Water activity

Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

4.7 / 5

33 reviews

Activity provider: Naturaliste Charters
Water activity

Dunsborough: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Naturaliste Charters

From US$ 63.18 per person


Experience and witness the behaviour of migrating Humpbacks, Southern Right, and Blue Whales, in the pristine Geographe Bay of the spectacular Southwest of Western Australia.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Listen to an on board Marine Biologist
  • Experience a stunning 2-hour cruise in Geographe Bay
  • Sight Humpback Whales with their new born calves as they migrate South back to Antarctica
  • Have the chance to see the mighty Blue Whale (dependent on the season)
Full description
Step on board the luxury vessel, Alison Maree, for a 2.5 hour scenic whale watching cruise in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay. Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst you marvel at the sight of a pod of Humpback whales - with over 35000 Humpbacks migrating through the bay with their young, there is plenty to see. Humpback Whales are the playful ones, you can often see them breach, spy hop, and be very playful and friendly - no binoculars required. In the months of October and November the mighty Blue Whale is also often sighted, these whales are the largest living animal on the planet so it is an amazing feeling to look at these whales in awe with their graceful yet large presence. Dolphins are often seen riding the ship's bow, you will want to be standing up the front of the boat to get the best glimpse of these beautiful agile creatures. Not only is this an amazing whale watching cruise but the scenery is stunning; cruise along Eagle Bay, Castle Rock, Bunker Bay, and past the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse.
  • 2.5 hour whale watching cruise on board Alison Maree
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Fully guided tour
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Once you have arrived, park your vehicle on the gravel car park to the right then walk down on to the beach, you will see the boarding ramp down by the water, please wait here; 306 Geographe Bay Rd, Quindalup WA 6281, Australia.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Know before you go

    • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
    • This tour is boarded from a beach, you will need to walk across sand to board the vessel
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 33 reviews

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    great afternoon out, lucky with weather as we could get all the way down to Cape Naturaliste and we spotted about 8 whales at different times. They were all heading South so we were lucky to have seen them before they disappeared around the Cape on their way to Antartica. The boat is clean and comfortable, the Captain followed Whales that were spotted but didn't get in close, leaving it to the animals to approach us. The marine Biologist was very knowledgeable. all the crew were charming and accommodating.

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    March 27, 2023

    Great experience. The enthusiasm of the staff was infectious. We only saw three whales briefly surface but that was ok. The ocean was very choppy due to a storm approaching and my teenage daughter became quite sea sick and missed them:( It was recommended by staff before the trip to take anti nausea tablets and I strongly recommend you do if you are susceptible to motion sickness. On our return, we were advised that they were declaring the tour a 'no whale' tour and we were all given a free one to be used for up to a year:)

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    March 27, 2023

    We had an awesome day out . There was plenty of space on the boat to sit and enjoy and watch the whales without crowding . We had an amazing view of a whale with a baby whale . The whales stayed around for at least an hour delighting us with their actions .The time flew by . We had opportunity to ask questions and all questions were treated with respect .We loved the joy and enthusiasm the crew showed about the whales ,they were so pleased we got a good viewing .

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    March 27, 2023

    Product ID: 238892