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 ‘Sound Waves’ or ‘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 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 GoPros available for Hire at $50 per person.

Which Vessel Will I Travel On?

All Sea Lion Tours are operated on ‘Sound Waves’, a 10 metre Fibreglass Leisure Cat which was custom built in 2018.
All Fishing Charters are operated on ‘Here Fishy Fishy’, a 7.8 metre Aluminium Centre Console.

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 Sea Lion Tour is 12.
The maximum number of people per Fishing Charter is 6.

Can Babies Attend The Safaris?

There are no set age limits for our Safaris.

Are The Safaris Suitable For Elderly Or Mobility Impaired?

‘Sound Waves’ offers easy access through the side entry door and plenty of seating / space suitable for elderly, mobility impaired and wheelchairs. Please contact us for further details.
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?

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 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?

Our two separate snorkel spots are both located in shallow waters with the depth varying from 1.5 to 2 metres.

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 $30 cash or card on the day.

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 up front 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 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

TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Thanks guys for an awesome outing! Friendly family run business with 3 month old boat, top rate gear and local knowledge.

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      As a mum I am use to sitting things out to keep an eye on the kids. I was sceptical on how my 3 and 6 year old would go on this and when they had enough of the water before the got sea lions...More

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      Don't think twice, if you wanna have one of the most amazing experiences, go for it and swim with sea lions. Boat is new and well maintained as well as all equipments such as swim suits, masks, flippers etc. Crew is very professional and did...More

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      Kane, the skipper was very good with working hard to catch fish. The sea and wind was a bit rough. His suggestion to go earlier so we could be back before the wind got up was a great suggestion. All customer caught fish and we...More

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  •   We loved the tour! Swimming with sea lions is amaxing. They are smart creatures, curios about humans; interacting with them is a unique experience! The guides know a lot about them and they like to answer to all the questions. We did the 2pm tour...More

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      The trip was amazing! Had the chance to swim with a few different sea lions, as well as a pinnacles snorkel spot. The guides were awesome and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

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      How did we never know this existed? The boat, the crew, the new fluffy towels were great. And swimming withe the Sea Lions was one of the best experiences we have had on the water. It is just the best !

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      Sea Lion Tour is a great activity to do. Only about 2 and a Half hours drive from Perth. My family did the swim with the sea lions and it was amazing. Lyndon, his grandson and Brody took us out to the island and my...More

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  •   Our whole family loved this tour. Being able to swim with these fun loving animals in their natural environment was incredible! We had plenty of time in the water interacting and playing with the Sea Lions and made amazing memories from the hired go-pro that...More

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      Had a great day out with Kane. His vessel was very clean, tidy and well laid out. Kane was ready and waiting for us and we were greeted warmly. The vessel is a perfect size. It allows a quick transit to the grounds of weather...More

    thumb Jon S

      We had a fantastic morning, experiencing a large and playful group of sea lions and the calm and beautiful fish / underwater pinnacles bowl snorkeling spot (and spotting crocodile island 😁). Rosie and Lyndon were great, friendly, professional and helpful. Everything was ready, from wet...More

    thumb Dominique V

      We had a fabulous trip with Turquoise Safaris in the beautiful Jurien Bay marine park. The boat was new, clean and had plenty of space for everyone. The wetsuits were dry and clean and we appeciated the fluffy towels and hot drinks after the snorkelling....More

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  •   What an amazing experience to swim with the sea lions. So many to play with in the water as well as the 20 or so sunning themselves on the beach. Such fun and a fantastic adventure. Turquoise Safaris are sensational. Can’t recommend them highly enough....More

    thumb Funstuff100

      We did the sea lion boat tour. It was great. Staff were friendly and professional. Got lots of interaction with the sea lions in the water. Highly recommend this one.

    thumb 69Caz

      Thank you for making this experience so special for my daughter and I. We were so looking forward to seeing and being around these beautiful creatures and it most certainly did not disappoint. We were taken to the seal lion island by speed boat, which...More

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      Had the pleasure of spending 3 hours with Turquoise Safari doing the sea lion tour. Everything went just perfect. We left on time got to swim with about 4 or 5 sea lions. Literally they swim right up into your face they get that close...More

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  •   Had an excellent time with the sea lions! Only one wanted to come into the water to see us but we could see at least another 15-20 on the island. The staff were punctual, very friendly, and taught us a lot about sea lion behaviour...More

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      Wonderful experience swimming close to the sea lions in the water.... coupled with the attentive and friendly service from Turquoise Safaris... not to be missed

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      We had the most amazing experience with the Turqouise Safaris trip out to swim with the sea lions. Couldn't have asked for a better trip, great people, knowledge, equipment and the most amazing experience for both me and the kids.

    thumb Emma B

      Great experience and memorable encounters with sea lions! Many thanks to the operators and all the best for 2019!

