Humpback Whales Gatecrash Snorkelers at the Rowley Shoals

Western Australia

Guests this season were incredibly privileged to witness a humpback Mumma whale and her calf frolicking at Mermaid reef.  

They approached the vessel which was on a mooring at the time and proceeded to “gatecrash” our snorkelers in the water!  They were so keen to interact with our guests, definitely not shy and an unbelievable once in a lifetime, rare experience to see these two so close, so relaxed and clearly enjoying their interaction. Very lucky guests and crew! (Please note Parks Australia  - who have jurisdiction over Mermaid Reef at the Rowley Shoals, approved all video footage).