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  3. Shoalwater
  4. Penguin Island

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park Cruise & Penguin Island Tour

Product ID: 138818
See wild dolphins, sea lions, pelicans, birds of prey and more on this 60-minute cruise through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park before landing on Penguin Island for a 30-minute guided walk of this stunning nature reserve.
About this activity
Duration: 90 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • Explore the rugged islands and view nesting pelicans and cormorants
  • Travel in a glass-bottom boat
Full description
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 in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day.

Drift over sea grass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life through the glass bottom of the boat. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and your friendly crew will get you right amongst the action.

The cruise disembarks on Penguin Island for a guided 30-minute walk that takes in the spectacular beaches, coastal look outs and nesting sea birds of this stunning island nature reserve. See spectacular coastal views, nesting sea birds and hear about the latest little penguin research on a your guided walk.
  • 60-minute glass bottom boat cruise
  • 30-minute guided walk on Penguin Island
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages

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Meeting point

153 Arcadia Drive Shoalwater, WA 6169

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please dress warmly it does get cold even on a hot day
• The boat is covered, however wet weather clothing is recommended for your guided island walk
• Please check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    3.7 / 5
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Nice little tour. Saw some dolphins, cruised past Bird Island and Seal island, to see some sealions lazing on the beach. Pretty islands. Stopped for a quick venture onto Penguin Island... didn't see any penguins FYI, but great to see a natural wildlife sanctuary with all the birds nesting....lots of pelicans. Nothing to see in the glass bottom boat...just seagrass. Worth doing, but expectations need to be realistic. It is a wildlife tour and the creatures are just doing their thing.

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August 11, 2019

I loved the tour and kind staff. It was a shame that the discovery centre was closed and penguins were all gone to look for food for their babies. We saw sleeping sea lions, sometimes yawning. Watching wild birds like pelicans and seagal pups was interesting enough. We were lucky being able to see a dolphin swimming around our boat.

September 9, 2018

Excellent. Great value great staff. Would recommend to all.

September 8, 2019

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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Product ID: 138818