Tradewinds III - Busselton Whale Watching

Tradewinds III leads the field when it comes to Busselton whale watching tours. She is an excellent choice for following the southward migrating humpback whales between September to late November. They are always in the area with great regularity.

Southern Right whales are also seen in increasing numbers south of Perth as their populations slowly recover from commercial whaling. There are many whale watching cruises available as well as plenty of land based lookouts with excellent vantage points in Perth and the South West region WA.

Humpback and Southern Right whales starts to migrate in May every year from the food-rich southern ocean to breeding grounds in the warm northern waters. The whales then return south in November to the colder seas to grow and mature. The whales follow the continental shelf, embracing the coast as they travel through the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. They playfully show off their water-skills and celebrating life just off shore.

For just $90 per person, we offer the most exciting experience and best value that you will find for Whale Watching in Busselton. You will get free entry to the iconic Busselton Jetty, 10% off at the local Gift Shop and you will get up close to these gentle giants on an amazing and luxurious vessel. From September each year the whales are in Geographe Bay.

Our tours will depart daily from the Busselton Jetty at 9:45am and 1:15pm. From there we will take you out into the pristine waters of Busselton to see these loveable giants up close.

After breeding in the warmer waters up north, there will be 35,000 Humpbacks and their calves heading south to Arctic waters. The whales use Geographe Bay as their last resting area before the long swim. We have found them very playfull in previous years and can not wait to see what 2016 can produce.

The Bay also provides a resting area for Southern Right whales. Additionally, 28 Blue whales were spotted last year cruising south after their trip to the Rottnest trench to feed. These giants where surprisingly close to shore and cruising at 8 knots.

We look forward to seeing you and your family onboard!


From September to December. Departing twice daily, at 9.45am and 1.15pm.


Tours Depart Busselton Jetty, Busselton.


Approximately 2 1/2 hours.




Adults: $90 per person
Children (2 - 14): $50 per child
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): $250
Infant under 2 FREE


June to September
Location: Augusta


September to November
Location: Busselton & Dunsborough