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Dunsborough Whale Watching Eco Tours

Dunsborough Whale Watching Eco Tours

Explore the crystal waters of the south-west coastline with our passionate and highly qualified team at Naturaliste Charters that cover all ocean adventures from whale watching, killer whale expeditions, eco-tours and sunset cruises.

Join Naturaliste Charters on a whale watching experience like no other on the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay.

Relax and enjoy the amazing scenery on board luxury vessel Alison Maree a 20 Metre Catamaran built in Western Australia for West Australian conditions. The Alison Maree is family friendly and suitable for all ages. Parents can feel confident and rest assured that 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 10am & 2pm daily (weather depending) from the Professional Fishermans Boat Ramp, 306 Geographe Bay Rd, Quindalup WA 6281


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 whale watching company in the Southwest and have been operating professional whale watching tours out of the Southwest for more than 27 years. 


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


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, Thursday Mussel deal etc


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 $55.00

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Dunsborough Sunset Whale Watching

Dunsborough Sunset Whale Watching

Finish your day with a relaxing Sunset Tour in beautiful Geographe Bay, Dunsborough.

Relax on a beautiful Sunset Tour. Cruise the pristine waters of Geographe Bay as you watch the sun set over Cape Naturaliste on your return.  View the ancient limestone cliffs, secluded bays and a spectacular coastline.

Explore some of Australia’s most scenic coastline at sunset.

Included: Complimentary afternoon tea, includes coffee, milo, tea, green tea and biscuits.

On the Sunset Tour, you’ll experience:

  • Beautiful Beaches (including Meelup Beach, Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay)
  • Limestone Caves and Ancient Cliffs (filled with Aboriginal art)

Also the chance to see:

  • Whales
  • New Zealand Fur Seals
  • Dolphins - Common & Bottlenose
  • Sea Birds (and the occasional Penguin)
Please note:

Sunset Tours require a minimum of 10 adults (or equivalent) to be confirmed. Pre-booking is essential. All tours are seasonal, as such the start and finish dates of each season can vary slightly. We will update passengers if and when required. We recommend contacting the office directly via phone or email to check on tours. Wildlife is not guaranteed, any wildlife sightings are a bonus on the Sunset Tour.


Special Meal Deal

Join Naturaliste Charters for a Sunset Tour and receive 15% off dinner or lunch at Occy's Dunsborough.

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 excludes "Wednesday Burger 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 : 90 Minutes (approx.)
From AUD $90.00

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Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition

Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition

Naturaliste Charters are the proud Founder’s of the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions and are the only operator equipped with the knowledge and experience of the Bremer Bay Orca.

Join Naturaliste Charters on a world renowned full day Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition. 

Departing daily from January to April, our full day expeditions visit one of the least explored places on earth, encounter an astonishing aggregation of marine wildlife on an unforgettable oceanic expedition. 


Journey to the beautiful coastal town of Bremer Bay a two hour drive from Albany or a five hour drive from Perth, Western Australia. Bremer Bay is a nature lovers paradise and is so unique it is the only place in Australia where you can go to reliably encounter Killer Whales!

Step on board our luxury vessel Alison Maree a 20 Metre Catamaran built in Western Australia for West Australian conditions. This vessel was built specifically for the Southern Ocean so rest assured and enjoy peace of mind that you are on a large, stable and incredibly safe vessel along with an expert trained to crew to assist you with any needs throughout the day. The Alison Maree also offers modern facilities on board including air conditioning, toilets, filtered water system, comfortable PFD's and complimentary access to the Captains Lounge!


Your 8 hour journey starts at the Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay, Western Australia. You will be required to arrive at 7.45am full of excitement and anticipation on what the day will bring, no 2 days are ever the same out on the Southern Ocean.


After a safety briefing and presentation on what you can expect to see on your expedition we will depart the harbour and begin our 1.5 hour journey to the "hot spot" this is where we generally have our best encounters with the Orca.  On your expedition you may also see pods of long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, a rare beaked whale or blue whale. You can also admire the acrobatics of large pods of bottlenose, striped, and common dolphins, and encounter shark species that include great whites, whaler sharks, and the beautiful oceanic blue, a species never seen from shore. Enormous oceanic sunfish surface, and the remains of giant squid sometimes float on the surface, a predator of the deep reduced to scraps, squabbled over by an astonishing array of pelagic seabirds including albatross, shearwater and petrel species. 


Every expedition has an experienced and qualified Marine Biologist & Photographer on board.

Our professional and friendly crew will ensure you will have an amazing time on board providing a full interpretation throughout the day you will leave feeling inspired, educated and amazed by nature's wonders.


