Naturaliste Charters

Naturaliste Charters

Encounter some of the oceans rarest and most spectacular wildlife!
See whales in the wild all year round with the pioneers of Whale Watching in the South West since 1993.

Naturaliste Charters are the proud founders of whale watching in the Southwest. For over 25 years, our family owned business has had the privilege of providing our guests with the opportunity to encounter some of the oceans rarest and most spectacular wildlife in this pristine marine wilderness we call home. Join us for an experience you will never forget, your experience will include interpretive and educational tours with commentary by our highly experienced crew and on-board Marine Biologists. Morning or afternoon tea provided on all tours – PLUS don’t forget our guarantee – see whales or join us again for free!! –  (T’s & C’s apply)

  • Eco Certified by Ecotourism
  • Accredited Tourism Business Australia (“Trust the Tick”).
  • China Ready
  • Members of Australian Wildlife Journeys

OUR VESSEL – Alison Maree


The ‘Alison Maree’ is a modern, spacious and luxurious 20m catamaran. Providing the ultimate in stability, comfort and safety, making her a popular choice for all ages and those with less mobility. Spot wildlife from the bow or from the huge upper and lower rear decks, or try all three!  Everyone is welcome to escape the elements and join the skipper in the comfort of the air-conditioned wheelhouse with an uninterrupted 360 degree panoramic view. Downstairs, relax in the spacious and comfortable air-conditioned main saloon where seat-to-ceiling windows ensure wildlife viewing in comfort.

OUR VESSEL – Dhu Force


Welcome aboard ‘Dhu Force’ a 57ft single hull conquest offering fantastic viewing opportunities of the majestic whales. Everyone is welcome to join the skipper on the fly-bridge for a birds eye view, venture out to the bow and test your spotting skills or relax on the rear open deck with roll down protection for your comfort which also offers the best views with easy access and plenty of space. Dhu Force is a true legend on the bay!

Naturaliste Charters, an Australian Wildlife Journeys Signature Experience

Naturaliste Charters are proud members of Australian Wildlife Journeys. A group of expert independently owned and operated wildlife tourism operators, who have joined together to raise awareness of Australia as a world class destination for authentic and sustainable encounters with wildlife in the wild. Members of the group have a passion and commitment to provide in-depth information about Australia’s diverse wildlife species, and are dedicated to the conservation and regeneration of Australia’s natural heritage. Central to these touring experiences is the guarantee of knowledgeable high-quality guiding, interpretation, and hospitality that connects visitors with nature, fosters learning and respects local communities and environments.

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Office hours Monday to Friday: 8.30-4.30pm Weekends: 9-2pm Available after hours by phone or visit our website to make a direct secure booking.

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