Naturaliste Charters – Whale Watching & Eco Tours

Star 4.7 (5 Google reviews)
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Monday - Sunday: 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM

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 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.

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.

Amenities

Air-Conditioning
Coastal Views
Coffee & Tea
Companion Card Affiliate
Gift Vouchers Available
LGBTQIA+ Friendly
Public Toilets
Reduce Reuse Recycle Principles
Secure Parking

Location

Naturaliste Charters – Whale Watching & Eco Tours

25 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281

Reviews

Star 4.7 (5 Google reviews)
Garth S 14 July 2021

Had a lovely day out with the family and group of friends. Making the booking was great, no pressure and because of the poor weather got updated the trip was going ahead in the afternoon. The crew were great, friendly, knowledgeable and caring. Our group were fine but a family was well looked afte...

Olyve Le Souffaché 28 October 2021

We had a amazing time, saw many whales and the staff was great! 100% recommend a tour with them. We are even planning to go book another tour with them (to see the killer whales)

Ebony Cleveland 28 June 2021

Great tour. Staff are very knowledgeable, friendly & happy. Were great with my children letting them sit use their binoculars and sit up with the Skipper answering all of their questions. Highly recommend.

Misa Lesuma 13 September 2021

Great experience. Friendly crew & Master enjoyed sharing his expertise and stories. Exactly what you need as a tourist out in open water watching whales. Deck Officer Kylie was a pleasure to talk to and share his experience. Thank you.