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Address: Department of Transport 86 Southside Dr | Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillarys, Joondalup, Western Australia 6025, Australia
Phone Number: (08) 9246 5334
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mills Charters are Perth's No.1 Charter Company specializing in Deep Sea...

Mills Charters are Perth's No.1 Charter Company specializing 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 9:00am and 1:30pm on the weekends. Bookings essential.

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$62.08*
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Perth Whale-Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbour
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$170.71*
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter from Perth

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Whale Watching Tour

The Skipper had fantastic knowledge of where the Whales would be. Noticed the other tour boat was following us for guidance. Our Skipper was the first to spot the first whales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
VicAl247
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Skipper had fantastic knowledge of where the Whales would be. Noticed the other tour boat was following us for guidance. Our Skipper was the first to spot the first whales. The weather was changing and the waves were very choppy, but the skipper succeeded in showing everyone a closer encounter with the whales. Great trip.

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1 Thank VicAl247
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised tour on small boat, so can get close to the whales without alarming them. Fortunate to have glorious weather and millpond like ocean. The crew and spotters were excellent as was the guide giving us the interesting facts about the whales and their lifestyle and habitat. One of my most-abiding memories of my holiday in Australia, and heartily... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Saturday I went with my wife and daughter on a 4 hour whale watching trip with Mills Charters from Hillarys Boat harbour. We found it to be a fantastic exhilarating experience. Mills guarantee whale sightings. In fact we went last year mid November which turned out to be too late that particular year and we were given a free... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went again yesterday, although a bit wet and cold for 30 mins, the crew managed to find an active pod who did numerous sky hops, its early in season so this was a good encounter

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Thank womeara
Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year humpback whales migrate south and they pass by Perth from aroun late August to late October / early Nnovember. I like to go out a couple of times a year to see these amazing animals that are right on my doorstep and always go out on a Mills Charters trip. Their boat is wide and stable and they... More 

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Thank Sandgroper12
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to surprise my partner with a whale watching tour with Mills Charters last weekend. I highly recommend this tour, both of us thoroughly enjoyed it. It took a while to find the whales but eventually we saw a couple of pods and the crew decided to stay out for longer to try to make the most of the whale... More 

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Thank Jo M
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw some whales on my recent tour with this company and loved every minute of it. We saw some after about one hour and they came pretty close to the boat and i managed to get some nice photos and have a nice memory of this tour. Would recommend to friends.

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Velden am Woerthersee, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whale watch trip with mills charters, it is the start of the new season now, and saw some humpback whales - it was a very beautiful experience to see them so close to me. The crew said they were not overly friendly this day but seeing numerous whales was enough of a delight for me. I have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most fabulous day out whale watching with Mills Charters. The day begun with a lovely greeting at the boat harbor, followed by a lovely safety speech and a few fun facts about the whales. On the way out it was a little choppy from the wind, but as soon as we saw whales the wind stopped the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour as it went for around 4 hours so I thought get to see plenty of whales but I was gravely mistaken When I got there there was a big crowd of people who were on the same tour and as people were boarding I could see there wasn't a lot of room to move around so... More 

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

Lovely to have your feedback. We are very lucky to see whales in their natural environment at any time, and to see two types in one cruise is pretty special. Minke whales are rarely sighted on our tours so we felt very blessed. Our crew made a decision to stay out looking for whales for an extra 50 minutes (total... More 

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