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Address: 86 Southside Drive | Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth, Western Australia 6025, Australia
Phone Number: 0892465334
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Description: Mills Charters are Perth's No.1 Charter Company specialising in deep sea...
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.
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We recently went on the Whale Watching Cruise as a surprise Birthday present for our 7 year old daughter. All we can say is WOW, what an experience! The Staff and Crew were all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
ToniGraemeAbbi
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Pinjarra, Australia
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Pinjarra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We recently went on the Whale Watching Cruise as a surprise Birthday present for our 7 year old daughter. All we can say is WOW, what an experience! The Staff and Crew were all very friendly and extremely knowledgeable with the information that they were providing; you could tell that they were passionate about what they were doing. Our party... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time out to complete your feedback; we really enjoyed reading your review! Fantastic to hear your group, especially your 7 year old daughter, had a memorable day! We hope to have you on board again next season. Thanks again, Mills Charter Team More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Very enjoyable trip with very knowledgeable crew. The whales were a bit shy on the day but the skipper kept sailing till we spotted several and tagged along with a mother and her calf. Very moving. Nice clean vessel with toilet facilities and snacks available tho we took our Esky.

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Natasha W, Owner 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! The Crew always try to do their very best to go to areas where the Whales are... More 

Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I found it to be a most enjoyable day out, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the promise that they will stay until you see a whale was kept

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time out to complete your review - it is great to hear you enjoyed your time out on the water with us! Hope to have you out again soon. Mills Charters Team More 

Sarratt, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been travelling to Perth from UK for last 6 years and never miss an opportunity to take my son out on one of the fishing charters. These guys are extremely helpful and it is quite obvious that they know there stuff. From the moment that you get on board you know that it you are in Safe Hands... More 

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

Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback - its always great to hear from return customers! I am glad that all aspects of what we do makes for a great charter and memory for our passengers. Thank you for your kind words about our crew! We look forward to having you back on board soon. Mills... More 

Northants UK
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Had a tremendous trip. Glorious weather and within an hour we had spotted whales and were soon in the midst of them. They were swimming to the side of us, under us and generally all around us. They were so close you could see their barnacles. The commentary was informative and staff friendly and helpful. Being a small boat meant... More 

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

Hi Thank you for taking the time to provide 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 

Robina, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We were well prepared as advised and had had our sea sickness tablets before boarding particularly after the lady in the ticket office told us there would be a swell. Many people were sick shortly after leaving at 9am. We were lucky to see some whales in the distance and about 10.30/11 3 did come quite close to the boat.... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for taking out the time to complete your feedback. Thank you for your kind words about our crew! Sounds like you had a good performance from the whales for the period of time you were out. We hope to have you back on board again soon Mills Charter Team More 

Singapore
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have done whale watching cruise in Gold Coast and it was an entertaining 4-hr cruise with interesting commentary and staff despite seeing less than 3 whales. However, we did not have such good experience with Mills Charters. The cruise was done on a fishing charter hence the group is smaller. Hence I expect the trip to be more interactive... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went on the morning tour on Sunday October 26th, together with my daughter and 2 French exchange students. Within 30 minutes we saw a big pod of whales, already breaching and doing all kinds of other movements in a short distance. From then on it only got better, tail and fin slapping and waving, 2 big males coming really... More 

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

Thank you for posting your feedback Elise. We are so pleased to hear of your great experience with the whales and thankfully your French guests held out with their seasickness to also enjoy the whales. It sounds like the whales put on quite a show on the day of your cruise. Regarding seasickness it is a very personal issue and... More 

Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Expectation: Sighting whales doing "Free Willy" breaches across the boat throughout the journey. Reality: Looking around to see guests battling sea sickness and wishing they had not joined this trip after 10 minutes. If you have young children, best to avoid this as you'll be more preoccupied caring for them than looking out for whales. And when you eventually do,... More 

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

Thank you for the time taken to post your feedback. We take all feedback seriously and whilst it is always nicer to hear positive feedback we are realists, so we know that from time to time there will be a negative review such as yours. I will try to answer each point you have offered so as not to turn... More 

Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had a fantastic whale watching experience, more than ten whale pods were sighted, many coming within 10m of the boat, absolutely recommend Mills Charters. Mark Venosi.

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

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Sounds like you had a treat with your trip and the whales performed well on the day! Hope to have you on board again soon. Mills Charters Team More 

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