Margaret River Whale Watching

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Margaret River Whale Tours

Nestled in the picturesque southwestern region of Western Australia, Margaret River is a captivating destination celebrated for its stunning coastal landscapes, world-class wineries, and vibrant arts scene. Situated approximately 3 hours south of Perth by car, this charming region offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and wildlife experiences, making it an ideal escape for travellers seeking adventure and relaxation alike.

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Whale Watching Season in Margaret River

While Margaret River Whale Tours do not depart directly from Margaret River, visitors can easily access nearby departure points in Augusta and Dunsborough. In Augusta, whale watching tours operate from May to August, offering the opportunity to witness the graceful northern migration of humpback whales and southern right whales in Flinders Bay.

Alternatively, Dunsborough, just a 40 minute drive away, serves as a departure point for tours during the annual Southern Whale migration from August to November, providing unforgettable encounters with humpback and southern right whales breaching and playing in the calm waters of Geographe Bay.

Cruise in Style with the Alison Maree

Our vessel, the Alison Maree, sets the standard for luxury whale watching experiences in the Margaret River region. As a spacious 23-metre catamaran, it offers unparalleled comfort and convenience for guests of all ages. With multiple decks and viewing platforms, including access to the wheelhouse, every guest enjoys uninterrupted views of the magnificent marine life.

Family-friendly amenities such as onboard toilets, filtered water, and air conditioning ensure a comfortable journey for everyone. Relax in our comfortable seating areas as you soak in the breathtaking sights of whales frolicking in their natural habitat, making your Margaret River whale watching experience aboard the Alison Maree an unforgettable experience.

Margaret River Whale Watching Tours

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Dates: September to early December

Departure Time: Departing 10am & 2pm daily
4:30pm Sunset Tour – mid-September to end of November (minimum of 10 adults or equivalent required to confirm this tour)

Duration: 2.0 hours Please allow up to 3 hours depending on wildlife sightings

Bonus inclusions: Join Naturaliste Charters on a Whale Watching tour and receive 20% off Lunch or Dinner at Augusta Hotel, Equinox Bar & Cafe Busselton OR 15% at Occy’s Dunsborough

Please be on time as we cannot wait for you. Please arrive at the departure point 15 – 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time so we can board all passengers and depart on time, which means more time with the whales!

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Guaranteed Whale Sightings

With a remarkable 99% success sighting rate, our Margaret River Whale Watching tours in the south west region offer an unparalleled guarantee of seeing whales! However, in the rare event that whales are not spotted during your excursion, we stand by our commitment to ensuring your satisfaction. We offer our whale guarantee, if you don’t get the chance to witness whales during your tour, you can join us for another tour free of charge.