Tag: Whaling Station Tours

Cruise ship Sun Princess – Albany WA 9th Jan 2020

Cruise ship Sun Princess – Albany WA 9th Jan 2020. Source information from the Southern Ports website:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Sun Princess 09/01/2020 1,950 0700 – 1600

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen cruise ship Sun Princess is in Albany, there are a couple of different options available for cruise ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your cruise ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus works with your cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your cruise ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus to confirm arrangements). Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your cruise ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most cruise ship days, the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours and options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street). Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, The Historic Whaling Station, Beer Wine Spirits Tour and more. Please note: Limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you.  We only offer this option when all bus requirements from the cruise ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of cruise ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfill your request.

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Busy Blue Bus Tours moves to Stirling Tce

Don’t know where to find us?  We’re coming out of hiding and into our first retail outlet in Albany,

January 2nd 2020

Busy Blue Bus Tours will open the doors at

Shop 1, 96 Stirling Tce in Albany

Opening hours

Mon – Thurs 8am – 5pm

Fri – 8am-7pm

            Sat – Sun and Public Holidays – 10 – 2pm

            Closed Easter Sunday

Busy Blue Bus Tours moves to Stirling Tce Albany.  Call in to talk about your next experience on The Amazing South Coast.  In store see and purchase products from our tour partners like The Lake House Denmark, Mt Romance Sandalwood Factory, photographer Carol Duncan and Albany’s Historic Whaling Station.

Our day and half day tours depart daily for wine tasting, history and discoveries in the National Parks all fully guided.  Our tour guides are passionate locals who know the region and the stories you won’t hear from anyone else! Travel with an Quality Tourism Accredited Business; Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry Winner of Tourism Business of the Year 2019. Relax with us and let us do the driving.

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Cruise ship Regatta – Albany WA 28th Dec 2019

Cruise ship Regatta – Albany 28th Dec 2019. Source information from the Southern Ports website:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Regatta 28/12/2019 684 1300 – 2100

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen cruise ship Regatta is in Albany, there are a couple different options available for cruise ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your Cruise Ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus works with your cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your cruise ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus to confirm arrangements). Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your cruise ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most cruise ship days, some of the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours and options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your Cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street). Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, The Historic Whaling Station, Beer Wine Spirits Tour and more. Please note: Limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you.  We only offer this option when all bus requirements from the cruise ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of cruise ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfill your request.

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Cruise ship Queen Elizabeth – Albany WA 8th Dec 2019

Cruise ship Queen Elizabeth – Albany 8th Dec 2019

Source information from the Southern Ports website:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Queen Elizabeth 08/12/2019 2,101 0800 – 1800

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen the Queen Elizabeth is in Albany, there are a couple different options available for cruise ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your cruise ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus works with your cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your cruise ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus to confirm arrangements.)
    Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your cruise ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most cruise ship days, some of the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours and options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street). Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, The Historic Whaling Station, Beer Wine Spirits Tour and more. Please note: Limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you. We only offer this option when all bus requirements from the cruise ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of cruise ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfill your request.

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The Heart of Busy Blue Bus Tours

Get to The Heart of Busy Blue Bus Tours

We’re moving!   Jan 2020 we’ll be at Shop 1, 96 Stirling Tce in Albany where we’ll be open for business every day . Get to know our products and people.  Find The Heart of Busy Blue Bus Tours

At The Heart we’re keen to meet people face-to-face as they are deciding how to explore The Amazing South Coast.  Whether you’re a local or a visitor ‘we’ll show you more’ of this amazing region!

Let us help you, your family, friends, and guests plan to visit icons like The Gap, The Granite Skywalk, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station on half day tours leaving morning and afternoon every day.  We can also guide guests to some of the best food and wine experiences in Denmark and Mt Barker.  Our full day tours are inclusive of tastings and lunch. Give us a challenge to customise one of our tours just for your group!

The Heart will also showcase the products of our supplier partners.  Events are planned Jan-Apr and you are welcome to join us as we celebrate our tourism partnerships.  Visit our website or Social Media pages, watch for our vehicle, grab a coffee and come in and see us!

Albany 2019: Busy Blue Bus, 2019 (Image by Sabine Albers)

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Cruise ship Maasdam – Albany WA 7th Nov 2019

Source information from the Southern Ports website for cruise ship Maasdam – Albany:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Maasdam – Albany WA 07/11/2019 1266 1200 – 1800

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen the cruise ship Maasdam is in Albany, there are a couple different options available for cruise ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your Cruise Ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters works with your cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your cruise ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters to confirm arrangements.)
    Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your Cruise Ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most cruise ship days, the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street) and the time available in port. Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, Beer, Wine & Spirits Tour and more. Please note limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Be sure to get to the street early to ensure you secure your seat. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you. Note we can only offer this option when all bus requirements from the cruise ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of cruise ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfill your request.

