Augusta River Tours

Star 5.0 (5 Google reviews)
Open 7 Days a week 9-5pm

Augusta River Tours

Tours depart from the Ellis St Jetty in Augusta.
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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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Augusta River Tours

1 Ellis St, Augusta WA 6290


Star 5.0 (5 Google reviews)
Sharon Waltham 12 November 2021

Was an awesome experience. A must do when visiting Augusta. Great price and the host/ skipper is very authentic and knowledgeable about the area.

Pat Firkins 10 November 2021

Thank you Graeme for a lovely afternoon on the Blackwood River. You just can't beat local knowledge, along with absolute enthusiasm 🥰 The sea eagle was definitely a bonus.

Craig P 08 April 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.

Diana Pagnacco 04 April 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. 🙂