Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

4.3 / 5

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Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

From $46.27 per person

Look for humpback whales during their annual migration on a 2-hour whale watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour just north of Perth. Come face to face with the majestic animals aboard an air-conditioned boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Coach transfers are available from the following locations for the 10:00 AM ferry: • Crown (riverside entrance) • Billabong Backpackers • Coolibah Lodge • Great Southern Hotel • Doubletree Northbridge • Pan Pacific • Crowne Plaza • Mantra on Hay (Cnr Hay & Bennett) • Corner of Hay & Pier St (Kings Hotel side, Pier St bus bay) • Travelodge (Cat Bus stop out front) • Holiday Inn (Across the road from) • Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central • Ramada Perth, The Outram • City West Train Station (#10 Green Cat Bus stop) • Rendezvous Scarborough • Karrinyup Waters Resort • Peppers Kings Square Hotel Pickup times will be confirmed by local supplier, are subject to traffic conditions and may vary.


  • Look for humpback whales on their annual migration off the coast of Perth
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort on a fully-licensed catamaran
  • Learn about whales from the live commentary by a dedicated, certified marine biologist
  • Benefit from optional complimentary pickup from selected locations
Full description
Watch the annual migration of humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor just north of Perth. Benefit from complimentary pickup by bus from selected locations, or make your own way to the harbor to board the catamaran. Get up close to the magnificent marine mammals aboard the air-conditioned boat, and save precious time over slower vessels. Make use of the three viewing areas to get stunning views of the animals on their migration from September to the end of November. Capture them on your camera from the large open-air deck. Listen to live commentary from a certified guide of The Aquarium of Western Australia. Meet more knowledgeable Aquarium workers with an optional visit to the aquarium after you tour. Avail of the on-board snacks and drinks from the licensed bar. Relax in the knowledge that in the event that no whales are seen, you can take another whale watching cruise the next day at no extra charge.
  • 2-hour whale watching cruise
  • Complimentary pickup and drop-off by bus, if option booked
  • Entrance ticket to The Aquarium of Western Australia, if option selected
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Make your own way to Shop 56, Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is not possible to guarantee sightings of whales on any given tour. On the rare occurrence that whales are not seen, you can travel on the next available tour at no extra cost
  • Pickup location and time will be confirmed by the local operator after booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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They time allotted said 5 hours. 3 hours for whale watching and 2 at aquarium. By the time we got to the aquarium it was shut. A fantastic waste of money. The actual whale watching was good, if you can handle crowds. Due to having a chronic illness, I went to the back of the boat. If we spotted a whale, the smaller crowd would huddle over us until the boat turned around out of our view. There was a family who then deemed it acceptable to turn around in their seats and stare right at us about 50cms from my face for the full 3 hours. Great during a pandemic but whatever. We had a major struggle finding the building to check in. It claims shop 53 or something and you’re walking around the shopping centre for ages when it’s actually outside and tucked in an alleyway. Information needs to be clearer in all aspects

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19 October 2020

13 September 2020

The guides really tried hard. The whales, unfortunately, not so much

21 September 2019

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