Augusta River Tours

Star 4.7 (27 Google reviews)

Augusta River Tours

Open 7 Days a week 9-5pm
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.



Augusta River Tours

1 Ellis St, Augusta WA 6290, Australia


Star 4.7 (27 Google reviews)
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.

Jane Walker 27 April 2021

I can't think of a more enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours puttering around the Blackwood River, looking at birds, spotting dolphin if you're lucky and enjoying a delightfully laid back and informative commentary from Graeme, who owns and operates the vessel.

Amanda Carmichael 14 December 2018

Beautiful way to get your bearings in Augusta. Graeme is a wealth of local knowledge! We loved his insights into the Blackwood, birds, history & local characters 🐬

Eamon Zuvich 24 December 2018

An awesome experience! the river is absolutely stunning and Graeme, the captain, was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife that inhabits it :)