Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise (Departs from Shoalwater/Rockingham)

Daily from 15-Oct-2023
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Adult
$85.00
Child 3-12yrs
$65.00
Concession
$80.00
Infant Under 3yrs
$0.00

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference.

  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.); Location: Shoalwater, WA
  • You will also need to book the following product:

Penguin Island Ferry Transfer (included in cruise cost)
Please select a ferry departure time that is BEFORE your cruise leaving from Penguin Island at 9:45am, 11:15am(Default), 12:30pm, 1:45pm or 4:00pm.
Duration: 10 minutes (approx.)

Nature Walk Timing:  

  • 11:30am (for 9:45am Cruise)
  • 12:30pm (for 11:15am Cruise)
  • 3:15pm (for 1:45pm)
  • Meet Tour Guide at Penguin Island grassed area or the Jetty.

Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife! This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise takes place in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action!

The cruise concludes on Penguin Island allowing for a 30 minutes for your guided nature walk of Penguin Island, providing exclusive insight into the local penguins, the spectacular landscapes and the natural history of the island and if you have more time then you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, exploring the nature trails or just relax and enjoy the beautiful nature reserve. Before returning on the ferry at your own leisure.

Highlights

  • Seeing rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay)
  • Explore the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park
  • Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life through the glass bottom
  • Viewing the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests

Add-on Fish & Chips

Fish & chips served at Pengo's Cafe (on the mainland) before or after your tour. When you check in for your cruise we will give you a voucher to take into Pengo's when you are ready to eat. Kitchen Open Times: 11am to 3pm.

Penguin Island Ferry Transfer (included in cruise cost)

Enjoy a 5 minute ferry ride across beautiful Shoalwater Bay prior to your tour departing from Penguin Island jetty.

Included in your ticket is the ferry transfer to Penguin Island before your cruise departure. All passengers must be accounted for in your booking (including infants) to reserve your seat on the ferry.

**Disclaimer: Penguin Island will be closed on days that are greater than 35 degrees, as per The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/08/Immediate-action-taken-to-protect-Rockinghams-little-penguins.aspx

Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise

  • 9:45am from Penguin Island (select the 9am or 9:30am ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • 11:15am from Penguin Island (select the 9am, 10am or 11am ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • 12:30pm from Penguin Island (select the 9am, 10am, 11am or 12pm ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • 1:45pm from Penguin Island (select the 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • 4:00pm from Penguin Island  (select the 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm ferry transfer to Penguin Island)*

*4:00pm CRUISE CONCLUDES AT MERSEY POINT (mainland) so please allow enough time to visit Penguin Island Prior to the cruise.

Tour Inclusive

  • 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • Return ferry transfers to and from Penguin Island
  • 30 minute guided nature walk of Penguin Island, providing exclusive insight into the local penguins, the spectacular landscapes and the natural history of the island
  • Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!
  • Beach wheelchairs are available upon request and are designed for use in outdoor environments and specifically for use on sand and in or near salt water. For beach wheelchair bookings, please contact us for the hire form
  • Pricing includes a $10 Marine Park Levy.

Tour Exclusive

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personnel Consumption
  • Meals
  • Coach Transfer

Transportation

  • Please ensure you check in at least 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure of your choice.
  • Check in Pier : Perth Wildlife Encounters "Pier Counter"(153 Arcadia Dr, Shoalwater WA 6169)

How to Get Here

Self-Drive

  • Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Perth.

  • There is free car parking onsite and overflow parking available at the Safety Bay Bowling Club a short walk away at 130 Gloucester Crescent, Safety Bay.

  • Do not park on the road verge or the vacant block across the road from our car park. They are clearly signed with No Standing signs and rangers will issue parking infringements for anyone parked illegally.

  • Do not leave valuables in your car and make sure any bags or luggage is hidden from view. Unfortunately like any coastal car parks in Australia, there is always a risk of thieves breaking into vehicles.

Public Transport

  • Take the train south from Perth on the Mandurah line and disembark at the Rockingham Station.
  • Catch bus 551, 552 or 553 from stands 9 or 10 outside the train station and get off on Penguin & Watts Road.
  • Walk along Penguin Road towards the beach to our shop.
  • To plan your journey visit http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/

Notices

  • Any prices listed are in the currency of Australian dollar (AUD).
  • Please provide the full English names of each passenger when placing an order.
  • Other Information: Crew will ensure visitors receive the best wildlife viewing opportunities on your cruise. We ask you to please respect the Shoalwater Island Marine Park. We are entering a natural habitat therefore animals sightings are not guaranteed as we do not feed or train them.
  • Penguin Island will be closed on the hottest days of Summer due to the Little Penguins Moulting, as per The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
  • The Dolphin, Penguin and Sealion Cruise is subject to prior ferry availability as all cruises depart from Penguin Island.
  • What to wear?
    It’s important that you are adequately dressed because it can be cold, even in summer. A warm weather proof jacket is essential. Gloves, scarves & beanies for the colder days are a good idea.
  • Tours operate daily during winter season, however bookings are essential as places are subject to availability.
  • Children of all ages are welcome aboard our boats and we take many children along on our cruises. As parents you are probably the best judge as to how your children will cope with being out on the water for 1 hour, but we have found that the majority of children enjoy the experience and love seeing the amazing wildlife, sea lions, pelican rookeries along the coastline.

Cancellation Policy

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