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Split Tip’s Pod – A Memorable Encounter

Orca are a playful mammal

Split Tips Pod – the largest in the Canyon

Split Tip visits our tour to the Bremer Canyon.

Our journey to the canyon began with serene waters and a radiant sun, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

Within minutes, we were greeted by the local pod of Common Dolphins, their distinct white underbellies gleaming as they played in our bow waves.

As we reached the hotspot, the first sighting of the day emerged: an orca gracefully cruising past, a mere glimpse before diving into the depths.

The Arrival of Split Tip and her Pod

Soon after, the largest pod in the canyon made its presence known – Split Tip’s pod.

Led by the matriarch Split Tip herself, along with notable members like Wonks and Basil.

They initially swam with focused determination, but soon warmed up to playful antics, delighting us with close passes and tail slaps.

Continuing our journey southwards, we followed the queen of the canyon, Split Tip, and her family for hours.

They were joined intermittently by other killer whales like Flopper and Nani.

A Playful Atmosphere

The playful atmosphere persisted as new arrivals brought fresh frolicking, showcasing a captivating display of behaviour.

Even amidst the increasing wind and swell.

Our excitement peaked as we encountered groups of Pilot Whales, adding to the dynamic marine spectacle.

Despite momentarily yielding the spotlight to these newcomers, Split Tip’s pod reclaimed the scene.

Showcasing synchronized swimming and energetic displays.

The younger members of the pod continued their playful antics, keeping us on our toes with their unpredictable movements.

The Ocean Alive with Split Tip and her Pods Antics

Joined by additional pods like Tatty’s, Noosa’s, and Hookfin’s, the ocean seemed alive with activity, a challenge to capture every thrilling moment.

As the day progressed, we ventured further into uncharted waters, led by Split Tip’s pod.

Even as the journey homeward began, the excitement didn’t wane, with occasional bursts of activity keeping us engaged.

Split Tips’ Pod Playful in Nature

While hopes of witnessing a predation event were dashed, Split Tip’s playful pod served as a fitting conclusion to our spectacular day.

Our expedition into the depths of the canyon provided a firsthand glimpse into the world of Split Tip and her pod.

We were offered an unforgettable encounter with these magnificent creatures.

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Tail slapping
By Naturaliste Charter Tail slapping
Orca can grow to 9.8 metres in length
By Naturaliste Charter Orca can grow to 9.8 metres in length
Young calves are usually accompanied by another orca
By Naturaliste Charter Young calves are usually accompanied by another orca
Split Tips Pod is recognised in the Bremer region
By Naturaliste Charter Split Tips Pod is recognised in the Bremer region
Playing in the waves of Bremer Canyon
By Naturaliste Charter Playing in the waves of Bremer Canyon

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