Conservation and Education

Championing Conservation and Advancing Marine Research

Whale Watching

Naturaliste Charters sets the gold standard for marine experiences in the pristine waters of the South-Western region of Western Australia. With an unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and cutting-edge research, our dedicated crew invites you to embark on a journey unlike any other.

At Naturaliste Charters, our mission transcends mere whale watching; it’s about forging a profound connection between humanity and the ocean. Our passion for environmental conservation and sustainable tourism practices drives us to redefine the boundaries of marine experiences while preserving the delicate balance of our marine ecosystems.

Initiative Involvement


Eco Tourism Accredited

Elevating the standards of eco-tourism, Naturaliste Charters proudly holds an Eco-Tourism Accreditation. This prestigious recognition underscores our relentless dedication to sustainable practices and responsible tourism, ensuring that each expedition leaves minimal impact on the environment while maximising positive outcomes for local communities.

Naturaliste Charters Team

Plastic Free & Recycling

Step aboard our vessel, the Alison-Maree, and immerse yourself in a plastic-free paradise. Since our inception in 2018, we’ve boldly embraced a plastic-free ethos, leading the charge in initiatives such as Plastic Free July and Containers for Change. From compostable bio-cups to reusable alternatives, every aspect of our operations reflects our unwavering commitment to a sustainable future.


Locals Supporting Locals

Rooted in the heart of the Margaret River region, Naturaliste Charters is more than just a business; we’re a proud member of the local community. By employing skilled locals and sourcing goods and services from neighbouring businesses, we not only support the local economy but also showcase the rich tapestry of our region’s offerings.

School and Education Programs

Education lies at the core of our conservation efforts. Our team of marine biologists conducts immersive school presentations, offering students of all ages a firsthand glimpse into the wonders of marine life. Through tailored excursions and work experience programs, we empower the next generation of environmental stewards to safeguard our oceans for generations to come.

Taking photographs of killer whales swimming on a Bremer Bay Killer Whales tour

Naturaliste Charters Intern Program:

Our Marine Intern program is a unique opportunity for aspiring marine biologists to gain hands-on experience. Situated along the stunning coast of Western Australia, Bremer Bay is renowned for its rich marine biodiversity, making it an ideal location for immersive learning experiences like these.

This internship combines theoretical knowledge with practical fieldwork. Under the guidance of our experienced marine biologists and researchers, interns can engage in various activities such as marine species identification, data collection, and habitat assessment. From studying the behaviour of dolphins and whales to exploring the intricate ecosystems of the Southern Ocean, interns gain invaluable insights into marine ecology and conservation.

One of the highlights of this program is the opportunity to accompany our expert guides on our renowned eco tours. These excursions not only offer interns a chance to apply their newfound knowledge but also foster a deep appreciation for the importance of preserving marine ecosystems.

The Marine Intern program at Naturaliste Charters offers a transformative experience that inspires and empowers the next generation of marine conservationists.