Tours, Whales, Cruises
Wine Tours, Whale Watching and Twilight Cruises
Cellar D'Or Tours include:
Pick up from Inn the Tuarts, pre-booked wine tastings at 5 award winning Margaret River wineries
Delicious platter lunch and beer tasting at a unique micro brewery
wine tours Bussselton, Margaret River, Dunsborough
Top quality chocolate sampling
Quality cheese and local produce tasting at renowned venue
Visit the ever popular Natural Olive Oil Soap Factory
Interesting and informative commentary by friendly and experienced tour guide
Complimentary bottled water
Personal wine tasting record & pen
Email group photograph
Full day tour 10.30 am - 5.30 pm daily $82.00 pp
Bush Tucker tours:
Cave and Canoe Tour (starts in Margaret River) 10 am - 2 pm daily $90ad/$40 ch to 17yrs
Wine and Brewery tour - pick up ITT 9.30am - 5.00 pm $90/40 ch to 17yrs
Silver Service Tour - pick up ITT 9.30 - 5.00 pm $120pp
Tastes of the South Tours:
All pick up and drop off from/to Inn the Tuarts
Classic Winery Tour. We’ll take you to 5 different wineries, a surprise location for a chef prepared lunch, and a special visit to the Margaret River Chocolate Company, Simmos Icecreamery or the Margaret River Cheese Company to complete the day. Pick up around 10.30 and drop off around 5.00 pm price only $85pp
Wine and Water Summer special! Pick up early afternoon and visit 4 vineyards for tastings, then transfer to Quindalup to board the 60ft launch for 3 hours of sunset cruise with gourmet platter and sparkling Rose wine. Watch the sunset, maybe dolphins or seals as the sun slowly sets over the Cape. Drop off back to ITT in the evening. A very special afternoon for $145pp
Hops over grapes ....If a good ale is more your style, we are the only tour company who offers a dedicated Brewery Tour.Experience the 'other drop' that's attracting international acclaim to the region, and the many unique brews that can only be purchased from the brewery itself. You visit up to 5 local breweries, with plenty of time scheduled for you to try the unique beers and we treat you to a chef prepared lunch. Cost: At just $100 per person the tour is inclusive of accommodation pick up and return, introduction to the breweries and chef prepared lunch. (Note: beer is not included)
Timing: We will collect you between 10:30 and 11:00am with a return at 5:00pm
Wine at Night Tour. Come with us on an extraordinary Winery Tour : the only one in the Margaret Region that takes you into the night !
Combine classic wine appreciation with a light evening meal - Wine at Night Tour starts at approx. 2:30 / 3 pm and you return to your accommodation at approx. 8:30 / 9:00 pmEnjoy your early day in leisure - enjoy a morning swim; a late breakfast or long lunch and in the afternoon ......
We pick you up in the late afternoon, exploring a selection of boutique wineries before a light evening meal at a specially chosen vineyard restaurant. After hours our guests have exclusive access to the tasting rooms of family owned vineyards. Relax and chat with the ones "behind the scene", talk to the winemaker having their undivided attention for your questions, while tasting award winning wines.We often end the tour in the barrel room of one of the best wineries in the region - or we roll out the barrel and you enjoy a tasting under the stars ! Bring some friends - or make new ones !, on this wine tasting experience with a difference ... the night-time adds an air of elegance and magic to this exclusive tour, which you will remember for years to come!The Wine at Night Tour offers wine tasting with no rush; we travel in small groups as is usual with Taste the South Tours and our itinerary is flexible as always.
The Wine at Night Tour is inclusive of :
- Pick up at your accommodation at approx. 2:30 / 3 pm
- Wine tastings at up to 5 boutique wineries
- A light evening meal at a vineyard
- The tours are hosted by local tour guides
- Special personalized service throughout the Wine at Night Tour
- Return to your accommodation between 08:30 and 9 pm
- just $105 pp for all the above plus great tasting experiences and fun memories
Ocean Eco Adventures
Geographe Bay Dolphin and Seal Discovery
– Dunsborough December to March
After you have seen the awesome forests and tasted the fabulous wine discover the magic of the south west from the sea. The protected waters of Geographe Bay provide the perfect backdrop to search for dolphins and view a resident seal colony as they sunbake on a rock island and play in the water. Humpback Whales are also sighted during the months of November and early December.
