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Sea Lion Interaction Tour
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Sea Lion Interaction Tour

By Jurien Bay Oceanic Experience
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Join Pete and His Qualified Crew for the Experience of a Lifetime. The Australia Sea Lions are Western Australia's best kept secret. We Operate on a Large, Safe and Sturdy Boat. Featuring a Hot Shower and Toilet Facilities. We are passionate about the conservation of the Sea Lions and We Enjoy Our Interactions From a Distance That is Safe For Us and the Sea Lions. Enjoy the 15 minute Cruise to the Essex Rocks Before Jumping In to Explore the Crystal Waters of the Marine Park. On Returning to the Marina We Like to Cruise Around the Islands and Check Out The Scenery. Our Crew Are Experienced and Qualified Ocean Enthusiasts. We Provide A Safe, Quality and Unforgettable Experience To Last a Lifetime.

Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Restroom on board
  • Hot Shower
  • Sunscreen


Start:
  • Breakwater Drive, Breakwater Dr, Jurien Bay WA 6516, Australia
    We Depart From the Large Service Jetties on Breakwater Drive in the Jurien Bay Boat Harbour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140969P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 140969P1

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    • Jurien Bay Oceanic Experience
      113
      Australia
      Joined in April 2017
    • Oehlers
      0 contributions
      Amazing experience
      I booked in to do the sea lion tour last weekend with my friend who was visiting from the UK. There were 2 other boats already there when we arrived at the island and the sea lions were swimming with those groups, however they must have been tired out by the time we got in the water as they all decided to nap on the beach for the duration of our 45 minutes in the water. Even with no sea lions I would still have no hesitation recommending the tour, the boat, swimming gear and staff were all top notch. The two ladies on the boat were really friendly and informative (as was the captain) and the hot chocolate and tim tams were a great touch! On the return to the shore we were told that due to no sea lion interaction we were welcome to another trip for FREE! Totally unexpected and hugely appreciated! Thank you for a great experience and looking forward to returning soon :)
      Written 16 February 2024
    • cordelia d
      0 contributions
      Incredible
      AMAZING. A once in a lifetime experience. We were lucky that the sea lions decided to come out and play. It is luck of the draw as the boat before us left without success. The team was so professional. The sea Lions were not harassed or coerced in any way. We waited in the water with our wetsuits on until they decided to check us out. Iincredible
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Dreamer34990508809
      0 contributions
      Highly recommended
      I loved my experience with this company. The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable, the equipment they lent out was high quality, and the boat was large & roomy. I especially appreciated the warm water hose for a quick post-wetsuit removal wash (as well as, in my case, washing the salt water out of my eyes!). I would definitely recommend them.
      Written 30 November 2023
    • NadiaLouiseee
      0 contributions
      Amazing experience - highly recommend!
      What an incredible day! We had such a great time swimming with the sea lions - we saw so many and they came so close! We got some spectacular photos and video of the experience and felt safe at all times. Our crew were amazing (we had Pete, Fernando, Cooper and Sari), they were super knowledgeable and you could just tell they're incredibly passionate about the sea lions and protecting the ocean. I will definitely be back, bringing visitors with me. Highly recommend!
      Written 29 July 2023
    • Panadvx100a
      0 contributions
      Jurien Bay Oceanic Sea Lion Interaction Tour
      We were only in Jurien Bay for 2 days and the initial trip was cancelled due to poor weather but fortunately on the day we were leaving the weather improved so we were able to go there. The crew were really nice & professional. 2 came in for the swim to look after us and to show us where the sealions were. We had a 6 and 8 year old who really enjoyed the experience. Water was cold but we had our own equipment but the wetsuits they provided were really good. The sealions were so adorable! The island was really pretty as well. Would love to do it again.
      Written 23 July 2023
    • Madeleine_C08
      0 contributions
      An experience not to be missed
      Fabulous experience swimming with sealions. Crew was really helpful with all abilities in the water, took some great photos and you can tell they really care about the conservation of these animals
      Written 29 May 2023
    • 813amberv
      0 contributions
      Awesome Day
      Awesome experience! There’s a lot of things to experience and see (weather dependant) They offer a hot shower and lots of snacks throughout your day too!
      Written 8 April 2023
    • beauyandthefam
      0 contributions
      Great fun !
      Absolutely great day out with the seals and a great snorkel with plenty of Hard corals and fish . Highly recommend if your an ocean lover !!
      Written 29 January 2023
    • Brisvegas_Travellers
      0 contributions
      Fisherman's Island Sea Lion and Snorkel Tour. We had a wonderful time.
      We had a wonderful time and saw multiple Sea Lions up close. A large bull came out and had a look at us very close, it was amazing to see how big it was in comparison to the others. Fernando went out of his way to look after our family. We are all reasonable swimmers however the kids couldn’t keep up with the rest of the group so he took us on our own swim. The only thing I would point out is that you don’t actually go on the island. We picked this tour as my daughter gets sea sick easily and going on land stops it. She ended up getting sea sick on this trip however Fernando showed us an air conditioned room on board where she went and fell asleep on the trip home. Overall I would definitely recommend this tour and company.
      Written 18 January 2023
    • 192kerriej
      0 contributions
