Whale Watching in Albany

Albany is located four and half hours south of Perth. The southern migration season for whale watching in begins in late May and lasts until early October. The season varies significantly depending on activity levels and the passage of the Humpback migration in King George Sound.  The Southern Right Whales begin to leave the area with their calves in October. Here are some pointers to see these magnificent creatures when in and around Albany.


Tips to catch a glimpse of the whales on shore:

The Ellen Cove Boardwalk, Discovery Bay, Marine Drive lookouts, Cheynes Beach, Camp Quaranup, Gull Rock, Bald Head, and Middleton Beach are some of the best places to see whales from the coast.

Bring your binoculars and wear sturdy footwear! Stay away from the cliffs since the seashore is unsafe due to king waves and storm surges.


Tips when booking a whale-watching boat tour:

If you want a more personal experience, numerous tour companies provide daily (weather permitting) cruises during the season, letting you to get up and personal with these gentle giants of the sea.

From mid-May to mid-August, tours depart from Augusta, Albany, and Dunsborough or Busselton. From September to early December, tours depart from Albany. Some of our favourite local operators are:

  • Albany Ocean Adventures
  • Albany Whale Tours

While you’re here, why not book a tour of The Outlook at Albany and take a glimpse at the lifestyle that awaits you?