A humpback whale surfaces near Barred Creek, north of Broome, Western Australia.
A humpback whale surfaces near Barred Creek, north of Broome, Western Australia.
A humpback whale surfaces near Barred Creek, north of Broome, Western Australia.
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Kimberley whale watching - eco-tourism on the Kimberley coast
Whale Watching and wildlife cruises on Western Australia's Kimberley coast.

Kimberley Whale Watching

Western Australia’s Kimberley is a world class whale watching region and home to the world’s largest population of Humpback whales.  Every year the whales make an epic migration from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to spend the winter months from June to October in the Kimberley’s warm, tropical waters. Here they mate and calve, largely undisturbed and sheltered by the islands and reefs of the Buccaneer and Bonaparte Archipelagos.

The whales have staged a magnificent recovery since the closure of the last Australian whaling station in the late 1970s, with the total population now estimated at somewhere between 28,000 and 42,000 individuals.

Kimberley Whale Watching, based in Broome, has been studying the distribution and behaviour of these magnificent Kimberley Whales since 2006, building a database of whale distribution and a film and photographic library of whales, whale behaviour, distribution and tail fluke photos for identification purposes.

Wildlife Expedition Cruises

For the past six years we have offered the opportunity to participate in “citizen science” by joining us on an exciting Wildlife Expedition Cruise on the Kimberley coast, through the whales’ calving grounds near the Kimberley’s islands and outer shoals, at the peak of the calving season. Passengers have the opportunity to contribute to the collection of important information about the distribution and behaviour of the Breeding Stock D Humpback whale population, whilst viewing the Kimberley’s magnificent population of whales, seabirds and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

2014 Wildlife Expedition Cruise: 7 days/6 nights.  Berths from $3,000 per person twin share.

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Kimberley Coast Wildlife and Whale Watching Cruises

Whale watching expedition cruises on the Kimberley coast

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Kimberley Whale Watching offers extended whale watching and wildlife expedition cruises along the rugged and remote Kimberley coast. Our cruises focus on whales, dolphins and other wildlife including the seabird colonies of the Lacepede Islands and Adele Island, and the outer shoals and reefs. Passengers have the opportunity to participate in important cetacean research in the Kimberley, whilst exploring some of the remotest parts of the Australian coast.

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Testimonials from our passengers

Am still over the moon re my time with you guys....Know it is probably too soon for you to set a date for next ...

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Barb A.

Thank you  to you and Richard so much for a wonderful trip on the Reef Prince, it was great to see the little islands ...

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Denise & Andy B. (Passengers 2014)

A belated big thank you to you both for organising such an amazing trip for us around the Kimberley coast. The amount of work ...

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Jean Taylor (Passenger 2014)

Just a short note to thank you both very much for the wonderful cruise up the coast from Broome.  The trip exceeded all our ...

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Kerry Firkin (NSW) - passenger 2013
Thanks for a wonderful time.  I had the best time of my life on the Kimberley Whale Watching Survey, looking forward to doing again in ...
Rowland and Sue (QLD) - passengers 2013
Once again thanks for a great trip.
Colin P. (ACT) passenger 2013
Annabelle and Richard, thanks again for a fantastic 10 days. Don't forget to advise next year's dates.
Remi Mennerat (Paris, France) - passenger 2010 and 2011
The week I have spent on board the boat (16th to the 23rd August) was fabulous...everything went well beyond my expectations.

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Gai and Jim Rogers (Passengers 2013)
Thank you very much for the photos-they are great and are a fitting reminder of the wonderful holiday we had with you in the Kimberley. ...
Sue Ford (WA) - passenger 2010 and 2013
I had a most wonderful few days aboard the boat in 2010 as I explored the Kimberley coast with a group from the Wilderness Society. ...
Lisa Riese (NSW) - passenger 2011
We will tell all our friends how wonderful our trip has been.
David & Julie Burke (VIC) - passengers 2010
Julie and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and all the new friends we made.