4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
  • Location:Perth, Australia
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Best Whale-Watching Cruise and Fremantle Day Trip from Perth

Special Offer

Book by October 31, 2015 and travel between October 5, 2015 and October 31, 2015 to save 20% off our previously offered price!

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 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!

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.

Gabrielle H
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended November 2011

Very choppy on the boat did see some whales in the distance though. In the free time in Fremantle the prison is well worth a visit!

Lydia Teo

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2013

It would have been a very interesting trip as I looked forward to it earnestly. It took an hour from Perth and we were transferred to a smaller boat at Fremantle to head another hour out to the ocean. It was fun as everyone on board was in high spirits and excited about the whale sighting. Sad to say, the humbacks did not surface on that day and we were compensated with a day trip to Rottnest Island on another day. The beaches of Rottnest Island are so beautiful. Visiting this island was not in my schedule but thanks to Rottnest Express, We were able to see the beauty of this island with the quokkas freely roaming the island centre un-perturbed!

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2012

The whales are simply magnificent and we had numerous chances to view them. Downside was the number of people on the boat so you felt you needed to fight your way through so see the whales at times.
For his reason I would look for a smaller tour operator if we were to visit the whales again.

Special Offer
$47.64 Save $9.53

From USD $ 38.11

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Flexible Date Guarantee

Enter Total Number of Travelers

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5297WW1


Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message