AQWA works with two premium charter companies in Hillarys to deliver a whale watching experience with a difference!


AQWA and Mills Charters, two of Perth’s most experienced whale watching companies, have teamed up to offer you the ultimate whale watching adventure! We’ll take you on a 3-4 hours cruise through the “Humpback Highway” in search of whales as they travel south to Antarctica.

This unique itinerary includes an enjoyable cruise out through Marmion Marine Park towards Little Island, an ecological hot-spot, for your chance to see sea birds, sea lions and bottlenose dolphins before heading to the main whale interaction zone.

Also on-board is a hydrophone for your chance to HEAR the whales during an interaction and our on-board ocean guide will help you discover the secrets of humpback whales, as well as local legends, shipwreck tales and maritime history.

These Whale Watching Tours operate from September to December, departing 9am most days (excludes Mon and Tues) or daily during school holidays.

PLUS join our special Wednesday Ocean Safari for the ultimate value! You gain FREE entry to AQWA after your whale watching tour, so you can continue to discover the wonders of Western Australia’s coastline!


  • Guaranteed sightings, or you go again for free
  • 3-4 hour cruise on one of Mills Charters luxury vessels
  • Onboard AQWA Ocean Guide
  • Underwater microphone – hear the whales
  • Extended itinerary
  • Wednesday Ocean Safari package includes FREE entry to AQWA!


Bookings through Mills Charters: (08) 9246 5334
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Rottnest Fast Ferries

Let Rottnest Fast Ferries and AQWA take you to the wild side on a 2 hour whale watching tour aboard a luxury catamaran ferry!

Experience the thrill of coming face to face with the majestic Humpback Whales on their annual migration along the Western Australian coastline.

You’ll be able to enjoy live commentary from a certified AQWA Ocean Guide aboard every tour and get the best possible view of the whales from one of three open-air viewing areas, plus a spacious indoor cabin for comfort. Take advantage of our large open deck space to capture spectacular close up photographs!

Snacks are available onboard with licensed bar facilities. Our courtesy coach can also collect you from selected points in the Perth CBD, Northbridge and along the Sunset Coast. Pick ups must be booked in advance.

These Whale Watching Tours operate from August to November, departing 10.30am most days (excludes Tue and Thur) or daily during school holidays.


  • Guaranteed sightings, or you can join the next available tour for free!
  • 2 hour cruise on luxury catamaran ferry
  • Onboard AQWA Ocean Guide
  • Option to add AQWA entry to your package
  • Fully licensed vessel, on-board snacks, lunch packages and courtesy coach options.


Bookings through Rottnest Fast Ferries: (08) 9246 1039
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