Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

4.8 / 5

29 Reviews

Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

From US$ 50.52 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
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.
  • 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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Prepare for the activity

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

4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
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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

Very thoroughable outing to the island. We did the boat/cruise to see the sea lions/dolphins/penguin feed. Captain & guide on board were excellent guides. Could not fault anything. But did not realize there were no rubbish bins on board the island so we had to take our rubbish back with us. We were advised its a safety issue for the animals I do understand that but at the same time I wish the website would have mentioned that. Also was advised on the site complimentary photos were available. Tour was finished but there was no mention of photos. I did go back & ask and was advised there would be an email & then we download the photos. I did ring the contact number but got someone in the Phillipines which was not helpful. Other than that the trip was enjoyable

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January 27, 2021

a great 1st experience

January 24, 2021

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