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Albany Whale Tours

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Boat Tours - Sail and powered. Its not what you see when you are out on the water, it's what you feel during the experience...At Albany Whale Tours, we care about your needs and that your voyage with us is an experience that you will remember...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 422 441 484
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Aaron and Tony obviously enjoy their jobs! They are very informative, courteous and keen to make every passenger's experience a truly memorable one. The great advantage of this boat in particular is the free movement around the open decks so you get unrestricted views of...More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great morning trip out , the boat is very comfortable and crew were great. We saw plenty of dolphins, seals and then finally the big show. We tracked a humpback whale and saw it gracefully making its way through the water, and then...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

August trip we had a great find after 1 n half hours spotted 4 whales who performed for us with close proximity, blowing and several breaching. Enough a few dolphin pods came to check out the activity. Very attentive staff made the day one to...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This was a heaven sent experience. We saw up to 10 Whales and just at the end of our tour as we were about to enter between the headlands of Albany harbour at dusk a southern right whale rose at the rear of the craft,...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

As you can imagine there is no guarantee you will see whales on this tour. However John and the crew do everything possible to ensure you are not disappointed. We managed to see a few whales which is the point but the tour was fantastic...More

Thank Auscat11
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks Auscat11 for your beaut review. As you say, we have no control over what the whales do, so it is good to know that you appreciate all that we can and do provide for generous clients like you. Hopefully you can come for your...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

On Monday 9th July we were taken by John and crew on the Sail-A-Way wide hulled catamaran to view one of nature's most exciting sights - humpback whales surfacing close to the vessel without fear and displaying accepting behaviour of us into their private world....More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you Lianne and Leighton for talking of the adventure we shared: our crew and we felt absolutely privileged to be with the boat's wonderful passengers. Sometimes, being part of it all is to be a unique and isolated part of the 'All'. Cheers John,...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had the absolute pleasure of doing this tour with our two teenage kids. Absolutely outstanding experience just following these majestic creatures around the bay. The crew where friendly, helpful and very informative. You can tell that John has a real passion for nature which...More

1  Thank Nick S
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Nick and the Sputore family. What a pleasure for us to read your great review and to know that you had such a special time with us. It warms our hearts and those of our wonderful crew members. Thank you so much. Cheers, John,...More

Reviewed 7 July 2018

On Sunday morning 24 June 2018, we sailed with John to view a Southern Right with her calf in Princess Royal Harbour, and onto King George Sound where we cruised with a pod of humpbacks to starboard who were breaching, diving and blowing (and there...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you Jo, for your review and description of the tour with us. It was a pleasure to have you and your daughter on board. Thank you for choosing us. Cheers John, Forrest and Crew

Reviewed 29 June 2018

We went on a whale watching tour with John and his crew in Jun 2018 and we had a whale of a time! While we didn't have the luck to see many whales on that day as we were hoping for, we still had a...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Thank you G Cliffy for your great review. We are sorry your sighting wasn't as good as you had hoped. You should have returned for the free second trip as we have had many wonderful sightings as you can see on our Facebook page. We...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Thank you John, Aaron and Forrest for such a personal experience and up close views of the humpback whales. The scenery was beautiful and the catering was a nice touch. Very friendly people, especially when I was very sea sick! Highly recommend this experience. Steph...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks Steph and Sam for your review and for your company. Lovely that you experienced the whales close-up. Sorry your sea sickness got in the way of total enjoyment. Safe travels. Cheers John, Forrest and Aaron.

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Stefanny W
4 June 2018|
Response from Forrest W | Property representative |
Hi Stefanny. Yes it is safe to bring your baby. Please bring a carry cot or sling as there it is not safe to have a pram on board as it cannot be stored where passengers have to move around. You are welcome to store it in... More
Sara C
23 October 2017|
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Response from Forrest W | Property representative |
Hi Sara. Sorry, the whale watching season in Albany has ended. You may find whales from tour companies operating on the west coast from towns such as Augusta, Busselton, Dunsborough. Try Legend Charters. Cheers Forrest
Pearlyn L
27 April 2017|
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Response from Forrest W | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your enquiry. If you are referring to Sail-A-Way, the vessel we use for whale watching tours, then Yes, it is suitable for all ages. Our whale watching season begins in the last week of May and goes through... More