Penguin Island Cruises – Penguin Island Ferry and Cruises

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Located on the shores of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, 40 minutes south of Perth, Western Australia, Perth Wildlife Encounters is a multi-award-winning Ecotourism business.

Swim with wild dolphins, play with friendly sea lions, meet the world’s smallest penguin and discover a vibrant A-class nature reserve like no other.

Perth Wildlife Encounters is dedicated to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism practices with the local marine life that minimise environmental impact and educate visitors about the importance of conservation, as well as providing awe-inspiring experiences for visitors.

For the winter season (June – September) or when the temperatures reach 35 degrees or above rendering Penguin Island closed, as aligned with government legislation, Perth Wildlife Encounters operates the Dolphin, Penguin and Wildlife Cruise.

Services

From $50 to $250

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 first weekend in June to 14 September only when Penguin Island is closed to the general public.)

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $70 to $260

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 and 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 their friendly crew will get you right amongst the action!

The cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguins feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $30 to $100

A short ferry ride across beautiful Shoalwater Bay is all it takes to meet the world’s smallest penguins! Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, exploring the nature trails or just relax and enjoy this beautiful nature reserve.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $120 to $160

This 2.5-hour encounter takes you to the three islands’ top snorkelling spots in the ruggedly spectacular, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, to experience the best of the local marine life, above and below the water. The comfortable vessel allows for safety and enjoyment, as you dive in to discover this incredible marine park beneath the surface. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood selections as you cruise.

Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, meet the local marine bird life and frolic with the rarest sea lions in the world. All equipment is provided and the highly trained and experienced crew will introduce you to snorkelling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness, so you can make the most of your wild encounter in wild luxury. They will also point out the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and their friendly crew will get you right amongst the action!

Wetsuits, masks and snorkels, fins, and floatation devices are provided. They have a large, comfortable and safe vessel with a professionally trained crew.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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