Western Australia's extraordinary six month whale watching season is just around the corner, with whale watching charters set to commence from the brand new $36.4 million Augusta Boat Harbour, in the Margaret River Region, at the end of this month.

Western Australia's whale watching season is one of the longest in the world. From the end of May, up to 35,000 Humpback and Southern Right Whales, and even the occasional rare Blue Whale, travel through the waters of the Margaret River Region on their migration from feeding grounds in the Antarctic to the warm waters of the Kimberley.

For the first ever time, tour boats will be operating from the new Augusta Boat Harbour, which caters for the growing commercial and recreational fleet in the area. It is expected that there will be increased numbers of whale watchers this year as a result of the new harbour, which allows passengers direct access to ships and an all-round enhanced experience.

Naturaliste Charters and Legend Charters will both be offering two hour whale watching tours, with multiple daily departures from the new Augusta Boat Harbour from the end of May to August. Travelling on fully equipped vessels, passengers can admire whales breaching, tail-slapping and frolicking in front of their eyes, as they listen to commentary from the expert crew.