Whale Watching Perth

Whale Watching Perth Tours resume September each year through to early December. Because it is a whale migration (north to south), the whale watching season in Perth can only start and continue in the months whales are passing Perth (usually mid-September, October, November, early December – it all depends on the whales!).

Enjoy an informative, interesting and exciting Whale Watching narrative given by our Whale Watching crew aboard one of our Perth whale watching boats as you view these magnificent mammals making their yearly migration through Perth’s Indian Ocean coastal waters!!

Not only can you watch these magnificent whales, you can also listen to whales communicate with other whales (conditions permitting) with our under water hydrophone – you can hear the whales too!

Our whale watching success rate is in excess of 98% sightings overall, and if whales are not sighted during your cruise, you will be eligible for another cruise free of charge. Conditions apply. Please contact our office to clarify the guarantee conditions.

There are generally three types of baleen whales to watch off the coast of Western Australia.

  • Humpback Whale watching (so named because it arches its back as it prepares to dive so creating the shape of a hump)
  • The Southern Right Whale watching (so named because in the old days of whaling, whalers considered this whale the right one to hunt as it swam very slowly and was therefore easy to catch and because its body was so rich in oil, it floated on the surface after it had been killed)
  • Blue Whale whale watching which is coloured a steely grey on the surface but when seen from below is a beautiful turquoise blue. It is the largest of the Whales, reaching up to 100 feet in length and 130 tonnes in weight.
    The blue whale is the loudest animal on Earth! This endangered mammal is also the largest animal that ever lived on Earth; it is larger than any of the giant dinosaurs were.

We are located only 20 minutes from Perth City (closer than Fremantle).

  • On-board male and female toilets.
  • Bring something warm to wear.
  • Whale Watching Boats depart from Hillarys Boat Harbour at the jetty in front of the Aquarium of Western Australia – AQWA. Office and meeting point located next to the departure jetty.
  • Perth whale watching tours depart DAILY at 9:00 am during the season, and 1:30pm weekends.

Join us for a Whale Watching Eco-Adventure aboard one of the Mills Charters luxury 70ft whale watching cruisers.

Whale Watching Perth tours are strictly non smoking.


To book, click button below or call the office on 08 9246 5334.