AUGUSTA WHALE WATCHING

Whale Watching in Augusta with our Professional Crew

Tours Departing daily from Saturday 8th May 2021

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Naturaliste Charters thrilling Augusta Whale Watching Experiences run from mid May through to the end of August, departing daily from the Augusta Boat Harbour. Join us on an Augusta Whale watching experience and live your whale watching dream. Naturaliste Charters are the Pioneers of Whale Watching in the Southwest, celebrating over 26 years in the industry. You will be looked after by the most experienced whale watching company in the region, with a crew whose knowledge and passion for Western Australia’s marine wildlife is unequalled in the industry.

How incredible that the largest whale migration in the world happens to take place right here off the coast of Western Australia and you can witness this amazing phenomenon in Flinders Bay, Augusta. In the world-renowned Margaret River region, you will find this stunning coastal town and not only is it a destination where two oceans meet but Augusta is also the PERFECT location to sight Humpback Whales and Southern Right Whales as they make their journey north on their northern migration!

If you have ever dreamed of seeing these majestic whales in the wild then look no further, our small family-owned business has a dedicated, professional, and experienced crew who are ready to provide you with a whale watching experience of a lifetime right here in Flinders Bay, Augusta!

Naturaliste Charters are thrilled to be able to offer Augusta Whale Watching Experiences from early May through to late August, departing daily from the Augusta Boat Harbour. Naturaliste Charters are the Pioneers of Whale Watching in the Southwest, celebrating over 28 years in the industry. You will be looked after by the most experienced whale watching company in the region, with a crew whose knowledge and passion for Western Australia’s marine wildlife is unequalled in the industry.

Our Augusta Whale Watching Tours depart at 10am & 2pm daily and are approximately 2 – 2.5 hours long. This Whale Watching tour is an experience for the whole family to be able to enjoy, with all ages welcome on board.

Feel confident that you WILL see whales in the WILD with our Whale Watching Guarantee. We have a strong 99% success rate across our tours, on the small chance you don’t get to see whales, you can come back for FREE!!! T&C’s apply see our No Whale Sighting Policy.

EXPERIENCE LUXURY AND COMFORT ABOARD THE ALISON MAREE

Step on board our beautiful vessel, Alison Maree. This expedition vessel is a modern, spacious and luxurious 20m catamaran, providing the ultimate in stability, comfort and safety, making her a popular choice for all ages and those with less mobility.  The perfect vessel for Augusta Whale Watching, spot wildlife on the bow or from the huge upper and lower rear decks or try all three! Alternatively feel like a VIP and join the skipper in the comfort of the air-conditioned wheelhouse with an uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views. Downstairs you can relax in the spacious and comfortable air-conditioned main saloon where seat-to-ceiling windows ensure excellent wildlife viewing in comfort. The Alison Maree is perfect for families the vessel offers:

• Life Jackets for the whole family, including infants for that peace of mind

• Handrails suitable for children around the whole vessel

• Spacious enough to bring your stroller on board

• 2x Modern Toilets with hand washing facilities – 1 suitable for Wheelchair access

• Baby Change table 

• Access to hot and cold filtered water 

What can I expect on my Augusta Whale Watching Tour?

Our Whale Watching tours are fun, authentic and informative, you will be treated to an exclusive multimedia presentation on board as well as commentary. The multimedia presentation enhances your experience by providing you with some background knowledge on the stunning Humpback and Southern Right Whales then the commentary will compliment this as our crew explain the whale behaviour.

Feel EXCITED with the fact that whales can be sighted within minutes of departing from the Augusta Boat Harbour. On the majority of our Whale Watching tours whales are found close by in the calm waters of Flinders Bay, LESS time travelling, MORE time with the whales!

For morning/afternoon tea you can enjoy a Tea, Coffee, Milo, or filtered water along with some biscuits. To help reduce waste we do encourage you to bring along a drink bottle and keep cup and you can refill these whilst on board your tour. Soft drink is also available on board to purchase.

