The perfect location for whale watching
Whales come heart-stoppingly close to Narooma, brought in on warm, krill-rich currents as the continental shelf dips closer to shore than anywhere else along the east coast of Australia. Narooma has a sighting success rate of 98% during peak season from September to November (they’re also seen heading north in June/July) and pods of up to ten aren’t uncommon around Montague Island.
A variety of species
Humpbacks, Southern Right whales, Fin whales, Brydes whales, Sei whales, Blue whales and Orcas have all been seen in recent years and they will often come right up to the boats to check out the humans.
You can often see them from the shore and the local school children will spend their recess whale-watching from the playground.
Whale watching tours
Whale watching tours can be booked through:
- Narooma Charters – 0407 909 111
- Island Charters – 0408 428 857
- Lighthouse Charters – 0412 312 478
- Narooma Tours & Charter Fish – 0407 487 702
Ocean-going charter boats catering for tours to Montague Island, fishing trips, diving, snorkelling and – in season (September to November) – whale watching. More information & contact details.
Ocean adventure specialists with fishing trips, wildlife cruises, whale-watching tours, diving and snorkelling trips and mixed adventures around Montague Island. More information & contact details.
Narooma Visitor Centre
Trips combining whale-watching and a guided tour of Montague Island can be booked through the Narooma Visitor Centre which provides a centralised information and booking service for visitors to Narooma and the wider region of Eurobodalla. The centre opens from 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week and manages a 24 hour, 7 day a week on-line booking system which ensures easy and professional service for visitors.
For any assistance with holiday accommodation, tour bookings and general information about Narooma and the surrounding the region call the Centre free of charge on 1800 240 003. Read more on the Narooma Visitor Centre.
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