Whale Watching in Busselton, Western Australia

Discover Majestic Whales with All Sea Charters

Busselton, Western Australia, offers an exceptional whale-watching experience in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay. From September to December, witness the awe-inspiring sight of Humpback, Southern Right, and even Blue whales as they make their way along the West Australian coastline. Whether you’re a seasoned whale watcher or a first-timer, Busselton promises an unforgettable adventure.

While Busselton’s whale-watching season begins in September, you don’t have to wait to see these majestic creatures. Augusta’s whale-watching tours are open from May to August, offering a fantastic opportunity to experience whale watching right now. 

  • Location: Departs from Port Geographe Marina, Busselton.
  • Tour Duration: Approximately 2 hours.
  • Dates: September to December with daily departures.
  • Prices: Adult $95, Child (up to 17 years) $55, Infants 0-2 Free

Why Choose Busselton for Whale Watching?

aerial view of whale song (vessel) and a mother whale with her calves
  • Perfect Resting Spot: Geographe Bay serves as a crucial resting area for Humpback whales and their calves on their southward journey back to Antarctic waters.
  • Diverse Whale Species: Besides Humpback whales, Southern Right whales and even Blue whales can be spotted close to shore.
  • Family Friendly: Our tours are ideal for families, offering a safe and enjoyable experience for all ages.
  • Convenient Location: Easily accessible from Perth, Busselton is a popular destination with beautiful beaches and a variety of attractions.

Whale Watching Tours – An Unforgettable Experience

aerial view of a mother whale and her calf in the ocean

Join one of All Sea Charters’ expert-guided whale-watching tours for the ultimate experience. The experienced crew will ensure no action is missed and share fascinating insights about these magnificent creatures. Passionate about whales, dolphins, and all things ocean, the crew loves sharing their knowledge with guests.

When can you see whales in Busselton?

From September each year, the whales are in Geographe Bay. We will take you out into the pristine waters of Busselton to see these loveable giants up close. After breeding in the warmer waters up north, there will be 40,000 Humpbacks and their calves heading south to the Arctic waters. The whales use Geographe Bay as their last resting area before the long swim home. We have found them very playful in previous years and cannot wait to see what 2024 can produce.

Tour Details

people on a whale tour aboard whale song looking at a whale
  • Suitable for the Whole Family: Tours run for approximately 2 hours.
  • Daily Departures: Tours depart daily from Port Geographe Marina at 9:45am and 1:30pm.
  • Whale watching tours operate September to December.
  • Pricing:

    • Adults: $95

    • Children (up to 17 years of age): $55

    • Infants (0-2 years): Free

Whales Guaranteed. If whales are not seen on your first whale-watching cruise, you can come back for free another time.

What to Expect

On these tours, expect to see Humpback whales as they migrate from the Antarctic’s cold, food-rich waters back south. Geographe Bay also provides a resting area for Southern Right whales and occasionally Blue whales, which can often be spotted close to shore. Busselton’s prime location offers the perfect vantage point to witness these awe-inspiring creatures as they rest, play, and sometimes even perform spectacular breaches.

The Ultimate 360-Degree Viewing Aboard Whale Song

Aerial view of whale song, all sea charters 360 degree viewing of whales

Whale Song, our custom-built, 17-meter aluminium catamaran, is designed specifically for whale watching.

Passenger numbers are limited to ensure everyone has an unobstructed view of the whales, with plenty of space on the stern or bow to get up close and personal, or a bird’s eye view from the wheelhouse.

Features of Whale Song:

  • 360-degree viewing and full walk-around deck.
  • Two levels of outside viewing decks.
  • Climate-controlled cabin for comfort in any weather.
  • Stable platform for enhanced comfort and safety on the water.
  • Ample comfortable seating ensures a pleasant journey.
  • Custom sound system to keep you informed and entertained.
  • Full kitchen.
  • Onboard toilets including a disabled-accessible toilet.

Exploring Busselton Before or After a Whale Tour

Things to Do

  • Busselton Jetty: Walk along the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere and visit the Underwater Observatory.
  • Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse: Enjoy panoramic views and learn about the area’s maritime history.
  • Ngilgi Cave: Explore this stunning limestone cave with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Local Cuisine

  • Fresh Seafood: Savour the freshest seafood at one of many local restaurants.
  • Boutique Wineries: Explore the local wineries and taste some of the region’s finest wines.
  • Cafés and Bakeries: Enjoy a relaxed meal or a quick bite at one of Busselton’s charming cafés and bakeries.

Plan Your Trip

  • Accommodation: From cosy B&Bs to luxurious beachfront resorts, Busselton offers a range of accommodations to suit every budget.
  • Getting There: Busselton is a scenic 2.5-hour drive south of Perth. Car rentals and bus services are available.

Testimonials

“Great experience watching whales here! Got to see numerous whales and enjoy a nice morning on the water with a courteous and helpful crew. Book here for a splendid time!” Nathan B [Google Review]

“Friendly & informative. Not only did we see the whales but we were also able to see quite a few dolphins.” Reece M [Google Review]

“Really enjoyed the experience, staff were fantastic and very professional. Would highly recommend. We were very excited to see lots of whales and got some great photos.” Maria S [Trip Advisor]

“The whale watching tour was amazing. So many whales came up to the boat. Saw heaps of dolphins as well. Staff were fabulous – informative and super friendly. I’ve done a lot of tours in my life and this is up there with the best. Highly recommend this tour operator.” wbaker3 [Trip Advisor]

Contact Us

For more information and to book your whale-watching tour, contact All Sea Charters

Phone: 0417 794 008

Email: allseacharters@gmail.com

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Take a journey of a lifetime and witness the majestic whales in Busselton. Book your tour now and create memories that will last forever!

Meet the Owners

captain paul zippy aboard whale song

The one and only Captain Paul (Zippy) has over 15 years’ experience in the whale watching industry as a skipper and mentor to many. There are not many you’ll meet that are as humble and knowledgeable as him. Come meet him for yourself on a Busselton Whale Watching Tour.

Captain Paul has a lifelong love for the ocean, bringing extensive knowledge and expertise to every tour. Deanna manages the operations and ensures that every detail of the experience is perfect, from booking to the moment guests step off the boat.

Their commitment to marine conservation and education shines through in every aspect of their business. Together, they aim to create not just a tour, but an unforgettable encounter with nature that inspires a love and respect for the marine environment.

As a family-owned and operated business, All Sea Charters is passionate about sharing the incredible experience of whale watching with visitors from around the world. Their mission is to provide a memorable, educational, and exhilarating adventure for all guests, while creating a deep appreciation for these magnificent marine mammals.

All Sea Charters looks forward to welcoming guests aboard Whale Song!

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