Meet “George” – a very friendly Southern Right Whale

10. Aug

We have been having an amazing encounter with a huge Southern Right Whale almost  daily this past week.  We spotted him breaching in the distance last Saturday and headed over to check him out.  We got some fabulous breach shots and then he decided to come over and say hello.  At one stage Doug thought he might actually touch the boat (which hasn’t happened before) but whales are so agile, he pulled away at the last minute.  We also managed to get some underwater footage as he passed under us at one stage and you can clearly see the distinctive diagonal scar on his back.   There are thought to be 12,000 Right Whales in the world, 1,500 in Australia.  They are mostly located in South Africa and Argentina.  In August many come into Flinders Bay close to the beach to nuture their calves.  George is just wandering around looking for entertainment!

See him for yourself in the video below:



Legend Charters is a family run business that has made the move from commercial fishing to sharing our equipment and expertise with lovers of the ocean. Dean, Sandy and Shayne are extremely proud of the service they are able to offer to the public. Operating from Port Geographe Marina, Busselton, Augusta, Dunsborough and Gracetown in the Margaret River Wine Region in beautiful Western Australia Watch the majestic whales as they continue their migration up and down the coast or get on board for a day’s deep sea fishing at our secret spots. With over 30 years experience on the ocean, the Jensen family’s Legend Charters invites you to join them and enjoy a legendary adventure the one you will remember for years to come. Whether you are coming out for a day’s fishing or joining us for the whale watching encounter of a lifetime, the Legend Charters crew will ensure a fantastic day out on the ocean. All you need to bring is your jacket and a camera!

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