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Albany Whale Tours

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Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Beautiful experience

Thank you John, Aaron and Forrest for such a personal experience and up close views of the humpback... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Albany Whales Watching

Joined Albany Whale Tour with my family this morning. The crews were really helpful, friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yit Seng C
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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 forever, whether you are on Sail-A-Way, our motor sailing catamaran or on Waverider, our high-powered rigid inflatable boat. Ocean and sheltered water tours focusing on wilderness, wildlife, natural and cultural history of this ancient and fascinating land and sea scape. We even run delightful Twilight Sunset Cruises on our motor sailing catamaran.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 yesterday

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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Joined Albany Whale Tour with my family this morning. The crews were really helpful, friendly and professional. Hot food and beverages were served during the voyage. Managed to see quite a number of whales and a baby whale as well! We really enjoyed this special...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Yit Seng C for your wonderful review. We enjoyed your company on board and and so pleased that the experience was special for you. Thank you for choosing to come out with us. Cheers John, Forrest and crew.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the whale tour today and had a fabulous time! The crew was very professional, informative, generous and helpful. To let us view the bigger whales up close, John brought us far out into the deeper waters, which I think definitely required more effort...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for looking after us by writing so clearly and openly. The wonderful thing about this trip for our crew and office team is working with people from all over the world. You were fun to be with. Cheers John, Forrest and crew...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First up - we didn't get to see whales properly. But that's just the nature of these things, and happens rarely. I'd still rate the tour 5 star. John and his crew did their very best to find the whales, inform us of every detail...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you kunalpareek for your honest and supportive review. We wish we could control the whales and their behaviour so that our guests have great sightings and interactions every trip - but that is impossible. Wild creatures live their lives regardless of what we do,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the moment i spoke to Forrest when i booked the trip on the yacht i was put at ease as she was very friendly and knowledgeable about their business operations. Then meeting John the Captain a sailor and learned man on sea life and...More

Thank Mal D
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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a delight to read your review Mal. It is our very great pleasure to take folks out to experience the beautiful wild world in which we live. Thank you for choosing us. Although we shortly choose to recognize the DOB inevitability of diminishing vigour,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely amazing experience. Ive been on many tours but this was by far the best. John is so passionate about what he does and was as equally excited about seeing the magnificient whales as all the passengers. I lost count of the number...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for a great review, Linnet E. Lovely to have you on board and we are so pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. Cheers John, Forrest and crew.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day out on the Sail-A-Way today and a wonderful crew - knowledgeable and so welcoming. Despite the season JUST starting, we were lucky enough to see humbacks, dolphins, seals and even a sea lion. Thank you John, Forest and Sunny - you made our...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Irina. Thanks so much for your company on board on our first cruise for this season and also for the lovely review. It was a pleasure for us to see your pleasure - and wasn't it a wonderful day weatherwise! Cheers, John, Forrest and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

John the skipper is a lovely knowledgeable man and his pre-sailing safety talk is fab. Don’t miss it, being late is very disrespectful to both John and everyone else waiting to get on with the cruise. Sunny the worker bee, he is delightful making sure...More

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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you McLovell for taking the time to give us such a comprehensive review. We are most regretful it did not live up to your expectations. In our defence, we state the following. The cruise is called a Champagne Sunset Cruise. Our brochure describes it...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Damned brilliant. The skipper is quite funny and extremely knowledgeable. He knew just where to take us to get a close up (well as close as you can) view of a whale & her calf. Just superb. The staff really look after you and make...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip. We saw a whale, seals and dolphins!😄 Very friendly staff! We could recommend it to everyone.

Thank Maikel V
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Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Maikel V. So pleased the trip with us was enjoyable. Thanks for choosing to come out with us. We really appreciate your great review. Thank you. Cheers, John, Forrest and crew

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Stefanny W
4 June 2018|
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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
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Sara C
23 October 2017|
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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
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Pearlyn L
27 April 2017|
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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
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