Naturaliste Charters

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Naturaliste Charters offer whale watching tours, private charters, Killer Whale Expeditions, Sperm Whale Expeditions and also the Bremer Canyon Ultimate Expedition. Whale watching in Dunsborough and Augusta is a unique experience. Humpback, Southern Right and the rare Blue Whale are sighted in this picturesque cape to cape region.

Tours operate from Augusta, May to August and then from Dunsborough, September to December. The Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions depart from Bremer Bay mid-January to March, then the Sperm Whale Expeditions from April to May.

Their vessel, the beautiful ‘Alison Maree’ is purpose-built for the Southern Ocean, providing excellent stability and comfort on-board this 20 metre catamaran.

With a passenger capacity of 90 people and a variety of viewing platforms, ‘Alison Maree’ is brilliant for wildlife interaction.

This vessel is suitable for all age groups with life jackets available for peace of mind.

Naturaliste Charters has been operating in the south west for more than 20 years and has a 99 per cent successful sighting rate! Complimentary refreshments are a part of your package and they suggest you bring a warm jacket and don’t forget your camera!

Facilities

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Basic Boating Boating Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Disabled access available Ecotourism Certified (EA) Family Family Friendly Full Day Half Day or Less Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sightseeing Tours Snorkelling Swimming The Ecotourism Association of Australia Tourism Council Australia Water - Motorised

Services

From $385 to $484

Encounter an astonishing aggregation of marine wildlife on an unforgettable oceanic expedition. From January to early April, their full day expeditions visit one of the least explored places on earth and the only place in Australia you can reliably encounter killer whales (orca), the ocean’s undisputed apex predator.

Your expedition 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.

Naturaliste Charter’s world-renowned full day Killer Whale Expeditions run from Bremer Bay, a two-hour drive from Albany or five hour drive from Perth, Western Australia.

Expeditions depart daily. Arrival at 7.45am at the Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, vessel departure at 8.30am and return at approximately 4.30pm from January to early April.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

From $50 to $250

All crew have been trained with a marine science background and are professional tour guides. Their extended season – one of the longest in Australia – guarantees a 99 per cent successful sighting rate. From May to December, you can go on board their 55 foot purpose built vessel Cetacean Explorer and cruise the pristine waters to view Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales and the rare Blue Whale. Suitable for all age groups, experience the beauty of the majestic whale with Naturaliste Charters.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking

$80

Welcome aboard Naturaliste Charters eco wilderness adventure tour. We’re excited about showing you the pristine region of our backyard – let our professional tour guides take you on a journey of a lifetime. Showcasing some of the most spectacular coastline in the South West corner of Western Australia. Experience spectacular rock formations, intriguing limestone caves and cliffs of the Cape Naturaliste. World class surf breaks and iconic landmarks such as Sugarloaf Rock. Join us as we look for dolphins and cruise past the local seal colony. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the Southwest with pristine beaches and crystal clear water of Geographe Bay, including popular Meelup Beach, Eagle Bay and Bunkers Bay. A great way to chill out on the Bay!

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