What to do in Narooma? Come & See!

Narooma, on the south coast of New South Wales, is one of the most beautiful places in Australia.

Since 1983 Narooma Charters has built a reputation as one of the most reliable and consistent charter operations on the south coast. Whether it’s a tour of Montague Island, whale watching, snorkelling with seals, diving, or fishing - Narooma Charters will show you the best the south coast has to offer.

Our Boats

We own and operate Dreamtime and Sea Eagle - the two largest charter vessels in Narooma. Our skippers and crew are all highly qualified with extensive experience, and our large and comfortable vessels are fully licenced and surveyed with the Waterways Authority. At Narooma Charters we pride ourselves on the highest standard of comfort, experience and customer service in the area.

Explore our boats

Montague Island Tours

Montague Island (just off the coast of Narooma) has twice been voted Tourism Australia’s top eco-tourism destination, and is a member of NSW Tourism’s hall of fame. Therefore visiting Montague Island Nature Reserve should be number one on your south coast to-do list. Take a guided tour of the island - including the lighthouse, heritage conservation and wildlife. Snorkel or dive with the resident seal colony in the afternoon or visit the little penguins at sunset. Since 1985 Narooma Charters has worked closely with the National Parks and Wildlife Service to develop and improve tours to Montague Island and we offer a variety of experiences to suit all tastes. And of course half the fun is getting there - the 25 minute boat voyage to the island offers plenty of opportunity to encounter migrating whales (Sep to Nov), dolphins, sunfish, manta rays or schools of pelagic fish.


Whale Watching Tours

Narooma Charters has been running specialised whale watching tours since 1994, when our vessel Dreamtime sighted Migaloo the albino (pure white) Humpback whale only twenty minutes from the shore. Large pods of migrating whales come past Narooma’s coast from September through to November, and our network of coastal spotters combined with our powerful vessels minimises travel time and allows us to go straight to their location. Often the whales are sighted less than five minutes from port, and pods of dolphins are regularly seen as well.



Diving and Snorkelling

Montague Island is recognised as world-class diving destination with options for all weather conditions and skill levels. A highlight has to be diving with around 1800 curious and friendly fur seals who inhabit the island. Other diving options are available on request. All our dives are run by qualified and experienced instructors, using your own equipment or ours.



Narooma is a top shelf fishing destination - and the best Narooma fishing is done from one of our boats, which are purpose built for maximum fishing space. We utilise the latest in fishing tackle and marine electronics to give you the best chance of experiencing the thrills and excitement of offshore fishing. Even with our equipment, there’s no substitute for local knowledge and decades of experience in the best locations, the best species to chase at a particular time of year, and the best methods to catch them.

Depending on the season, Narooma’s waters abound with black, blue and striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, delicious albacore and kingfish along with many other pelagic species. Table and reef fish are available all year round with good stocks of snapper, morwong, trevally, long fin perch, pig fish, wrasse, large leatherjackets and a good variety of other reef fish.


  Tour Status

Montague Island Tours

All tours running

Snorkelling with Seals

All tours running


Available for bookings

Whale Watching

Season resumes in September

Fishing in Season

Snapper, Flathead, Longfin Perch, Morwong, Pigfish