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Penguin Island Cruise from Perth

Experience an exhilarating 60 minute combination of adventure style boating & wildlife viewing. Our primary mission is to get you up close & personal.

Highlights

60 minute wildlife cruise
Glimpse sea lions at Seal Island
Spot wild dolphins at play
Complimentary photos from cruise
Return ferry transfers
See penguin feeding

What you need to know

Enjoy a close encounter with dolphins, seals and birds during this 60 minute Penguin Island glass bottom boat tour in Perth. Passengers will spot a huge array of lively wildlife during the 60 minute Perth cruise. Expect to see Australian Fur Seals basking in the sun on the beach at Seal Island while local dolphins splash about in Shoalwater Bay Marine Park alongside the boat. You can even watch on as the rangers feed the penguins on Penguin Island at the conclusion of the cruise.

The 60 minute glass bottom boat tour offers a unique perspective for you to marvel at all the wildlife and marine life above and below the sea. At your feet, peek into the marine park to see limestone reefs, stingrays, octopus and crabs going about their day while up on the surface, you’ll be joined by pelicans, ospreys and turns. There is simply so much wildlife to meet in these turquoise waters that the 60 minute Penguin Island cruise will leave you wanting more.

To join this wildlife spotting cruise, passengers will need to take a 5 minute ferry transfer from Perth to Penguin Island to connect with the hourly glass bottom boat tour. Bookings are essential for this incredible wildlife encounter.

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Inclusions

  • Unlimited ferry transfers for the day
  • 90 minute adventure cruise to see dolphins and sea lions
  • Entry to Penguin feeding at the Discovery Centre
  • Underwater microphone to listen to the amazing clicks and whistles of dolphin behaviour

Exclusions

  • Transfers from Perth or Fremantle Hotels
  • Meals

Highlights

  • Seeing wild dolphins at play in their natural behaviour
  • Enjoying the exhilarating ride on our Adventure Boat, a 12 metre RHIB designed for speed, comfort and to allow our passengers a more direct connection with the environment and the wildlife
  • Real time commentary so whether the dolphins are hunting, socializing, mating or sleeping our experienced guides will let you know exactly what’s happening
  • Visiting ‘Aladin’s Cave’ to view the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests
  • Viewing the ospreys nest at Shag Rock
  • Seeing rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park
  • Lots of free time to swim, explore and see the penguin feeding at Penguin Island

Tour Times

  • Ferries depart daily at 10.45am from the corner of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road, Shoalwater from the 15th September to the 6th June. Ferries depart Penguin Island at 1.10pm, 2.10pm, 3.10pm or 4pm. Transfers from Perth and Fremantle are not available for this tour, you will need to make your own transport arrangements to Shoalwater Bay (approximately a 45 minute drive south of Perth)

What to Bring

  • Dress warmly, the wind can be cold even in summer
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the hot Aussie sun
  • Comfortable shoes/thongs, bathers and towel are recommended for Penguin Island and you are welcome to bring your snorkelling equipment
  • We recommend you bring extra drinks (especially in hot weather) and snacks if you wish
  • There are no shops on Penguin Island so any extra food or drinks must be purchased before you go. Pengos Café is located on the mainland for breakfast or coffees etc. There a range of picnic style options to enjoy at Penguin Island, alternatively, your ticket allows you to use the ferry service all day so feel free to come back to the mainland for a dine in meal

Additional Information

  • Please note children under the age of 3 are not permitted on this tour

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Penguin Island Cruise from Perth

153 Arcadia Drive, Shoalwater, WA 6169