What a way to end our Christmas Lights Cruise season with one of our favourite dolphins Christmas giving birth to a calf! First sighted by Mandurah Cruises tour guide and dolphin expert Martin on 6th January, it was believed to be only a day or 2 old. Resident town dolphin Christmas has joined us for most …Read more
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Meet our second dolphin for the season – ‘DC’. Mandurah Dolphin Research Project and Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group announced the name of the youngster. “DC is named after Doug Coughran, a long serving senior wildlife officer (now retired) with the government. Doug has attended, responded to, and advised on Mandurah dolphin strandings and entanglements for decades. …Read more
The 5th week of January was a beautiful summer’s week with temperatures in the low 30s. The dolphins were sighted every day along our cruise route and joined us on many occasions for a ride. A few new additions to Mandurah’s dolphin population were sighted this week with the arrival of dolphin babies. That’s right, …Read more
The dolphins were very active during the fourth week of January. They were sighted every day along our cruise route and joined us on many occasions for a ride. On Australia Day there were hundreds of people on the water and this didn’t deter the dolphins, they too were out there all day celebrating our …Read more
The dolphins were out and about every day in the 3rd week of January. On most occasions they were sighted feeding which is a good sign of how healthy our waterways are; proving them with plenty of fish and other sea food to eat. On a number of occasions whilst feeding they were sighted throwing …Read more
The dolphins were very active during the second week of January. They were sighted on 6 of the 7 days and were very active, joining us on many occasions for a ride on the waves produced by our boats. The last day of the week in particular saw dolphins join us on all of our …Read more
Following the heatwave, the weather cooled down to the mid 20’s, the tide dropped off and the dolphins were quiet for the first few days of the year along our cruise route. However, come the end of the week the weather started to warm up again and the dolphins were in a very active mood …Read more
As a heat wave strikes Mandurah, our resident dolphins hit waves in the stunning waterway for some cool fun and dolphin spotting action! The 4th week of December brought about a heat wave with temperatures above 37 degrees! Mandurah’s waterways were extremely busy as it was the best place to escape from the heat and …Read more
The third week of December saw plenty of dolphins active in Mandurah’s waterways. They are loving this warmer weather that summer has brought us. They were sighted and joined our boats for a ride on 6 of the 7 days of the week. In great news, dolphins were also sighted mating! 17th December – The …Read more
Dolphin sightings were frequent and daily this week, the second half of December. The dolphins have been extremely sociable! On 6 of the 7 days they joined us on our cruises to say hello and to go for a surf on the waves we produce. Bottlenose dolphins are highly active and can frequently be seen …Read more