Whale watching in Albany WA
Whales visit Albany's coastline for whale watching between late May and early October.
Albany WA's whale watching cruises leave daily from the town harbour (near the entertainment centre)
during the whaling season.
You can also spot whales from Middleton Beach and the Whale Walk (Boardwalk from Middleton Beach).
Dramatic Whaling Rescue
This Voiceprint tells the story of the rescue of the skipper, Ches Stubbs who had tragically lost his left leg in a harpooning accident. The story is told by 3 men who were present at the rescue. Accompanied by historic photos and video footage. This Voiceprint was produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail. Music composed and performed by local band, Well Strung.
Albany Ocean Adventures
Operating since 1990 we offer Albany's largest and fastest charter vessel. Spacious club lounges & refreshments on board. The fly bridge offers a great helm position to spot whales.
Toll Place, Albany WA 6330 (opposite the Entertainment Centre)
PH 0428 42 9876
Albany Whale Tours
Your voyage with us will be an experience you will remember forever. We take a lucky group for an ocean going sailing tour that offers more than whale-watching.
5D Toll Place, Albany WA 6330 (opposite the Entertainment Centre)
PH 0408 451 068
Kalgan Queen Scenic Tours
On this magical tour, learn about the first explorers with Captain Kalgan! Cruise sheltered waters in Oyster Harbour and see nature up close, including some very friendly pelicans and wild osprey. A wonderful morning tea of fresh baked damper is served. The commentary is a great listen while you enjoy nature and the scenery of the beautiful Kalgan river.
PH 08 9844 3166
Discovery Bay Tourist Centre
Visit the Whale Museum and take an interactive journey through the site of the last operating whaling station in Australia. Supported by a series of audio visual displays, artefacts and whaling history. Stay for a great lunch (including fresh fish) with stunning ocean views.
Whaling Station Rd, Frenchman Bay, Albany WA 6330
PH 08 9844 4021
Whale Walk at Middleton Beach
Albany's stunning boardwalk (whale walk) is accessible from Middleton Beach (Ellen Cove). During the months of July - October, whales may be spotted in King George Sound and the Ataturk Channel. This is an easy walk for all ages and suitable for wheelchairs.
Southcoast Diving Supplies
Est. 1978, Southcoast Diving Supplies offers local divers a unique underwater adventure.
We are well known for the care and service that we offer our customers from local, far and wide.
84B Serpentine Rd, Albany WA 6330
PH/FAX 08 9841 7176
MOB 0417 188 725
Whale watching in Albany WA
Winter is the time to get away to Albany to watch whales. Sail away on a large catamaran or take a fast charter vessel cruise across Princess Royal Harbour to the King George Sound and see some amazing wildlife. Seals, seabirds, whales and much more. You will find that whale watching in Albany offers so much more nature to experience out on the water. Two whale species are common in Albany waters, these are the Humpback and the Southern Right Whale both sheltering in our bays for calving and mating.
See a list of most recent whale sightings posted on the websites of cruise operators, click on the tour listings above.
Be sure to book your whale tour in advance of arrival, details of Albany's cruise operators are on this page. While you are in Albany, also visit Discovery Bay and see Albany's whaling history and relics.