If you’d like to see inquisitive wild Sea Lions in their natural environment why not head to Jurien Bay which is a short 2 hour drive north of Perth.
The Australian sea lion is the world’s rarest species. It is believed there are less than 12,000 remaining along the country’s southern coastline. One of their main breeding grounds lies offshore from Jurien Bay, giving you a chance to watch sea lions in the wild.
Hundreds of sea lions live on the isolated Buller, North Fisherman and Essex Rocks Islands, only a few kilometres from land. These islands are known as haul out sites where sea lions rest from their foraging expeditions for food.
Australian sea lions are picture perfect – their visible ears and large eyes often draw comparisons to the friendly Labrador dog breed.
Boat tours are available from Jurien Bay – the sea lions are rarely visible from the mainland. On the tour, you will enjoy watching these graceful swimmers showing off in front of you and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to capture it all on camera. You might also spot dolphins or whales migrating along the coast.
Adventure Australian Tourism Accreditation Birdwatching Boating Disabled access available Family Fishing Nature & Wildlife Sailing Scenic Drives Scuba Diving Snorkelling Swimming Walk
There are a number of great companies along the coast who run sea lion tours so you too can see these extraordinary mammals playing around.