Snubfin Dolphin Eco Cruise from Broome

Snubfin Dolphin Eco Cruise from Broome

4 hours 15 minutes Broome, Australia

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With Broome Whale Watching you can rest assured you are in safe and friendly hands. As Broome’s most experienced eco-cruise company, we offer you a wildlife experience that you will never forget. Cruise with a small group of guests onboard our spacious 50foot catamaran. With fantastic viewing areas and plenty of shade, ‘Orcaella’ gives you the perfect venue to spot wildlife: the rare Australian snubfin dolphins, dugongs, turtles, shorebirds, and playful bottlenose dolphins. Enjoy a morning of fun and discover why Sir David Attenborough's visited Roebuck Bay. Sip on a warm cuppa as our knowledgeable crew share Mother Nature with you.

Courtesy bus transfers are available from all accommodation places in Broome. Self-drive to Entrance Point. Departure points vary. Boarding commences 20 minutes before departure.
Toilet on board. Swimming in the boom net is available but subject to conditions and wildlife sightings.
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Stop At: Roebuck Bay, Broome, Western Australia 6725 Australia

Welcome aboard Ballena. Broomes only dedicated eco-tourism vessel. Join our friendly and experienced team for a morning or afternoon of discovery as we search for Australia's largest population of Snubfin Dolphins. Cruise the pristine waters of Roebuck Bay and look for its multitude of marine life.

Duration: 3 hours


  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Restroom on board
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Snubfin Dolphin Cruise
  • Swimming in the boom net - subject to conditions and wildlife sightings
  • Entry/Admission - Roebuck Bay


  • Alcoholic Beverages - You are welcome to bring your own drinks. Red wine & bottles of spirits are not permitted. Please bring drinks in a cooler bag, not an esky. We will chill and serve your drinks throughout the cruise.

Departure Point

Broome Fishing Club, Lot 956 Kabbarli Rd, Broome WA 6725, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any address in Broome, both commercial and residential. We will notify you via text you exact pick up time 24 hours prior to departure.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • As we are working in unusual circumstances, there are some measures that have been put in place for the business to operate safely. Guests are encouraged to download the COVID Safe App and ensure it is open before boarding the bus or vessel.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Please download the Safe WA App to check-in. Temperature testing will be conducted at the time of transfer before boarding the bus. We kindly ask you to remain on land should you present with a temperature of 38 degrees. Please contact us before transfer if you are unwell and need to reschedule.


258 Reviews

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Christine_E November 2021

Seeing the Snubnib Dolphins and Turtles. Staff were very well organised and friendly. Food was fantastic. Would come back again.

72dawnl November 2021

We were being snubbed by the dolphins, dugongs. Did see a couple of turtles and a few dolphins in the distance. But- that’s wildlife.

Peter_M November 2021

Seeing the dolphins & turtles was something to behold & Cameron’s sharp vision & excellent commentary was amazing!

DHulse1950 November 2021

Really enjoyed all aspects of the cruise. Very informative about Roebuck Bay and all the wildlife/sea creatures. Captain and crew really helpful and friendly. Food and snacks delicious, boat was very comfortable and immaculately clean.

Lin_M November 2021

Fantastic tour. Well worth doing. Lovely food and staff are wonderful. Wildlife a plenty. Recommend to all.

colleensP8891IZ November 2021

We had a wonderful morning on the cruise around Roebuck Bay. Unfortunately, we didn't see any dolphins but we saw a ray, sea snake, turtles and dugongs. It was a beautiful morning to see the marine life. A lovely morning tea, lunch and fruit were included in the price.

Kelly_E November 2021

We saw dugongs mum and calf, sea snake and turtle. A great experience. Crew were friendly and the skipper very knowledgeable

JK917 November 2021

Very professional and well organised. It felt like we were on holidays as we were looked after well as soon as we stepped on the boat. The whole team were warm, friendly and welcoming, and nothing was too much trouble for them. We spotted snubfin dolphins, turtles and rays on our cruise, and thoroughly enjoyed the net swimming. A wonderful and relaxing morning, well worth the money. Light snacks (scones, wraps and fruit) and drinks (coffee/tea/juice/water) were included, and there is a toilet on board.

