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Augusta Whale Watching Eco Tours

Augusta Whale Watching Eco Tours

Discover the magic of Augusta Whale Watching! Set out on a captivating adventure and join us as we encounter awe-inspiring humpback and southern right whales, as well as playful dolphins, amidst breathtaking coastal scenery!

Experience whale watching with Naturaliste Charters, the founders of Whale Watching in the South West, operating since 1993 we are the natural choice when Whale watching. Witness the behaviour of Acrobatic Humpbacks & Beautiful Southern Right's.


Relax and enjoy the amazing scenery on board luxury vessel 'Alison Maree' a 23 Metre Catamaran built in Western Australia for West Australian conditions. The Alison Maree is the only family friendly vessel which is suitable for all ages. Parents can rest assured and feel confident their young ones will be safe with safety rails all around the vessel and children life jackets on board for peace of mind. There are modern bathroom facilities available and feel like a VIP with complimentary access to the Captains Lounge.


Cruises depart during the months of May, June, July & early August - 10am & 2pm daily (weather depending) from the Augusta Boat Harbour, Leeuwin Road, Augusta.


The cruises are approximately 2.5 hours long, please be sure to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your tour departing.

Our tours provide visitors with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations. As you watch these majestic creatures breach and frolic, we guarantee you’ll be mesmerised by their agility.

Other marine life you might encounter during your whale watching tour include:

  • New Zealand Fur Seals
  • Bottlenose & Common Dolphins
  • Sea Birds

Our crew are all trained in marine science and provide expert commentary, while guests enjoy complimentary morning or afternoon tea, including coffee, tea, milo, green tea, filtered water  and biscuits.

Naturaliste Charters are the longest running family owned and operated whale watching company in the Southwest and have been operating professional whale watching tours out of the Southwest for more than 29 years. 

Our professional and experienced friendly crew will ensure you will have an amazing time on board and leave feeling inspired, educated and amazed by nature's wonders.

Special Meal Deal

Join Naturaliste Charters for a whale watch tour and receive 20% off lunch or dinner at the Augusta Hotel/Motel.

To be eligible for the offer you must present your confirmation email, and it must be on the same day as the tour, the discount is valid for food only.


25% Payment Deposit Option

If you choose to not make full payment when booking you agree that your credit card will be used as security on the booking and in case of a no show or cancellation your credit card will be charged as per our cancellation policy. Full payment can be made on the day of your tour via cash or card.


  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $95.00

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Dunsborough Whale Watching Eco Tours × × × × × × ×
Dunsborough Whale Watching Eco Tours

Dunsborough Whale Watching Eco Tours

Dunsborough Whale Watching tours offer thrilling encounters with gentle giants. Join our expert team for a mesmerising experience, as we navigate pristine waters in pursuit of majestic whales. Get ready for nature's grandest spectacle!

Embark on an extraordinary whale watching adventure with Naturaliste Charters, where Geographe Bay's tranquil waters set the stage for an unforgettable experience. 


Relax and indulge in the stunning scenery aboard the luxurious Alison Maree, a spacious 22-metre catamaran custom-built in Western Australia for your comfort. With safety rails and children's life jackets, it's a worry-free journey for families. Enjoy VIP treatment with access to the Captain's Lounge, modern bathrooms, and complimentary morning or afternoon tea. 

Witness the grace of Humpback, Southern Right, Blue, and Minke Whales as they breach and play, leaving you captivated by their agility. Encounter other incredible marine life like New Zealand Fur Seals, playful dolphins, and graceful sea birds. 

With our experienced crew providing expert commentary, you'll be enlightened while being surrounded by nature's wonders. As the longest-running whale watching company in the Southwest, Naturaliste Charters guarantees an amazing and educational voyage, leaving you inspired by the marvels of the natural world.


  • Departing 10am & 2pm Daily
  • Arrive 20 minutes early for boarding
  • Departing from the Professional Fishermans Boat Ramp 306 Geographe Bay Road, Quindalup, WA, 6281 
  • Allow 2-3 hours for your Whale Watching Experience



Beach Boarding

Please note for our Dunsborough departures it is a beach boarding and you will need to be transferred from the beach to the Alison Maree via a tender vessel, this is an easy and safe process with no complicated movements required, your feet will stay dry, it's all apart of the adventure!


Amazing!

"Thoroughly enjoyed this experience, the trip and the staff are excellent. We saw several Humpback whales and a couple of Blue whales, definitely recommend. Thanks guys we loved it"


A breathtaking experience

"I can't praise this tour highly enough, they managed to find 3 species of whale, blue, humpback and Southern right. Humpbacks are easily seen off the nearby Cape at this time of year, though obviously not so close as from the boat, but the blue whale was a little early in the season I thought, so I was delighted when one of the crew spotted it, a life first for me and a very thrilling moment. The largest animal ever to have lived! At all times the crew were very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and informative and the welfare of the whales was always paramount throughout the trip."


Special Meal Deal

Join Naturaliste Charters for a whale watch tour and receive 15% off dinner or lunch at Occy's Dunsborough. (Pre bookings highly recommended)

To be eligible for the offer you must present your confirmation email, and it must be on the same day as the tour. Please note offer is valid for food only, and cannot be used with any other special e.g Wednesday Burger Special and Pizza special.


20% Payment Deposit Option

If you choose to not make full payment when booking you agree that your credit card will be used as security on the booking and in case of a no show or cancellation your credit card will be charged as per our cancellation policy. Full payment can be made on the day of your tour via cash or card.

