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Whale Watching Tours in Perth

By Viator, February 2018

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Australia has its fair share of weird and wonderful beasts, from crocodiles and dingoes to koalas and kangaroos. But when it comes to experiencing its sea creatures, nothing comes close to spotting a mighty whale—or an entire pod. Here are some options for whale-watching tours from Perth. 

When to Go
The west coast of Australia is situated on the aptly nicknamed Humpback Highway, the annual migration path that circumnavigates the globe, and Perth is an ideal base from which to witness the world’s biggest whale migration. The main whale-watching season in Perth is between September and November, when over 35,000 adult whales and calves make their way south to the summer feeding grounds of Antarctica.

How to Go
There are a number of popular viewing areas in and around Perth. Set sail from Hillarys Boat Harbour for a 1.5- or 2-hour whale-watching cruise along the Sunset Coast of Western Australia, where the waters teem with pods of whales. Alternatively enjoy a Swan River cruise from Perth to Fremantle and spot dolphins, pelicans, and black swans.

What You’ll See
Humpback whales and southern right whales inhabit waters all around the Australian coastline. Few animal sightings are as impressive as spotting these gentle giants leaping out of the water and swimming alongside the viewing ships. With humpbacks reaching up to 50 feet (15 meters) in length and weighing up to an incredible 48 tons (43 Imperial tons), this is one photo opportunity you won’t want to miss! Other common sightings include seals, dolphins, and seabirds.

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Penguin Island Tour with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise, Perth, null
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Penguin Island Tour with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the wildlife of Penguin Island and Shoalwater Island Marine Park during a 90-minute cruise with an expert guide. Watch wild dolphins frolicking near ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.40
Whale-Watching Tour from Augusta or Perth with Optional Captain's Lounge Upgrade, Perth, Dolphin & ... 
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Whale-Watching Tour from Augusta or Perth with Optional Captain's Lounge Upgrade

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Whale watch experts will guide you through the cruise with in-depth knowledge of the whales as they pair up with their partners on the journey north and their ...  Read more

Location: Margaret River, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.61
Whale-Watching Cruise and Hillarys Boat Harbour Day Trip from Perth, Perth, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Whale-Watching Cruise and Hillarys Boat Harbour Day Trip from Perth

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

Head north from Perth to Hillarys Boat Harbour for a whale-watching cruise off the Sunset Coast. Come face-to-face with magnificent humpback whales during ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.25
Perth Whale-Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Perth Whale-Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour

Spot humpback and southern right whales at play on a Perth whale-watching cruise. From Hillarys Boat Harbour this whale-watching cruise will take you into the ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $60.61
Swan River Dolphin Watch and Wildlife Tour, Perth, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Swan River Dolphin Watch and Wildlife Tour

Did you know the Swan River is home to a permanent population of around 25 dolphins? The scientists that study them have even given many of them names and they ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.61

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