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Naturaliste Charters

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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Ranked #1 of 13 Activities in Dunsborough
Type: Adventure
Owner description: Augusta - (May - August) - Davies Road, Flinders Bay, Augusta. Dunsborough - (September - December...
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Type: Adventure
Owner description: 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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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We viewed the south west migration during November. After a bit of searching we saw several blue whales (from as close as 50m away), and a couple of humpbacks. The crew were very funny and friendly. You could sit or stand where ever you want, including indoor seating. As it's a catamaran it was a very smooth ride. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The skipper & crew are informative, knowledgeable, accommodating, friendly & funny. The boat is airy, with indoor & outdoor spaces, with seating & standing areas. Seeing the blue whales was amazing. Seeing the humpbacks & dolphins was lovely too. Every effort is made to make the trip a good one. A beautiful part of Australia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Just fantastic. We were lucky to come across a pod of 5 HUGE blue whales within five minutes of leaving the shore. How good is that! Then we followed them for 2.5 hours down the coast as they frolicked in the sun, breached, puffing and playing games with the boat. One of these magnificent creatures even breached about 20 metres... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Yesterday I had one of the best experience's ever having the opportunity to see a blue whale mother and calf, coming right up to the boat and giving us all a wonderful display with baby getting cross at one stage with mum. The Skipper being very patient in finding us this magnificent sight with full information as to what we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Whale watching is not an opportunity to be passed on. It is a magnificent experience to see these massive creatures in their natural environment and not behind bars. We had the opportunity to see about 4 whales including a mother with her calf. The crew are very persistent in their efforts and keep the passengers informed on whales and their... More 

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Secret Harbour, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great experience to be amongst natures giants. Even though the weather was a bit on the down side the captain still made it a very informative trip. Cant wait to do it again....

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We were only lucky enough to see one whale on our cruise-but it happened to be one of the rarest ones sighted, the blue whale. Just seeing this amazing creature swimming gracefully in its habitat was an experience I will never forget. The boys were great hosts and we enjoyed every minute. From the provided biscuits, tea and coffee etc... More 

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Singapore
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked via email and paid cash on day of tour. My emails were replied promptly and the booking process was fuss-free. We sighted 6 whales in total. In the 1st 1.5h, we couldn't spot any whales and were prepared to miss it despite the crew trying very hard to search for them. The crew did not give up and continued... More 

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