Carnac Island Half Day Sail Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Small group tour aboard a luxury sailing catamaran
Enjoy the clear, calm, shallow waters of Carnac island
Visit and learn about the playful Sea Lions who haul out here on the beach
Kayaks & stand-up paddle boards provided (weather permitting)
Delicious morning tea included
or 4 payments of $39.75 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Set sail aboard a luxurious sailing catamaran bound for Carnac Island, an A-grade nature reserve located a short hop from Fremantle through the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound. Get cosy aboard the vessel and enjoy a moment of peace and tranquillity as the wind blows in your hair travelling to the island. This half day adventure is limited to just 24 guests plus crew.

This A Class Nature Reserve is a known haul-out location for Australia Sea Lions, known as the playful puppies of the sea, plus a myriad of seabirds and fish. The eastern side of the island features a long, shallow bay perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The west side is also a delight with limestone cliffs and underwater reefs.

The use of stand up paddle boards and kayaks are available for those who wish to stay dry. For thrill seekers, a huge cargo net can be thrown out the back of the vessel for your very own little spa bath. Morning or afternoon tea and water are included, simply pack your swimmers, towel and sunscreen for this wonderful sailing adventure to Carnac Island.


What you need to know

  • 4 hour Carnac Island sailing cruise
  • Morning tea
  • Use of kayaks and stand-up paddle board
  • See and learn all about Australian sea lions, who often come by to say hello
  • Snorkel in clear, waist deep water (snorkelling equipment provided)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Enjoy a delicious morning tea onboard of fruit, cakes, pastries, juice, coffee and tea
  • Anchor up in a beautiful bay and make use of the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
  • Carnac Island is a leisurely 45 minute sail from Fremantle Boat Harbour, through the gentle waters of Cockburn Sound
  • It is an important haul out location for Australian Sea Lions and a myriad of sea birds as well as boasting spectacular diving, snorkelling and fishing
  • Bottlenose Dolphins are also very common in the area and Capella is able to get closer than other boats without noisy motors to scare them off
  • The western side of Carnac is an absolute delight with high limestone cliffs plunging into the water and a truly spectacular anchorage perfect for paddling the kayaks around
  • Morning cruises depart at 8am and return at 12pm
  • Afternoon cruises depart at 1pm and return at 5pm
  • Please be at the jetty and ready to board 15 minutes prior to the designated start time
  • Please note tours operate on certain days
  • The duration of this experience is 4 hours
  • This experience departs from the front of Cicerello's, 44 Mews Rd, Fremantle (Cicerello's Landing)
What To Bring
  • Guests are welcome to BYO additional drinks at no extra cost. Please don't bring any unmixed spirits (pre-mix cans are fine)
  • Camera
  • Bathers
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
Additional Information
  • There is plenty of car parking available at Sardine Jetty. It is a 15 minute walk from the Fremantle Train Station
  • Expectant guests who are 28-36 weeks pregnant will require medical clearance to board. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate anyone over 36 weeks gestation
Terms And Conditions
  • Cruises operate with a minimum of 10 guests and a maximum of 26
  • If minimum numbers are not met for the date requested you will be contacted to discuss rescheduling. We will do our best to accommodate you on an alternative day suitable to you. In the event we are unable to find an alternative date you will be refunded.
  • Sailing is wind and weather dependent, so the choice of direction and destinations will need to be evaluated nearer to the day.
  • We reserve the right to cancel and reschedule if conditions require it. Guest safety and enjoyment is our number 1 priority. The final decision is at the sole discretion of the skipper on the day. Unexpected weather changes can and do happen, so please ensure you are contactable.
  • Please be waiting at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time and note the departure location on your booking communications from us.
  • The vessel and other guests cannot be held back if guests are running late, so please ensure you arrive early. Late arrivals or no shows will result in ticket forfeiture.
Cancellation Policy
  • Rescheduling: Please note only one reschedule will be allowed per booking and must be processed no later than 72 hours before departure time (WST), within the same season. Subsequent changes will incur a fee of $25pp
  • Participant Changes: Requests for participant name changes are permitted and must be sent via email directly to the operator at least 24 hours prior to departure. Operator contact details will be provided once your experience is confirmed.
  • Late arrivals or no shows will not be able to re-book. Please ensure you allow ample time and arrive early.
  • Bookings for 4 or more - 7 days notice required for all changes.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

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