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'll come across while cruising off the Western Australia coast. To make things easier, we've searched the Internet to bring you the top deals and experiences when it comes to whale watching in Perth.

Where can I book a whale watching experience in Perth and surrounding areas?

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
No
Yes
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
1 year
No
Yes
Yes
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Our top picks: Whale watching experiences you can book now in Perth

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
  • Learn the language of the whales
  • Enjoy a personable experience
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    Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium Experience

    Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium Experience from RedBalloon

    Best for: Value

      Highlights:
    • Available daily except for Tuesdays and Thursdays during whale watching season (September to November)
    • Cruise on Western Australia’s largest whale watching vessel. The tour includes entrance to Aquarium of Western Australia
    • Snacks and drinks available through the bar
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      Weekday Whale Watching Tour with Rottnest Fast Ferries

      Weekday Whale Watching Tour with Rottnest Fast Ferries from RedBalloon

      Best for: Kids

        Highlights:
      • Available daily except Tuesdays and Thursdays during whale watching season (September to November)
      • Suitable for kids 4+ years old
      • On-board commentary by a marine biologist
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        Blue Whale Perth Canyon Expedition

        Blue Whale Perth Canyon Expedition from Viator

        Best for: Experience length

          Highlights:
        • Complimentary food and drink
        • Available between Friday and Sunday from April to May
        • Spot blue whales, sperm whales, sharks and sea lions
        • Participate in research with marine experts in the Perth Canyon
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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
          • Available daily during whale watching season (September to November)
          • Choice of morning or afternoon departures as well as an optional upgrade to the Captain’s Lounge
          • View details

            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 more

            ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
            Whale Watching Cruise and Aquarium ExperiencePerth2 hours
            • Aquarium pass
            • 2-hour cruise
            • Open deck
            RedBalloon
            Weekday Whale Watching TourHillarys Boat Harbour, Perth2 hours
            • 3 viewing platforms
            • Return coach transfers
            • Free parking at the harbour
            RedBalloon
            Blue Whale Perth Canyon ExpeditionFremantle7 hours
            • Snacks, drinks and lunch included
            • Complimentary photos via the onboard photographer
            • Full day cruise
            Viator
            Whale Watching Tour from Augusta or PerthPerth2 hours
            • Optional upgrade to Captain's Lounge
            • Expert commentary
            • Choice of morning or afternoon time slots
            Viator
            Whale Watching VIP Captain's LoungeFremantle2 hours
            • Exclusive VIP access to the Captain's Lounge
            • Live expert commentary
            • 5 viewing decks
            Adrenaline

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            Frequently asked questions about whale watching in Perth

            Where can I go whale watching in Perth?

            Whale watching tours are open from both Perth and Fremantle.

            When is the whale watching Perth season?

            You've got a couple options when it comes to spotting these majestic creatures.

            Between March and May you can spot the male humpback whales heading north to meet the females. This time of year brings in large communities of the species.

            In August, cruises float alongside the female endangered southern right whales. Between September and December you can spot the humpbacks making their migration south to Antaractia.

            What do I wear while whale watching?

            Due to the nature of the boats, you'll want enclosed, flat shoes. Depending on what time of year you're going, dressing warmly will ensure a comfortable cruise. Bringing a waterproof jacket will also save you from getting wet along the side railings.

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