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  • Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

    1. Whale Watching Cruise from Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough

    Enjoy an exciting and best value whale watching experience in Busselton, Augusta or Dunsborough. Check-in at Busselton Jetty, Augusta Boat Harbor or Quindalup Boat Ramp, then climb aboard the Tradewind III. Cruise out into the pristine waters to see these lovable marine giants up close. Migrating humpback and southern right whales leave the cold, food rich Antarctic waters and begin arriving around June. Augusta, Busselton and Dunsborough are perfectly placed to view these spectacular wild animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play. Geographe Bay, with its usually calm and sheltered waters, means a guided whale watching tour is the best way to see magnificent humpback and southern right whales up-close.

    The excitement of getting a glimpse of the whales playing in the water is a very beautiful experience. The crew was very kind to check on everyone.

  • Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

    2. Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

    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 a...

    We had a wonderful whale watching experience. The boat was comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the educational presentation by AQUA. Would definitely recommend this trip.

  • Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim & Reef Snorkel from Exmouth

    3. Ningaloo Humpback Whale Swim & Reef Snorkel from Exmouth

    Join a full-day tour from Exmouth to swim with Humpback whales and snorkel along the world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef. Your day begins with an early pick-up from your accommodation in Exmouth. After meeting your crew, climb aboard the stable boat and motor out for a morning snorkel on the Ningaloo Reef. The spotter plane will start the search for the best pod of whales. The dedicated plane remains in the air for up to four hours, maximising your chance to swim with resting Humpback whales. If the perfect whale is encountered, or a whale shark is spotted, then it'll be time to get into the water with your experienced guide.  This is an in-water experience that will give you the thrill of being close to such a large Mammal with surface views closer than you can imagine, with luck you may even see the whale under the surface. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with refreshments available ...

    Great experience. The crew went out of their way to ensure everyone had the opportunity to swim in the water with the Humpback whales multiple times . Awesome!!

  • Western Australia: Swim with Humpback Whales

    4. Western Australia: Swim with Humpback Whales

    Your full-day tour begins with a beautiful snorkeling experience on a reef. You might encounter turtles, reef sharks, stingrays and various species of fish. Then make your way out to the open ocean to observe the whales on their migratory route. If your trained guide deems it is safe to do so, guests will be separated into groups of 7, ready to enter the water. With the groups taking turns, guests will enter the water with 2 crew members at a time, positioned near the whale’s path at a safe distance. Each interaction will be on the whales’ terms. Humpback whales can be curious and may approach swimmers, or they may simply pass by. When you have finished swimming with the humpback whales, make your way back to the reef. Enjoy lunch on board and take a final snorkel on the reef. On your way back to the jetty you’ll be provided with a glass of champagne and a fruit platter to finish the d...

    It was the most amazing experience ever. The crew members were fantastic and very helpful

  • 2-Hour Luxury Whale Watching Cruise from Augusta

    5. 2-Hour Luxury Whale Watching Cruise from Augusta

    Come aboard for an unforgettable experience! Depart from the Augusta Boat Harbor and cruise in style on the Steep Point, a purpose-built luxury catamaran, for a 2-hour whale watching experience.  On your cruise, spot the magnificent Humpback whale along with seals, dolphins and migratory birdlife from all over the world. From mid-July, you may also see the arrival of the rare and endangered Southern Right Whales who use Flinders Bay as their nursery ground. Meet Western Australia's Whale Watch family who operates whale watch experiences all year and is onboard every tour to share their knowledge and experience with guests. Experts will provide a live and educational commentary throughout the cruise and answer any questions you may have. An underwater camera and hydrophone allow you to watch and listen to the whales in their natural habitat (weather permitting). The Steep Point feature...

  • Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

    6. Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

    Swim with wild dolphins at Rockingham for a memorable adventure! Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. Self-drive or benefit from optional round-trip coach transfers from Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The friendly crew will conduct introductory snorkelling lessons. Then it'll be time to get in the water to make the most of your wild dolphin encounter!  After your experience, enjoy refreshments on board the boat before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. 