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $95.00

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Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition × × × × × × ×
Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition

Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition

Embark on an adventure with the proud pioneers of Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions. With unrivaled expertise and experience in Orca encounters, we offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness these majestic creatures up close.

Embark on an extraordinary Killer Whale Expedition with Naturaliste Charters, the leading Whale Watching experts in Bremer Bay.


Departing daily from December to April, this extraordinary journey takes you to one of Earth's least explored places, where an astonishing array of marine wildlife awaits. Delve into the heart of Bremer Canyon on a globally acclaimed, 8-hour expedition to witness the majestic Killer Whales (Orca).


Departure Time: Arrival 7.45am ready for vessel departure by 8.30am, returning at approximately 4.30pm.
*There is sometimes a slight variation due to wildlife activity and interactions or weather conditions.

Departure Location: Bremer Bay Boat Harbour (Lot 115 Swarbrick Rd, WA 6338, Australia)

Expedition Vessel: Bremer Bay’s newest, safest, and most comfortable vessel Alison Maree”, designed for the Southern Ocean with stability in mind —your ultimate pick for Whale Watching. Experience swift manoeuvrability to keep pace with Killer Whales and multiple deck areas ensuring exceptional views all day long.


Your Bremer Bay Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition Inclusions:


  • Our own Qualified Marine Biologist on board every Expedition delivering you expert commentary throughout the day!
  • Be a citizen scientist for the day, discovering first hand how you can contribute to research and scientific endeavours.
  • Our professional photographer captures the day’s highlights, which is complemented with a daily blog written by our marine biologist, conveniently delivered to your inbox the following day.
  • Indulge in a premium catering experience during your expedition, where an assortment of fresh food is seamlessly served to you throughout the day. Click here for a sample menu.
  • Enjoy a variety of refreshments including cool drinks & fresh chilled filtered water or take a break and enjoy a selection of teas, coffee & milo with biscuits.
  • Spend an extra hour with the Orca, we stay out longer than any other company, elevating your experience to the extraordinary.
  • Our Killer Whale Sightings Guarantee – See Killer Whales or join us again for FREE! T&Cs apply.

Other Marine Life You Might Encounter: On your expedition along with Killer Whales (Orca) you may also see pods of long-finned pilot whales, false Killer whales, sperm whales, a rare beaked whale or blue whale. Admire the acrobatics of large pods of dolphins, encounter various shark species, and marvel at the enormous oceanic sunfish along with a variety of stunning sea birds.


Why Choose Us?

  • Traveller Reviews: Rated #1 Tour in Bremer Bay on Tripadvisor.
  • Pioneers of Whale Watching: With over three decades of experience, we are the
    pioneers of whale watching in Western Australia's South West, including
    the groundbreaking Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions.
  • Our Pupose Built Vessel: Our 23M Catamaran, the Alison Maree, is purpose-built for safety, stability, comfort and ultimate viewing opportunities. Setting the standard for safety and compliance, Alison Maree stands alone as the sole whale-watching vessel in the South West in a 1B Survey, ensuring optimal safety and compliance on the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean.
  • Everyone is a VIP: On board with Naturaliste Charters everyone is a VIP and can access the Captains Lounge and enjoy 5 star service.
  • Expert Crew: Feel secure with our experienced crew guiding you throughout the day whilst providing you with exceptional customer service.
  • Ethical & Sustainable Practices: Our commitment to responsible whale watching is unwavering. We prioritise the welfare of the whales and the marine environment. Naturaliste Charters strictly adheres to eco-friendly guidelines, ensuring minimal disturbance to the whales and their natural behaviours.

Our crew stands unparalleled in their unwavering passion, enthusiasm, and deep respect for the Bremer Bay Killer Whales. As we enter the remarkable 2024 season, we proudly celebrate a decade of excellence in the Canyon, we invite you to join us for this unforgettable journey. Book your expedition today! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Testimonials:


Kylie M - December 2023

"This is the best, most enjoyable tour I have ever
been on. Preparation advice was excellent. This ship is incredibly comfortable and well equipped, with multiple viewing decks, two bathrooms, loads of seating, an indoor area to get out of wind/rain/sun; including slide shows and information booklets on different species, pods and individual orca previously encountered on the tour. The deck was made out of some sort of rubber material, which was non-slip, and so comfortable to stand/sit/lie upon that I took a nap directly on the deck itself. The catering was excellent, and a veritable parade of excellent food followed us from start to finish, with croissants, wraps, scrolls, cake, biscuits and fruit skewers providing excellent fare. Tea, coffee, water and ice-cold soft drinks were provided.


I got a surprise the next morning, an email from Naturaliste Charters told the story of our day, and the two photographers on board had shared a hoard of excellent photos that they had captured of the wildlife. I got to see somethings I missed (I took only my phone camera) and have some better quality photos of things I had seen. Thank you all very much for such a wonderful day, I have a feeling you'll be seeing me again, and my parents will be coming over to join a tour in the next couple of years.


Nancy D - December 2023

Amazing experience! Staff were all so attentive and kind and friendly. They were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about answering questions. They made sure everyone was feeling ok, the food was good, and we saw so many orcas. It was overall an incredible day and one of the best boat tours I've done. Thank you to the team!


If you wish to avoid the 1.5% booking fee please call our office and make your booking fee free!

Please be advised that full payment is required at least  7-14 days prior to your expedition.

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $399.00

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