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Mills Charters

86 Southside Drive | Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth, Western Australia 6025, Australia (Sorrento)
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Ranked #9 of 68 Activities in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Mills Charters are Perth's No.1 Charter Company specialising in deep sea fishing, whale watching and private River and Rottnest Island Tours. Mills... more » Owner description: Mills Charters are Perth's No.1 Charter Company specialising in deep sea fishing, whale watching and private River and Rottnest Island Tours. Mills Charters also offer live aboard fishing holidays at the Abrolhos Islands, departing Geraldton. Operating all year round Mills Charters have a charter option with specialist Crew and exceptional service for everyone. During the whale watch season there is the added option of an Ocean Safari Tour with AQWA every Wednesday. Whale Watching tours operate daily at 9am and 1:30pm. Bookings essential. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Knowledgeable crew, comfortable boat, first sighting of whales within 40 mins of being underway, good efforts to positon the boat for reasonably close encounters, without being on top of the whales and making them uncomfortable. Other trips are about 2-hours, this was 4-hours long, good length of time to have multiple encounters with the whales and not feel rushed. Check-in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family went on the Whale watching tour. It was simply fantastic. 30 minutes into the tour we saw a pod of whales and followed them for about 2 hours. There was lots of great photo opportunities. The boat was clean and well equipped with plenty of space to move around. The crew were friendly and helpful. The booking staff... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was a second time around visit for us as we went out on the last trip last year and didn't see any whales and wow what a different trip this time . Lots of whales about 40 mins out of Hillarys but pretty close to Rotto is where we were surrounded by them. They were either side of the... More

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi I am so grateful for your feedback - whilst it is always our aim to see whales every trip there is that odd one each season when the whales just don't want to show themselves to us! I am sure if you had left us having not seen the whales, and not had the guarantee your experience would have... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had two outings with Mills this month both days were just perfect the fishing was fantastic the skipper relay did put the boat on the fish every drift the deck hands were helpful and really knew their job food was good i will definitely be using them again and would recommend them as you first choice Rich Jennings

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for sending us your feedback. Sounds like you have had 2 great fishing charters with us. The Crew always try to do their very best to go to areas where the fish are so its great to hear the plan worked on both your charter occasions! I am glad that all aspects of what we do makes... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is simply a must do trip, if you have even the slightest interest in these magnificent creatures. Mills knew exactly where to find the migrating whales, and we had some of the most amazing close encounters with several humpbacks. At several points we could have almost touched them; they were enormous but so gentle, swimming towards the boat, diving... More

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi Lynne Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. You have really helped to explain the whale watch cruise we offer - the efforts we try to go to ensure passengers enjoy this unique experience and leave with an amazing memory. We are very passionate about our business as are our dedicated crew and our aim is to give... More

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had booked an outing with Mills Charter on 9 Sep but the weather was bad and the people at Mills Charter were able to put us on the outing on 11 Sep. They were very efficient, contacting me via sms and email as I did not have a local telephone no. They put in the afternoon trips for those... More

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Every whale watch tour is different to the next one, and we never can tell just how the whales will perform for us, although it would be nice to be able to! Sounds like you had a treat with your trip and the whales performed well on the day!... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband went whale watching with Mills Charter on Tues 2nd Sep, We had a marvelous trip. About 35 on the boat which meant plenty of room aboard. Would not like to have more than 50, It was a perfect day for whale watching as the crew told us. Sure enough we spotted our first whale on unusual Minke whale... More

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your feedback. So pleasing to hear you had such an amazing trip with us. It is truly an amazing experience to see the whales, and it sounds like you got a very special mixture of viewing - up close as well. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My dad came over to visit. He is really into fishing and had been a fisherman in the north sea for 35 years. We arrived first thing on a Monday morning and we were greeted by a cheerful helpful crew. The crew then cooked up a nice bacon and egg muffin, this was a perfect start to the day. Once... More

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi Ryan Thank you for taking the time to provide us your feedback. Sounds like you had a fulfilling day with us albeit with a few frustrations with the fishing and other passengers! Whilst we cannot guarantee fish for everyone it certainly sounds like your efforts during the day deserved one that's for sure! It is always nice to hear... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Outstanding service provided by the staff and crew from Mills Charters, cannot fault anything about them. Shaun the skipper of Aussie Warrior, is the best I have ever seen, always searching to find us a catch. Paddy and Callum did an awesome job too, filleting fish, preparing meals and snacks, always was something to eat, even when the weather was... More

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sad that our season has now come to an end as the crew have done an amazing job and we have enjoyed every moment of it! We will be sure to pass on your feedback and hope to have you on board again very soon. All... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great charter. Lots of fish from a variety of different species. Awesome crew. Will be going again next year.

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Natasha W, Manager at Mills Charters, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Great to hear you had a good time. The species of fish is quite spectacular at the Abrolhos Islands! Hopefully you have some delicious fillets to keep your freezer full for quite some time. We hope to have you on board again soon. All at Mills Charters. More

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