Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Tours available from mid June - mid September
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
Glass bottom boat cruise
Marvel at wild dolphins in their element
Glimpse rare Australian Sea Lions
Guided walk on Penguin Island

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Tue, Jun 18, 2024

What you can expect

Every winter, penguins off the coastline of Shoalwater, Western Australia go into lockdown mode, hanging out on the island, finding a partner and nesting their eggs. Usually, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is not open to visitors during this time. But this year, you and your loved ones can enjoy the beauty of the penguin colony with the Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise experience as it takes you on a 60-minute scenic and wildlife cruise of the area. This 60-minute glass bottom boat cruise will take you on a journey in Western Australia waters to discover the rich wildlife of Australia. As you cruise along the rugged coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands, expect to see majestic sea lions, pelicans, birds of prey and much more. The cruise will disembark on Penguin Island, where you can enjoy the 30-minute tour of amazing beaches, viewpoints, as well as watch the nesting seabirds in their winter environment.

Expect to see tonnes of fish and other marine life through the glass bottom boat, and dive into a delicious lunch or coffee a Pengo's Cafe before, or after, the cruise. Cruises depart daily at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm. Available only from 8 June to 14 September 2021 - so book in your tour, today!

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What you need to know

Note
  • This tour is seasonal
Inclusions
  • 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • $10 Marine Park levy
Exclusions
  • Meals
  • Hotel transfers
Highlights
  • Seeing rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay)
  • Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park
  • Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life through the glass bottom
  • Viewing the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests • Enjoy Fish ‘n Chips at Pengos Café after your tour.
Time
  • Tours depart daily at 10.15am and 12.15pm (mid June - mid September)
Departure Location
  • Tours depart from Shoalwater, WA
What To Bring
  • Dress warmly, the wind on the boat can be cold even in summer
  • Wear a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the hot Aussie sun
  • Comfortable shoes and a rain jacket are recommended for the guided walk on Penguin Island
  • We recommend you bring extra drinks (especially in hot weather) and snacks if you wish
  • There are no shops on Penguin Island so any extra food or drinks must be purchased before you go. Pengos Café is located on the mainland for breakfast or coffees etc. There a range of picnic style options to enjoy at Penguin Island, alternatively, your ticket allows you to use the ferry service all day so feel free to come back to the mainland for a dine in meal
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
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-2BBE
  • This experience is supplied by Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise including Guided Walk

Sustainability

Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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$85.00AUD
or 4 payments of $21.25 with more info
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