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Killer Whale Expedition

Killer Whale Expedition

‘Australia’s only dedicated Killer Whale tourism experience’ The Bremer Canyon is the only place in Australia where tourists can experience large pods of Killer Whales, active in one location.

Join Naturaliste Charters for their fifth Bremer Canyon Expedition season for an experience like no other, encounter an astonishing aggregation of marine wildlife on an unforgettable oceanic expedition. From January to April, our full day expeditions visit one of the least explored places on earth, and the only place in Australia you can reliably encounter killer whales.

Your expedition may see pods of long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, a rare beaked whale or blue whale. You can also admire the acrobatics of large pods of bottlenose, striped, and common dolphins, and encounter shark species that include great whites, whaler sharks, and the beautiful oceanic blue, a species never seen from shore. Enormous oceanic sunfish surface, and the remains of giant squid sometimes float on the surface, a predator of the deep reduced to scraps, squabbled over by an astonishing array of pelagic seabirds including albatross, shearwater and petrel species.

Our dedicated Busy Blue Bus Tour Guide Driver will entertain you with stories of our region’s unique history en-route from Albany to Bremer Bay where you will join the expedition vessel to journey out to the remote Bremer Canyon for an awesome marine wildlife experience.  You will not only see an amazing wildlife spectacle, but also learn about the research programme which aims to study the vocalisations of Killer Whales and their interaction with other marine creatures.  After a day at sea, relax in comfort, enjoy a nap and let us take care of the driving, returning you safely to Albany after an exhilarating day.

Your expedition includes:

  • Return transfers from Albany – Bremer Bay with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters.
  • Bremer Canyon Killer Whale Expedition on board the Alison Maree (the only vessel purpose built for the Southern Ocean) with Naturaliste Charters    
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea all prepared by the local Wellstead Café.     
  • Expert commentary from the on-board Marine Biologist.
  • Be a part of our research happening on board daily (Research operating under Project Orca).
  • Daily blog & photographs from your expedition to be emailed through to you if requested.
  • Have your chance to meet Dave Riggs, from The Search of the Oceans Super Predator.
DEPARTURE TIME: 5.30am from Albany to Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.

Note that there is minimum of 3 passengers required for a departure with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. The departure point is the Albany Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5 mins prior to bus departure time. 

  • Duration : 13 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $505.00

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Granite Skywalk Porongurups

Granite Skywalk Porongurups

Spectacular scenery and bountiful produce of the Porongorups and Mt Barker regions. Walk and climb the unique and iconic Granite Skywalk with scenic drive through the Porongorups. Delicious lunch at Ironwood Estate Wines.

Feel nurtured by nature.  Atop the Granite Skywalk, in the Porongorup National Park see boulders balancing, teetering on weatherworn pedestals. Castle Rock is a 4.2km return walk that requires
moderate fitness.  To reach the spectacular views at the summit, requires a final short scramble over rocks and a climb in an enclosed ladder to the Granite Skywalk where our Busy Blue Bus guide will entertain you with intriguing stories of the area, from the traditional Noongar owners to the European settlers.  Suspended above the treetops you can breathe the clean air and exhilarate in the views to the Southern Ocean on this award-winning platform, newly opened to the public in this Heritage listed area.

Savour the flavours of the Great Southern of Western in a selection from the menu at a Porongorups winery.  Rich soils, plentiful rain and clean air nourish produce that travels only a short distance to your plate. 

  • Duration : 5 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $133.00

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Tastes of the  Great Southern

Tastes of the Great Southern

'More than just a food and wine tour' Indulge your senses in award-winning wine, cheese, fudge, condiments, chocolate, ice cream and whiskey.

We can't wait to show you the jewels in the crown of the Great Southern food and wine scene.  Our Busy Blue Bus guide will take care of the skipper duties, whilst you indulge your senses. Taste hand-made multi-award winning cheese, fudge, toffee, ice cream and wines.  Take home a selection of local preserves. Then it's off to The Lake House Denmark, recently awarded a gold medal in the Tourism Council WA Annual Awards, for an unforgettable lunch.  Don't forget to save some room for a sweet treat! Cap off the day with a private tour and tasting at the world famous Limeburners Great Southern Distillery. "Thank you driver."




  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $180.00

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Albany's Wild Whale Tale

Albany's Wild Whale Tale

Fully guided, day tour including a tour through Albany’s Historic Whaling Station and entry to the native bushland of Torndirrup National Park and conclude with an ocean adventure sighting Humpback and Southern Right whales.

Channel your wild! 
Imagine yourself spotting on the prow of a whale chaser scanning the water to the tell-tale spume. Wind in your hair and salty spray in your face, you lean out and shade your eyes to the sun. Is your prey; to be hunted or honoured? Let us show you how the perspective has changed.

