white sand beach with bright green water at jurien bay

Best Jurien Bay Tours: Explore With Me

Kaya/hello, I’m Wendy, a Western Australian local who has visited Jurien Bay numerous times and enjoyed many tours.

Found along the sparkling Turquoise Coast, this coastal town is a playground for nature lovers, thrill-seekers, and anyone looking to escape into a world of stunning beaches and vibrant marine life.

Whether you’re dreaming of skydiving, snorkelling alongside playful sea lions, or simply relaxing on pristine sands, Jurien Bay has something special for everyone.

Tours and Activities in Jurien Bay

Let me guide you through some of the must-do tours and activities that define the essence of Jurien Bay.

Sea Lion Encounters

Jurien Bay is home to a playful colony of Australian sea lions, and there’s no better way to meet these charming creatures than on a sea lion tour. Slip into the water and snorkel alongside these friendly marine animals in their natural habitat. It’s a heartwarming experience to watch them twist, turn, and glide through the water, often coming close out of curiosity. These encounters are conducted with utmost respect for the sea lions, ensuring everyone involved has a sustainable and ethical adventure.

My choice is the tour run by Jurien Bay Oceanic.

close up of an australian sea lion on a tour

Skydiving Over the Turquoise Coast

Imagine free-falling from thousands of feet in the air, with the Turquoise Coast stretching out beneath you like a canvas painted in vibrant hues of blue and green. Skydiving in Jurien Bay is not just an adrenaline rush; it’s an opportunity to see the world from an entirely new perspective. The rush of the wind, the exhilarating sense of freedom, and the panoramic views of the coastline and the Pinnacles in the distance make for an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re a seasoned skydiver or a first-timer, the professional and friendly instructors ensure your jump is safe and thrilling.

Sandboarding and Exploring the Sand Dunes

Just a short drive from Jurien Bay, the vast Lancelin sand dunes await adventurers ready to experience the thrill of sandboarding. Suitable for all ages, sandboarding is a fun and exhilarating way to explore the dunes. Glide down the sandy slopes on a board, feeling the wind in your hair and the soft sand below.

Quad Bikes Perth runs a two-hour Sandboard and Quad Bike Adventure Tour, which leaves from Lancelin sand dunes.

buggies on sand dunes

Snorkeling and Diving Spots

Jurien Bay’s crystal-clear waters are a haven for snorkellers and divers looking to explore the underwater world. The bay is teeming with marine life, from colourful coral gardens to schools of fish and even the occasional dolphin sighting. Dive sites are abundant, catering to all skill levels, and offer the chance to discover the rich biodiversity of Western Australia’s coastline.

This Jurien Bay Marine Park Experience by Jurien Bay Oceanic allows you to swim with our playful Australian sea lions and snorkel through vibrant reefs in two stunning locations.

man snorkelling amongst purple and yellow vibrant coral in jurien bay
Photo by Jurien Bay Oceanic

Fishing and Boat Tours

If you prefer a more laid-back adventure, fishing and boat tours offer a peaceful yet equally enchanting way to experience Jurien Bay. Cast a line and wait for the catch of the day, or simply enjoy a leisurely cruise along the coast, taking in the stunning scenery and maybe even spotting some of the local wildlife.

I like this Rock Lobster Catch and Keep Boat Tour, where you can take up to 8 lobsters home, depending on the size of the day’s catch.

Planning Your Visit to Jurien Bay

Planning your trip to Jurien Bay is easy with some insider knowledge. Let me walk you through some essential tips to make your adventure smooth and enjoyable.

Best Time to Visit

Jurien Bay is a year-round destination, but each season offers something different. Summer (December to February) is perfect for beachgoers looking for sun-soaked days and water activities. However, if you prefer milder weather and fewer crowds, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons of spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May). These months offer comfortable temperatures and the opportunity to experience Jurien Bay’s natural beauty in full bloom or the gentle golden hues of autumn. Winter (June to August) is cooler and ideal for those who love a peaceful retreat, with the added bonus of witnessing the majestic migration of humpback whales.

Getting There

Jurien Bay is conveniently located about 220 kilometres north of Perth, making it an accessible getaway. The drive takes approximately 2.5 hours, offering scenic views along the Indian Ocean Drive. Bus services from Perth provide a comfortable and hassle-free option for those without access to a car.

Where to Stay

Accommodation in Jurien Bay caters to a range of preferences and budgets. From cosy beachfront cabins and family-friendly holiday parks to bed and breakfasts, you’ll find the perfect place to rest after a day of exploration.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Visit

  • Book Tours in Advance: To ensure you don’t miss out on the best experiences, it’s wise to book your tours and activities ahead of time, especially during peak seasons.
  • Respect the Environment: Jurien Bay’s natural beauty is its biggest drawcard. Help preserve it by following local guidelines, disposing of rubbish responsibly, and respecting wildlife.
  • Explore Beyond the Beach: While the beaches are stunning, there’s so much more to Jurien Bay. Venture into the nearby national parks, visit the Pinnacles Desert, or explore the local art scene.
  • Plan Your Trip: Use our guide to Jurien Bay to help plan your holiday.

Don’t let another moment pass by dreaming of adventure. It’s time to turn those dreams into reality.

  • Book Your Tour Now: Explore our selection of Jurien Bay tours and find the perfect adventure that calls to you. Whether it’s encountering playful sea lions or sandboarding down dunes, your next great story begins here.
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