Join a research expedition to the marine-life hotspot of Bremer Bay Canyon for once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters with a host of species, including the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pod of killer whales (orcas).

The canyon is 70 kilometres offshore from the town of Bremer Bay, a five-and-a-half-hour drive south from Perth, and full-day canyon boat tours operate between mid-January and mid-April from Bremer Bay. A flight from Perth will get you to nearby Albany in just over an hour, and from there you can get a bus transfer on the day of your tour.

The canyon attracts an amazing diversity of marine life. Long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, dolphins, giant squid, sharks and shoals of tuna and sunfish, not to mention sea lions, fur seals and a host of seabirds.

However, it’s the killer whales that are the star attraction, and with in excess of 100 orcas known to inhabit the canyon’s food-rich waters, have your camera ready to capture an awe-inspiring encounter with the ocean’s super predator.

Learn about the fascinating research into this endangered species and join the researchers in observing and photographing the highly social family groups and larger pods. Then return to shore with memories you’ll never forget.