On a guided tour of the only whaling station in the world open to tourists, you will gain insight into the transformation of Albany from whaling to whale watching. At Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, the history of whaling along the southern coastline of Western Australia is presented in animation, image and relic as you are guided through this educational and historic site.  Climb the Whaler chaser Cheynes IV. While on this expansive property, visit the Australia Wildlife Park.  Wombats, bandicoots and possums you may have heard of, but have you met a quoll, bettong, pademelon or woylie before? The Australian Wildlife Park is also home to rare white kangaroos, flying foxes and resident koala, Frank. Visit the Regional Wildflower Garden too!

Continue your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline as you journey through the Torndirrup National Park.  What tales these granite mounds could tell!

Then it’s time to savour locally caught fish + chips overlooking the harbour. Following lunch, you will experience the contemporary perspective of the value of whales. From the edge of Princess Royal Harbour you’ll leave the built environment to enter the wild, sighting the vibrant City of Albany from a different perspective.

Vibrant blues of sky and ocean fill the horizon and the astringent aromas of the bushland and salty sea air immerse you in the landscape.  Feel the sea spray on your face and prepare
yourself for an extraordinary experience sighting whales as they migrate along the southern coast on board the 60FT premium vessel, Dhu Force. Accompanied by an Ocean Safari Guide
you are enriched by the understanding of whale behaviour in one of the world’s best natural deep-water channels, King George Sound, which makes it perfect for whale watching.  Enjoy an Aussie afternoon tea on board.

Get on the wild side of the Amazing South Coast!

  • Duration : 7 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $220.00

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Bremer Discovery Day Tour

Bremer Discovery Day Tour

Rich in pioneering history and Southern Ocean wonder. Come and experience the historical settlement Bremer Bay and the best of beach hopping, wine tasting and local seafood.

The pioneers of the south coast are younger than you think!  Settling in a biodiversity hotspot on the craggy coastline that faces the expanse of the Southern Ocean. These recent inabitants have been challenged. 

Along the South Coast Highway, on the journey to Bremer Bay, are many tales of endeavour and innovation as families established themselves on the land.  Hear the stories of soldier settlement, conditional purchase of land and the arrival of families with agricultural ambitions. Before these pioneers were the Noongar.  Understand their experiences too in this remote edge of the nation.

View the vista of Bremer Bay estuary from the wind turbine hill before a beach hop on the peninsula.  Visit Blossoms Beach and Little Boat Harbour and enjoy the fresh air, white sand and crystal clear waters.

Taste locally produced wine and tour at Gnornbup winery. Relax at lunch, with innovative food prepared at the Wellstead Heritage Museum Cafe with local fresh
produce. Let fourth generation Max Wellstead guide you on a private tour through the incredible collection at the Wellstead Heritage Museum, where every
piece has a story and ‘there’s something here to interest everybody’.  Includes

  • Stunning natural landscape; beautiful beaches and bushland
  • Rich pioneering history
  • Taste local wines 

  • Fresh, local produce on tasting platter at lunch

  • Entry to Wellstead Heritage Museum

  • Duration : 13 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $253.00

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Bremer Bay Transport

Bremer Bay Transport

Transport to Bremer Bay and return. Departs everyday 5th Jan - 31st Mar 2019.

Hear about the pioneers of the south coast; they are younger than you think!  Along the South Coast Highway, on the journey to Bremer Bay, our dedicated Busy Blue Bus Tour Guide Driver will entertain you with many tales of endeavour and innovation, of soldier settlement, conditional purchase of land. And before these pioneers are the stories of the Noongar.  You will be delivered to the door of the Bremer Visitor Centre, next door to the General Store and from here you exploration of Bremer begins. Take a walk up to the wind turbine hill to view the vista of Bremer Bay estuary before you explore the beaches.  Enjoy the fresh air, white sand and crystal clear waters. Be back at the Visitors Centre at the end of the day to be picked up for your carefree journey back to Albany. Sit back, relax, let Busy Blue Bus do the driving!


DEPARTURE TIME: 5.30am from Albany to Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.

Note that there is minimum of 3 passengers required for a departure with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. The departure point is the Albany Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5 mins prior to bus departure time. 

  • Duration : 13 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $120.00

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Explore Esperance

Explore Esperance

Explore the spectacular scenery and beautiful turquoise bays of the Cape Le Grande National Park, best known for its kangaroos lazing on the white sandy beaches. See a replica of the original Stonehenge, fish leather and glass art.

