One of Western Australia’s most spectacular harbours, King George Sound protects the historic city of Albany.
This large bay with sandy beaches, cliffs and granite outcrops offers excellent whale watching and diving. Between July and October Southern right and Humpback whales are often spotted. Take a whale watching cruise to get up close to these giants of the ocean, and you might also see dolphins and seals.
King George Sound is a popular dive location. There are several interesting shipwrecks to explore including the former Australian navy warship HMAS Perth. The 133 metre long former guided missile destroyer was scuttled and now sits on the bottom of King George Sound, creating one of the state’s premier artificial reefs. Dive tours operate to the site or you can dive from a private boat with a permit.
The fishing is top rate in King George Sound. Sign up for a fishing charter and you might catch Salmon, Herring, King George whiting, Pilchard, Leatherjacket, Tuna, Snapper and Shark.
King George Sound stretches between Flinders Peninsula and Bald Head and harbours a number of small islands including Michaelmas, Breaksea, Seal and Mistaken Island.
Albany is a 4.5 hours drive from Perth.