Experience the largest whale migration in the Southern Hemisphere - 35,000 whales, right on our doorstep, only 20 minutes off Perth's coast.
The Humpback Highway, off the coast of WA, is part of an ancient system of ocean paths that circle the planet, vastly pre-dating any road travelled by man. In April, the humpbacks leave rich feeding grounds in Antarctica to raise their young in warmer waters, off the Kimberley. This lane of the highway is far off-shore from Perth.
The return trip in September through to December brings the whales and their newborns much closer to Perth's coast - the perfect time to seek an encounter. From September - November, Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries, Mills Charters and Westcoast Jet offer whale watching tours to see these magnificent creatures.
Season: Saturday 13 September - Sunday 23 November 2014
Enjoy a two hour whale watching adventure with Rottnest Express. Departing Perth and Fremantle, the vessel has large viewing platforms offering passengers front row seats during whale encounters. Learn all about these amazing creatures with exclusive Whale Watching interpretive DVD and interpretive whale fact sheets. Find out more.
Rottnest Fast Ferries
Season: Friday 5 September - Sunday 30 November 2014
Deal: 15% off Whale Watching Tours for up to 4 adults and child fares*
Enjoy the best possible view of the majestic Humpback Whales from the safety of Rottnest Fast Ferries large, state-of-the-art passenger vessel. Two hour cruises depart from Hillarys Boat Harbour and Perth with return coach transfers to your accommodation. Or make a day of it, with Whale Watching and Aquarium Tour which also includes entry into AQWA and free time at Hillarys. Find out more. *Quote EXPERIENCE15 when booking to recieve offer.
Season: early September - early December 2014
Enjoy a 3-4 hour whale watching cruise aboard Mills Charters large 75ft vessel with a huge open deck area, spacious bow area and overhead sun and rain. Departing from Hillarys Boat Harbour, you can learn all about these amazing creatures through the dedicated team of experienced crew, fact sheets and informative DVD. Plus hear whales as they communicate with each other with the underwater microphone! If we don't see whales, you get another trip FREE!* Find out more.
Season: September - mid-November 2014
Westcoast Jet run Whale Watching departing The Boardwalk at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. The Okiedokie is a perfect boat for whale watching as we can get to the grounds quicker, have a 360° view, no windows or other obstacles to block your view, limited seats and an open air environment. So don't forget your camera. Find out more.