antarctic waters to the warmer northern seas of Australia to give birth. Humpback whales are not the only sea animal you will meet, there is a good chance you will encounter all sorts of wildlife, including:
- Blue Whales
- Bottlenose Dolphins
Circle of Life
While out on the sea, you will witness the circle of life in action. The next time you are out at a restaurant ordering seafood, you will have a better understanding of where it comes from and how whales fit into the whole equation. You can then make more informed choices to support the health of our oceans.
Many day trippers forget that there is some great lighthouse around the bay that can be seen when on a whale watching tour. They are a beacon for mariners at sea and they are also great for a photo op.
Full Sensory Experience
You may think this is an odd thing to include, but many of us have never experienced the sounds and smells of the open ocean. You will hear whales breaching, birds squawking overhead, excited whines, and other sights and sounds that are unique to the ocean.
A good crew is invaluable when it comes to whale watching and when you find a tour provider with a great crew, you have unearthed a diamond in the dust. They will teach you about marine life, landmarks, and other cool stuff.
There you have it, a few surprising things you will encounter when you book a day trip on the sea. Although the whales will undoubtedly steal the show, there are plenty of other exciting things to keep you occupied in between. A whale watching tour is full of excitement and a dose of the unexpected.