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Perth Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Perth Cruises & boat tours

Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

1. Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

Cruise with playful dolphins and explore winding waterways on Western Australia’s best value marine tour. Glide over the water on this scenic tour showcasing top highlights of the coastal haven of Mandurah. Choose to purchase a delicious lunch directly from the activity provider. Hop aboard a comfortable boat and set off on this award-winning, pristine waters which are home to over 100 bottlenose dolphins, the largest residential population in Wester Australia. See these captivating creatures up close in nature with guaranteed sightings. Travel through an area that is surrounded by a giant estuary, twice the size of Sydney Harbor. Journey through a magnificent ocean marina and stunning canals lined with luxury homes. Visit global landmarks and see amazing birdlife. Kids love the nautical fun on deck, with a lifelike engine room, marine controls, a captain’s wheel, and giant binoculars. Order lunch directly from the activity provider and tuck into some famous local fish and chips. Experience Mandurah’s unique wonders of the water, only an hour from Perth with cruises available daily.

From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

2. From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

Take a seat and revel in the beautiful Swan River on the only cruise in Australia that departs from a capital city and delivers you to the doorstep of an award-winning wine region. On your upstream journey along the Swan River, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee with freshly baked muffins, accompanied by a guided premium Western Australian wine tasting and cheese board selection. Upon arrival, enjoy a grazing table lunch at Sandalford Estate accompanied by a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink.  On the return, delicious cake and all-inclusive wines are waiting for you on board. Live entertainment follows as you cruise the upper reaches of the Swan River back to Perth.

Perth: Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

3. Perth: Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

Join an evening dinner cruise on the Swan River to see the impressive Perth city skyline after sunset. Your evening begins in Central Perth, where you’ll board your boat for your journey down the Swan River. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink provided throughout your cruise, and marvel at the twilight views of the city. Dinner includes a buffet of hot and cold dishes. Salads, bread, dessert, coffee and tea accompany your meal. Enjoy live entertainment on board the boat. Surprise entertainment may also be in store! Cocktails can be purchased from the full bar. After a delightful evening experience, the cruise returns you to Perth at 10:00 PM. Sample menu  (subject to change):   Turkish bread with olive oil  Cold dishes  • King prawns with cocktail sauce  • Selection of gourmet salads with side dressings  • Leg ham and continental meat selection served with assorted chutneys and mustards  • Assorted fresh dinner rolls  Hot dishes  • Rosemary and garlic-infused roast beef with red wine jus  • Thai-style chicken curry with steamed jasmine rice  • Baked vegetarian lasagna  • Roasted herb potatoes served with sour cream  • Medley of vegetables  Dessert  • Sliced seasonal fruit  • Assorted gateaux

Perth: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

4. Perth: Swim with Wild Dolphins Tour

Enjoy swimming with wild dolphins, a bucket list memorable adventure. Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built luxury dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The crew will conduct introductory snorkeling lessons. Suddenly, you are surrounded by flashing grey torpedoes and the water is filled with whistles, splashes, and laughter, both human and dolphin. They don’t do tricks and you don’t feed them, they simply spend some time enjoying each other’s company. After your experience, enjoy a gourmet platter, including fresh local seafood onboard before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. Choose to swim with the dolphins or stay dry onboard as a spectator.

Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

5. Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

Combine a delicious buffet lunch with a premium cruise on the magnificent Swan River with the Fremantle Lunch Cruise. This unique cruise features a menu which reflects Western Australia’s abundant seasonal fresh produce. Upon boarding, you are shown to your reserved table. During the cruise downstream, your captain will give a detailed tour commentary on the sights along the river as you progress to Fremantle. As you cruise the calm waters, you are invited to enjoy a seasonal buffet selection and dessert, which offers a mixed variety of gourmet salads, mixed continental meats with chutneys and mustards. A brace of tempting hot dishes such as mild Indian curry and deep pan vegetarian lasagne complement the salads, all followed by a refreshing fruit platter. With a fully stocked bar on-board, you can enhance your light lunch with a cold beer, or a glass of wine.

Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

6. Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

Indulge yourself on a full-day exploration of the Swan Valley in Western Australia. Located at the upper reaches of the Swan River, the region is a wine lover’s paradise, full of boutique wineries. It was the birthplace of viticulture during the early days of settlement in Western Australia. You will enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth along the calm Swan River, to the celebrated fertile Swan Valley. You will be welcomed on board with a morning tea, then wine tastings with a selection of cheese and biscuits.   Your boat will be the airline style, fully air-conditioned River Lady with an open bow area. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary and learn the art of wine tasting with wine, selected from one of Western Australia’s notable wineries while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon completion of your cruise you will be met by your coach driver and will embark on a driving tour of the Valley with visits to 2 boutique wineries and 2 breweries. Western Australia’s oldest wine region, the area is also rich with artisan food producers, including nougat and chocolate makers. You will visit an assortment of traditional and modern wineries, sampling the best the Swan Valley has to offer as you go. Stop off at a microbrewery for a refreshing ale with wedges. The entire trip is a food and wine lover’s dream ticket, combining wine, cheese, beer and chocolate tasting in a relaxed and informal setting. You will be served a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Move on to a chocolate tasting and truffle tasting at the boutique Margaret River Chocolate Company. The 8-hour tour with an English-speaking guide will tantalize your taste buds and tickle your palette. On the return coach journey you can take advantage of free drop-offs in Perth, Burswood or historic Guildford.

