Frequently Asked Questions

Answering Your Queries

General Questions

Where Is Jurien Bay?
Jurien Bay is located 220 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Simply take Wanneroo Road north until it becomes Indian Ocean Drive, then follow it all the way up to Jurien.
Where Do We Meet?
Departure point for all Charters is the Jurien Bay Boat Harbour off Harbour Drive. Your guide will be waiting for you aboard ‘Here Fishy Fishy’.
The boat will be parked up at the floating pontoon behind the information bay. Please be at the Harbour 10 minutes prior to departure of the trip.
What Do I Need To Bring On My Safari?

Although it varies on each safari its generally a good idea to bring:

  • Swimwear & towel (for the snorkelers)
  • Camera or GoPro
  • Hat & sunglasses (we provide sunscreen)
  • Warm jacket / jumper (it can get cold out on the water or after a swim)
  • You are welcome to bring along your own wetsuits or snorkel / fishing equipment, please let us know beforehand so we can organise space on deck
Is Food Supplied?
Snacks is supplied on all Sea Lion Safaris. Water is supplied on every tour.
Please pack your own lunch for a Fishing Charter.
Can I Hire A Camera?
We have a limited amount of GoPros available for Hire at $50 per person per tour.
What Is The Minimum Number Of People?
The minimum number of people required for a Sea Lion Tour or Fishing Charter is 2.
A Private Fishing Charter can go ahead with 1 Person.
What Is The Maximum Number Of People?
The maximum number of people per Charter is 6.
Can Babies Attend The Safaris?
There are no set age limits for our Safaris.
How Many Trips Do You Do Per Day?
We can run up to three Sea Lion Tours per day depending on demand. Two trips a day are bookable at all times, a third will be added once the first two are fully booked.
Fishing Charters can only be booked once per day, if the weather permits we are available to do a sea lion tour afterwards.                                                                    All Charters are subject to weather conditions.
How Deep Is The Water At The Snorkel Spots?
Our two separate snorkel spots are both located in shallow waters with the depth varying from 1.5 to 2 metres.
What Is The Water Temperature?
The water temperature can get below 15 degrees celsius in winter and reach up to 26 degrees celsius in summer.
Do I Have To Book In Advance?
Yes definitely, Bookings are essential. Tours only depart if we have received bookings prior to or on the day.
Do You Require A Deposit?
No. When booking through the website the full price needs to be paid to secure your spot.
Can I Purchase A Tour As A Gift?
Yes, we have Gift Vouchers for all Tours available for purchase. Simply click the ‘Book Now’ Button, choose desired tour and select ‘Buy Gift Card’.
What Are Your Booking Conditions?
  • Turquoise Safaris reserves the right to alter or cancel safaris at any time
  • Safety is our utmost concern but your responsibility
  • A medium level of fitness is required
  • When booking please inform us of any injuries or medical conditions
  • Any Safaris cancelled by us due to unforeseen circumstances will either be rescheduled or fully refunded
  • A Cancellation Fee of 50% of the full price applies to cancellations received less than 7 days before departure of the trip
  • No Refund in case of no show
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   This was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would recommend to everyone. Kane is an amazing host and this tour is great value for money!

    thumb Pudding_4239
    9/16/2018

      There was only our family of 5 on the trip. We snorkelled at the underwater pinnacles first which were amazing. Then we swam with the sea lions. We had heaps of them swimming around and playing with us. An amazing experience. Kane pulled up his...More

    thumb SallyHarps74
    9/15/2018

      We booked 2 fishing charters (a Sat & Sunday) with Turquoise Safaris after a recommendation from a friend - what a great adventure ! The boat is perfect for 4-5 fishermen, plenty of fishing room, comfortable & fast. Kane is a good bloke & a...More

    thumb Steve O
    9/10/2018

      Kate was a very accommodating host, pretty intimate setup which in my opinion makes for a very efficient trip! Sister and I were the only snorkellers in the group so we had the sealions to ourselves (it was pretty cold tho)! Will definitely do again...More

    thumb sammy_nevie
    9/07/2018
  •   What a great day out . Kane was a great skipper and we saw heaps of wildlife . Dolphins octopus big fish and real happy to see you Seals .Take a hat or Beeny and jacket in cooler months . I took coffee but a...More

    thumb Carlajmandurah
    9/03/2018

      Awesome experience that we will always remember, and Kane was a great tour guide who went above and beyond! Highly recommended!