Whales we might encounter:

HUMPBACK WHALES: Competitive, curious, and acrobatic, humpback whales are one of the most spectacular whales to watch. A face-to-face encounter with an animal 200 times your size is an unforgettable experience. Hear thunderous slaps from flippers weighing several tons. Watch in awe as a whale weighing 40 tons rockets from the ocean in a spectacular breach, trailing sparkling streams of seawater before crashing back into the sea in a storm of white water.

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES: Delight in the sight of southern right whales and their newborn calves, one-ton babies born in the bay in from July – August. Each addition inspires hope for the future of the most endangered of the great whale species as they play and grow in preparation for their first migration south.

MINKE & BLUE WHALES: Rare minke whales, and the largest animal to ever have lived, the blue whale, are sometimes seen on our tours. Keep a close lookout for sea eagles and osprey soaring above the cliffs, pods of dolphins surfing the bow wave, the local seal colony, albatross wheeling on the wind and shearwaters skimming the swells.

Please note:

• All Whale Watching tours are subject to weather conditions, our friendly office team will contact you in the case of cancellation, please make sure your contact details are correct.

• Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your departure time for boarding, if you are not there on time the vessel may leave without you, in this instance no refunds apply.

• If you know you experience sea sickness or you are not too sure please visit your local chemist and speak to the pharmacist for some advice on what could be suitable for you.

• It is possible to welcome passengers in a wheelchair on board for a whale watching tour but there are some limitations, please contact our office prior to making a booking.

• Tour duration is approximately 2 – 2.5 hours long.

We hope you enjoy your Augusta Whale Watching experience with Naturaliste Charters.

Augusta Whale Watching Tour Details

Augusta Whale Watching Tour Details

Duration: Approximately 2.0 – 2.5 hours depending on wildlife sightings.

Adults $90

Children $50 (3-14 years)

Seniors $80 (65+)

Family Pass $250 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Infants (0-2) Free of charge

* 8am departure on demand (minimum of 10 adults or equivalent required to confirm this early tour) Pre-booking ahead of time is essential for the 8am tour. Duration is approximately 1.5 – 2 hours.

Augusta Whale Watching tour inclusions: Morning or Afternoon tea

We welcome all ages. Please contact our friendly team if you have any special needs you would like us to help cater for. You can read more about accessing our vessels on our FAQ page here. Complimentary tea, coffee, milo, green tea and biscuits are available on board. Soft drinks and bottled water available to purchase, however we encourage you to bring your own reusable bottle if you can, to minimise single use plastic.

Dates: Early May to late August

Departure time: Daily at 10am & 2pm

Augusta Boat Harbour. Located on Flinders Bay, approximately 4.5km south of the town of Augusta. Follow Leeuwin Road south through Augusta for approximately 5 minutes (towards the Leeuwin Lighthouse).

 

Augusta Boat Harbour, Lot 4126 Leeuwin Road, WA 6290, Australia

 

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Expedition Details

Duration: Approximately 2.0 hours depending on wildlife sightings.

Augusta Whale Watching tour inclusions: Morning or Afternoon tea

We welcome all ages. Please contact our friendly team if you have any special needs you would like us to help cater for. You can read more about accessing our vessels on our FAQ page here. Complimentary tea, coffee, milo, green tea and biscuits are available on board. Soft drinks and bottled water available to purchase, however we encourage you to bring your own reusable bottle if you can, to minimise single use plastic.
Dates: Mid May to 31st August
Departure time: Daily at 10am & 2pm
Augusta Boat Harbour. Located on Flinders Bay, approximately 4.5km south of the town of Augusta. Follow Leeuwin Road south through Augusta for approximately 5 minutes (towards the Leeuwin Lighthouse).

Augusta Boat Harbour, Lot 4126 Leeuwin Road, WA 6290, Australia

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