      8 Crayfish + Other Fish to Take Home
      Enjoyed a brilliant fishing and cray tour out of Jurien Bay. Would highly recommend to anyone who would like the thrill of catching a range of large snapper and other fish and then watch on as crayfish pots are harvested. Bonus whale watching all day thrown in! Learnt so much on this trip. Best part is you keep your share of the haul which for us meant 8 crays and numerous fish all cleaned by the great crew.
      Written 27 August 2022
    • BONJOUR-I-AM-NAD
      0 contributions
      Just Perfect!
      We attended the sea lion experience today and I can't praise this awesome tour enough: it was just all perfect: -the welcoming and super friendly staff, who took great care of us (and were amazing with our unconfident little one) and gave us plenty of information about the area and sea lions ; -the clean, nice and well equipped boat with great snorkeling gears, with hot shower available -the timtam and hot drinks after the swim, -the stunning yurquoise coast this takes place, -and of course the wildlife experience. We were also very lucky with the weather, water temperature and boat occupancy :) My partner, our 6y old and myself both loved it. Much much recommended!!!
      Written 17 July 2022
    • janeg873
      0 contributions
      Fun with sea lions
      We did the tour with our 5yo and loved it. 5yo a bit too unsure about jumping in but crew and skipper entertained him beautifully while we explored. We saw sea lions playing and loved snorkeling and swimming. Beautiful weather and sightseeing and lots of fun in the water. Thoroughly recommend for a brilliant day out
      Written 2 July 2022
    • nessblacky
      0 contributions
      Great experience with kids!
      This was the best family adventure, something we will cherish forever. We had an 8,6 and 4year old with us in the water and seeing the sea lions so close was pretty epic, the snorkel location has spots you can stand if you need a break from swimming with the kids (they have kids jackets and wet suits) and the hosts are there to assist, making everyone pretty comfortable. Big spacious boat with showers and all staff are extremely friendly and informative. We saw a big pod of dolphins to top it off on the return. Best way to start the day!
      Written 19 January 2022
    • Lucite85
      0 contributions
      Well worth it
      Was fantastic the sea lions were extremely playful and the crew was great only a short trip out to the location as well!
      Written 9 January 2022
    • Cathy D
      0 contributions
      Fabulous and totally worth it!!!!
      Fabulous tour. Crew were friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating!! Easy going but professional. Highly recommend this tour. Swimming great and you are able to stand so suits many abilities and ages.
      Written 5 January 2022
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    Nadling
    Golden Bay, Australia5 contributions
    Jan 2021 • Family
    This is an absolute must! Don’t even look at the other tour boats!
    A great family run business that genuinely cares.
    The sea Lion interaction is left up to the sea lions and they clearly love the Oceanic team.
    Even from the boat, without entering the water, having them come so close and feel so safe to play is an experience to remember.
    The oceanic team is all about making sure you have an enjoyable experience while looking after the sea lions and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
    Will definitely be back and spreading the word.
    Thank you so much!
    Written 15 January 2021
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    CRJ652014
    Perth, Australia7 contributions
    Mar 2020 • Couples
    This was an experience I will never forget! On arrival we were welcomed to a special surprise that we were the only 2 on board! I loved the idea to begin with that there is a limit of 10 - 12, so not too crowded. Set off to sea organising our wetsuits flippers and masks. The guys on board oceanic are very professional,
    friendly and down to earth, would do anything for you! I would not have wanted to go with anyone else.
    Instructions when we got to the island very clear and respectful to the seals. We had 5 swim out to us and spent just over an hour swimming ducking and weaving with these friendly curious beautiful creatures!
    Another tour arrived honking horns, and pulling up close to beach. I think i counted over 20 heads in the water ... so grateful I chose the right boat to be on.
    Back on board for hot shower if wanted and coffee and tim tams! :)
    Highly recomend to anyone, and dont be surprised guys if we're back.
    Cheryl x
    Written 27 March 2020
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    Alison
    Perth, Australia3 contributions
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    What an INCREDIBLE Experience Just WOW!!! From getting on the boat till getting off.
    The crew were amazing, very approachable and knowledgeable throughout our whole journey.
    Had the best time, ticked off on the bucket list.
    Even got to see a special David Edinburgh moment..Sea Lions Mating in the water two feet away. I highly recommend joining this tour weither your a strong swimmer or not this is the perfect experience for everyone to enjoy.
    Written 5 April 2021
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    Tara R
    2 contributions
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    Amazing morning. Really friendly and knowledgeable crew. Saw some amazing sea lions. Wind was cold and they made us hot coffee and had a hot shower on the boat. Would 100% recommend and do again.
    Written 17 October 2020
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    Rachel H
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    Feb 2021 • Couples
    The adventure from start to finish. The tour opperators explained everything in detail and all equiptment was clean. The sea lions put on a magnificent show and interacted with us all.
    Thank you for a memorable day.
    Written 2 February 2021
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    Callum F
    1 contribution
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    Great experience all around. Super friendly and relaxed staff members catered to all of the group in a professional manor.

