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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 between 28,000 and 30,000 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.
For the past four years we have offered the opportunity to participate in “citizen science” by joining us on an exciting 10 day “Whales and Reefs” wildlife research expedition cruise on the Kimberley coast, through the whales’ calving grounds at the peak of the calving season.