Depart Esperance Town at 9am and travel out to Stonehenge. See a full-sized replica of the original Stonehenge that is aligned to the southern hemishpere summer and winter solstice.  Walk among the stones and sense the grandeur and be refreshed with morning tea. Come with us to explore the spectacular scenery and beautiful turquoise bays of the Cape Le Grande National Park, best known for its rocky headlands and kangaroos lazing on the white sandy beaches.  Enjoy gourmet picnic sandwiches and wraps with a glass of wine as you look out onto Hellfire Bay. See the ingenuity of innovators who have turned fish waste into artisan fish leather products. Australia’s only fish, shark and stingray leather tannery. Be invited into the gallery and working studio of glass artist Cindy Poole and see her craftsmanship and creativity in bespoke glass artworks. Find out the story behind the Whale Tail on the Esperance foreshore.  Relax in her home garden and enjoy freshly brewed coffee. Complete your exploration of Esperance with a view of Spencer Lake and views of peaceful bays, souring cliffs, pristine beaches and the sprawl of Recherche Archipelago along the Great Ocean Drive.   See Twilight Beach voted “most Popular Beach in WA”. Take in the spectacular vistas – ‘best beaches in the world’.

  • Duration : 8 Hours (approx.)
AUD $189.00

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Albany's Whale Story

Albany's Whale Story

'Celebrate the future through the past' Journey through the native bushland of Torndirrup National Park, to view Albany’s natural harbour. Private tour through Albany’s Historic Whaling Station at Discovery Bay.

We begin our tour curving around Princess Royal Harbour with a view to King George Sound and the Southern Ocean beyond.  Imagine for a moment, the spume of spray and the playful leap of a whale as it makes its way along the Great Southern coast on a long journey north.  Today it travels safely; uninterrupted on its path.  Albany’s role in the Australia’s whaling story comes to life on this tour at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, Discovery Bay.  Climb aboard the famous whale chaser to experience life on board an actual whaling ship, and explore the movie, photos, artefact galleries and marvel at the enormous whale skeletons on display. Relax with tea/coffee and cake, in Whaler's Galley with views across King George Sound. You haven’t seen Albany until you’ve visited the Historic Whaling Station, the only experience like it in the world!   This tour provides reflection on the significance of whale hunting in the past, and recognition of the value of whale watching today. On return to Albany, enjoy the pristine marine environment of the southern Australian coastline is seen in magnificent splendour on the journey through the Torndirrup National Park.  Simply breathtaking!











  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $133.00

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Albany History + Highlights

'Our story is Australia's story' A journey through time including a visit to the National ANZAC Centre and relaxation over coffee and cake at Middleton Beach with coffee and cake.

At the National ANZAC Centre interactive displays will take you on an intimate journey of a participant of the war.  Under the shade of trees planted to remember fallen soldiers, the Avenue of Honour leads to the Memorial of the Desert Mounted Corps.  The dawn service is Padre White’s story. See the view that the departing ANZAC Troops had before they sailed onwards to war; for some of them, the last vision of homeland.

Curving around Mt Adelaide, Breaksea Island comes into view and stories of the construction of the lighthouse and its connection to the ANZAC narrative are revealed.  At Middleton Beach we pause a moment to absorb the vista of the ocean and perhaps, if lucky, a glimpse of sheltering whales and calves.  Enjoy scones and jam and tea/coffee. Journeying into the city centre, we pass along the way the oldest farm in Western Australia and learn of the contribution it made to the social life and nourishment of the early community;  a property with a chequered history. 

Then we stop at Patrick Taylor Cottage for look into yesteryears ways. Could Albany have belonged to France?  British intervention soon put a stop to that!  Landmarks abound with the stamp of British settlement established in the early 1800’s.  Hear about the treacherous voyage in the cramped quarters of The Brig Amity and its arrival, in Albany, on Christmas Day. 







  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
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Mt Barker Grape Escape

Mt Barker Grape Escape

Full day tour to five wineries in the Mt Barker region, enjoying a private guided winery tour and delicious local produce shared platter lunch at award-winning Plantagenet Wines.

Meander through backroads to taste outstanding wines from wineries of the Mt Barker region. This region has a characteristically cool climate with slow ripening times which allows for the development of rich flavours and quality grape juice.

Wine tasting begins at Gilbert Wines, home to the ‘lads’ and where a morning coffee might be preferred. Next stop is at Arcadia Wines with sensational views to the Porongorup Ranges from the deck and where Wilson Brewing beer on tap. At Plantagenet wines you are guided through the back rooms on a private tour of the cellar workings, before you are taken to the tasting bench. Choose your wine and make your purchase to accompany a scrumptious shared platter lunch of local produce. Onwards the tour will take you to Galafrey Wines and family owned winery. From there to West Cape Howe where you can sample wine, olive oil or their own brand of coffee!  Our Busy Blue Bus guide will take care of the skipper duties, whilst you relax and enjoy the scenery and the sensational flavours of the region.  ‘Magical and memorable’.

