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Naturaliste Charters – Whale Watching & Eco Tours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am until 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am until 2:30pm
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    Nature & Wildlife Spotting
  • Whale Watching
    Whale Watching

Established in 1993 Naturaliste Charters are the longest running whale watching company in the South West with fun, interactive tours departing all year round from several locations.

Naturaliste Charters developed the world-renowned Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions in 2015. They are the only operator with knowledge and experience in this remote offshore environment. Unrivalled in finding wildlife and experts at keeping you safe while educating you along the way. Creating world-class experiences isn't just their job, it is a passion and something they would love to share with you.

Whale Watching tours depart all year round with Naturaliste Charters

Bremer Bay Canyon Killer Whale and Pelagic Expedition
January - April 
Encounter Killer Whales, Sperm Whales and an astonishing array of the ocean's most iconic inhabitants on an unforgettable offshore odyssey. A full day expedition departing Bremer Bay at 8.30 am and returning approx. 4.30 pm. Bremer Bay is the only location in Australia where you can join a tour where you can reliably encounter Orca and with a remarkable 96% success sighting rate you won't be disappointed.  Be sure to join the founders of these expeditions, Naturaliste Charters, to experience a day like no other! Please note there is a minimum age of 10 to join this expedition.

Humpback Whale Migration
Every year more than 35,000 Humpback whales plus other species including Blue Whales, Southern Right Whales & Minke Whales migrate along the West Australian coastline on their annual migration to the warmer waters. This 6 month migration gives Naturaliste Charters the opportunity to provide informative, fun and interactive Whale Watching tours from 4 different locations including Augusta, Albany, Dunsborough & Busselton. Each family-friendly tour goes for approx 2.5 hours and offers a 99% success sighting rate, if you don't see whales on your tour you can join another for free! Each tour offers expert commentary, great viewing of the whales and morning or afternoon tea.

A 20-metre catamaran vessel, the beautiful ‘Alison Maree’ is purpose-built for the Southern Ocean, providing excellent stability and comfort for passengers. Great viewing from the cabin and fantastic viewing areas from the flybridge, bow and stern. Spend time spotting wildlife on the bow, the huge upper and lower rear decks or try all three. Inside join the skipper on the flybridge for the ultimate 360-degree birds-eye view or relax in the air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable main saloon.

The vessel Dhu Force is a single-hulled 18m Conquest, the perfect vessel to enhance your day on the water. A beautiful rear deck provides the perfect location for your wildlife encounter. There is plenty of open space for uninterrupted views and safe, high railings. Around 80% of the deck is covered for those long, sunny days, and if it rains, you can enjoy the ocean without a soaking! 
  • Accredited Tourism business: Trust the Tick. 
  • Eco Certified EcoTourism.
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. 
  • Tripadvisor Hall of Fame 2019. 
 Exclusive Meal Deals - 20% off Lunch or Dinner at Augusta Hotel, Equinox Bar & Cafe Busselton OR Occy's Dunsborough.

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Google Reviews

11
Jan
2020
Absolutely phenomenal day on the water today. Bit of a rough start but once we got out to the shelf the swell eased off and the day started out with a pod within a half hour of searching, then we got the excitement and experience of the pod working together to hunt, kill and eat. And what a display it was, on our return we had more visitors to follow our wake in which extended our time by about an hour but not one person had an issue with it, the crew were fantastic from start to finish and couldn't be more helpful, weather it was food catering for all, helping those ill, helping everyone get a good view of all animals and answering any questions that were given to them. Worth every cent. Would definitely recommend 10/10 Shane mc carthy
19
Oct
2019
This always a good trip. 3rd time for us, first time to see Pygmy blue whales! Also got up close with a bunch of humpbacks. Crew are courteous, professional and informative - at the top of their game. Highly recommended. Rob Barnes
26
Oct
2019
We had such a great day out on the Indian Ocean with Naturaliste, seeing 3 species of whales (Humpback, Minke and Pygmy Blue) and bottlenose dolphins as well numerous sea birds. Safety was a priority and everything was handled with easy Aussie thoroughness. We stayed out for longer than anticipated to make sure we got a real good up-close experience. We were advised by the guys to use sunblock, a tip we ignored and later regretted. colin hyde
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