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Half-Day Whale Watching Sunset Cruise from Broome
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Half-Day Whale Watching Sunset Cruise from Broome

By Broome Whale Watching
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Ages 1-100, max of 38 per group
Duration: 5h 15m
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Home made canapes, cheese and antipasto platers
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Cable Beach
What's not included
  • You are welcome to bring your own drinks. Red wine & bottles of spirits are not permitted. Please bring drinks in a cooler bag, not an esky. We will chill and serve your drinks throughout the cruise.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Lurujarri Walk, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia
    IMPORTANT: Please park at the Broome Turf Club (racecourse) and walk down the beach road access. The signage is somewhat unclear. DO NOT DRIVE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, you have gone too far. Once you are on the beach walk over to our white amphibious boat 'Sealegs' parked on the beach.
Pickup details
  • We provide bus transfers from all addresses locations in Broome. We will notify you via text message 24 hours prior to departure.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Broome Airport, Broome, Western Australia Australia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120608P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Not recommended for travelers with very limited walking ability
      • 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 38 travellers

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

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      • Broome Whale Watching
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      • Solotravels2023
        0 contributions
        Excellent morning out
        This was a wonderful morning Macca bought our coffee and food to us so we could make the most of our sightseeing. Gluten free food was excellent.
        Written 7 December 2023
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        End of Year Trip
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        Written 1 December 2023
      • drivingthewanderlust
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        amazing
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        Written 25 November 2023
      • gehenderson98
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        10/10
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        Written 18 November 2023
      • C5830MKralfs
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        Meet the friendly locals - Sun, fun & Snubbies with Broome Whale Watching
        Do you enjoy sun, fun and amazing wildlife? Then book this tour with these guys immediately. We went on the Snubfin Dolphin cruise and it was amazing. We saw Snubbies, turtles, Bottlenose dolphins and Dugongs, got entertained by a funny and knowledgeable captain, and taken care of by friendly staff. Did I mention the boom net? Check it out, that was the icing on the cake. Highly recommended! (Pro tip: come on an empty stomach. There's lots of food on the boat!)
        Written 17 November 2023
      • 567kathyh
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        Best of the best for experience and service!
        From the pickup to the drop-off, this experience was absolutely top of the line. If we could give it 10 stars we would. First, the owner Val and his crew of 2 provided outstanding service, from picking us up at a non-standard location to amazing us with delicious food and drink on-board throughout the trip. We were greeted with large glasses of juice which we thought was nice and somewhat expected, but what was completely unexpected were the next "courses" consisting of scones with jam and strawberries, followed by a ham and cheese puff pastry snack, followed by a chicken wrap sandwich, followed by fresh fruit skewers with pineapple, kiwi and watermelon! Val has set up an amazing and clever dinghy operation to efficiently transfer the passengers from the beach to the large boat used for the journey. My husband has mobility issues but thanks to Val and his crew they very considerately made it possible for him to safely and easily make the transfer from the beach to the dinghy to the boat and back. Val provided great commentary through the journey and worked very hard to locate and track the dolphins so everyone could enjoy a great time. On the way back, he has also set up a rather ingenious rope/netting system so that those who wanted to get into the water could use this system and be pulled behind the boat. While we didn't do that, we saw lots of people enjoying that experience. The crew acted as lifeguards and we were very impressed with the safety measures of the whole operation. The boat is kept meticulously clean and we could observe is very well-maintained. In summary, this is a true gem and should not be missed. Incredible value. Incredibly competent operation. Impressively nice people.
        Written 7 November 2023
      • FiMacEdin
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        Fantastic morning
        Brilliant morning. Picked up by the lovely and chatty Mac in the bus from my hotel. The tender craft to get us into the boat with dry feet was like something from James Bond - loved it!! The boat Orcaella is fabulous - lots of seating available upstairs and down, inside and out, and spotlessly clean. The best kept loo I've ever been in on a boat!! While skipper Cam searched for the Snubfin Dolphins, Mac single handedly produced a succession of tasty treats. After morning coffee there was a scone and jam, some samosas and scrolls, wraps and then fruit platters. We were certianly well fed and looked after on the journey. We saw lots of dolphins, though they are quite shy so popped up and down - you have to keep your eyes peeled - plus a handful of green turtles. Those who wanted to could take a dunk in the net. The journey itself was just lovely, watching the sea and the coastline in a warm breeze with some chilled music playing on the journey to and from the dolphins.
        Written 6 November 2023
      • maca4442023
        0 contributions
        Loved went twice in 10 days
        I thought this was a great cruise we saw the snubfin dolphins on both occasions, the weather was perfect, lovely staff, yummy food. The second time I went in the net the water was beautiful. I would even have gone a third time if I had stayed in Broome longer. Who wouldn't love just relaxing cruising around the bay.
