Albany's whaling history began well before settlement.
Whaling was Albany’s oldest industry & was established
by British, French and American whalers well before official settlement took place.
In 1826, following official settlement, settlers took up whaling to the east of the township.
Norwegian company began whaling at Frenchmans Bay in 1912 and following a poor year, ended operations in 1916.
The Cheynes Beach Whaling Company began hunting Humpback whales in 1952.
Whaling was banned internationally in 1963 and Whaling operations were ceased in Albany in 1978.
Today, the remaining whale artefacts of the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company
are on display to the public at Discovery Bay.
Albany Whale Story
BOOK A WHALE MUSEUM TOUR
Join the Busy Blue Bus for this Tour. '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.
Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Killer Whale Expedition
TOURS START JAN 4
Join the Busy Blue Bus for this tour. ‘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.
Duration: 13 Hours (approx.)
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