  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $180.00

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Bremer Canyon Orca Experience

Bremer Canyon Orca Experience

It's more than an experience, it's an education! LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF THE WHALES™. Australia's #1 Whale Watch Experience . Join our pod & discover more about these world famous apex predators... ORCA!

Bremer Bay is located 5 hours south east of Perth, Western Australia in the pristine Great Southern region on the Amazing South Coast. It is from this small township we journey to the edge of the continental shelf to Discover the Dinosaurs of the Deep .. the Orca!

Whale Watch Western Australia research team of marine specialists and scientists will educate you in the language of the whales with our on board live commentary as active studies take place in this new frontier. Our local knowledge base stretches back 30 years in the area and as we continue to build a data base of evidence the most exciting development
is that we have only just begun!

The actual grounds are located at the apex of three canyons; Bremer, Hood and Henry Canyons. The orca are there to hunt the squid which are in a breeding cycle which renders them weak after copulation and an easy target for the orca and other cetaceans including the sperm, pilot & very rare beaked whales. Massive amounts of krill are found in the canyons.  These tiny sea creatures are the bottom of the food chain and attract attention from a variety of sea life and in turn larger cetaceans and other fish life hunt the hunted...at the top of that food chain is the Orca!

When we speak of squid it isn't the calamari you get with chips at your local fish & chip shop. These are giant squid up to 12 & 14m in length and weighing up to 750 kilograms!

Whale Watch Western Australia not only researches but also educates others in the knowledge gleaned from the pioneers that discovered the area 30 years ago. Like all things change is inevitable and as we reach into the future today's evidence may act as a foundation to protect what we believe is one of the many great wonders of the world!  All of our research and identification data is provided to Curtain & Murdoch Universities along with DBCA and the Federal Government.

The Bremer Canyon is the feeding grounds of not only the orca but also sperm, beaked & pilot whales as they hunt squid, tuna and other opportunistic prey in the nutrient rich upwelling waters of the Canyons.

Other species sighted in the Bremer Canyon include

·   Sperm Whales

·   Pilot Whales

·   Beaked Whales

·   Dolphins (many different species)

·   Sea Lions

·   Migratory Antarctic Sea Birds

·   Sunfish

·   Sharks (many species including Great Whites)

This new expedition is an all day experience as we discover and research the apex predator, the Orca!  You will learn about the Bremer Canyon and everything that
this eco marine frontier has to reveal including many other mega fauna and Antarctic migratory seabirds.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the wonders of the marine world in the wild natural habitat of the Southern Ocean. Included in the expedition is a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with all drinks along with our legendary VIP service. A complimentary glass of wine or cold beer is offered on the
journey home. Free postcard and photo's of your experience.

Join Our Pod as we venture to the Bremer Canyon in January.

Limited Time - Limited Opportunity - Book Today!

It's more than an experience... it's an education!


HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • We recommend taking motion sickness medication the night prior and on the morning of your tour if you are susceptible (please consult your doctor).
  • Children participating in the extended tours must be a minimum of 10 years (Child 10 - 17 years) and some ocean experience is recommended.
  • Warm jacket in all weather conditions is advisable.
  • Tours are weather dependent so when possible be flexible in planning your travel date.
  • Personal camera if required (professional photographer is on board)

DEPARTURE TIME: 5.30am from Albany to Bremer Bay Boat Harbour, Swarbrick Road, Bremer Bay.

Note that there is minimum of 3 passengers required for a departure with Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters. The departure point is the Albany Visitor Centre. Please arrive 5 mins prior to bus departure time. 

Boarding your Whale Watch Western Australia boat at Bremer Bay commences 15 minutes prior to departure. Boarding Gate closes 5 minutes prior to departure (no

Exceptions).


  • Duration : 13 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $505.00

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The Gap + Natural Wonders

The Gap + Natural Wonders

Journey through the native bushland of Torndirrup National Park, to the iconic Gap and Natural Bridge. Take in the view from the Albany Wind Farm and across Princess Royal Harbour. Finish the tour with refreshments at Middleton Beach.

Take in the 360 degree views of the coastline from the summit of Stony Hill. From here, amidst the bushland it is possible to see the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean and the rugged coastlines that early explorers first encountered as the rounded the peninsula for the sheltered waters of Princess Royal Harbour.

Get closer to the edge! At The Gap, feel the power of the wind and water from the masterfully crafted,  protected walkway lookout over the Gap.  See the pounding waves as they thrash the granite walls and surge through the spaces. Exhilarating!  Travel on to the cove from where sailing boats launch into the quiet harbour before one more view from the Albany Wind Farm to Mutton Bird Island. Looking across the vibrant City of Albany, see the granite formations of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges in the distance. Complete your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline with a relaxing refreshment at Middleton Beach.

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From AUD $103.00

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