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Sea Princess – Albany WA 22nd Oct 2019

Cruise ship Sea Princess – Albany 22nd Oct 2019

Source information from the Southern Ports website:

Ship Name Date Due Number of Pax Time in Port
Sea Princess 22/10/2019 2,016 0900 – 1800

Port of Albany Southern PortsWhen cruise ship Sea Princess is in Albany, there are a couple different options available for Cruise Ship passengers:

  • Book Tours directly on board your Cruise Ship to guarantee availability (Busy Blue Bus works with your Cruise ship for the provision of many of these tours and your Cruise Ship representatives will contact Busy Blue Bus to confirm arrangements.)
    Questions regarding these tours should be directed to your Cruise Ship representative, not Busy Blue Bus.
  • Book “Tours on the street”.
    On most Cruise Ship days, some of the amazing staff at Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters are down “on the street” near the Albany Visitor Centre selling tours and options on the day. These will vary on the day depending on availability of buses (For example: if your Cruise ship company has us doing all the tours from the ship, this may limit what tours we provide on the street). Tours may include our Hop On Hop Off Service, The Gap & Coastal Wonders tour, The Historic Whaling Station, Beer Wine Spirits Tour and more. Please note: Limited seats are available for these tours. Sales are on the day, not prior. Payment can be made with cash or Credit Card (A surcharge applies to all EFTPOS and Credit Card transactions).
  • Private Tours Where you would like a private tour with one of our buses and a chartered driver and/or guide we can quote on this for you.
    Please Note: We only offer this option when all bus requirements from the Cruise Ship have been confirmed (usually in week prior to arrival of Cruise Ship to Albany). Where possible we will recommend other suppliers for charter services if we are unable to fulfil your request.

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Oranje Tractor Wine Tasting 28th Sept 2019

Oranje Tractor Wine Tasting

Oranje Tractor Wine tasting, guided by the owners of the winery.  Enjoy a Wine Flight guided by Murray Gomm. Wines paired with local, seasonal produce.

Your excursion begins at the Albany Visitor Centre where you meet our Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters driver.   The tour departs at 10.30am, Sat 28th Sept 2019 and returns to York St in time to see riders in the Southern Peaks event reach the finish line.  Enjoy your morning relaxed and sipping fabulous wines, selecting something to accompany your meal.

Pam and Murray do things differently! Always thinking of fellow inhabitants on this earth they are on a continuous sustainability journey. Their ‘goal is to craft unique, terroir-specific wine for you to enjoy using practices that care for the earth’. They put effort into four key areas of production including sustainable and organic farming; renewable energy, recycling and re-using and re-vegetation.  You’ll see this as you walk through their extensive organic gardens to the rustic Tasting Room.  The Tasting Room is packed with vintage items and ambient charm, to help you feel relaxed.

Book your tickets now to ensure you get on board with us to Oranje Tractor Wines.   Ask for Maryanne by phoning 98422133.  Visit the Busy Blue Bus Tours + Charters website to see our other tour products departing while you are in Albany on The Amazing South Coast!

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Southern Peaks 28th – 29th Sept 2019

Southern Peaks is a community run and owned event. There something for everyone!  Featuring Australia’s only Urban Downhill event and just right for hardcore riders, daredevils, committed mountain bikers and beginners.  The 2019 Southern Peaks promises challenges, thrills and fun for participants and spectators.   Come and see some of the most spectacular urban and rural scenery in WA, in the heart of Albany. ?

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New Tour Begins: Albany’s Wild Whale Tale

Channel your wild!

Imagine yourself spotting on the prow of a whale chaser scanning the water to the tell-tale spume. Wind in your hair and salty spray in your face, you lean out and shade your eyes to the sun. Is your prey; to be hunted or honoured? Let us show you how the perspective has changed.

On a guided tour of the only whaling station in the world open to tourists, you will gain insight into the transformation of Albany from whaling to whale watching. At Albany’s Historic Whaling Station, the history of whaling along the southern coastline of Western Australia is presented in animation, image and relic as you are guided through this educational and historic site. Climb the Whaler chaser Cheynes IV. While on this expansive property, visit the Australia Wildlife Park. Wombats, bandicoots and possums you may have heard of, but have you met a quoll, bettong, pademelon or woylie before? The Australian Wildlife Park is also home to rare white kangaroos, flying foxes and resident koala, Frank. Visit the Regional Wildflower Garden too!

Continue your journey and exploration of the impressive coastline as you journey through the Torndirrup National Park. What tales these granite mounds could tell!

Then it’s time to savour locally caught fish + chips overlooking the harbour. Following lunch, you will experience the contemporary perspective of the value of whales. From the edge of Princess Royal Harbour you’ll leave the built environment to enter the wild, sighting the vibrant City of Albany from a different perspective.

Vibrant blues of sky and ocean fill the horizon and the astringent aromas of the bushland and salty sea air immerse you in the landscape. Feel the sea spray on your face and prepare
yourself for an extraordinary experience sighting whales as they migrate along the southern coast on board the 60FT premium vessel, Dhu Force. Accompanied by an Ocean Safari Guide
you are enriched by the understanding of whale behaviour in one of the world’s best natural deep-water channels, King George Sound, which makes it perfect for whale watching. Enjoy an Aussie afternoon tea on board.

Get on the wild side of the Amazing South Coast!

From AUD $220.00
Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
Location: Albany, WA
Product code: AWWT

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