    This tour operates around the conservation and respect of the endangered Australian sea lions with education being a top priority as they are endangered.

    Hot shower and refreshments were there for people who wanted to freshen up during or after the tour. Highly recommend!
    Written 8 April 2023
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    Taryn M
    1 contribution
    Mar 2021 • Couples
    Incredible experience! As it was a little windy this morning I found it hard to beat the asthma but the crew were a absolutely amazing ensuring my safety was above all else. Ended up getting into the kayak and going closer to the reef and the sea lions swam right around me!

    So bloody great! Will be back to use you guys again :)
    Written 20 March 2021
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    Josh L
    1 contribution
    Mar 2021 • Solo
    Went on the sea lion tour today, was unreal. The staff were very friendly and great to talk to, were very helpful with anything we needed. Definitely recommend them and will be coming back again.
    Written 20 March 2021
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    Michelle W
    2 contributions
    Feb 2021 • Friends
    Swimming with sea lion , the crew help us to see where the sea lion whereabouts, l love this awesome experience
    Written 14 February 2021
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    Gilly and Daz
    1 contribution
    Feb 2021 • Couples
    Second time using Oceanic for sea lion tours and was not disappointed! Great, friendly staff who are knowledgeable, local and go out of their way for their customers.
    It’s such an amazing experience and one that I will continue to do with Oceanic again next year! Thanks guys for more magic memories!
    Written 14 February 2021
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