        Written 5 November 2023
      • carolinebarton5
        0 contributions
        Best start to Broome
        Literally ran from the plane and onto the boat. What a way to start our Broome holiday for a friends wedding. Staff were smiling and helpful. Captain was knowledgeable. Swimming on the net behind the boat was sublime. 100 percent recommend Broome Whale Watching tours.
        Written 30 October 2023
      • mgstraatman
        0 contributions
        Sometimes you need patience
        Macy, Darcy and Cam took good care of us. The boat was perfect and although we had to wait a long time we did see the snub- and 🐬 🐬 I would definitely recommend them when going on a dolphin trip
        Written 22 October 2023
      • ColinB1955
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        Pleasant day on the water seeing the dolphins, but why the rock music?
        It was a pleasant half day on the water, which was cooler than if we had stayed on land. We got glimpses of dolphins, and someone said they saw a stingray, which was a smudge under the water. No other wildlife. Unfortunately, they played rock/popular music through speakers all around the boat the whole time which was not to our taste, and interfered with conversation with the other travellers and announcements of dolphins spottings. They brought around free scones and wraps, but charged or soft drinks. They supplied free, cold water. You are allowed to BYOB. They make you remove your footwear on the boat, which was an issue for me with an injured toe I didn’t want to stub. I was disappointed that we weren’t closer to the shoreline, because my primary motivation in booking the tour had been to see the shore from a different perspective. Staff were friendly and responsive and pickup in the mini bus as well organized. One of the best aspects was the ability to get into the ocean with the net they dragged at slow speed on the way back. The water was warm, and it was easy to stay on the net. The tender, or landing craft that took it to the larger boat was an interesting amphibious vehicle.
        Written 12 October 2023
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        Well run tour. Complimentary food and drinks were yumm. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tour got a bit boring just watching dolphins for over 1 hour. But understand some days it might take a long time to find them. We found them pretty quick on our tour. Definitely take swimmers to do boom net to break up the trip.
        Written 6 October 2023
      • 75m0lly
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        So much fun!
        We saw two types of dolphins, rays, turtles, and even a sea snake. The mid tour swim off the net was a highlight. Food was fresh, tasty and abundant. The crew were friendly and helpful. I thoroughly recommend it!
        Written 5 October 2023
      • kyanafarms
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        enjoyable
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      Karen A
      Melbourne, Australia45 contributions
      July 2021
      Great fun. And the whales - a mother and last year’s calf- humoured us by slapping their fins, breaching, diving and giving a school of fish a fright. Such magnificent animals. The only challenge was trying not to spill my champagne while trying to record their antics. The crew were great - friendly and fun. Delicious nibbles and plenty for everyone. The sunset was lovely and it’s great to view all the people and cars on the beach also enjoying the sunset. Yet another tour I would highly recommend when in Broome. A relaxing way to whale (poor pun I know) away the time.
      Written 24 July 2021
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      Teresa
      Mandurah21 contributions
      Aug 2020
      Great trip from start to finish. Booking easy and communication from them was great, confirming the trip a few days prior and also the pickup from the hotel on the morning of the tour. The transfer to the catamaran via tender is quick and efficient. The boat is modern and comfortable and affords great views. We were lucky enough to have a fantastic whale show on our day out. Wasn't sure what to expect re food as all we were really told was to make sure we had lunch prior to boarding, however the finger food that was served during the trip was spectacular - all home made thanks to Cam's wife. You can take your own drinks which they will keep cool for you or you can purchase drinks at a reasonable cost. Thanks to the crew - Cam, Anna and Courtney for a great day and to Cam's wife for the great food. We would definitely do this trip again as no two outings are the same.
      Written 8 August 2020
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      Leanne B
      Perth, Australia5 contributions
      Aug 2020
      Awesome experience, with an all female crew on this particular day. The whole afternoon was exceptional from start to finish. There was a bit of a swell at the start to our cruise but Jess our captain assured us it wouldn't be long before it would improve and it did. We got to observe a mother Humpback whale & approx 3 week old calf while they rolled around unperturbed by our presence, with the calf practicing various tail manoeuvres under its mothers watch. We also saw sea snakes, turtles, a Spinner shark, birds, more whales and an amazing sunset. The food served by Anne and Molly, the pleasant and informative staff, was tasty & fresh. What a great afternoon in Broome.
      Written 16 August 2020
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      Nick D
      Sydney32 contributions
      This was an excellent experience. The crew were all knowledgable and friendly, providing great guidance and service.

      The boat was comfortable and spacious, not feeling crowded at all. They allow you to bring your own drinks which I would recommend - it’s a long afternoon and the snacks provided are nice, but nothing washes them down better at sunset than a nice beer or bubbles. They do sell drinks on the boat, but be a little prepared and save yourself the money.

      We found a pod of 3 juvenile humpback whales and got to watch them for about 45minutes playing around us. According to our captain, they only fail to find whales about 3 times all of last season (90+ trips)

      The sunset on the way back was superb.

