Turquoise Safaris
Turquoise Safaris
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursFishing Charters & ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Join Turquoise Safaris to meet Jurien Bay's 'puppies of the sea'. An unforgettable and unmissable adventure on the Turquoise Coast which should be on everybody's bucket list!
Jurien Bay, Western Australia, Australia
Meets animal welfare guidelines

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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(41 reviews)

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Naomi G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
This tour group is very unprofessional, we were on another tour and the owner/ tour group leader kept shouting at us to go away and the splashing around to attract the seals over to their tour group.
They also stayed over their allowed time.
Very disappointed that this tour group couldn't share the ocean.
Written 19 June 2024
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Experience780900
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
What a special experience! Five sea lions joined us for pretty much the whole 45 minutes we were in the water. Sarah and Ash were amazing hosts - engaging, friendly and informative. The boat was quick and comfortable and the gear excellent. Well done to the whole team at Turquoise Safaris!
Written 11 June 2024
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Rodney S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Had the best time. I went as an observer and really enjoyed watching the sea lions and their pup interact with swimmers. Well informed of sea lion behaviour and habitat. Boat was comfortable and safety gear provided. Enjoyed the Tim Tam's and hot chocolate too. Turquoise Safaris are the pick of the crop.
Written 19 May 2024
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Penny H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Loved it!! My husband and I are seniors and I was slightly apprehensive but the care of the guides and the whole experience of sighting the beautiful and endangered sea lions was something special. Thank you for a memorable experience.
Written 19 May 2024
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Louise S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Had such a great morning. 4-6 sea lions interacting with us. Boats were not over crowded and crew were very friendly. I chose to wear a wetsuit and life jacket as a senior ,and my 6 year old gran daughter was also accommodated. Thanks for the experience.
Written 19 May 2024
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Victoria
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very disappointing experience, the impression of having been ripped off and having thrown our money down the drain...

Date: Early May 2024 - Departure 9:30 am

First disappointment: The boat took us to an island that is clearly accessible from Sandy Cape beach by swim, kayak or paddle...

Second disappointment: The leaders from our boat joined the leaders from the other boats... the group, which was originally made up of around 15 people, turned into a huge group of 35/40...

Third disappointment: No Sea Lion in the water... it's not surprising that these wild animals don't want to get close to a human tide...

Fourth disappointment: We came at the beginning of May, the water was cold and we only had thin wetsuits and short legs, so after 45 minutes in the water we were clearly freezing as well as being disappointed.

Fifth disappointment: The guide had told us that we'd chosen this spot for snorkeling ... we're clearly not paying for it, we booked this tour to see sea lions and not to snorkel, especially as there was nothing interesting to see, the water is murky, there's a lot of algae, the seabed isn't beautiful...

Sixth disappointment: After this series of disappointments, the guides told us that as we hadn't seen any Sea Lions, we were entitled to a 50% voucher for a future tour. But seriously, what kind of person disappointed by the experience is really going to book a new tour with the same company? Being young French tourists we asked if we could be reimbursed the 50% since we won't be returning to Australia and Jurien Bay and they obviously refused...

Only positive points: The guide was kind and knowledgeable about Sea Lions, and the boat is in very good condition.
Written 14 May 2024
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Marilyn B
Gold Coast, Australia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Kane and Sarah who run the safari are an amazing couple they treat their passengers with respect and give them great service.
The sea lions are tremendous, they are beautiful beautiful creatures and they interact with people amazingly, we also saw dolphins. I cannot tell you what a great experience this is. It is life-changing
Written 8 May 2024
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Tom E
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I was deeply disappointed with our recent marine tour experience, a stark contrast to the other exceptional tours we've enjoyed over our three-week holiday in Western Australia (WA). This particular tour sadly became the low point of our trip. The issue wasn't solely the absence of swimming with sea lions; it was the operator's apparent lack of effort. Despite Jurien Bay hosting multiple locations known for their healthy sea lion populations, our tour relied solely on one spot, where, as we learned during the tour, there had been no sightings that day or earlier.

Moreover, when inquiring about shark safety—given the imminent jump into shark-frequented waters in a wet suit resembling a sea lion's appearance—the response was dismissively about the lack of "fences in the ocean." This was particularly concerning since their tour was under investigation following a recent tiger shark incident. Understanding the risks involved, I hoped for insights into their safety measures or risk mitigation strategies to minimise potential shark encounters, which was not provided.

Additionally, the response to my wife's polite inquiry about their no sighting policy was flippant and unsatisfactory, implying a distant, barely visible sighting on an island counted. Further, after spending 45 minutes in the water without swimming with sea lions, the operator's remark about not having "sea lions on speed dial" felt insensitive, especially given the prior knowledge of no sightings that day.

Based on this experience, I strongly advise against this tour operator in Jurien Bay and recommend exploring other beautiful destinations in WA for a more fulfilling encounter with marine life.
Written 9 April 2024
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Poppy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What an excellent experience, the skipper Ash and his two crew were extremely helpful and ensured that we had an exciting interaction with the sea lions. Would highly recommend this company if you want to swim with the sea lions.
Written 5 April 2024
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Jay
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The overall trip was decent. Didn’t manage to see any sea lions which was fine as it’s the way the business works. Disappointingly if you don’t see any sea lions Turquoise Safaris will only offer you a 50% off discount where as the other company in town will offer a complimentary trip.

Use the other company if you want the guarantee of seeing sea lions.
Written 10 March 2024
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