Sea Lion Tours

The Most Unique Experience In Jurien Bay

Puppies Of The Sea

Join us on an unforgettable Sea Lion Safari and meet the beloved Australian Sea Lions. We then take you to snorkel an underwater wonderland we like to call the Underwater Pinnacles which is abundant with colourful marine life. Before returning we will pull our octopus shelter pots where you will get up close and personal with one of the smartest and strongest creatures in the ocean.

Key Information

Pricing for the 3 hour Sea Lion Safari is: $90.00 per Snorkeler $60.00 per Non Snorkeler $60.00 per child under 12 years of age; infants under 2 years of age travel free. GoPro camera hire is $50.00 per person. Bookings Are Essential.

Bottle Nose Dolphins
Sea Lion Safari
An Australian Sea Lion
Sea Lion Safari
The Underwater Pinnacles
Sea Lion Safari
Cheeky Sea Lions
Sea Lion Safari
From Above
Sea Lion Safari
Snorkel Fun
Sea Lion Safari
Octopus Up Close
Sea Lion Safari
The Underwater Pinnacles From Above
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Essex Rocks
Sea Lion Safari

The Australian Sea Lions are the rarest of their species with only approximately 10.000 to 12.000 of them left. They inhabit Essex Rocks, an island located in one of the largest marine parks in Western Australia. Essex Rocks is only a 15 minutes boat ride from our departure point;  learn about the Jurien Bay Marine Park and all the beauty that lies within along the way. The hustle and bustle of marine life on the ocean floor beneath schools of fish in the Jurien Bay waters beckon accomplished and learner snorkelers to the adventure. The underwater creatures of the coral and limestone reefs don’t take much notice of their snorkel wearing visitors, which clears the way for a chance to eyeball them at close quarters. This captivating marine life experience at Jurien Bay is renowned by snorkelers near and far.

The Jurien Bay Boat Harbour offers plenty of parking and public toilet facilities including warm showers.

Tour times are:
8:00 am – 11:00 am and 11:00 am – 2:00 pm during summer;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm during winter (1st July until 30th September)
Charters run daily, weather permitting.
A third trip during peak season will be on offer to meet demand but only if the two morning trips are fully booked.                                                                                                      Please be at the Harbour 10 minutes prior to departure of the tour.

GoPro cameras are available for hire to film your experience and take it home on an SD card.
Light snacks and refreshments are provided on the Sea Lion Safaris along with all snorkel equipment including custom made wetsuits.

Sea Lion Tours run all year around, they are not seasonal.
Please be advised the Underwater Pinnacles will only be accessible if the weather permits.

Our trips are safe and educational for all ages. We pride ourselves on giving all our customers the most unique experience Jurien Bay has to offer.
Book Turquoise Safaris for your next offshore adventure – we have got you covered.

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Thanks so much for this experience. The tour was awesome. Kane was really friendly and informative. The sea lions were incredible, so playful. The tour was shorter than I expected but it was pretty cold so I didn’t really mind. Thanks again. We will definitely...More

    thumb Melissa T

      Thanks Kane for all. We loved to play and swim with the sea lions. U are a very good Tour Operator!!!

    thumb Compass187300

      We had such a great day!! THE SEA LIONS WERE BRILLIANT Kane was great, really nice and relaxed. It was windy but didn't ruin the experience at all. Will definitely recommend to anyone wanting a great and unique day out on the water Jess &...More

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      Thanks Kane for a beautiful morning aboard your boat. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you and although the weather was crappy swimming with the sea lions was a great experience

    thumb Angie M
  •   A lovely day swimming with these cute sea lions. I am a swimmer but a novice snorkeler. Thank you Kane for a great experience. Wearing a wet suit in the water made me feel warm as I was unsure how cold the water would be...More

    thumb Sue H

      Great experience, swimming with the sea lions was one of the most touching experience we’ve ever had and Kane was so nice to show us everything and he also gave us some yummy snacks. Highly recommended

    thumb Luca M

      We went for boat fishing with our 7 years old son. Unfortunately the weather was not perfect but Kane tried the best to gave us some unforgettable experience. We could meet stingray, squid, and some small fish (which is big enough for us). We will...More

    thumb ChiharuA7

      My husband and I have been travelling Australia for the past year. We have been on many wildlife tours and this one was by far our favourite. We loved it so much we actually did it again, taking some friends we met on the road...More

    thumb Kayley P
  •   The logistics is superb Meeting is near boat next to a parking lot First of all, the warm human welcome will set you for a great adventure Then the engines of the boat will be roaring and get you the swimming spot in 15-20mn thanks...More

    thumb EricFeddal

      What can we say - the tour was absolutely fantastic. Lots of very animated, playful sea lions to swim and play with. They seemed just as interested in us as we were in them. Small boat of max 6 guests and super friendly tour operator....More

    thumb Voyager O

      Kane was really relaxed and let us swim as long as we wanted with the sealions. The sealions are super cool to swim with, they really wanna play and are coming really close. Second snorkel and octopis viewing were cool. And we had a little...More

    thumb EllenN303

      This has to a must do for anyone visiting Jurien Bay. The sea lions were amazing and fearless, they swam around us and got so close they nose butted our masks.While there are a number of tours offering a swim with the sea lions, I...More

    thumb Graham M
  •   It was AMAZING. the tour itself is the perfect time, wetsuits and scuba gear all included for just 90 dollars. The sea lions are used to humans and seemed excited to play! Advised is not to touch them, but the curious creatures will play and...More

    thumb Yvette v

      I N C R E D I B L E tour by Turquoise Safari's!!! Thank you for offering this unforgettable experience to swim with Sea Lions. The undeniably cute 'puppies of the sea' duck, dive and swirl then invited us to do the same. My...More

    thumb Diana C

      Kane went out of his way to accommodate us with a waiting list booking. This is a gem in our backyard. We weren’t swimming, we were playing with the sea lions. It was an incredible experience that we’ll never forget. Do yourself a favour and...More

    thumb Ben C

      This is such ana amazing experience and something I would recommend anyone visiting Perth and the surrounding areas to do. The sea lions are rare, found in small numbers along the coastline but inhabit a tiny island off Jurien Bay year-round. There were about 30...More

    thumb luke12222
  •   These guys offer the most epic experience one can have. Fantastic morning swimming with sea lions (I didn’t something could be so good). We also saw dolphins and had a very comic experience with an octopus.

    thumb Martim d

      The tour was great on 18th September eventhough it was cold in the water.Kane is very knowledgeable and friendly. Evelyn and I (Max) had a very good day. The sealions are playful. They jumped with us and swam around us. It’s really interesting. Kane used...More

    thumb MaxW2399

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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
  •   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

      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

      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

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      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
  •   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

      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

      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

      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