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Augusta Whale Watching

  • Available from: May 08 2021 - August 31 2021

From: $69 USD

Duration: 2.5 hours (approx)

Type: Groups, Shared.

Departs: Daily at 10am & 2pm

Interests: Birds, Marine Mammals.

The picturesque seaside town of Augusta is one of the best locations in Australia to view Humpback Whales as they make their epic migration north, filling the beautiful Flinders Bay area.

  • Each year from late May, you will experience male Humpback Whales competing for the attention of females through various behaviours including breaching and thunderous tail slaps.

  • This area is also a critical calving area for the endangered Southern Right Whale in July and August, with the species resting before their migration to the feeding grounds in Antarctica in the Spring.

  • Minke Whales and the largest animal to ever have lived, the Blue Whale are also sighting opportunities with White-bellied Sea Eagles, Osprey, Long-nosed Fur Seals, dolphins and albatross often sure to delight you on board the luxurious Alison Maree catamaran.

Price per adult. Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/4/2021) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*

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  • Augusta Whale Watching

    This adventure commences at 10am and 2pm from the Augusta Boat Harbour. Guests will board the Alison Maree, a luxurious and spacious 20m (65 foot) catamaran, known for its stability and comfort. 

    The expert crew will commence an exciting and informative multimedia presentation, delving into the biology and ecology of the Humpback and Southern Right Whales, as well as information about the other marine life during the cruise. Passengers will have access to the bow, upper or lower rear decks, wheelhouse or air conditioned main saloon with seat to ceiling windows; all fantastic vantage points to spot the wildlife.   

    Observing Humpback Whales is an unforgettable experience, with the species often displaying a high level of curiosity towards the vessel. Guests are often left in awe as this marine mammal weighing 40 tons propels from the ocean’s surface at high speed, in a spectacular breach. 

    During the whale watching adventure, crew will lower hydrophones into the ocean if conditions permit, allowing guests to hear the incredible whale song of individuals in the area.  Every expedition is led by a qualified marine biologist, along with a crew whose knowledge and passion for Western Australia’s marine wildlife is unequalled in the industry.

    Voyages also provide opportunities for guests to learn more about the amazing underwater ecosystem and contribute to databases of whale and bird sigthings, amongst other scientific studies regularly carried out on-board.

    On board, guests will also enjoy complimentary morning or afternoon tea, including warm beverages and snacks. 

    Key Details

    Pricing: from $90 per person (adult), $50 (children aged 4-17 years)
    Vessel Details: The beautiful Alison Maree is a modern, spacious and luxurious 20m catamaran, providing the ultimate in stability, comfort and safety. A long range expedition vessel purpose-built for the Southern Ocean she is immaculately presented, with three spacious viewing decks.
    Group Size: We have only a maximum of 90 passengers on board
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Augusta Boat Harbour, Lot 4126 Leeuwin Road, Western Australia 6290
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: 10:00am & 2:00pm - Please ensure passengers arrive at the departure point 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time so we can board all passengers and depart on time. Cruise duration is approximately 2.5 hours, 

    Please note: All cruises are subject to minimum numbers & weather conditions. 8am departure on demand (minimum of 10 adults or equivalent required to confirm this early tour).

    Responsible Tourism

    As part of our commitment to sustainability we have developed a code of practice relating to our wildlife interactions along with involvement in several research and conservation programs. We have also sought independent verification of our practices through Ecotourism Australia. Our Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation is awarded to Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.  

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