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Penguin Island with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

Enjoy an exhilarating 90 minute cruise to see wild dolphins and sea lions before concluding on Penguin Island to meet the world's smallest penguins!

Highlights

  • The adventure begins with an exhilarating 90 minute cruise through the Shoalwater Islands Marine park onboard our 12 metre Adventure Boat purpose built for getting up close with the local wildlife!
  • Our primary mission is to visit the local wild dolphins. You may see mothers with new born calves, learn how dolphins use stingrays to catch octopus or see them spectacularly leaping from the wake of our boat.
  • After enjoying some quality dolphin time, we return through the wildlife sanctuary zone to visit the sea lions at Seal Island and make the most of any other wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Regular sightings include nesting birds of prey, terns, cormorants and one of the largest pelican rookeries in Australia.
  • The cruise concludes on Penguin Island in time to see the penguin feeding at the Discovery Centre.
  • Enjoy free time to picnic, explore the nature trails, swim, snorkel or just relax on the beach before catching a 5 minute return ferry at your leisure.

Experience a 90 minute wildlife cruise through the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Wild dolphins are the star attraction. You may see mothers with new born calves, learn how dolphins use stingrays to catch octopus or see them spectacularly leaping from the wake of our boat.

After enjoying some quality dolphin time, we return through the wildlife sanctuary zone to visit the sea lions at Seal Island and make the most of any other wildlife viewing opportunities. Our adventure boat is ideal for getting up close to the islands where we will be spotting pelicans, ospreys, cormorants, terns and more. The cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your leisure.

Highlights

* The exhilarating ride on our adventure boat! A 12 metre RHIB designed to provide a more direct connection between our passengers and the natural environment.

* Listening to the dolphins amazing clicks and whistles through our underwater microphone.

* Seeing rare Australian sea lions & and one of the largest pelican rookeries in WA.

* Visiting 'Aladdin’s Cave’ to view the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests.

* Live commentary from our friendly guides who will let you know exactly what the wildlife is up to!

* Exploring the nature trails and coastal look outs of Penguin Island. Look out for wild penguins, king skinks and hundreds of nesting sea birds on this unique island nature reserve.

* Swimming, snorkeling or just relax on beautiful white sand beaches

Includes:

* 90 minute adventure cruise

* Return ferry transfers to Penguin Island

* Penguin feeding at 10.30am, 12.30 or 2.30pm

* Free time to swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment), picnic or explore the Island

* Our wild dolphin guarantee- if we don’t find dolphins on your cruise, you come again for free!

Adult $85.00
Child $60.00

What's included

  • 90 minute Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise
  • Wild Dolphin Guarantee- if you don't see dolphins on your cruise, you're welcome to come again free of charge * conditions apply
  • Entry to the Penguin Island Discovery Centre
  • Return ferry transfers

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 3
  • Children must be 3 years and over to participate in this tour.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Passengers must check in at our base in Shoalwater at least 30 minutes prior to their departure to sign a waiver of liability that can be viewed at https://static1.squarespace.com/static/586b832af5e231abfff552d6/t/5896efbae3df288b510076fe/1486286780029/Waiver-of-Liability-100Wild.pdf
  • * Children 3-12 years * Under 3 years of age are not permited on this tour

Available Bookings from November 17 to November 23

Change Dates

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$85.00
  • Child$60.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.6

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Ace from France wrote on 13 March 2019

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Awesome cruise ! 😎

The boat ride was just insane ! Well done captain Mack πŸ‘. He took us in all best spots in the island area and we could see many exciting dolphins. I really appreciated the way he ride his high speed boat especially when he used his skid trick to make the dolphin jump up the water ✌️. The rest of the tour was pretty cool and relaxing similar as the sea lion lying on the beach πŸ˜†. The island was beautiful and the penguin really cute. Highly recommended tour ! I would like to finish this comment by a special thank you to the crew on the boat for their greetings and sense of humour, especially to Elly for her smile, her knowledge about wildlife and her bubbly personality :)

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Annie from Malaysia wrote on 17 April 2018

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Fantastic fun

We are lucky and manage to see more than a dozen dolphins. The kids extremely happy and excited. However, the sea lions are just looking at 8 of them lying around, not moving at all. So that’s not really exciting but I guess that’s their behaviour from being offshore. The penguin island is clean and beautiful. However, we only saw the little penguins in the conservation pen, not on the wild. All in the experience is fantastic and fun for families with young children. We prefer this over Sydney whale watching which we did last August. Thumbs up to the crew for being really informative , friendly and professional thru our the cruise. Thanks for an amazing day in Rockingham.

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From Penguin Island with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

Good morning Annie, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a great day out. On Penguin Island there is about 1200 wild penguins however by nature they do head out to see and fish for their food during the day. Not returning back to their nests until dusk. Inside the discovery centre you will have the chance to see 10 rescued penguins that are cared for daily by the rangers. These 10 penguins have been deemed unsuitable for release. The Australian Sea Lion is an amazingly interesting. Hauling it's self out on Sea Island for about 17-18 months making himself nice and fat for his long swim north to meet up with the ladies for breeding season. The larger the male the more attractive they are to the ladies. I hope you had a safe trip home and can visit again soon. Kind Regards Nadine

Kim from Australia wrote on 01 March 2018

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Fantastic day! Highly recommend.

Boat ride was fantastic and we saw so many dolphins at play! Penguin Island is a fabulous little gem and the little penguins were adorable, dont miss the feeding demonstration.

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From Penguin Island with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

Good morning Kim, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had the most amazing day. I hope you can visit again soon. Regards Nadine

Yoke Pheng Goh from Singapore wrote on 13 November 2019

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Dolphin cruise and Penguin Island

The cruise was 6 stars! Skipper n host were fantastic and their enthusiasm was infectious. They looked for dolphins in the wild and what a treat it was. We saw pods of dolphins frolicking in the ocean. The skipper then sped up the boat and that excited the dolphins and they gracefully gave chase. What a sight! Lots of photo opportunities as well. After the dolphins, we went out a little further and were introduced to many species of birds. The penguin looking bird which in fact is a commorone and the pelicans were my favourites. We were later ferried to Penguin island but could not see any penguins in the wild except for those in the Discovery center. Guess the weather was too hot and they were all hiding away from the heat. The island is also a bird sanctuary. Very small island with paved trails which are wheelchair accessible.

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Melanie from Australia wrote on 07 November 2019

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Dolphins Penquins and Sea Lion Cruise

Absolutely loved it, the dolphins were amazing and put on quite a show for us. Gabby our guide was awesome, very informative, not just about the dolphins but also about the sea lions, Birdlife and the Marine Park in general. Our Captain, Mac also did a great job of giving everyone a great and equal view of the wildlife. Would definitely recommend this cruise. 🐬🐧

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