Naturaliste Charters – Whale Watching & Eco Tours

Star 4.8 (195 Google reviews)

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

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 Augusta and Dunsborough. 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.

  • 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.

Bremer Bay Canyon Killer Whale and Pelagic Expedition
December - 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.

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Naturaliste Charters – Whale Watching & Eco Tours

25 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.8 (195 Google reviews)
Shirley Holland 08 November 2023

What an amazing tour. Saw lots of humpbacks doing fin wags and breaching. And even saw 3 blue whales, including mum and babe. Boat is spacious and offers indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of room for everyone to see the whales. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and fun guides. Highly recommend this fantastic tour. Thanks team!

Pavinee Gaffney 29 August 2023

Amazing experience! The staff, Jade and Kyle, were super friendly and happy to answer questions and keep us updated about what's going on. We were lucky to see many whales and some common dolphins playing with the whales! The boat is big and comfortable, the bathrooms are clean and proper, the coffee and tea station is great too! Definitely a must do in the area!

Matthew Delfendahl 03 November 2023

A great morning on the water. Saw a group of whales close up even though it was a day without a lot of activity. Craig the captain was an excellent spotter. He was a font of all knowledge on whales. I learnt so much A what a view looking back at the beautiful bays, beaches and cape. All the staff were super friendly. Highly recommend

Tracey Cassels 28 September 2023

Had a great morning tour out on Naturaliste charters. The weather was perfect, we saw 9 or 10 whales doing their thing. The staff were very friendly, fun, caring (for someone on the boat) & very knowledgeable. I hope to be back to do another tour before end of November.