The coastline also boasts some beautiful sea caves, boulder rock formations, turquoise bays, white sandy beaches and an ocean side view of Cape Naturaliste and the lighthouse.
This cruise also offers an opportunity for you to swim during the day. Gourmet food produced from local products is a feature of the south west and is extended to the boat cruises. Indulge in Margaret river cheeses, Eagle Bay Olives, Venison Farm Chorizo and more. Also learn about indigenous history of the area.
Departs 11.30am - 2.30pm from Quindalup Beach Dunsborough, Geographe Bay Rd (beach carpark area entrance opposite Mc Dermott St).
Whale Watching with Legend Charters. Departs from Port Geographe just a couple of minutes away....
Humpback, Southern Right, Minke and Blue Whales use our little corner of the world as a nursery, playground and rest haven during their migration up and down the coast each year. They are often as curious about us as we are about them, coming close to the boat to check us out. Both Dolphins and Seals are also regularly sighted during our tours.
We keep group sizes small, so everyone gets a good view and have a huge covered viewing platform for your comfort. Our knowledgeable marine commentary will keep you informed and our friendly staff are here to assist you. We are able to boast a 100% success rate for sightings in 2010!
We are proud of our growing reputation for providing quality service with generous hospitality.
Families and children are especially welcome and (weather permitting) children will be offered the opportunity to take a turn at the wheel on the flybridge on the way in!! Our crew offer a full tour of the boat and equipment for all interested passengers. Join us for the whale watching eco-cruise of a lifetime!
Your cruise includes:
• A tour of the beautiful bays of the area
• Commentary from our knowledgeable crew about local marine wildlife
• A generous morning or afternoon tea including cakes, biscuits, fresh fruit, plunger coffee, an assortment of black, green and herbal teas and other beverages.
• We also have available comfortable children’s life jackets for the peace of mind of parents.
Legend Charters conducts 2-3 hour whale watching cruises daily, weather permitting, during the six month whale watch season:
June to August, Augusta – Departs 10.30am from the Davies Road Boatramp or Elliott Road, Augusta, returning at approximately 1.00pm. Afternoon tours will depart at 1.30pm on demand.
September to November, Busselton – Departs 9.30am from Port Geographe Marina, Busselton. This tour provides the comfort of stepping onboard from a Marina, rather than a dinghy transfer out to the boat from the beach.
Children (2-17) $45
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $230
Cancellation policy - If you are wishing to cancel or change your booking you must contact our office at least 24 hours prior to the cruise departing. If no notification is given you will be charged the full amount. Refund will only be given if weather is unfavourable on the day and Legend Charters have to cancel the tour for safety reasons.
Please note that whales are wild animals and although sightings are likely, they cannot be guaranteed. If whales are not sighted on your tour, we will provide you with free return vouchers, unlimited in time so they can be used at your leisure. All tours are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day.
Prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
Naturaliste Charters has been operating professional whale watching tours out of Augusta and Dunsborough for more than 20 years. Cape Naturaliste’s unique location means we are able to offer a six-month whale-watching season from June to December.
Our tours provide visitors with the opportunity to view Humpback Whales, Southern Right Whales, and the rare Blue and Minke Whales on both their northern and southern migrations.
As you watch these majestic creatures breach and frolic, we guarantee you’ll be mesmerised by their agility. We also carry the latest hydrophonic equipment so you can listen to their haunting, yet beautiful sounds.
Our whale watching vessel, the ‘Cetacean Explorer’ is fully equipped with the latest navigational and safety equipment, and provides outstanding viewing opportunities for all those on-board.
Our crew are all trained in marine science and provide expert commentary, while guests enjoy complimentary tea (including herbal tea), coffee, milo, biscuits and water on-board.
Duration: 2 Hours
Dates: Augusta: May - September Dunsborough: September - December
Departs: Pro-fishermans Boat Ramp, Geographe Bay Road, Dunsborough
Times: Daily at 10.00am and 2.00pm
Prices: Adults $80.00
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children) $250.00
The Horse Resort Trail Rides (near Margaret River)
About our Trail Rides
The Horse Resort offers trail rides to suit all levels of experience, from complete beginners all the way through to advanced riders.
Our experienced guides will be at hand at all times, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable experience whether you are taking it easy or exploring acres of rolling paddocks, dams, creeks and local wildlife.
A standard trail ride will last for around 2 hours including a full briefing and costs $95.00/rider (regardless of age or experience).