    thumb HarryL-08_22_2012
    9/03/2018

      It was an absolute great experience, one of the best things I’ve done. Well Worth the price. Would definitely do it again 👍🏻

    thumb Rcjoyce
    9/03/2018

      Best 3 hrs spent during our visit to Jurien Bay. Kane, the Tour Guide, was friendly, fun and very knowledgeable. We snorkelled even though it was bloody freezing and it was worth every shiver and the blue lips!! The sea lions are the cutest and...More

    thumb KikiMile
    9/03/2018
  •   This was the main reason we came to Jurien Bay and it didn’t disappoint. Kane was great and full of info. We had two kids (8 and 6) and it was really safe and fun for them. The sea lions came right up and were...More

    thumb julietandrenee
    9/02/2018

      An unforgettable experience in WA. Worth a Stop at Jurien Bay. Kane is such a nice guide and makes everything possible to show you as much as possible

    thumb Julie D
    8/21/2018

      We booked a tour in July 2018. As in July the weather is uncertain, Kane gave us the chance to pick a day on short notice. We were the only guests (family of four) and Kane´s Dad was our guide. He told us, that there...More

    thumb Susal123
    8/04/2018

      One of the best trips we did in Western Australia!! Kane did a great job! We saw lots of sea lions and swam with them for a reasonable price!

    thumb Jens C
    7/31/2018
  •   Amazing tour with a very nice and friendly tour guide! I recommend it to everybody! You get to see octopus, maybe dolphins and most important thing, you can swim with sealions which are so curious and will play with you In the water! On of...More

    thumb Lo L
    7/28/2018

      Excellent experience! With an awesome and friendly tour guide. The sealions were very cute and some interesting facts and information about the oceans of Jurien Bay were learnt. Great value for money!

    thumb Charlize v
    7/07/2018

      Wow what an experience, I have done many tours all over the place, but this one has to be the best hands down. Got up close and personal with a Octopus 🐙 and then had a great time interacting with the local SeaLions. These animals...More

    thumb Mark L
    7/02/2018

      After 5 weeks in Western Australia, I ended my stay in Jurien Bay with a trip with Turquoise Safaris to see and swim with Sea lions and it was a fantastic experience! The manager, Kane, is a great guy and very knowledgeable about marine life....More

    thumb DessyP890
    6/29/2018
  •   If you're considering a trip out to see the sea lions in Jurien Bay then Kane from Turquoise Safaris should be your choice for a guide. His tour is just amazing, we ended up having the best sea lion interaction you could hope for. We...More

    thumb mrandmrsbucketlist
    6/12/2018

      Well I've been out on two charters with Kane over the past two years and really look forward to doing so again. As such - out of pure selfishness - I'm a bit reluctant to give Kane the double thumbs up in the fear that...More

    thumb Dazzle4
    6/05/2018

      Went out with Kane and had a great time he has a wealth of knowledge, we were nervous at first because it was quite chilly. But he calmed our fears and we had a great time with these inquisitive creatures.

    thumb IanH74
    6/03/2018

      My partner had been doing fishing charters with Turquoise Safaris for years and they have always been some of his best memories, we went together a while ago and had an awesome day! Caught some beautiful fish and got to take some Crays home! Awesome...More

    thumb leannegillham
    5/23/2018
  •   What a great morning with a professional yet relaxed company with a local feel. Kane was awesome and very knowledgeable. Snorkling and interacting with the sea lions was the highlight of our trip so far. Thanks so much!

    thumb Pamela D
    5/17/2018

      Amazing experience interacting with the wild sea lions! The number of people in our tour group on that day was just five, and the small group made it really enjoyable. Kane the tour operator is super cool too, he's so casual and so knowledgeable. Will...More

    thumb Brian I
    4/11/2018

      We did the sea lion snorkel and it was amazing! The sea lions were playful and curious, and we could interact with them in the crystal clear water. Kane is an amazing tour operator, he even stopped to show us an octopus and gave a...More

    thumb HungryBirdie
    4/03/2018