Frequently Asked Questions
Answering Your Queries
Where Is Jurien Bay?
Where Do We Meet?
Departure point for all tours is the Jurien Bay Boat Harbour off Harbour Drive. Your guide will be waiting for you aboard ‘Sound Waves’.
The boat will be parked up at the floating pontoon behind the information bay. Please be at the Harbour 15 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 (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 and light refreshments are 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 Go Pros available for Hire at $50 per person.
Which Vessel Will I Travel On?
All Fishing Charters are operated on ‘Here Fishy Fishy’, a 7.8 metre Aluminium Centre Console.
What Is The Minimum Number Of People?
A Private Fishing Charter can go ahead with 1 Person.
What Is The Maximum Number Of People?
The maximum number of people per Fishing Charter is 6.
Can Babies Attend The Safaris?
Are The Safaris Suitable For Elderly Or Mobility Impaired?
We regret to advise that we are temporarily unable to provide disabled access for passengers on ‘Here Fishy Fishy’.
How Many Trips Do You Do Per Day?
Fishing Charters are a Full Day Activity therefore we can only run one Charter a day.
All Charters are subject to weather conditions.
How Deep Is The Water At The Snorkel Spots?
Can I Book In As An Observer And Upgrade To A Snorkeler On The Day?
If you are not sure whether you want to join a Sea Lion Tour as a Snorkeler at the time of booking, you are welcome to book in as an Observer and decide if you want to snorkel on the day. There are enough snorkel sets and wetsuits on the boat for everyone so a last minute change of mind won’t be a problem.
Please do leave us a short message in the ‘Notes’ box when entering your booking details indicating you might upgrade.
You can pay the additional $24 cash or card on the day.
What Is The Water Temperature?
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?
Can I Purchase A Tour As A Gift?
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 all Sea Lion Tour cancellations received less than 48 hours before departure of the trip
- A Cancellation Fee of 50% of the full price applies to all Fishing Charter 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
- Kathleen J
This tour was absolutely incredible. The sea lions were so sweet and playful - at one point there were about about four of them swimming and playing with our group. Obviously the experience can’t be guaranteed, but this was one of the happiest adventures I’ve...More
We had an amazing morning on the boat and snorkeling with the Sea Lions. Everything was explained very well and the crew helped us to have the best experience with the playful cuties. Thank you so much for the perfect ending of our Australia travels.
Oh my goodness this is one of the coolest things you can do while travelling WA. The sea lions come really close and it was just awesome even tho we only saw a few. Not that it was expensive at all, def worth the money,...More
There were only a couple of sea lions when we visited but we did manage to watch and play with them, which was fun. The boat was good, wetsuits and snorkelling equipment are provided. Hot drinks also provided after the swim which was nice. I...More
I went out with Lyle and Rosie to swim with the sea lions. Such an amazing experience - the sea lions were so playful coming so close to us to swim and play. I would definately recommend this tour with turquoise safaris.
Very friendly staff ....awesome time ... well organised and very professional ... my son had a great time ... the sea lions where just gorgeous Well worth the money - thanks
I was not expecting much, but I was very surprised how sea lions play with us in the water. The team was very professional and very good. We had a really good time and will come back with our kids for sure.
Lyndon was great! Boat for really nice and crew was so attentive to all of our needs. I had 2 young children with me and they helped bring them off the boat to explore and see the sealions. Will definitely recommend That you make a...More
I'm so glad we managed to make it to this tour. We left Fremantle early and managed to get to the 10.30am tour. It was amazing. At first we only saw a couple of older sea lions but then some younger ones appears and "played"...More
These guys were great! Guaranteed to swim with the sea lions everyday of the year. Brand new boat, friendly and knowledge staff and good local know-how made for an excellent experience.
A very friendly, yet professionally run morning. The boat was very clean, as was the hire gear. Very caring crew, Lynden the skip looked after everyone very well. When one needed assistance in the water, he was there in a flash. A great experience that...More
Had a great time today swimming with the sea lions. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Jurien Bay. It was amazing to get up close and swim with the sea lions. Kane, Rosie and Harry make the whole experience really enjoyable and fun. And...More
So much fun swimming with sea lions! A great no fuss, professional tour on a well maintained boat and with friendly staff. A perfect way to top off our visit to WA.
