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:
$99.00 per Snorkeler,
$75.00 per Non Snorkeler,
$75.00 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:
7:30 am – 10:00 am and 10:00 am – 12:30 pm during summer;
9:00 am – 11:30 am during winter (15th May until 15th September) and                                  8:30 am – 11:00 am and 11:00 am – 1:30 pm during winter school holidays (dates vary).

Tours 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 15 minutes prior to departure of the tour.

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.
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

  •   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

    Journey115204
    12/06/2019

      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

    ainscoughmill
    12/05/2019

      Skipper and crew were excellent and the sea lions were very interactive in the water. I dropped my phone overboard and not only did they jump into the water to... read more

    jolynvincible
    11/24/2019

      Fantastic experience. One of the best things I’ve ever done. We took a boat out to a little island and swam out to just off the shore. Many wild sea... read more

    Zoe T
    11/20/2019
  •   Awesome day out with great crew! Highly recommended for a day out in the sun swimming with the endemic Sea Lions of Australia. Fast comfortable vessel to get to location,... read more

    allie466
    11/17/2019

      This was the best thing we've done in our Australia holiday! The sea lions come so close and they really like playing with you. The staff is very friendly and... read more

    TomEnJuud
    11/16/2019

      Had a fantastic morning with the crew from Turquoise Safaris. Very welcoming team, provided some background to the area and the sea lions, and looked after all our needs. Swimming... read more

    Redkite1
    11/14/2019

      The team is great. The music melted in the boat. They're guiding us to see the sea lions. Smiles and kindness guaranteed. Thanks turquoise safaris. A daughter and her French... read more

    Emmanuelle B
    11/12/2019
  •   It was absolutely amazing! To spend the morning snorkelling around with sea lions was the perfect way to turn 26. Highly recommend this to anyone who hits Jurien Bay, whether... read more

    bdub7
    11/11/2019

      This was our second trip with Turquoise Safaris to swim with sea lions. Great to see that Kane's business has developed, with two boats now, and more... read more

    LazytravellerPerth
    11/11/2019

      This is something i have wanted to do for a long while, a different tour company was running this tour a few years back but stopped , i missed out... read more

    Marc R
    11/11/2019

      Magic trip thanks Lyndon. Quick trip on a great boat out to the island and then the whole time is snorkelling with the sea lions. What a magic area... read more

    heatherjsanders
    11/11/2019
  •   The Sea Lion Tour is really one of the best thing we done at the west coast!! The sea lions are really close and play with you when you interact... read more

    Kevin W
    11/11/2019

      Kane was excellent and very hospitable, will definitely go again this time with family.Highly recommend it. Cheers Effi

    Adventure661751
    11/08/2019

      The best trip with Lyndon! From go to wo we were laughing and having a good time. The swim with the sea lions was amazing and a once in a... read more

    racheldL7910DX
    11/06/2019

      We had an amazing trip! The whole team was really friendly and we had a great time swimming as well as playing with the sea lions. Totally worth it!!!

    AmelieStoll
    11/06/2019
  •   I don't give an easy 10/10.... But wow!! What an experience! Didn't want to get ours hopes up with all the amazing reviews, but still totally smashed all expectations out... read more

    Perth_Fine_Foods
    11/04/2019

      My husband and myself took our 4 and 2 year old on this tour. We all got in the water and had an amazing time. Our daughter got to snorkel... read more

    Teegneilsen
    10/30/2019

      As soon as we arrived at the sea lion spot, the sea lions were swimming towards the boat. The sea lions are very trusting and came really close and swam... read more

    CeyDor
    10/29/2019

      Our kids loved the interaction with the sealions. Not to be missed! But I don't like having to type in a 100 characters for TripAdvisor

    Tom K
    10/27/2019
  •   Such a great tour from Lyndon and crew! We didn’t feel rushed to get out of the water at all, they provided lots of information on the sea lions and... read more

    Sarahhh888
    10/24/2019

      Such an incredible experience only made better by Turquoise Safari! Good boat, gear, tunes, drinks, snacks and a really great interaction with some very cute sea lions! Can't wait to... read more

    daisychain739
    10/23/2019

      We've been travelling around Oz as a family for over 6 months now and this is the best experience we've had, even tops swimming with the humpies, as sea lions... read more

    RMrtn
    10/22/2019

      I have done this several times and it is always amazing to play with the puppies of the sea. This time I went with my Aunty who was a bit... read more

    Deborah W
    10/20/2019
  •   I was recommended this tour by my friend who took it twice but it actually exceed my expectations. The crew was amazing and we had a great time on the... read more

    Zuzana R
    10/19/2019

      The sea lions are very playful and will approach you and perform acrobatics. Our captain was an impressive combination of naturalist and ageing deejay who added to the fun. Best... read more

    C5789OZphil
    10/19/2019

      Thanks you so much to the captain and April for this bloody good time. We were 12 on the boat (the maximum), and we saw so many sea lions that... read more

    juliepA2438OE
    10/15/2019

      Everything is amazing: the captain, the crew, the sea lions and the music on board ! Thanks a lot captain. Your tour rocks !

    benoo115
    10/15/2019
  •   I’ve been going up to Jurien and Green head my whole life and have never done this tour so finally decided we should! We saw around 5-6 sea lions but... read more

    finnternational
    10/14/2019

      Went out on the sea lion tour this morning. The sea lions swam up to greet the boat as soon as we anchored. When we got into the water they... read more

    doc8JJ
    10/13/2019

      One of the best marine tour I did in Australia! The team is great and passionate and the sea lions are really playful, you can have a great interaction with... read more

    862l_at
    10/13/2019

      We gave our grandson this swim with the sea lions for his 10th birthday present. He loved it and wants to do it again asap!

    Margaret H
    10/13/2019
  •   So many happy sea lions to play with. Kids had a great morning. The team looked after us and everyone had a great time. Highly recommend.

    RosanneR764
    10/11/2019

      This is the best experience I have had in years! It is amazing and a must do if you are in the area. The crew were happy, knowledgeable and helpful.... read more

    Clare2368
    10/08/2019

      Spent the morning out swimming with the sea lions. Staff (Lyndon and April) were incredibly kind and encouraging to those not sure about getting in (including myself)offering lots of reassurance... read more

    Jen_doyl
    10/03/2019

      This is a must do activities in Jurien Bay. The water is so clear and turquoise in color. Crew are so professional and put safety above anything yet... read more

    NgNelly
    10/02/2019
  •   Swimming with the sea lions in Jurien Bay was the highlight of our trip, the experience exceeded our expectations. The sea lions were very inquisitive and playful and wanted to... read more

    Suireardon
    10/02/2019

      Thanks for that incredible experience - would recommend it 1000% !! We had amazing trip - never thought we would be able to explore sea lions sooo close... read more

    651bernadette
    9/27/2019

      Had a great day swimming with the sea lions. Spectacular to have the privilege of swimming with them in their natural home. Staff were super friendly, helpful and full of... read more

    Joanne_Gl
    9/23/2019

      Great morning aboard 'Sound Waves' with Lyndon and Rosie. Amazing experience to get up close and personal with the sea lions.

    Had to get out of the water... read more

    Y8047ADdanielw
    9/22/2019