Enjoy delicious catering prepared by the local Bremer Bay Wellstead Museum Cafe


Morning Tea

Wood Fire Baked Croissants

Fresh Fruit Skewers (GF,DF,VG)

Dietary- Banana & Cranberry Bread (GF,DF,VG)

Lunch

Fresh Rolls or Wraps or GF Bread

Wood Fire Roasted Chicken, Avocado, Herb Aioli & Baby Spinach

Salami, Cheddar Cheese, Semi Sundried Tomato & Rocket

Spiced Chickpea, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables & Salad (DF,VG)

Sweet Treats

Double Chocolate Orca Print Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Crumble Cake

Dietary – Date & Coconut Bliss Balls (GF,DF,VG)

Dietary- Chick Pea & Cocoa Brownie (GF,DF,VG)

Afternoon Tea

Vegetarian Sushi or Anti Pasto Skewer or Spinach & Ricotta Scroll

Pumpkin Savory Scone

Dietary- Zucchini & Chive Muffin (GF,DF,VG)


Filtered Water, Tea, Coffee, Milo, a selection of Herbal Teas, Soup and Soft Drink are also included.


*Dietary items are only included if you have requested them, please inform us if you have any dietary requirements.


We guarantee you will see Killer Whales (Orca) or you can join us again for free!


As we are trying to reduce our plastic imprint we would really appreciate if you could be apart of the movement by bringing along your own water bottle and keep cup. We also have the option to purchase a drink bottle or keep cup on board the vessel.


If you wish to avoid the 1.5% credit card fee please call our office and make your booking fee free :) 


Experience of a Life Time

"Absolutely brilliant! The crew were awesome. Pia, the Marine Biologist was extremely knowledgeable and the killer whales put on an amazing show for us. I definitely recommend experiencing the orcas with Naturaliste Charters."


A sensational experience!!!

"My partner and I have been wanting to go on this tour for 4 years after watching a documentary. We finally went on the tour with Captain Dundee and the crew on Friday 28 Feb.
The experience was sensational.. Seeing the Orca’s was such an overwhelming feeling, it was amazing. Massive hats off to crew for being so passionate, excited and enthusiastic about these animals.

The orcas were so social and it was almost as if they were leading us around and hanging out with us as much as we wanted to follow them and hang out with them. This is truly an experience you want to do and it’s worth every dollar.

We will 100% going back on this tour in the future. We came from Melbourne just for this and it was really something special."




Departure Point: Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Lot 115 Swarbrick Rd, WA 6338, Australia

** See Killer Whales (Orca) or join us again for free!

** Naturaliste Charters allows unrestricted access to the entire vessel including Captains Wheelhouse! **

** Naturaliste Charters are the original operator and founders of the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions **

** Naturaliste Charters has the only purpose built vessel for the Southern Ocean - Alison Maree **


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

If full payment is not made then you risk forfeiting your deposit.


  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $300.00

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Busselton Whale Watching Eco Tours

Busselton Whale Watching Eco Tours

Busselton Whale Watching departing daily from the 17th August 2021. Tours will depart from the Port Geographe Marina.

Everyone gets a great view from our 60 FT whale watching vessel which has a huge under cover viewing platform for your comfort. Our knowledgeable marine commentary will keep you informed and our friendly staff are here to assist you. 


Our Busselton tours is the only option in the region that operates a BIG boat but with small passenger numbers to ensure fantastic viewing and comfort for all.


Whale Guarantee: 99% sighting rate, see whales or we offer a return voucher to be used within 12 months.


We are proud of our growing reputation for providing quality service with generous hospitality. Families and children are especially welcome and (weather permitting) children will be offered the opportunity to take a turn at the wheel on the flybridge.  Our crew offer a full tour of the boat and equipment for all interested passengers. Join us for the whale watching experience of a lifetime!


Naturaliste Charters have received Trip Advisors Hall of Fame award for maintaining excellent ratings for over 5 years.


Your cruise includes:


* 2-3 hour whale watching cruise departing from the Port Geographe Marina, Busselton.


* Commentary from our knowledgeable crew about local marine wildlife


* Morning or Afternoon tea including biscuits, coffee, an assortment of black, green and herbal teas, milo and other beverages.


* We also have available comfortable life jackets for children (for the peace of mind of parents).


Special Meal Deal


Join Naturaliste Charters for a whale watching tour and receive 15% off total bill (up to $40) at the Equinox, Busselton.


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

  • Duration : 2 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $55.00

Enter Number of Participants *

Choose a Time *

Book Now