Perth: Shoalwater Islands Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

7. Perth: Shoalwater Islands Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

Embark on a special sightseeing tour to 3 Shoalwater Islands. Spot local wildlife and check out the underwater world while snorkeling. Discover the ruggedly spectacular Marine Park onboard a comfortable vessel allowing for safety and enjoyment. Graze on a platter of seafood throughout the experience. Board the vessel and get ready to set off on a marine adventure you'll never forget. Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, get to know the local marine bird life, and frolic with the rarest sea lions in the world. All equipment is provided and the highly experienced crew will introduce you to snorkeling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness so you can make the most of your encounter. Head to locations with the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the Shoalwater Islands. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and the friendly crew will get you right in the action. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood, as you cruise. The activity concludes at the Mersey Point mainland jetty.

Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

8. Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

This full-day tour through Perth’s gorgeous “Valley of Tastes” offers an extravaganza of fine wines and delicious food. After meeting your friendly driver at the Wellington street tourist stand in downtown Perth, drive through Western Australia’s Swan Valley. Known for its exceptional cuisine and beautiful wines, in just 30 minutes you will be a world away, in the beautiful Swan Valley.  On the way you will tour through the pretty heritage listed town of Guildford to visit 3 boutique wineries, the Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore. The leisurely tour provides experienced, friendly tour guides who will look after all aspects of the day. Whether your preferred choice of is red or white, you can purchase some samples to enjoy later or ship back home. You will also get to taste some exquisite cheeses. The tour includes a set lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider. It also allows for a visit to a chocolate factory, where you will sample a delicious chocolate truffle. Then it is time for the serene boat cruise back to Perth on board a luxurious, single-level cruiser. Sit back and relax with wine and entertainment as it glides gently back to Wellington street tourist stand in plenty of time for your own evening arrangements. Groups are kept small for a more personalized service, providing the chance to make new friends along the way.

Swan Valley Wineries Tasting Tour and River Cruise

9. Swan Valley Wineries Tasting Tour and River Cruise

Taste the acclaimed wines of the beautiful Swan Valley on a perfect afternoon tour from Perth. Journey by bus from the Wellington Street tourist stand and drive through the lovely landscapes of Western Australia on the way to the wine lands. Visit two boutique wineries to sample a selection of local wines with mouthwatering cheeses. Visit a chocolate company to enjoy some delicious chocolates. Then, take a serene boat cruise back to Perth aboard a luxury, single-level cruiser. Sit back and relax with wine and entertainment as you glide gently back to Barrack Square in plenty of time for your evening arrangements.

Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

10. Perth: Whale Watching Cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor

Watch the annual migration of humpback whales on a scenic 2-hour whale watching cruise from Hillarys Boat Harbor just north of Perth. Benefit from complimentary pickup by bus from selected locations, or make your own way to the harbor to board the catamaran. Get up close to the magnificent marine mammals aboard the air-conditioned boat, and save precious time over slower vessels. Make use of the three viewing areas to get stunning views of the animals on their migration from September to the end of November. Capture them on your camera from the large open-air deck. Listen to live commentary from a certified guide of The Aquarium of Western Australia. Meet more knowledgeable Aquarium workers with an optional visit to the aquarium after you tour. Avail of the on-board snacks and drinks from the licensed bar. Relax in the knowledge that in the event that no whales are seen, you can take another whale watching cruise the next day at no extra charge.

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4.7 / 5

based on 433 reviews

This cruise was awesome. Service was second to none for the entire day. Captain Soren talked through the history of the river. The team at the winery gave a great history of the local wines. The wines and food were fabulous. Could not have asked for more. Met some great new friends. The trip back was a whole new adventure, with wines and just brilliant singing from the 3 crew members. What voices!!! What a great way to spend the last day of 2022. Great day out. Recommend to anyone.

It was so nice of the reception team to re-book ticket for same price after missing the first booking so kind, polite and helpful. Cruise staff provided information throughout trip and pointed historical places. Definitely worth and bang for buck

The best day trip we have ever done! Amazingly helpful check-in staff, informative bus guides, beautiful vineyards, delicious lunch...fun boat ride home...entertainment included!Excellent value for money and outstanding service everywhere.

We saw dolphins! Was an awesome cruise and so cheap, Staff had a great sense of humour, good knowledge of the area, great way to see the luxury homes, boats and some wildlife even a licenced bar onboard

Such a lovely cruise up the river! Wonderful wine tasting and great entertainment by the cruise on the way back down river. Highly recommend!