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Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise

Perth, Western Australia

Enjoy a 60-minute wildlife and scenic cruise in Shoalwater, Western Australia and discover nesting penguins, sea lions, seals, birds, and much more!

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Perth, Western Australia
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DESCRIPTION

Every winter, penguins off the coastline of Shoalwater, Western Australia go into lockdown mode, hanging out on the island, finding a partner and nesting their eggs. Usually, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is not open to visitors during this time. But this year, you and your loved ones can enjoy the beauty of the penguin colony with the Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise experience as it takes you on a 60-minute scenic and wildlife cruise of the area. This 60-minute glass bottom boat cruise will take you on a journey in Western Australia waters to discover the rich wildlife of Australia. As you cruise along the rugged coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands, expect to see majestic sea lions, pelicans, birds of prey and much more. The cruise will disembark on Penguin Island, where you can enjoy the 30-minute tour of amazing beaches, viewpoints, as well as watch the nesting seabirds in their winter environment.

Expect to see tonnes of fish and other marine life through the glass bottom boat, and dive into a delicious lunch or coffee a Pengo’s Cafe before, or after, the cruise. Cruises depart daily at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm. Available only from 8 June to 14 September 2021 – so book in your tour, today!

Note

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is seasonal and only operates between mid June – mid September

Inclusions

  • 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • 30 minute guided walk on Penguin Island
  • $5 government levy

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Hotel transfers

Highlights

  • See rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • Glimpse wild dolphins at play (sightings are regular but not guaranteed as the cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay)
  • Explore the rugged islands and spot nesting pelicans, cormorants and other sea birds that live in the park
  • Drift over sea grass meadows and limestone reefs to glimpse fish and other marine life through the glass bottom
  • View the fossilised remnants of ancient tuart forests
  • Marvel at the spectacular coastal views, nesting sea birds and learn about the latest little penguin research on a 30 minute guided walk of Penguin Island

Time

  • Tours depart daily at 10.15am and 12.15pm (mid June – mid September)

Departure Location

  • Tours depart from Shoalwater, WA

What To Bring

  • Dress warmly, the wind on the boat can be cold even in summer
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the hot Aussie sun
  • Comfortable shoes and a rain jacket are recommended for the guided walk on Penguin Island
  • We recommend you bring extra drinks (especially in hot weather) and snacks if you wish
  • There are no shops on Penguin Island so any extra food or drinks must be purchased before you go. Pengos Café is located on the mainland for breakfast or coffees etc. There a range of picnic style options to enjoy at Penguin Island, alternatively, your ticket allows you to use the ferry service all day so feel free to come back to the mainland for a dine in meal

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of entry
  • Please collect your season pass at the pass centre after you enter on the first day of arrival
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Location

Perth, Western Australia

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Perth, Western Australia
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A$50
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