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. These unique and playful creatures will jump and somersault out of the water and entertain their visitors for hours. Hop in for a snorkel and in-water interaction or stay on the boat and watch the show.

Key Information

Pricing for the 2.5 hour Sea Lion Safari is:
$125.00 per Snorkeler,
$99.00 per Non Snorkeler,
$99.00 per child under 12 years of age,
Infants under 2 years of age travel free.
Go Pro 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
Sea Lion Safari
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.
Sea lion, encountered on a tour in Jurien Bay
Two sea lions swimming in shallow water photographed during a tour

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

Tour times are:
7:00 am – 9:30 am and 9:30 am – 12:00 pm during summer;
7:30 am – 10:00 am during winter (15th May until 15th September)

Please be at the Harbour 15 minutes prior to departure of the tour.

Tours run daily, weather permitting.                                                                                          Additional tour times may be added during peak times (school holidays etc).                          

Go Pro 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 (weather permitting).

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

  •   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

    Susannie C

      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

  •   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!

    Tracey M

      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