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 $65.00
Child $50.00

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 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

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

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Bella Farid from Australia wrote on 18 January 2020

Amazing!

Love seeing these wildlife living in their habitat! Beautiful place to visit.

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Ruth Bright from Australia wrote on 16 January 2020

Enjoyable and informative day

Cannot fault anything with this cruise, the guide was interesting, informative and really seemed like she enjoyed her job, we managed to see Dolphins, Sea lions (even swimming) and an osprey. The boat was comfortable and felt very safe with no limited view at any time. I would highly recommend this as part of anyone's trip to Perth or even as a local

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Yoke Pheng Goh from Singapore wrote on 13 November 2019

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

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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anne-mariem from Australia wrote on 15 May 2019

Amazing!

What a great experience, to see the dolphins & sea lions in their own environment. The crew were very informative & friendly & the boat comfortable. I would recommend this as a must do tour while you are in the area.

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