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  •   Hands down one of the best things I’ve ever done! Friendly staff made the experience that much better. Worth every cent and the painful sunburn 🤣

    thumb Crg1995

      We had a great experience with this tour. We have seen sea lions and swum together. Staff was very friendly and professional. Thank you

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      Thanks so much for a great morning. We were a group of 6. Very professionally run with nice new boat & good quality equipment. Friendly hosts with enthusiasm & passion for what they do. They really make sure you get the most out of your...More

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      Thank you Kane for a great fishing trip, really enjoyed it, and caught some great fish. I would recommend you and your dad for the Sealion tour and fishing charter to anybody visiting Jurien Bay

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  •   What a wonderful morning we had swimming with the sea lions & snorkelling. We were a little nervous but our hosts put us at ease & we had the best time. Highly recommend booking a tour, you won’t regret it.

    thumb Chrissy2501

      Hi the trip was excellent. We all had a lovely time. Just the right amount of people on board. We had unlimited time in the water with the sea lions. A great family run business.

    thumb 19541949

      Fantastic tour. Very Professional. We've had an occasion to swim with sea lions for ~1h, visited underwater pinnacles and much more... I've already booked my second tour with Turquoise Safaris.

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      We did the sea lion and snorkelling tour this morning with our 4 children aged 14, 12, 10 and 6. The word amazing doesn’t do it justice. Lyndon and Bridie were polite, fun, safe and organised. We will be talking about those sea lions for...More

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  •   Called to book for a 3 hours tour one day ahead. We were lucky to tour in a small group that day, and had an amazing tour with Kane and Laura! All gears are new and feel comfy throughout the journey. I am not good...More

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      Lyndon and his wife Rosey are super lovely people and they take you to the sealions in no time. While in the water we couldn’t ask for a better day. Several sealions came up and played with us all. I highly recommended their tour.

    thumb Sara P

      Lovely friendly and informative crew who are very knowledgable and most respectful of the sea life and the restrictions placed on charters. Made us all feel welcome and in safe hands, no matter what your swimming ability. We are going to book again for sure....More

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      Thank you so much for this experience! It was amazing to see sea lions. The crew was really fun and helpful and they could answer to all my questions about these amazing animals. I also really liked the 10-year old crew member whos name I...More

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  •   What a fantastic trip, Our guide and helpers were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the Sea lions and local area. We had a great time playing in the sea with the Sea lions and when my 3 year old and 6 year old had had...More

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      Tank you so much for this great experience. The Crew knows so much about the animals and shows you how to act with this cute animals, so that you can have fun with them as long as you want to. If you dance and swim...More

    thumb Alexander B

      I’ve lived in Perth for 21 years and can’t believe it’s taken me this long to visit the seal lions at Jurien. What an INCREDIBLE experience and Turquoise Safaris were so great - just felt like we were out on a friends boat for the...More

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      Hi, this is an experience worth the effort, I would have done it again if there was room the next day. From the moment we met these two we felt very welcome, they have that genuine charm and it was obvious that they love what...More

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  •   Absolutely spot on from the minute we arrived to the minute we left the boat. Lyndon and the younger hand where fantastic for the duration. Their assistance, hospitality and knowledge made the visit to the sea lions spectacular. Seeing and holding the Octopus was fascinating...More

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      Father and son dynamic duo, Lyndon and Kane, did an excellent job keeping us all entertained, safe and helped deliver one of the best experiences of our Western Australia trip! The sea lions were playful and it was such a treat to swim with them....More

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      It is kids friendly. Every equipment is prepare for you for snookering. Basically you just wear casually (advisable you wear/bring your own swimming suits if you go snorkeling) and enjoy your trip

    thumb bungchai

      Awesome trip! Great team. It was great to swim with the sea lions in this turquoise water. We come again!

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