Augusta River Tours

Star 4.9 (64 Google reviews)

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Augusta River Tours

Open 7 Days a week 9-5pm
Tours depart from the Ellis St Jetty in Augusta.
Speak to a local expert
Cruise the lower Blackwood River onboard the Dolphin Discoverer with local guide and Skipper Graeme Challis. Tours are an absolute must for birdwatchers and nature lovers. You will enjoy fantastic scenery, local stories and the greatest number and variety of birdlife in the southwest. Dolphins are regularly seen and will often play in the wake of the boat.
Enjoy a cruise of the beautiful Blackwood River and be entertained and informed with a guided tour of the unspoilt wetland ecosystem. 

From the River mouth to Molloy Island, it is rich in history and teeming with wildlife.  The shallow waters, sandbanks and river islands are alive with an amazing variety of birdlife. It is a major feeding ground for Black Swans, Pelicans and Cormorants. There are 60 species of bird that have been seen, with some flying from the northern hemisphere.  A pod of resident Bottle-nose Dolphins is seen regularly and if not, many fish will play alongside the boat. 

The Dolphin Discoverer is a safe, comfortable, all-weather, purpose-built vessel with easy access and good viewing.  Augusta River Cruises is licensed for 29 passengers and can be hired for private tours, sundowners, parties etc. So, get a group together. 

Free rainwater is available on-board, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. A camera, binoculars and a smile are recommended. 

Tour Skipper and Guide Graeme Challis has grown up on the River with his grandparents settling on the Blackwood in 1923 and with a family history of fishing the river he has plenty of local knowledge and stories to tell.



Augusta River Tours

1 Ellis St, Augusta WA 6290, Australia


Star 4.9 (64 Google reviews)
Carol 03 March 2024

I'd highly recommend this tour. Graeme has a wealth of knowledge on the history of Augusta. It was so peaceful being on the Blackwood River. Highlight was definitely seeing a White Bellied Sea Eagle, and the dolphins even came out to play. Augusta is a beautiful place to visit.

Claire MacDonald 08 March 2024

Really enjoyable experience, loved being on the river, the binoculars were such a great touch for viewing the magnificent birds. Graeme's knowledge of the history of the area was educational and eye opening. Totally worth every cent. I love how the community supports each other. May you all prosper.

Tony Hobbs 04 April 2024

Pleasant trip, would be good in most weather. Great fun and informative guiding, lots of birds, dolphins, sailboarders. Local Graeme is a great bloke and deft host.

Emily Elmlund 30 November 2022

Such a wonderful tour of the Blackwood River. Graeme was a very entertaining tour guide, providing interesting information and history about the area. You are provided with binoculars to use. There are plenty of different types of birds to see. We didn't get to see dolphins on our tour, but we had such a great day regardless. Highly recommend that you book your tickets in advance on their website to secure your spot.