Located along the Sapphire coast, the shore of NSW is one of the most popular vacation destinations. Visitors come from all around the world to see the spectacular whale migrations. Each fall, from September to mid-November, the warm currents attract thousands of whales, making whale spotting never easier!
What Is Whale Migration?
Whale migration is absolutely beautiful. Thousands of whales travel from their breeding grounds with their babies across hundreds of miles. Did you know that humpbacks can get up to 18.3 meters long and weigh over 36.3 metric tons? Migration is the perfect time to see these large beautiful animals in their natural environment.
Mothers are migrating with their calves. Playful and curious calves will swim close trying to get a look at you. Calves are learning to be whales! You will see mothers teaching their babies how to breach, slap their tails, and explore the ocean.
Will I Even See a Whale?
Whale watching in Narooma will bring delight to you and your family. It is reported that all tours provide 100% whale sightings! This means that you and your loved ones are guaranteed to see a whale! During migration season, it is not uncommon to see four, five, or even an entire pod of whales. The best of tours offer a full refund to families and individuals if they do not see a whale.
What Kinds of Whales Can I See?
Humpback and Southern right whales are the most often seen whales in Narooma. However, you can see a plethora of various species. Some other whale species include:
- Bryde’s whales
- Sei whales
- Blue whales
- Killer whales
As a bonus, you might even see a pod of playful dolphins! Whale watching is an exciting experience for the whole family.
When Is the Best Time of Day to Go Whale Watching?
Ocean water waves intensify with the weather. Winds and storms will create larger waves rocking the boat. In the morning, the ocean is at its calmest if there has not been a huge storm. Families with small children and first-time sailors are suggested to go whale watching in the morning for a smoother ride. If your concern is seeing a whale, do not worry! It is guaranteed by most tour facilities that you will see a whale or you will receive a full refund. Any time of day is a great time of day to go whale watching.