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It's Whale Season from around May to October in Albany!

Join us on Albany's most affordable and personalised Whale watching tour.

From around May to October, Humpback, Southern Right and occasionally rare Blue Whales can be seen in Albany’s waters where they frolic, mate and calve. Dolphins and seals can be seen all year round. But seeing whales is our priority on this Safari.

Situated in Princess Royal Harbour, part of King George Sound, Albany's waters are steeped in history. Imagine what it would have been like when the first explorers pulled into the harbour as early as 1627 or when the first ANZAC troops departed Albany for WWI in 1914.

You’ll cruise through the Ataturk Channel and have a great view of Point King Lighthouse, Point Possession and the ANZAC Centre on Mount Clarence from the sea. Seeing whales is our priority on this safari, so we go where they go. This may affect visiting all the below places depending on their location, but we have a big three hours to see a lot of Albany from the sea.

We visit the beautiful turquoise waters of Mistaken Island, the natural beauty of Gull Rock and Seal Island. Cast yourself back in time to the days of the old whaling ships and see the Whaling Station in Frenchman Bay and the shipwreck of the Cheynes II, a 440 ton steam whale chaser. It can be seen from the shores of Albany but it’s incredible to view up close and a photographers favourite.

Pristine white beaches that can be seen include Brambles, Whaling Cove/Fisheries (a local nudist beach), Ledge Beach, Goode and Middleton Beach. We cruise past Camp Quaranup, established in 1875 as a quarantine station with a powder magazine built on Geake Island.

Our boat is the "Young Salty Dog", a twin hull catamaran and an ex Sea Rescue vessel that is safe and stable. Holding up to 12 passengers, Captain Mark will educate and entertain you with his commentary and local knowledge of the area.

Read what other customers have said on our Trip Advisor Reviews

  • BYO Food and Drinks (including Alcohol)
  • BBQ Available on Request (No Extra Charge)
  • Toilet on board
  • Don't forget to bring your camera!
  • The boat has a roof so you won’t get sunburnt, but we have plenty of sunscreen on board to keep you protected.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If the safari was not to your satisfaction or while the whales are in town you did not see a whale, you are invited back as our guest free of charge for another safari.


Connect on Facebook Messenger to receive Safari Alerts where you can save up to 50% off ticket prices if we have last minute availability or cancellations. While in Albany, receive the daily Weather and learn more about the area with our Quiz and Fun Facts!

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 180
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $80.00pp
  • Beginners Welcome
  • All Equipment Provided


  • Toilets
  • Full Instruction
  • All Equipment

question_answer Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for Animal Encounter at Albany?

    The minimum age for Animal Encounter at Albany is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Animal Encounter session at Albany last?

    The average Animal Encounter session at our Albany centre is around 3 hour.

  • Is Animal Encounter Albany open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Animal Encounter is busiest at the weekend - and our Albany centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Animal Encounter Albany open for bookings at weekends?

    Animal Encounter at Albany is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Animal Encounter bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Animal Encounter Albany center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Animal Encounter locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Animal Encounter Albany center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Animal Encounter Albany?

    Yes you can buy Animal Encounter Albany gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Animal Encounter Albany vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Animal Encounter Albany?

    The postcode for Animal Encounter Albany is Albany WA 6330. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Animal Encounter Albany on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Animal Encounter Albany?

    The Animal Encounter Albany center is located at the following address: 5d Toll Pl, Albany WA 6330, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Animal Encounter at Albany?

    The average package price of Animal Encounter at Albany $80.00. The lowest price is $80.00 with the most expensive option being $125.00.

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