Whale Watching Season Underway After Local Sightings

June 16, 2023 4:43 pm in by
Southern Right Whale photo by Shaun Allanson 28 June 2022

Whale watchers have had their first taste of the season to come, with sightings off of the south coast this week.

A Southern Wright was spotted between West Island and Kings Head at Victor Harbor at around 3pm on Wednesday afternoon, and earlier seen by whale enthusiasts between Rosetta Wharf and Wright Island.

The SA Whale Centre says it could be the first resident cow mother in waiting for the season.

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More whales are expected to migrate as the season progresses; check the log for more info and to report a sighting (

The news comes while Victor Harbor’s Winter Whale Fest is on through to 25 June. (

Photo at top of Southern Right Whale in Victor Harbor – Credit: Shaun Tiz-jak Allanson, 28 June 2022