Whale watching in Perth: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

Catch a glimpse of some of the world’s biggest giants off the coast of Perth with these whale watching cruises.

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Humpbacks and blue whales are just some of the giants that you can come across while cruising off the Western Australia coast. To make things easier, we've searched the Internet to bring you the top deals for whale watching cruises in Perth.

Our top picks: Whale watching experiences you can book in Perth right now

Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium Experience

Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium Experience from RedBalloon

Best for: Value

    Highlights:
  • Cruise on Western Australia’s largest whale watching vessel. The tour includes entrance to the Aquarium of Western Australia.
  • Enjoy great views from the large open deck.
  • Snacks and drinks available through the licensed bar.
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    Whale Watching VIP Captain’s Lounge

    Whale Watching VIP Captain’s Lounge from Adrenaline

    Best for: An exclusive experience

      Highlights:
    • See the humpback whales make their way back to Antarctica.
    • Hear commentary from a marine mammal expert.
    • Enjoy uninterrupted views.
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      Whale Watching Tour from Augusta or Perth

      Whale Watching Tour from Augusta or Perth from Viator

      Best for: Guaranteed sightings

        Highlights:
      • Learn about the species migration patterns.
      • Meet the local dolphins.
      • Choice of morning or afternoon departures, as well as an optional upgrade to the Captain’s Lounge.
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        Why you can trust our recommendations for whale watching in Perth

        • We compared whale watching in Perth options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
        • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
        • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our whale watching in Perth experiences.

        Whale watching in Perth: Compare experiences, locations and inclusions

        ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
        Whale Watching VIP Captain's LoungeFremantle2 hours
        • Juice, tea, champagne, beer, wine and more
        • Live commentary
        Adrenaline
        Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium ExperiencePerth2 hours
        • Aquarium of Western Australia entry
        • Snacks and drinks available through the bar
        RedBalloon
        Weekday Whale Watching TourHillary's Boat Harbour2 hours
        • Free parking
        • Snacks and drinks available
        • Return coach transfers
        RedBalloon
        Blue Whale Perth Canyon ExpeditionFremantle7 hours
        • On-board photographer
        • Drinks, snacks and lunch
        Viator
        Whale Watching Tour from Augusta or PerthPerth2 hours
        • Complimentary drinks and snacks
        Viator
        Whale Watching Cruise - Open FridaysPerth2 hours
        • On-board commentary from a marine biologist
        • Multiple viewing platforms
        Adrenaline
        Whale Watching Cruise & Aquarium Entry, WeekendsPerth2 hours
        • Live commentary
        • Aquarium of Western Australia entry
        Adrenaline
        Whale Watching CruiseFremantle2 hours
        • Underwater hydrophone and camera available
        Adrenaline
        Perth Canyon Blue Whale Watching Cruise with LunchPerth7 hours
        • Tea with drinks
        • Wine and cold beer
        • Live commentary
        • Free photographs and postcard
        RedBalloon
        Whale Watching VIP experienceFremantle2 hours
        • Complimentary photo and postcard
        • Underwater microphone and water camera
        • Luxury viewing decks and lounges
        Experience Oz
        Whale Watching in PerthFremantle3 hours
        • Underwater microphone and water camera
        • Luxury viewing decks and lounges
        Experience Oz
        Whale Watching VIP Captain's LoungeFremantle2 hours
        • Exclusive VIP access to the Captain's Lounge
        • Live expert commentary
        • 5 viewing decks
        Adrenaline

        Where can I book a whale watching experience in Perth?

        Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
        Adrenaline
        Adrenaline - Whale Watching in Perth
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Whale Watching in Perth
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Whale Watching in Perth
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Whale Watching in Perth
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz - Whale Watching in Perth
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
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        Frequently asked questions about whale watching experiences in Perth

        Where can I go whale watching in Perth?

        Whale watching cruises are available from both Perth and Fremantle.

        When is the best time to go whale watching in Perth?

        You have a couple of options for spotting these majestic creatures.

        Between March and May, you can spot the male humpback whales heading north to meet the females for mating season. This time of year brings in large pods of whales.

        In August, cruises float alongside the female endangered southern right whales.

        Between September and December, you can spot the humpbacks making their return journey with their young on their migration south to Antarctica.

        What do I wear while whale watching?

        Whale watching is a boating activity, so you should wear enclosed, flat shoes. Dress for weather out on the water, with warm layers that you can adjust if you get too hot or cold. If you're lucky enough to see a whale breach the water you might get wet, so bring along a waterproof jacket to help keep you dry.

        Is morning or afternoon better for whale watching?

        As whales are wild creatures, there's no guarantee that they will appear at a particular time of day – so book your trip for the time that works best for you.

        To maximise your chances of spotting a whale on your cruise, consider booking an all-day tour.

        What if I don't see whales on my tour?

        Seeing whales on your cruise is not guaranteed. Some operators do offer a guarantee that if you don't spot any of the majestic sea creatures, you'll have a discounted or free trip on them should you book again.

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