Penguin Island Ferry & Discovery Centre Penguin Island, Shoalwater, Australia

Penguin Island Ferry & Discovery Centre

Penguin Island, Shoalwater, Australia

Wildlife expedition
Hiking
Birding
Boating
Snorkeling
Swimming
10 minutes
September - October
Very Easy
Every day
Family-friendly

Overview

  • A short 5 minute 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, snorkeling, explore the nature trails or just relax and enjoy this beautiful nature reserve.

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Highlights

  • Getting up close to the little penguins at the Discovery Centre
  • Swimming and snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay
  • Exploring the nature trails & boardwalks taking in spectacular views of the marine park
  • Having a picnic under the trees overlooking a safe swimming beach ideal for young children
  • Seeing nesting pelicans & other sea birds up close especially September & October when the chicks are hatching
  • Using the binoculars at the look outs to spot dolphins & whales (September to December)

Costs

  • Adults $27
  • Concession (seniors & students) $24
  • Children (3- 12 yrs) $20
  • Infants* (under 3yrs) $0
  • Families (2 adults/conc & 2 children) $85


*Please note infants are free of charge however must be booked on your ticket as they are still counted as a passenger onboard. Failure to do so may result in you missing your ferry as there may not be enough allocated seating.

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Includes

  • Ferry transfers
  • Penguin feeding by the Penguin Island rangers at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm
  • Free time to swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment), picnic and explore the island 

Departure Times & Bookings

  • From the September 15, 2019 to June 1, 2020 ferries depart Shoalwater hourly from 9am to 3pm with extra departures scheduled every 20 to 30 minutes on busy days.
  • Return ferries depart Penguin Island at 10 minutes past the hour, every hour from 10.10am to 3.10pm with the final ferry departing at 4pm sharp.
  • Return ferries don't need to be booked in advance, simply wait at the jetty on the day for the next available departure, additional return ferries are scheduled on busy days
  • Book your tickets online now by selecting your desired date on the booking form and then press the drop down arrow under 'Choose a Time'. 
  • Online bookings close 1 hour before departure!

Where to meet?

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

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Find more about the region

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Highlights

  • Getting up close to the little penguins at the Discovery Centre
  • Swimming and snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay
  • Exploring the nature trails & boardwalks taking in spectacular views of the marine park
  • Having a picnic under the trees overlooking a safe swimming beach ideal for young children
  • Seeing nesting pelicans & other sea birds up close especially September & October when the chicks are hatching
  • Using the binoculars at the look outs to spot dolphins & whales (September to December)

Costs

  • Adults $27
  • Concession (seniors & students) $24
  • Children (3- 12 yrs) $20
  • Infants* (under 3yrs) $0
  • Families (2 adults/conc & 2 children) $85


*Please note infants are free of charge however must be booked on your ticket as they are still counted as a passenger onboard. Failure to do so may result in you missing your ferry as there may not be enough allocated seating.

Related Photos

  • For bigger images, click on the photos.
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Includes

  • Ferry transfers
  • Penguin feeding by the Penguin Island rangers at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm
  • Free time to swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment), picnic and explore the island 

Departure Times & Bookings

  • From the September 15, 2019 to June 1, 2020 ferries depart Shoalwater hourly from 9am to 3pm with extra departures scheduled every 20 to 30 minutes on busy days.
  • Return ferries depart Penguin Island at 10 minutes past the hour, every hour from 10.10am to 3.10pm with the final ferry departing at 4pm sharp.
  • Return ferries don't need to be booked in advance, simply wait at the jetty on the day for the next available departure, additional return ferries are scheduled on busy days
  • Book your tickets online now by selecting your desired date on the booking form and then press the drop down arrow under 'Choose a Time'. 
  • Online bookings close 1 hour before departure!

Where to meet?

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

Map

Find more about the region

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

Price

€19

Duration

10 minutes
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