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Albany Whale Tours

#2 of 18 Tours in Albany Features Animals
Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
+61 422 441 484
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Whale experience on 11 July 2017

Myself and my partner went on the tour with her family who were visiting from overseas. John and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rick S
Amazing!

Basically this is the best trip ever! These guys are experienced and were determined to make sure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura S
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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (29 reviews)
“sea sickness” (12 reviews)
“hot drinks” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Albany, Western Australia 6330, Australia
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+61 422 441 484

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Myself and my partner went on the tour with her family who were visiting from overseas. John and his crew were great. A friendly and educational experience, John's knowledge of the local area and whale routes meant we had a large number of sightings. Rounded...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basically this is the best trip ever! These guys are experienced and were determined to make sure everyone had a good time. If you dont see whales to johns standard you can come back free anytime. If you see whales and u want to go...More

2  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John and his fabulous crew treated us to a fabulous morning watching humpbacks playing around Breaksea Island. John is friendly and provides his visitors with a great array of knowledge. We were so close to the whales. How lucky were we

2  Thank familyfromperth2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time we had amazing whales breaching in front of the boat wonderful staff all around great time had by all

2  Thank Narri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are traveling WA and decided to visit the southwest coast as we really wanted to do a whale tour. We arrived late afternoon on Sunday and planned for 2 nights in Albany with a whale tour at the top of our list! Albany Whale...More

2  Thank Christine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, today was a truly remarkable experience with us seeing probably near two dozen breaching whales, as well as having numerous close encounters with the boat. However what made today even more special was the sensitivity John showed towards the whales. He didn't chase after...More

1  Thank adamwuk939
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You amaze me....I have been in the Ornithological Society and been part of many a trip searching at dawn and dusk for strange feathered creatures. Sitting in scratchy thorn bushes, freezing cold in tents at night to burn with heat through the day waiting for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barry and I were so happy that the stormy weather didn't mess with our desire to see the whales! John and Sonny looked after our comforts and safety. We weren't disappointed as we were surrounded by at least a half a dozen whales as we...More

Thank ChampagneCath
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much Champagne Cath. I look forward to meeting your motor cycle mates; in my experience, they have a great sense of adventure, as did you. Thanks for picking us. Cheers John, Forrest and crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guaranteed wonderful day! We live in Albany, can see the whales from the hilltops but still need to go out on "Sailaway", take friends or family and experience the whales, seals and birds from close up.

Thank dianamiller2017
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sharing the living in this beautiful place, Albany, is such a joy. It certainly doesn't feel like work. Thank you for coming out with us Diana. Cheers John, Forrest and crew.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family enjoyed the whale watching experience with Sail-A-Way very much. John takes the safety and comfort of his passengers on board very seriously and makes sure everyone paid attention during the safety brief. His love and respect for the whales is very evident and...More

Thank Soo Y
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Soo Y for your lovely review. We are very pleased your family enjoyed the amazing experience of whales coming up close to the vessel. Isn't it a very special encounter with wild creatures. Thanks for coming out with us. Cheers, John, Forrest and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best ever whale watching experience, the crew was friendly and knowledgeable. John was very entertaining and best of all was watching these beautiful creatures come so close the boat. This is a must see for everybody.

Thank Tino E
Forrest W, Owner at Albany Whale Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tino for your enthusiastic review. It is our pleasure to share these experiences with such receptive guests as you are. Thanks and cheers John, Forrest and crew

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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
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Belle_2233
13 March 2017|
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Response from Forrest W | Property representative |
Hi Belle_223. You certainly can bring a 4 year old child on board for a whale watching tour. Thanks for your enquiry. Cheers John, Forrest and crew
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Kylie S
1 November 2016|
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Response from Forrest W | Property representative |
Sorry Kylie, you have left it too late for whale watching tours in Albany. Our season ended around the 9th October. This is usually when it ends in Albany. You may be lucky with seeing whales from a tour on the west... More
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