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Augusta River Tours

Open 7 Days a week 9-5pm
From AUD $35 per person
1 Ellis St, Augusta WA 6290
Tours depart from the Ellis St Jetty in Augusta.
  • Private or custom tours
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Fishing & Boating
    Fishing & Boating
  • Nature & Wildlife Spotting
    Nature & Wildlife Spotting
  • Sunny Day
    Sunny Day

Cruise the lower Blackwood River onboard the Dolphin Discoverer with local guide and Skipper Graeme Challis. Tours are an absolute must for birdwatchers and nature lovers. You will enjoy fantastic scenery, local stories and the greatest number and variety of birdlife in the southwest. Dolphins are regularly seen and will often play in the wake of the boat.

Enjoy a cruise of the beautiful Blackwood River and be entertained and informed with a guided tour of the unspoilt wetland ecosystem. 

From the River mouth to Molloy Island, it is rich in history and teeming with wildlife.  The shallow waters, sandbanks and river islands are alive with an amazing variety of birdlife. It is a major feeding ground for Black Swans, Pelicans and Cormorants. There are 60 species of bird that have been seen, with some flying from the northern hemisphere.  A pod of resident Bottle-nose Dolphins is seen regularly and if not, many fish will play alongside the boat. 

The Dolphin Discoverer is a safe, comfortable, all-weather, purpose-built vessel with easy access and good viewing.  Augusta River Cruises is licensed for 29 passengers and can be hired for private tours, sundowners, parties etc. So, get a group together. 

Free rainwater is available on-board, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. A camera, binoculars and a smile are recommended. 

Tour Skipper and Guide Graeme Challis has grown up on the River with his grandparents settling on the Blackwood in 1923 and with a family history of fishing the river he has plenty of local knowledge and stories to tell.

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Google Reviews

08
Apr
2021
Relaxed cruise up the river with plenty of interesting info along the way. Being a local brings an authenticity about the trip. Great value for money outing. Craig P
04
Apr
2021
Had so much fun on this enjoyable and informative tour. The operator was iconically Australian with his larconic sense of humour, and went out of his way to drop us off at East Augusta. Highly recommend this tour. 🙂 Diana Pagnacco
01
Oct
2020
Went on the tour today and was excellent. The operator is friendly, funny and informative. Makes sure everyone sees the wildlife, makes photographing dolphins and birds easy. Well done and great tour. Thankyou Mark Sachse
08
Dec
2019
What a experience.Graeme is a awesome tour guide with so much local knowledge. Highly recommended a trip with him. And if your lucky like us you will see dolphins. A must do while in Augusta. tim hawser
13
Dec
2019
Completey delightful. Graham, the proprietor/boat captain, is an Augusta native and generously shared his deep knowledge of local history, geology, and wildlife. Great for birding enthusiasts in particular, as the Blackwood River estuary provides rich habitat for a variety of shorebirds and waders. Plus dolphins! Marty DeHart
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