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Naturaliste Charters

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Dunsborough, Australia
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About Naturaliste Charters
Naturaliste Charters are the longest running whale watching company in the Southwest and have been operating professional whale watching tours out of Augusta, Dunsborough and Busselton for more than 25 years, we are also the founders Killer Whale Expedition's out of Bremer Bay, operating expeditions since 2015. Our state of the art luxury vessel 'Alison Maree' is one of the fastest, safest, most spacious whale watching vessels designed for the Southern ocean. Our tours provide visitors with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations. As you watch these majestic creatures breach and frolic, we guarantee you’ll be mesmerised by their agility. Other marine life you might encounter during your whale watching tour include: New Zealand Fur Seals, Bottlenose & Common Dolphins & Sea Birds. Creating world-class expedition experiences isn't just our job, it's everything that we are!
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Bremer Canyon Killer Whale (Orca) Expedition

Naturaliste Charters are the founders of the Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expeditions departing since 2015.

We have the only charter company with a vessel that was built specifically for the Southern Ocean, "Alison Maree" is a 20M Catamaran with a passenger capacity of 90, however we cap our passenger numbers at 50 to ensure ample viewing opportunities for all on board.
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8 hours
from US$278.57

Dunsborough Whale Watching Eco Tour

Set off from Dunsborough on a whale-watching tour to look for humpback whales, southern right whales, and elusive blue whales, who cruise through these Australian waters on their northern and southern migrations, depending on the time of year. The purpose-built boat features seating for up to 30 people in the cabin plus a spacious deck.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$66.79

Augusta Whale Watching Eco Tour

Look out over the water in search of?migrating whales during this whale watching boat cruise. Watch for humpback whales, southern right whales, and maybe even illusive blue whales as they make their northern and southern migrations between the months of May and December. Your naturalist guide will help you spot these massive marine animals as well as other sea life like seals, dolphins, and birds. ?
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$66.79

Busselton Whale Watching Eco Tours

Naturaliste Charters are the founders of whale watching in the south west, the family owned business was established in 1993. Step on board the largest, safest boat in Busselton, 60FT Conquest Vessel Dhu Force, a big boat with small passenger numbers, providing you with ultra comfort. Our Ocean Safari guide will provide you with a live commentary on the region and the wildlife that we encounter, ask as many questions as you like!
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2 hours 30 minutes
from US$65.12
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ShellandWal wrote a review Sep. 17
Western Australia, Australia95 contributions15 helpful votes
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A great day out! At first the weather looked grim, but on sailing the sun came out & it was lovely! Good safety brief by Billy, then some interesting whale facts from Brodee,the Marine Biologist, who has a wealth of knowledge. Didn’t take long before we spotted a pod of Humpbacks, with Skipper Dundee keeping us close to the pod for a couple of hours. Then a rare, cheeky & nosy Antarctic Minke Whale popped up Astern for a look! To say Brodee was excited, was putting it mildly! The Minke circled the boat & gave great photo opportunities! Then off to the shallows looking for more & came across a pod of young Humpbacks doing a lot of tail slapping! An outstanding day out with a very friendly,professional crew, gave us the experience of a lifetime! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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carolfromauss wrote a review Sep. 16
Perth Hills, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
Well organized booking online. Spacious boat with lots of viewing room on several levels. Brody, Ando and Skipper Dundee were keen to share there knowledge, infectious enthusiasm and humour. Multiple viewings, close encounters with the humpback whales, and the playful dolphins. Skipper generous with the length of our cruise. Good value for money. Highly recommended !!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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abeeston16 wrote a review Sep. 16
Perth, Australia12 contributions4 helpful votes
Been meaning to do this since moving south 6 yrs ago and finally free at the right time to do it ! Absolutely brilliant trip : parked by the beach, easy transfer onto a spacious, clean and comfortable boat where we were free to wander around with 360* views. Friendly and knowledgeable crew made sure we saw lots of whales, dolphins too, and they took great photos meaning we could just enjoy the experience! Easy to see they love their job and we were all taken up in their passion for the sea, and entertained with stories on the skipper's bridge! Great fun, lovely day, everyone should do it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Shan wrote a review Sep. 14
7 contributions3 helpful votes
We took the 10am tour and it was fantastic. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. We saw heaps of hump back whales, and were lucky enough to see two whales playing around with a pod of dolphins, spinning upside down and slapping their fins on the water. I would definitely recommend this tour, well worth the time and money.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from naturalistecharters, Marine Biologist at Naturaliste Charters
Responded 1 week ago
Hi shanlaaa, Thank you for taking the time to leave this 5-star review of your 10am tour. We really appreciate the kind words and are proud to hear our staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We are also stoked to hear that you feel the tour was worth the time and money as these can be determining factors for many people. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back onboard in the future.
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Llooiiss wrote a review Sep. 14
12 contributions7 helpful votes
Enjoyed our day ,great crew ,very comfortable ,beautiful day seeing and searching for whales .Saw a small minky whale as well .
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from naturalistecharters, Marine Biologist at Naturaliste Charters
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Llooiiss, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, on behalf of everyone here at naturaliste charters we really appreciate it! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable day, and the minke whale would have been a great way to top the tour off! We hope to welcome you onboard again in the future.
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