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’ or ‘Mojo’.
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 equipment.
Is Food Supplied?
Snacks and light refreshments are supplied on all Sea Lion Safaris. Water is also supplied on every tour.
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 Sea Lion Tours are operated on ‘Sound Waves’ or ‘Mojo’, both 10 metre Fibreglass Leisure Cats which were custom built in 2017/18.
What Is The Minimum Number Of People?
The minimum number of people required for a Sea Lion Tour is 2.
What Is The Maximum Number Of People?
The maximum number of people per Sea Lion Tour is 28 divided onto two vessels otherwise ‘Sound Waves’ can carry 12 and ‘Mojo’ 16 passengers.
Can Babies Attend The Safaris?
Are The Safaris Suitable For Elderly Or Mobility Impaired?
‘Sound Waves’ and ‘Mojo’ offer 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.
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 during the summer months, a third trip will be added once the first two are fully booked.
One trip a day is bookable during the winter months from 15th May until 15th September except over school holidays when a second trip will be added.
All Tours are subject to weather conditions.
How Deep Is The Water At The Snorkel Spots?
Our three 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?
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
- No Refund in case of no show
- Don’t hesitate to contact us for more info
Ken and Carol were extremely helpful and friendly towards our children, aged 8 and 11. The kids are not good swimmers, but Carol ensured that they were well taken care... read more
Excellent trip out missus thought it would be boring as she has extensive scuba diving experience. But was very impressed we both had an excellent morning out. Its a great... read more
Huge thinks to Skipper Kane and his assistant Carol, for such a fabulous experience today, swimming with these playful, gorgeous creatures. Turquoise Safaris were extremely professional, knowledgeable and always with... read more
Beautiful area, extremely easy "check in" process, lovely boat ride, everything is provided for the snorkel including a life jacket should you so chose! At first I was worried that... read more
Extremely satisfied Should thanks to crew they are really helpful. This is a great chance to dive who don’t know how to swim because instructor will be with you. Sea... read more
The best experience ever!! Me and my mum had a great time and are so happy that we went on this sea lion tour. Worth every penny 🙂
My wife and I (both in our sixties) went on this tour yesterday (3 March 2020) and have put the experience up there into the bracket of one of the... read more
The sea lions are so cute! Snorkeling gears are provided!If you are not a good swimmer, there are life jackets on board.I had plenty of time to play with the... read more
We headed out with a bunch of mates from work for a fishing charter with Platinum plus as they were recommended by another friend. As soon as we got out... read more
My partner and I had a great time on the Sea Lions tour and got some awesome pics on the go pro. We saw lots of Sea Lions who were... read more
If you ever have the chance to do this tour, please go ahead... it is among the most beautiful experiences we have ever made!!! We snorkeled with the sea lions... read more
I had the most amazing time snorkelling with the sea lions. They were so friendly and playful it was amazing to see them up close and personal. The tour guides... read more
Amazing experience swimming with Sea Lions and the staff are friendly. Things to improve upon: this felt like more of a transport to the sea lions than a “tour” -... read more
This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! It’s a short boat ride, so you you get to spend a really long time in the water playing with these incredible wild animals. And... read more
We went on the early sea lion tour with our youngest grand daughter this morning. Excellent from beginning to end - highly recommended.
I went on this tour today and took my deaf mum with me! The staff were really helpful making sure she was okay. The experience was amazing and well worth... read more
This tour doesn’t disappoint at all. We got to see so many sealions. The tour guides are super friendly. I was able to hire a GoPro for $50 and got... read more
Did a tour with Kane and his crew yesterday from Jurien Bay Marina. Amazing experience to see the Cray pots being lifted, sorted and reloaded, we love crays. Bought 8... read more
Would 100% recommend to anyone who loves the ocean, the sea lions are so friendly and playful and just down right adorable! The staff are also amazing, so helpful... read more
Awesome family run business, the location was superb! Listen if the skipper tells you to wait to get into the water, he knows best. Summer may be better for warmer... read more
The guys at turquoise safaris are great been out with them on multiple occasions for both work events and friends Great team Easy going Great boat ... read more
Really wonderful experience! Lots of time to swim with the sea-puppers, good equipment, really nice boat, zero complaints! Would highly recommend!
An amazing amount of time with the sea lions, must do on the West Coast. Brilliant tour guides and boat!
Every aspect of the sea lion experience I could not fault. Our two guides were relaxed and helpful and looked after all of us in every way, from selecting our... read more
Very good experience with a private charter boat . You can to a small island to snorkel with the fantastic sea lions (no other people around), the fishing around... read more
Wow! This has gone straight into my top 5 things I have ever done!! I didn’t expect to get so close to the sea lions and see so many and... read more
What an experience!! We were excited at the thought of visiting the Sea lions at Jurien Bay and this really delivered. The team at Turquoise Safaris were knowledgeable and a... read more
We were confident the tour was going to be great, and we were not disappointed! Not only did we get the chance to see and swim with many sea lions,... read more
After a short ride ( around 15 minutes) out to an island just off the coast you can jump straight in the water. The island is home to a... read more
Stumbled upon this tour while looking for things to do on a day possible trip to Jurien Bay from Perth. As we looked into more and more detail ..... IT... read more
Had an awesome time out snorkeling with sea lions, was amazed how playful and friendly they are. Short 15minute boat ride to the island and plenty of time to... read more
I will preface this by saying that travellers not entirely confident of their swimming skills should DEFINITELY opt for a life vest, and may just want to stay on the... read more
After 20mins drive on the boat, We have encountered the sea lions. They swim around, give you a kiss and hug, swim with you, jumping out of the water. This... read more
This is definitely something to add into that bucket list! We enjoyed the whole 'safari' thoroughly. Kane and his team are so knowledgeable, experienced and efficient, we didn't have any... read more
Kane and Lauren have been very responsive to many enquiries prior to the trip. They took care of my 2 younger boys (age 7/9) while snorkeling as the waves were... read more
Our trip with Turquoise Safaris was by far one the best things I have ever experienced in Western Australia. So many playful sealions!! Living in Perth, this activity is a... read more
- Tracey M
What a wonderful experience getting up close and personal with these gorgeous creatures. Lyndon and staff were fantastic and made the experience informative and fun!
Unforgettable experience. Seelions very cute and playful. They are not being feed, they decide to hop of their island and come play with you. Tourguides are very nice and fun.
We booked the trip spontaneously. The booking was great and easy. And it was a great trip. The crew was great and we saw many sea lions they was playing... read more
I'm 76 years old. Never done anything like this in my life. I cant thank Lyndon and Lauranc enough. She pulled me around with a life belt for over an... read more