Sea Lion Tours

The Most Unique Experience In Jurien Bay

Swim with Sea Lions – Puppies Of The Sea

Join us on an unforgettable Sea Lion Safari and meet the beloved Australian Sea Lions. We then take you to snorkel an underwater wonderland we like to call the Underwater Pinnacles which is abundant with colourful marine life. Before returning we will pull our octopus shelter pots where you will get up close and personal with one of the smartest and strongest creatures in the ocean.

Key Information

Pricing for the 3 hour Sea Lion Safari is: $90.00 per Snorkeler $60.00 per Non Snorkeler $60.00 per child under 12 years of age; infants under 2 years of age travel free. GoPro 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:
8:00 am – 11:00 am and 11:00 am – 2:00 pm during summer;
9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm during winter (1st July until 30th September)
Charters 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 10 minutes prior to departure of the tour.

GoPro 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

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

    thumb Lippiatt
    1/16/2019

      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

    thumb SamanthaL3089
    1/14/2019

      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

    thumb Henrique2012
    1/14/2019

      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

    thumb Scottnoskis
    1/13/2019
  •   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

    thumb mariann7g
    1/12/2019

      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.

    thumb katemO5745AX
    1/10/2019

      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 !

    thumb nadsmitchell
    1/09/2019

      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

    thumb Arun S
    1/08/2019
  •   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

    thumb tomhK4717NZ
    1/08/2019

      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
    1/07/2019

      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
    1/07/2019

      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

    thumb Dream309236
    1/07/2019
  •   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
    1/06/2019

      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
    1/06/2019

      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

    thumb Experience623913
    1/06/2019

      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

    thumb BrentK570
    1/05/2019
  •   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

    thumb jessieonfire1
    1/05/2019

      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

    thumb Adriandcruz7787
    1/02/2019

      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
    1/01/2019

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

    thumb alicespring975
    1/01/2019
  •   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
    1/01/2019

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

    thumb yesimbatur76
    12/30/2018

      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

    thumb scubabe
    12/29/2018

      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

    thumb kimberleyMandurah
    12/29/2018
  •   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
    12/29/2018

      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
    12/29/2018

      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.

    thumb cytu
    12/29/2018

      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

    thumb Lozza39
    12/28/2018
  •   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

    thumb fifian98
    12/28/2018

      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
    12/27/2018

      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

    thumb Whitesnotimpressed
    12/26/2018

      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

    thumb MariL1481
    12/21/2018
  •   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

    thumb chloep499
    12/21/2018

      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
    12/21/2018

      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

    thumb mmvarley
    12/20/2018

      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

    thumb mum4fun
    12/19/2018
  •   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

    thumb brianpabbott
    12/18/2018

      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

    thumb madmonkeymark1234
    12/17/2018

      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
    12/15/2018

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

    thumb 783bernhardz
    12/14/2018