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Naturaliste Charters

#1 of 13 Tours in Dunsborough Features Animals
25 Dunn Bay Road | Pro-fisherman’s Boat Ramp, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, Australia
+61 8 9750 5500
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Whale Watching Cruise from Dunsborough
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No holiday to the South West of WA would be complete without taking the time to view and photograph the abundant marine and ocean life that thrives along this magnificent coastline. Naturaliste Charters has been operating professional whale watching tours out of Augusta and Dunsborough for more than 20 years. Cape Naturaliste’s unique location means we are able to offer a six-month whale-watching season from Mid May to Mid December. Our tours provide visitors with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations. As you watch these majestic creatures breach and frolic, we guarantee you’ll be mesmerised by their agility. We also carry the latest hydroponic equipment so you can listen to their haunting, yet beautiful sounds. Our whale watching vessel, the ‘Cetacean Explorer’ is fully equipped with the latest navigational and safety equipment, and provides outstanding viewing opportunities for all those on-board. Our crew are trained in marine science and provide expert commentary, while guests enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, milo, green tea and biscuits. Other marine life you might encounter during your whale watching tour include: ◾New Zealand Fur Seals ◾Bottlenose & Common Dolphins ◾Sea Birds
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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25 Dunn Bay Road | Pro-fisherman’s Boat Ramp, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, Australia
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+61 8 9750 5500

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great & friendly crew who did their very best to keep us all safe amidst the big swells and had the cruise extended by about an hour just so that everyone could see and follow the whales that took a while to turn up! Would...More

Thank Perficio
Naturaliste C, Owner at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review on Tripadvisor, we are glad that you enjoyed your whale watching cruise with us! Our Crew pride themselves on customer safety and comfort. And glad that the whales showed up for you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An Incredible Skipper, he could read the Whales like no other. We headed out into Flinders Bay [10am Monday morning 17th July] from the Augusta Boat Ramp and it wasn't long before we spotted our first pod of whales. The Skipper wasn't invasive and his...More

Thank fluffy0002017
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much. It really means the world to us to hear about your wonderful experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did a whale watching tour with our baby and little girl. We had a whale of a time until our little girl got sea sick. The staff were so helpful in cleaning up the carnage. We enjoyed ourselves despite the sickness. Staff were very...More

Thank Jodie/Miles A
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks. Yes its a wonderful experience to see the whales and dolphins in Flinders Bay. Thanks so much for joining us.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience heading out for whale watching with these guys. Comfortable purpose-built boat, friendly informative crew and plenty of whale sightings. We will definitely be doing this again when we are down during the season!

Thank ozmig5
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you kindly. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We took the tour from Augusta where the whales migrate. We spotted a lot of whales in this trip with experienced guides who can tell where the whales are and their direction. Whales are really graceful and beautiful animals. We were pretty afraid if we...More

Thank Veena T
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. Yes we've seen whales on every tour so far this season! We're so glad we could share our passion and this beautiful experience with you.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Big modern boat. Friendly and knowledgable crew. 2 hour cruise found plenty of whales. Got very close to whales for great action and photos. Cold day for humans but the onboard heating was great. Great value for money and well worth the trip to Augusta....More

1  Thank John W
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks so much John, yes its lovely to be able to stay warm during the winter whale watching season! Thankfully the whales are happy either way, haha. Glad you enjoyed the new vessel!

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Thank You to all at Naturaliste Charters for an amazing experience today... our family from the UK have never experienced such a sight before and Grandad never thought he would see Dolphins and Humpback Whales..we were surrounded by them !! They popped up to say...More

Thank Nicki K
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your gorgeous review! It was a pleasure to have your family on board, and super excited to hear that Grandad had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you on the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

We went out on Naturaliste Charters from Augusta today and had a wonderful time. There were lots of humpbacks around, showing off their fins, tails and a massive breach in front of the boat. The boat was great, lots of room to move around, plenty...More

Thank Intrepids_04
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you for joining us, our crew certainly are passionate about what they do and its great it shows! Great to see you had a great time!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We came to Augusta right at the start of whale watching season in the hope of catching some early pods moving up the coast, we scored! The crew put us right in the perfect spot and seemed to have a connection with the humpbacks. They...More

Thank Tim C
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for joining us, we look forward to welcoming you on board in Bremer Bay to see the beautiful Orca!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had a great experience whale watching from the new Augusta harbour. One inquisitive whale came right up to the boat and swam underneath us for 10 minutes, popping up to have a good look at us. The skipper and guides were knowledgeable and personable,...More

Thank pepperyalls
Naturaliste C, Front Office Manager at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your recommendations, much appreciated!

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Kino9759
5 July 2017|
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Response from Naturaliste C | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your question. It is fine to join us for a whale watching tour when pregnant, however we do always recommend to seek advice from your doctor. We can help you to choose the best tour to join in regards to... More
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ShermenBoo
30 June 2017|
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Response from Naturaliste C | Property representative |
Hi there. The mentioned dates is a fantastic time to join us for a tour from Dunsborough. We will be departing daily at 10am and 2pm on the Alison Maree. For further information please see our website or call us on 08... More
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Thai F
13 November 2016|
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Hi there, thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we will not have any whale watching tours to offer you at that time, our whale watching season finishes up here in Dunsborough in the first week of December. We do offer... More
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