Rockingham Wild Encounters – Penguin Island Ferry and Cruises

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Blessed with white sandy beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters, Rockingham Wild Encounters is just 45 minutes south of Perth and lies a five minute ferry ride away in the heart of the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The wildlife is the star attraction.

Join them for a cruise to see wild dolphins and rare Australian sea lions before getting up close with the world’s smallest penguins! Island ranger present penguin feedings daily. Getting here is easy with ferries departing hourly. Spend as long, or as little as you like to swim, snorkel, picnic and explore the nature trails and beaches before catching a return ferry at your leisure. Of if you want to experience their gold award-winning swim with wild dolphins and tick the bucket list, they invite you for this exhilarating day out. If you need catering, they also have their own restaurant on site to provide you with their popular fish and chips and other seafood delights.

It is their privilege to share this beautiful part of the coast and its wildlife and they hope you enjoy your visit.

Facilities

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Services

Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham Beach, Western Australia

From $35 to $39

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

(Available 3 June to 14 September only when Penguin Island is closed to the general public.)

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Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham Beach, Western Australia

From $36 to $39

Explore the wildlife sanctuary zone of the marine park onboard a glass bottom boat. Get up close to the ruggedly spectacular reefs and islands and learn all about the nesting sea birds and fish from the friendly skippers. Highlights include viewing rare Australian Sea Lions at Seal Island and visiting a pelican rookery before concluding on Penguin Island.

Includes: 45 minute glass bottom boat cruise to view sea lions, pelicans and islands; Unlimited ferry transfers; and Penguin Feeding at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm.

Highlights: See rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island. Explore the rugged islands and view nesting pelicans, cormorants and spot other sea birds that live in the park. Drift over the sea grass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish, crabs and other marine life through the glass bottom. Enjoy fascinating facts and entertaining stories from the friendly local skippers. You will have lots of free time to swim, explore and see the penguin feeding at Penguin Island.

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Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham Beach, Western Australia

From $16 to $25

A short ferry ride across beautiful Shoalwater Bay is all it takes to meet the world’s smallest penguins! It only takes an hour to visit the penguins but if you have more time, go swimming, snorkelling, explore the nature trails or just relax and enjoy this beautiful nature reserve.

Includes: Unlimited ferry transfers; Penguin Feeding at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm (optional).

Highlights: Get up close to the little penguins at the Discovery Centre. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay. Explore the nature trails and boardwalks taking in spectacular views of the marine park. Have a picnic under the trees overlooking a safe swimming beach ideal for young children. See nesting pelicans and other sea birds up close, especially September and October when the chicks are hatching. Use the binoculars at the look outs to spot dolphins, pelicans and the perfect spot for a photo looking back at the mainland.

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Rockingham Wild Encounters, Rockingham Beach, Western Australia

From $75 to $85

Get up close with wild dolphins and enjoy an exhilarating ride on the adventure boat!

Meet Logo, Boomerang or any of over 200 dolphins that the crew have come to know as friends. You may see mothers with calves, learn how they use stingrays to catch octopus or see them spectacularly leaping from the wake of the boat!

After spending some quality time with the dolphins, your cruise returns through the wildlife conservation zone of the marine park to visit the sea lions at Seal Island and to take advantage of any other wildlife viewing opportunities. Regular sightings include pelicans, ospreys, stingrays, cormorants, terns and more.

Includes: 90 minute adventure cruise, Underwater microphone to listen to the amazing clicks and whistles of dolphins, Unlimited ferry transfers, Penguin Feeding at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm.

Highlights: See wild dolphins at play in their natural environment. Enjoy the exhilarating ride on the Adventure Boat. Visit ‘Aladin’s Cave’ to view the fossilised remnants of ancient tuart forests and spotting nesting sea birds. See Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island. You will have lots of free time to swim, explore and see the penguin feeding at Penguin Island.

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