Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia

Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise

Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia

Wildlife expedition
Birding
Hiking
Boating
Snorkeling
Swimming
1.5 hours
October - January
Very Easy
Every day
Family-friendly

Overview

  • 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.

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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, snorkelling or just relax on beautiful white sand beaches

Includes

  • 90 minute adventure cruise
  • Return ferry transfers to Penguin Island  
  • Penguin feeding by the Penguin Island rangers at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm
  • Free time to swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment or purchase it at the gift shop before departing), picnic or explore the Island
  • Our wild dolphin guarantee- if we don’t find dolphins on your cruise, you come again for free! 


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Costs

  • Adults $85
  • Concession (seniors & students) $75
  • Child (3- 12 years) $60


Due to the open nature of the boat this cruise is not suitable for Infants under 3 years of age.

Departure Times

  • This tour operates daily (September 15 to early June)
  • 10:45am- departs Shoalwater.
  • Book online now! 


  • Online bookings close 2 hours before departure!
  • Additional cruises may be scheduled for 8.45am (departing Shoalwater), 12.45pm (departing Penguin Island) or 3pm (departing Penguin Island) on weekends and school holidays as required.
  • To check availability, select your desired date on the booking form and then press the drop down arrow under 'Choose a Time'. Available cruise times will be displayed. 

Where to meet?

  • Rockingham Wild Encounters
  • 153 Arcadia Dr, Shoalwater WA 6169 Australia

Map

Self-Drive

  • Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Perth.
  • 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.
  • Do not park on the road verge or the vacant block across the road from our car park. They are clearly signed with No Standing signs and rangers will issue parking infringements for anyone parked illegally.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car and make sure any bags or luggage is hidden from view.


Find more about the region

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

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, snorkelling or just relax on beautiful white sand beaches

Includes

  • 90 minute adventure cruise
  • Return ferry transfers to Penguin Island  
  • Penguin feeding by the Penguin Island rangers at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm
  • Free time to swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment or purchase it at the gift shop before departing), picnic or explore the Island
  • Our wild dolphin guarantee- if we don’t find dolphins on your cruise, you come again for free! 


Related Photos

  • For bigger images, click on the photos.
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9
Dolphin, Penguin & Sea Lion Adventure Cruise Penguin Island, Shoalwater WA, Australia #b28efe2a-6327-45d5-92dc-6bc563b349e9

Costs

  • Adults $85
  • Concession (seniors & students) $75
  • Child (3- 12 years) $60


Due to the open nature of the boat this cruise is not suitable for Infants under 3 years of age.

Departure Times

  • This tour operates daily (September 15 to early June)
  • 10:45am- departs Shoalwater.
  • Book online now! 


  • Online bookings close 2 hours before departure!
  • Additional cruises may be scheduled for 8.45am (departing Shoalwater), 12.45pm (departing Penguin Island) or 3pm (departing Penguin Island) on weekends and school holidays as required.
  • To check availability, select your desired date on the booking form and then press the drop down arrow under 'Choose a Time'. Available cruise times will be displayed. 

Where to meet?

  • Rockingham Wild Encounters
  • 153 Arcadia Dr, Shoalwater WA 6169 Australia

Map

Self-Drive

  • Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Perth.
  • 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.
  • Do not park on the road verge or the vacant block across the road from our car park. They are clearly signed with No Standing signs and rangers will issue parking infringements for anyone parked illegally.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car and make sure any bags or luggage is hidden from view.


Find more about the region

All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

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Duration

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