    Positive, friendly and enthusiastic guides. Very good interaction with dolphins, plenty of them.

  • Bunbury: Swim with Dolphins Tour

    7. Bunbury: Swim with Dolphins Tour

    On this tour, you are given the opportunity to swim with the wild Bottlenose Dolphins in their own environment. Accompanied by an experienced guide and trained volunteers you will venture into the open waters of Koombana Bay. Depending on dolphin sightings you will be guided into the water where the dolphins may elect to initiate interaction with the swimmers. As they are wild dolphins, interaction cannot be guaranteed.

    Incredible experience. I'm not a confident snorkeler but felt incredibly safe and comfortable.

  • Bremer Canyon Orca Experience from Bremer Bay

    8. Bremer Canyon Orca Experience from Bremer Bay

    Enjoy a 7-hour whale watching experience from Bremer Bay Boat Harbor to spot orcas.  The harbor is located 180 kilometres or a 2-hour drive from Albany. This is your opportunity to be a part of a new frontier of research and development. Discovered by marine researchers just a decade ago, the Bremer Canyon plays host to the largest congregation of orcas in the Southern Hemisphere, as summer feeding grounds for these incredible marine creatures. It is believed that an Antarctic flow enters the canyon gathering bio carbons which create a nutrient rich environment,  enticing many marine species to the area each year. This interaction creates nutrient rich up welling waters, where phytoplankton develops, and an intense food chain for marine life prospers.  Experts will provide live commentary throughout the cruise and answer any questions you may have. An underwater camera and hydrophone al...

  • Blue Whale Watching Expedition from Fremantle

    9. Blue Whale Watching Expedition from Fremantle

    Depart Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbor and cruise in style on a purpose-built luxury vessel for a 7-hour all-inclusive whale watching experience.  A new eco hot spot off Perth's coastline is the feeding grounds for the largest aggregation of Blue Whales in the southern hemisphere. A little known pristine environment with gargantuan dimensions larger than the Grand Canyon with origins dating back to the entrance of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. Research teams have monitored Blue Whales along with many other cetaceans and mega fauna that come here to feed on krill created by the Leeuwin Undercurrent and the Perth Canyon topography. This interaction creates nutrient rich up welling waters where phytoplankton develops and an intense food chain for marine life prospers. This biodiversity includes Dolphins, Australian Sea Lions, Sharks, migratory Antarctic Sea Birds, Sunfish, and...

  • Historic Albany 3-Day Short Break

    10. Historic Albany 3-Day Short Break

    Itinerary of 3-Day Historic Albany Short Break: Day One Arrive in Albany in time to take advantage of your meal voucher at Rustlers Steakhouse. Rest well for immersion in history tomorrow! Day Two Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before your Busy Blue Bus Tours & Charters journey to the Historic Precinct at The Forts on a half day tour ‘Albany’s History + Highlights’. This tour departs at 9.00 am. Here you’ll find the National ANZAC Center. Then board your bus to the local’s beach at Middleton Beach for tea/coffee and scones, jam and cream. Return to the Visitor Center via Patrick Taylor Cottage. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Suggested venues for your evening meal (not included): Due South, Six Degrees, The Venice. Day Three Enjoy breakfast (voucher included) at Kate’s Place before boarding your bus for y...

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What people are saying about Western Australia

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 223 reviews

This was an awesome experience. Couldn't have asked for a better day. The team were very helpful and informative. They made sure we got the most from our cruise.

Great experience. The crew went out of their way to ensure everyone had the opportunity to swim in the water with the Humpback whales multiple times . Awesome!!

The excitement of getting a glimpse of the whales playing in the water is a very beautiful experience. The crew was very kind to check on everyone.

Positive, friendly and enthusiastic guides. Very good interaction with dolphins, plenty of them.

It was the most amazing experience ever. The crew members were fantastic and very helpful