We had 6 participants and 2 infants under 6 months. The boat and equipment was new, comfy and the crew (Kane & Rosie) were helpful, professional and had thought of everything (towels, lammingtons, tea, etc). This experience put everything else in the shade, and the...More
The best tour we’ve ever been on! Lyndon is a knowledgeable, passionate and vibrant character who offers a safe, affordable and wonderfully memorable tour. The sea lions were extremely playful and we were delighted with the amount of interaction and swim time. 10/10 from us,...More
We thoroughly enjoyed our sea lion excursion. Swimming with the sea lions was the highlight of our trip. Lyndon and Maxine looked after everyone well and made the whole trip so much fun. Definitely worth doing if you're visiting Jurien Bay.
An amazing addition to our trip. A must for anybody doing the West coast. Easily within reach of Perth. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the sea lions were great.
We had the most amazing time interacting with the sea lions - we swam with them for over an hour. They were very playful, like puppies, and responded to your movements. The more you played, the more they came to you and reacted- rolling, blowing...More
Plenty of time to spend in the water with the sea lions. The big ones tend to ignore people but the smaller ones are very cheeky and playful!! we had a very nice morning and got some very cool shots of the sea lions! the...More
- Patrik S
We went to Jurien bay with a Group of friends to do the Sealion swim thinking we might be able to swim with them, but the reality was waaaaay better than expected, it exceeded our expectation, amazing swim with the sealions. recommend it 100% The...More
It was a lovely day and it is unforgettable. Everybody who has the chance to do it should it do! This is for everyone.
My wife and I signed up for the 8am sealion snorkeling session. Place of meet up at the port was easy to find as our all fantastic and friendly captain and guide Lindon and Rosy were there to greet and guide us up the boat....More
Lyndon is extremely professsional and still so laid back and nice. This definitely adds to the fantastic experience to swim with the wonderful sealions. Skipping this is no option if you are in Western Australia and I cannot see that you can get a better...More
This is one of the best experiences I have ever had anywhere in Australia. Have done it twice now and would do.it again. Great, professional staff. Friendly fun loving sealions. Beautiful boat. Heaven on earth. Do yourself a favour.
A warm welcome from Cane & his crew even though we were late to arrive. For us more adventurous kind Cane caned it there & back, it was sick without all the spew! The sea loins did NOT disappoint exquisite, inquisitive creatures inquisitive. Would krill...More
I really enjoyed the tour! It was super fun, good music on board with good vibes! To swim with the seals was incredible, they interact with you and you feel like dancing with them under water. They are totally harmless. Furthermore we spotted dolphins and...More
This tour was just amazing. It was a sponatanous idea to go on the tour but it was so worth it. I am glad we did it. It was such fun to swim with the seals. They take you to a little island where the...More
Awesome interactive experience with the Sealions of Jurien Bay. Plenty of time to really enjoy the time in the water with the seals. Loved it !
My husband and I joined Linden a few days ago for the 11 am sea lion excursion, and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. At any given time we had 2-3 sea lions swimming with us, and at times had 5-6. They...More
- Maria R
Great day out and really recommend this to everyone to do. We got to see lots of sea lions in the water and also on the island. We captured a lot of great photos to put in our scrapbook and will treasure the day. Our...More
Great experience with plenty of sea lion fun. Very professional and friendly operation focused on giving guests a great experience. No rush to leave the island and trying to give maximum time in the water when the action is good even if it means staying...More
Me and my partner did the Sea Lion experience with Turquoise Safaris, it was amazing! Saw lots of sea lions, boat was so clean, staff were great, towels provided once out the water followed by tea, coffees and Lemingtons 😍 highly recommend the experience!
Had the best day out with Lyndon and Rosemary (I do hope I have that right!). It's a fun ride out to the Essex Rocks to see the sea lions accompanied by some good chats and great tunes. The sea lions are great! Super friendly...More
Well run tour with attentive and caring service from Lyndon and his team. Little extras like the music on the boat, highlights of the local area, cup of coffee at the end of the dive and then the Sea Lion experience to finish it off....More
Our second time with this great crew! Sea lions were amazing - got some terrific footage on the phone - and really loved the underwater pinnacles! Lyndon and Rosey are so friendly, music made me sing along and yes, the lamingtons are an added bonus!...More
This was our second time with visiting family in tow this time. We all had an excellent experience both as snorkellers and observers. Would obviously recommend snorkelling for the best encounter and hire or bring a go-pro. Just don't hold it backwards for 20 minutes...More