      As it’s a boat, it was fine with teenagers, but young kids will need careful watching.
      Written 17 July 2022
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      Dave D
      Broome, Australia1 contribution
      July 2020
      The very professional crew, not even getting our feet wet, the comfort of a great vessel, absolutely stunning weather and conditions all led to a very successful period of at least an hour alongside a whale fin slapping, snorting, tail waving and breaching right up out of the water. The breathtaking sunset on the way home capped off one of our family's greatest experiences ever. Thank you team
      Written 10 July 2020
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      Travel24023521516
      1 contribution
      A magical trip from start to finish. All eyes were on the horizon to spot for whales for the first half hour, then shortly after we spotted our first one, not far away. The skipper John then spotted two together, 10 mins later. We followed them, completely in awe of these mighty creatures, just diving and playing in the water, having fun. Shortly after, we saw another 3, but then we “hit the jackpot” and found a mother and baby together. What a beautiful sight. John told us the mum was trying to teach her baby to use its pectoral fin, however he was splashing his tail instead and everyone was laughing saying baby whales are like children, testing the boundaries and being silly. As mum & bub played and frolicked, we moved quietly alongside them for over half and hour. We watched them slap their fins, glide gently in amongst the waves, slap their tails and roll over numerous times. What a privilege it was for all on board to spend so much time with these beautiful, gentle giants. All the crew were friendly and helpful, offering us food & drinks throughout our trip and Johns knowledge of whales was fantastic. We can highly recommend this tour.
      Written 30 August 2021
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      Walter C
      Perth, Australia170 contributions
      July 2020
      We were collected from our hotel at the prescribed time by one of the really friendly staff come crew. Arrived at the South end of Cable beach with the bus and just drove onto the sand? Yes it was all good, no pushing! We sere picked up by the tender that has deployable wheels that drives out of the water onto the sand, picked us up on dry land and then drove back out to the Ballena, a catamaran yacht moored offshore.
      You always wonder if you are actually going to see whales as they are wild animals and do as they please. Well we did see some, first at a distance then the crew managed to get quite close, close enough to get good phone camera pictures, we had one whale that was breaching (jumping) out of the water, slapping its fins and all that you could want to see, then promptly had a nap!
      The crew were fantastic, they are well informed and explained all the info re the whales, they were friendly and helpful as well.
      For those that are a bit worried about going on the water, there is no need. It is a very stable yacht, you hardly know you are on open water, other than what you see, very much doubt you can get seasick.
      What to take? Thongs are the go, you have to take them off when you get on the yacht as you do on most yachts and you have to walk on damp sand when getting on and off the tender and a jumper as it can get chilly in the evening.
      All in all a fantastic outing and will do again when in town.
      Written 13 July 2020
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      Emma C
      Western Australia, Australia12 contributions
      I’m a local and been out on friends boats a lot. But this tour we did with some visiting family for a special occasion, and I was really blown away.
      The bus picked us up from our house complimentary and we were greeted with friendly a smile from Courtney and quick trip to the beach to get on the awesome fun transfer boat. Super easy for our older family members to get across to the waiting beautiful catamaran “Ballena”.
      It was spotless and we felt like we were in the Greek Isles!
      We could BYO and the staff couldn’t do more for us to make sure our drinks were topped up and we were comfortable and happy. Jess the Skipper was great with info all the way about the whales we saw and showing real respect and passion for these awesome creatures of the deep.
      And the food coming around all afternoon was just to die for. Compliments to Val the chef. I want to go back again tomorrow!!
      Thanks to the all girl team Kiara, Jess and Courtney. Today was so good I had to get straight on here and give you girls 5 stars.
      100% recommend this tour.
      Written 21 August 2020
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      Alan S
      22 contributions
      Nov 2020 • Couples
      We weren’t able to go on the morning trip due to weather, but we’re able to be switched to the sunset cruise. We were really well looked after and enjoyed a very relaxed afternoon. We’d definitely recommend this trip.
      Written 22 November 2020
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      Working with weather and tides can at times be a little challenging in Broome. We were so pleased you were able to reschedule to a better time in the day for cruising Alan S. Although wildlife spotting is usually best in the mornings, with optimal lighting conditions, when the water is choppy and weather unsuitable, encountering animals can be difficult. Beautiful, relaxing, and well looked after are the words we hope to hear back from our guests. Thank you so much Alan S for taking time in your travels to meet our crew and explore Roebuck Bay. We are so thrilled to know you will recommend us to others and look forward to meeting your friends on board. Happy travels, Valerie
      Written 18 December 2020
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      Adrianne
      1 contribution
      July 2022
      I had the best experience with my friends and family (a group of 14) for my recent special birthday with Broome Whale watching. Val, Cam and the fantastic crew made the day so special. Every attention to detail was taken care of - from the booking experience, different pick up and drop off locations and different dietary requirements. We were very well looked after on the boat by the friendly crew and we were lucky enough to see some whales which was the highlight of the day. Cam skippered the boat whilst giving informative commentary about the whales once we were out at sea. We had time for some fun in the nets on the way home. I highly recommend this wonderful group for a special Broome experience.
      Written 7 July 2022
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