Whale watching is a beautiful, fun, and exhilarating experience. It is one of the most popular choices for tourists in Australia. From September to mid-November, the coast of Narooma is filled with migrating whales. Migration season is spectacular. On one tour, you will see pods of up to 10 whales.
Whales are smart and curious animals. They have been known to swim up to boats. The best whale watching tours guarantee that you will see a whale or give you your money back. Before you choose a tour company, you should find out if they offer this guarantee. There are whale watching tours at different times of the day to make it convenient for you and your family.
Humpback whales will stop on the coast of Narooma for about four weeks to eat and play. Their diets consist of krill and jellyfish. You may get to see baby whales with their mothers. Baby humpback whales may look small compared to their mothers but will amaze you with their size. Baby humpback whales are playful. You will see mother whales breach, slap their tails, and teach their young calves everything that they need to know about being a whale.
Dolphins, Seals, and Birds
Along with humpback whales, you may see other species of whales including Southern Rights, Bryde’s whales, blue whales, killer whales, sei whales, and fin whales. When you go whale watching in Narooma, you may see more than just whales. There are pods of dolphins, seals, and a myriad of bird species. It is a great adventure for the whole family.
The Best Time of Day
Whale watching tours are at various times of the day. In the morning, the waters are choppier. This means the boat will easily rock. If you are susceptible to sea sickness, it is not a clever idea to go whale watching during the early morning hours. However, the early morning sunlight creates an amazing opportunity for beautiful scenic photographs. The morning sun will sparkle over the water.
Equally stunning, the evening sunsets create a warm background for your photos. From 11am to 3pm, the sun provides the best overhead light. During these hours, the waters are calm. If you have young children or new sea legs, this is the best time of day to go whale watching. You will get to enjoy seeing the active whales and their behaviours change as they encounter new groups of whales without the worries of sea sickness