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  •  Activities
  •  Rockingham
  •  Penguin Island Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Depart From Penguin Island

Penguin Island Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Depart From Penguin Island

  • Rockingham
  • English
  • 60 minutes (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. A 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • 2. Return ferry transfers to and from Penguin Island
  • 3. Penguin Feeding Show held by the rangers
  • 4. Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr
From AUD
$65.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. A 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • 2. Return ferry transfers to and from Penguin Island
  • 3. Penguin Feeding Show held by the rangers
  • 4. Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Rockingham
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, from 15 September to 07 June
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Penguin Island
● Departure Time^: 09:45, 11:15, 13:45
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
^ Return ferry to Penguin Island included before departure time.

● Ferry Departures
- Depart hourly*: 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00.
- Return hourly*: 10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10 & 16:00.
* Extra ferries are scheduled every 20 minutes or half hour during busy times as required.
Address 153 Arcadia Drive (cnr Penguin Road) Shoalwater WA 6169
How to get there ● Please allow enough time for your 5 minute ferry transfer to Penguin Island (Ferry time - 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00) prior to cruise departure.

● By Car
Ferry wharf located approximately 63km south of Perth Airport, takes about 1 hour; approximately 52km south of Perth Elizabeth Quay, takes about 55 minutes.

- 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.

● By Public Transport
The closest Train Station is Rockingham Station. Take the train south from Perth on the Mandurah line.
The closest Bus Stop is Penguin & Watts Road. Catch bus 551, 552 or 553 from stands 9 or 10 outside the train station.
Please check the Transport Perth timetables (https://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Reservations when Penguin Island is open 08:30 - 16:30
Reservations when Penguin Island is closed & winter off season 09:00 - 15:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Penguin Island (8 June to 14 September) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to https://www.rockinghamwildencounters.com.au/ for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.
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2 Overview

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 to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure.

Penguin Island Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Depart From Penguin Island

 

Inclusions:

  • 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • Return ferry transfers to and from Penguin Island
  • Penguin Feeding Show held by the rangers at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 daily
  • Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!

 

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 the cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay)
  • Exploring 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

 

Departure Times:

  • 09:45 from Penguin Island (select the 09:00 ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • 11:15 from Penguin Island (select the 09:00, 10:00 or 11:00 ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • 13:45 from Penguin Island (select the 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 or 13:00 ferry transfer to Penguin Island)
  • Extra departures can be scheduled on busy days if required

 

RETURN FERRY TIME

Getting back to the mainland is easy, no prior booking is required. Return ferries depart hourly from Penguin Island at 10:10, 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10 & 16:00 sharp, just walk down to the jetty a few minutes before hand and show your ticket to the skipper prior to boarding. On busy days ferry will keep running until everyone is off the island.

 

*Please note Penguin Island closes to the public at 16:00 so please be waiting on the jetty by this time.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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