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Address: Bay View Centro 25-27 Dunn Bay Road | Unit 1, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9750 5500
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Description: Augusta - (May - August) - Davies Road, Flinders Bay, Augusta. Dunsborough...
Augusta - (May - August) - Davies Road, Flinders Bay, Augusta. Dunsborough - (September - December) - Pro Fishermans Bat Ramp, Geographe Bay Road, Dunsborough. Our 55ft. catamaran, the Cetacean Explorer, makes cruising the seas looking for whales more stable and gives you room to move.
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trip of a lifetime

I cant express how fantastic this day trip was. The crew were great, the food was fantastic and it was so nice to go on a tour where the boats are not overcrowded the staff are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I cant express how fantastic this day trip was. The crew were great, the food was fantastic and it was so nice to go on a tour where the boats are not overcrowded the staff are very knowledgeable and happy to tell you all about the marine life not to mention that fact that you get to see wild ORCAS.... More 

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Corlette, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The day started well for the first 5 minutes till we hit open water. Then the stomach started to stir. 1.5 hrs of big swell to get to the Canyon where the Orcas can be found. I took a sea sick pill but alas it had no effect. I usually don't get sea sick but I wasn't prepared for the... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I travelled on the Cetacean Explorer on both the 9th and 10th of February 2015. The latter FOC. Rough weather on the 9th with half of the passengers sick some violently and for the duration of the voyage. Horrified to see a female passenger almost lost overboard as she ran to the stern to vomit on the rough return trip.... More 

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Alison C, Owner at Naturaliste Charters, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback. All boat tours have a risk of possible sea sickness, that is the nature of any tour on the water. In our correspondence with passengers we always advise: "If you are prone to motion sickness please seek advice from your pharmacist prior to your tour". We take care of all of our passengers, and their safety... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Was onboard for the first Bremer bay canyon killer whale expedition tour of season. The seas were rough on the way out to location, 65km to our final destination taking a bit over 2 hours, many suffering seasickness (seasickness pills strongly recommended). Being the first tour no one really knew what to expect, would there be killer whales or not.... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a new venture for this company and at $350 it's a big commitment from the customer. With talk of up to 100 killer whales seen in one outing we were bristling with anticipation. We were sold a day on the water amongst the scientists studying these amazing creatures as well as morning and afternoon tea and a gourmet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We saw 40 to 80 Orcas, many up close - like under the boat checking us out - amazing! It's a huge day, my advice: 1) apply sun protection before you get on the boat. 2) don't drink much alcohol the night before. 3) give yourself a rest day before driving long hours home

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had an enjoyable day on the water, but the fish were not as plentiful as we would have liked, perhaps we could have moved around the bay into deeper waters to test those waters. Our kids were very well accommodated, and they both caught fish. There was a lot of space on the boat, not crowded at all. Snacks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Awesome experience of getting up close and personal with the largest mammals, absolutely safe boat with experience crew. Don't forget your camera !!!!!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Found our trip a bit tame compared to experiences in New Zealand and Canada. The crew sought out the closest whales to Dunborough that they could find and stayed with them. Lazy. We saw more activity (humpbacks breaching) from the watch point at Cape Naturaliste the day before. The skipper was too focussed on the group that bull dosed its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a great experience!! Beautiful views and such friendly funny staff. My family and I had a ball! Bring a jacket if you go it's freezing when the wind gets going

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