Our Story

We Aim To Enrich People Lives Through Ecotourism


Welcome to Naturaliste Charters, where our passion for marine life, sustainability, and adventure converge to create unforgettable experiences in Western Australia’s South-West.


Mission and Vision

At Naturaliste Charters, our mission is clear: to enrich people’s lives through ecotourism by providing excellence in safety, customer service, and environmentally sustainable operations. We believe in connecting our guests with the richness and diversity of nature in this special part of Australia. Through our immersive experiences, guests have the opportunity to witness some of the ocean’s rarest and most spectacular wildlife amid stunning landscapes and scenery.

Moreover, we are deeply committed to education, offering onboard learning experiences that not only showcase the beauty of the natural world but also provide valuable insights into marine conservation and biodiversity. Our aim is to inspire a deeper appreciation for the environment and empower individuals to become stewards of the ocean.


Pioneering Spirit

Our journey began over 30 years ago when we became the first company to introduce whale watching tours to Western Australia’s South-West. In 2009, Paul and Alison took the helm of Naturaliste Charters with a commitment to continue the tradition of responsible whale watching while enhancing the experience for our guests. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to supporting research projects, developing unique on-board learning experiences, and pioneering new oceanic expeditions.

One such expedition is the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition, developed in collaboration with Dave Riggs. This groundbreaking experience offers wildlife enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness some of the healthiest Killer Whales on the planet in Bremer Bay, a unique experience for Australia. Read More…

Today, Naturaliste Charters offers three unforgettable Whale Watching experiences that will leave you in awe. From the picturesque coastal town of Bremer Bay in the Great Southern region to Augusta and Dunsborough in the renowned Margaret River Wine Region, our whale watching and Killer Whale experiences take guests on a journey like no other.

Commitment to Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our tours. We prioritise operating in harmony with the environment and the local community. This includes employing and training local staff, supporting local suppliers, and running education programs in schools and on board our vessel. We believe in leaving a positive impact on the places we visit and the people we meet along the way.

​Join us at Naturaliste Charters for an adventure that goes beyond the ordinary, where every journey is a testament to our dedication to marine conservation, education, and creating memories that last a lifetime. 

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