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  • Location:Perth, Australia
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Best Whale-Watching Cruise and Fremantle Day Trip from Perth

Experience the thrill of humpback whales breaching, swimming and playing in the water on a whale-watching cruise from Perth. As you listen to commentary provided by the knowledgeable guides, you’ll see the largest migration of whales in the southern hemisphere. With large viewing platforms, great photo opportunities and a whale-sighting guarantee, this is the ultimate whale-watching cruise. After the cruise, you'll have time for your own exploration of Fremantle before returning to Perth.


  • Swan River cruise between Perth and Fremantle
  • 2-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Experience the largest whale migration in the southern hemisphere
  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Picturesque views of Perth's coastline
  • Expert commentary by knowledgeable guides
  • Large viewing decks and great photo opportunities
  • Free time to explore Fremantle

What You Can Expect

Best Whale-Watching Cruise and Fremantle Day Trip from Perth

Whale Watching, Perth

Your full-day excursion begins with a pleasant cruise down the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle. Then you’ll board your custom-built whale-watching boat for your two-hour whale-watching cruise. Be entranced by these gentle giants of the sea as they make their way along the Humpback Highway, a migration path that circles the globe.

With expert commentary provided by the informative guides, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about whales can be answered. See the whales from the onboard viewing decks, which offer great photo opportunities.

There is no better place to view the migration than from the coast of Perth, where more than 35,000 whales and their calves make their way south to the Antarctic.

After the whale-watching cruise, you have time to enjoy the afternoon in the historic port town of Fremantle, home to heritage buildings, local artisans and designers, and a café culture sure to impress.

Whale guarantee: in the unlikely event that the whales are not sighted, customers are entitled to one free whale-watching tour within the same season.


8:45am: Swan River cruise from Perth to Fremantle
10:30am: 2-hour whale-watching cruise
12:30pm: Arrive Fremantle; time to explore Fremantle at your leisure
4:30pm: Return cruise from Fremantle to Perth
5:45pm: Arrive Perth, Barrack Street Jetty

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip from Perth to Fremantle was good. A little bit more of actual history along the way would have been nice. The Whale watching tour was excellent. We saw quite a number of whales and some calves. Unfortunately they were not over active no high jumps or big water spurts, but we saw whales. One of the most exciting parts was watching the whales swim under the water very close to the boat. Their white parts were like luminous,just magical.
A very enjoyable day by all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Brilliant, saw a pod of 5 or 6 whales of which 2 jumped out of the water. Lots of people being seasick but I was ok ...


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

What an amazing trip! My family and I are overwhelmed with the experience! Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2011

Best thing we did in Perth! We were very lucky that day, as a mother and calf came right alongside and swam around and underneath the boat. We were just blown away by it all. The best value day out in Perth by a mile! The girl who talked us through whale behaviour was really enthusiastic, without being annoying. If you only book one trip here, book this! You leave the jetty for a cruise down Swan River, then change at Freemantle for the whale watching. Plenty of time to explore Freemantle too. A whole day out - very good value for money - two very happy people!

michael n
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Enjoyable tour ,not enough whales but that's not under your control.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Good trip. The whale watching is near Rottnest,

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Very enjoyable. We saw quite a few whales. It was a long day and a shorter stay in Fremantle would have been better

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Great day. Everyone went the extra mile to make sure it was a successful outing!


4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

The whale watching cruise was fantastic but wished they guided us around Fremantle as well.

George T

4 star rating: Recommended November 2011

Love it.....the whale watching part and not the sea sickness. Regret not able to view the whales at much closer range. Overall....good with a plus.

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