Naturaliste Charters

Naturaliste Charters offers you the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia as well as meet their inhabitants in an up close and personal way.


Dunsborough Town Centre:

Unit 1, Bay View Centro
25 -27 Dunn Bay Road
Western Australia


  • Pro-fisherman’s Boat Ramp, Geographe Bay Road, Dunsborough – From September to December 10am daily
  • Whale Memorial, Davies Road, Augusta – From June to September 10am daily

Ticket Prices:

Whale Watching:

  • Cetacean Explorer – AUD 80 for adults, AUD 50 for children between 4 and 16, AUD 70 Concession, and AUD 250 for Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children)

Eco Tours: AUD 80 for adults, AUD 50 for children and AUD 250 for Family (2 adults and 2 children). Rates may change.

Deep Sea Fishing: AUD 300 for a one-day fishing license and BBQ lunch, AUD 275 without lunch, AUD 85 for spectators, AUD 100 for spectators with lunch and AUD 175 share line with lunch. Rates may change.

Private Functions: $500 per hour, minimum 3 hours reservations.

Point of Difference

Naturaliste Charters is your ticket to discovering the beautiful West Australia coast and the treasures it has to offer. You can choose to go whale watching from Augusta, Dunsborough or Busselton depending on your visit’s time. You can also head out on an eco tour to visit the wildlife inhabiting the Geographe Bay coast line and be amazed by the antics of dolphins and fur seals at the Cape to Cape region. You can enjoy all of these and more thanks to the innovative structure of the vessels and the skills of the crew, some of which have degrees in Marine Biology.


Naturaliste Charters runs the Cetacean Explorer.

The Explorer is a 17m purpose-built catamaran that can fit 50 passengers at a time. It offers a spacious lounge, bar facilities, comfortable seating and wheelchair accessible cabin and toilet. You can choose to sit inside the cabin or enjoy the salty air and waves on the foredeck.


Naturaliste Charters is most famous for its whale watching trips. You can enjoy the coastline for 2-3 hours while looking out for the Humpback whale, Southern Right Whale and rare Blue and Minke whales. Even if you don’t get your heart’s fill of whales, you can rest assured that the fur seals inhabiting Flinders Island as well as the dolphins and sea birds will bring a smile to your face.

You can also go on an eco tour to discover the beauty of Geographe Bay and some of the top Australian beaches such as Meelup Beach and Eagle Bay. A professional guide will provide you with an overview of the history of the area and thrill you with trivia on the limestone caves and cliff faces you will see.

The third service Naturaliste Charters is deep sea fishing. You and professionals will head to the south west of Western Australia on a 55ft purpose built charter vessel that is fitted with a CD stereo, BBQ, TV, microwave and fridge freezer. Chances are that you will catch Dhufish, Pink Snapper, Samson fish and Baldchin Groper.

Aside from these services, you can book Naturaliste Charters’ vessels for corporate and social functions, weddings, private whale watching tours and parties. Your functions can be fully catered or you can bring your own caterers.


The following are some real quotes from people who have enjoyed the trips Naturaliste Charters have to offer:

“Thanks very much for today’s whales watching It was amazing to see the humpback whales when they jumped Is it possible to have a pictures of the humpback whale when he jump? Thank’s again for this experience I think I will do university to study the sealife when I will come back in France …”

“Hi Just thought I would let you know how much my friends and I enjoyed our trip yesterday – we had such a super time and saw heaps of whales. The guys were friendly and helpful on board and we are coming back soon to see the whales again!”

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About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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