Whale Watching

From May to October, pods of Southern Right whales inhabit the coastline of Victor Harbor due to the warm water providing suitable breeding and calving conditions. It is one of the most popular whale watching spots as Southern Right, Humpback and Fin whales are often seen in the area.

The whales can be seen off the beaches of Encounter Bay or from local lookouts. You can also jump off the Cockle Train at Middleton for the best viewing opportunities. To view the whales from the water, book a trip with The Big Duck Boat Tours. See newborn calves grow and develop throughout the season before becoming strong enough to return to the sub-Antarctic waters with their mothers around October.

Visit the South Australian Whale Centre at Victor Harbor for an educational experience on the history of whaling and whale watching in the region. They also have a whale sightings information line where you can obtain details on the latest timings and locations of successful sightings.

You can see more information on The Big Duck Boat Tours here.