Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

4.7 / 5

47 reviews

Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

From $48.61 per person

Embark on a 1-hour scenic glass bottom boat cruise around Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Stop at Penguin Island to view the penguin feeding and return at your own leisure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Spot rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • See wild dolphins at play
  • Explore the rugged islands and view nesting pelicans, cormorants and other sea birds
  • Observe the penguin feeding show held by the rangers at Penguin Island
  • Complimentary photos from your cruise
Full description
Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park during a 1-hour glass bottom boat cruise that explores the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities.  Take in the beautiful scenery in the marine park and through the glass panels you can also see what goes on beneath the surface. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action. Though, please note that no sightings are guaranteed.  The Cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure. Penguin feedings are presented by a Parks & Wildlife Services ranger at 10.30am, 12.30 & 2.30pm and last around 20 minutes, after which the rangers are available to answer any visitor questions.
Includes
  • 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • Return ferry transfer to and from Penguin Island
  • Penguin Feeding Show
  • Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

- Please check in to collect your boarding pass from the Gift Shop 30 minutes prior to your scheduled ferry departure (your voucher will NOT be accepted as a boarding pass)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as the cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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Amazing experience! Super friendly staff who went above and beyond to spoil my best friend on her special day ( birthday ) by signing her happy birthday and letting her ride up on front on the boat. We definitely had the best seats and got to see the wildlife up and close.

April 5, 2021

Went for my son's 4th Birthday (as pirates because...treasure hunting!). The crew were so kind and inclusive on the day; giving special shout outs, letting Mr 4 toot the boat horn, playing into the pirate theme and answering all the questions my kids had. You weren't told, but my boys are on the spectrum, and your staff's engagement and friendliness both eased and enhanced their experiences - we don't often witness that quality in interactions between our kids and other people, so thankyou, it truly made my heart happy! Aside from that, 10+ dolphins; newborn dolphin calf, juveniles, jigsaw and sleeping ones too. Sea Lions; playing in the water and bossing each other around on Seal Island. Birds; Ospreys, Cormorants and Penguins. Scenery; Crystal turquoise water, sea grass, fish jumping around, perfect weather and no wind (remarkably). Absolute perfect day for my little family, money well spent and memories to last a lifetime. We went for the 945am start, arrived at 9 for Ferry passes.

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March 22, 2021

Such a great tour, I did not expect that much fun and excitement with that cheap price! Unfortunately for some reason we missed penguins feeding but we saw a group of happy dolphins playing around the cruise and many of sea lions playing and resting all around the island. Beautiful kind tour leader, gave us lots of interesting information about flora and Fiona of the island. It was an amazing experience. No hesitation, go for it and enjoy.

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February 15, 2021

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