Sezds October 2021

From start to finish, this was an exceptionally well organised tour, and a wonderful way to experience Roebuck Bay! We were booked on to a morning tour, picked up in an air conditioned bus and taken out to the launching spot. The tour was just about at capacity (35 people) so several trips were required for the amphibious tender to get us all out to the ‘Orcaella’, but this was no hardship as the water was calm and the scenery spectacular! Watching the amphibious vehicle swap between land and water was pretty cool too! Once on board, there was plenty of room to move around and gain vantage points from. Our skipper, Cameron, advised that the shade would also move around, but did his best to keep us cool. As it was, the day was unseasonably cloudy and provided welcome respite from the sun. Unfortunately, this also meant conditions weren’t as favourable to spot marine life, but we did at least see snubfin dolphins who were hanging out with their bottlenose friends and came across a dugong. Those who swam on the net seemed to have a fabulous time and it was just lovely to be out on the water on a very nice boat! A big thank you to the crew; Mack, Grace and Chey (apologies if I’ve spelt any of your names wrong) for looking after us so well and supplying us with tasty refreshments throughout the morning, and Cameron for ensuring that, despite the unpredictability of wild mammals, we still got to see snubfins! This tour was recommended to us and I too would highly recommend it to others!

martynd115 October 2021

An extremely organised tour right from pick up to drop off. Fabulous crew who were extremely friendly and looked after the unfortunate few who got a bit queasy. I believe we were near capacity of 35 but there was still plenty of room to walk around the boat. We saw a mixed pod of snub nose and bottle nose Dolphins pretty quickly, they weren’t in a particularly playful mood but we had plenty of sightings. Unfortunately after that we weren’t so lucky with the other wildlife, but that’s nature. Whilst looking we were catered for with juices and fresh snacks. So even if nature wasn’t as cooperative as we hoped the morning on the boat was fantastic.

Michael_W October 2021

Was such a great day enjoy seeing the wildlife the crew where very friendly and helpful the food was yummy the kids enjoyed the boom net and sitting up the front of the boat i would diff recommend doing this we will diffently be doing it again when we come back to Broome

tonileep2021 October 2021

We have an amazing day saw lots of sea animals, the food was excellent and fresh, great service by the crew very friendly and was just an overall relaxing day on the water very happy with the cruise!

Possum6446 October 2021

Exactly what was described. We had a great morning and the family loved the swimming on the net from the stern. We saw a rare ( for Broome) leather back turtle, dolphins ( two types), and manta rays. John was very knowledgeable with his commentary and the rest of the crew very competent and friendly. Snacks and some drinks were included, and all around it was a great tour.

Aggie_B October 2021

The seamless booking that occurred and the communication with the staff was refreshing. The tour itself from the beginning to the final moments was breathtaking. The energy and confidence/ knowledge shown by the staff was enhancing to an excellent day. They are very safety conscious and the food treats we were offered were tasty and perfect. Having pick up arranged was a bonus

Angela_R October 2021

We saw quite a few dolphins as well as turtles. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. A fantastic experience.

Dona_M October 2021

Couldn’t ask for a better day The crew were fantastic, they were very accommodating and friendly The spa net was so much fun. One piece bathing suit is recommended but it was very funny watching the ladies hold on to there bottoms Worth every penny Thanks for a wonderful day out

PrathaDenmark October 2021

Seeing a pod of about 12 Snubfin Dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Just magic to see such a rare species in such a number and close and personal. One could easily see their snub noses and tell the difference between them and bottle nose dolphins. We also saw a few turtles swimming around and thousands of jelly fish. The crew were excellent and Lucy, the naturalist, a font of knowledge.

HittheroadJak October 2021

This is excellent value if you are keen to see the aquatic wildlife. Lots of snubfin, dolphins, some bottlenose dolphins and lots of turtles and even an osprey on its nest. The boat is comfortable and perfectly clean and tidy. The crew are excellent - friendly and genuinely enthusiastic about the wildlife as some of them are studying wildlife sciences. They provided beautifully presented catering, including my GF platters.

Carmel_S October 2021

Seeing dolphins and turtles. Being out on the ocean. The delicious home-made food. Helpful and friendly tour operators.

DanielleF677 October 2021

Highly recommend this, saw an abundance of dolphins, turtles, birds and we all were very impressed by the experience. Kids loved it, a perfect 1/2 day tour!

Anne_MareeS708 October 2021

Great Day . Had a lovely time. Enjoyed the net swim, seeing snub nose dolphins and turtles. Crew where great and happy bunch.

Sally_O October 2021

We loved seeing all the marine life in the bay. Getting to hang off the net was an added bonus. Our tour guides/deckhands were fabulous and made sure we had a great time. The amphibious boat from the shore was an experience in itself!

Laura_G October 2021

The whole experience was Amazing from start to finish! We saw lots of dolphins as well as other wildlife and swimming in the net was great too!! Would highly recommend

Tassylass October 2021

A last minute ( day prior) wind cancellation disappointed us but we were offered another on the next day which was a day that they don’t normally cruise. Communication was excellent. Staff on the boat were friendly approachable. Instructions were clear and boarding was well organised. Morning tea of scones, fruit and savoury along with juice on arrival was appreciated. We saw closeup snub nosed dolphins, bottle nosed dolphins, manta ray , dugong turtles and sea snakes. Cameron knew exactly where to find them and his commentary was really interesting.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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