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Climbing on board one of our custom-built vessels, you’ll be given the perfect opportunity to experience a memorable encounter with some of the most majestic animals to grace the ocean. Embarking on an epic adventure off the coast of Western Australia, you’ll be joined by our team of friendly qualified staff who are dedicated to making sure you make the most out of your experience on the water from the very first moment to the last – even if it’s your very first time! So, it’s time to prepare for a day you’ll remember for years to come – that’s exactly what’s in store as you witness these stunning creatures up close and personal!

  • Packages start from AU$50.00
  • people All equipment is included

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From AU$50.00

Wildlife Cruise only

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife! This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise takes place in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. 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!

Inclusions: 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!
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) Explore 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
Pricing: Adults: $65.00, Concession (seniors aged 65+ and students): $60.00, Children (aged 3 - 12 years): $50.00, Infants (children under 3 years of age): free of charge and Family Pass (valid for 2 adults & 2 children): $200.00
* Please note all pricing includes a $10 Marine Park Levy.

Departure Times:
10:15am from the Mainland. 12:15pm from the Mainland. Extra departures can be scheduled on busy days if required
Other Information: Our crew will ensure visitors receive the best wildlife viewing opportunities on your cruise. We ask you to please respect the Shoalwater Island Marine Park. We are entering a natural habitat therefore animals sightings are not guaranteed as we do not feed or train them.

Online bookings close 2 hours before departure, if you have not made a booking and wish to join today's departure please contact reservations on 08 9591 1333 as there may still be seats available.

If you have a group of 10 or more, please use our Groups Enquiry Form and our friendly reservations team will respond with a proposed itinerary and quote within 48 hours.
**Disclaimer:
Penguin Island will
be closed on days that are greater than 35 degrees, as per The Department of
Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/08/Immediate-action-taken-to-protect-Rockinghams-little-penguins.aspx

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From AU$60.00

Wildlife Cruise and Lunch

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife! This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise takes place in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. 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!

Inclusions: 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park Fresh Fish and Chips from Pengo's Cafe after your tour commences Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!
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) Explore 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
Pricing: Adults: $85.00, Concession (seniors aged 65+ and students): $80.00, Children (aged 3 - 12 years): $65.00, Infants (children under 3 years of age): free of charge and Family Pass (valid for 2 adults & 2 children): $260.00
* Please note all pricing includes a $10 Marine Park Levy.

Departure Times:
10:15am from the Mainland. 12:15pm from the Mainland. Extra departures can be scheduled on busy days if required
Other Information: Our crew will ensure visitors receive the best wildlife viewing opportunities on your cruise. We ask you to please respect the Shoalwater Island Marine Park. We are entering a natural habitat therefore animals sightings are not guaranteed as we do not feed or train them.

Online bookings close 2 hours before departure, if you have not made a booking and wish to join today's departure please contact reservations on 08 9591 1333 as there may still be seats available.

If you have a group of 10 or more, please use our Groups Enquiry Form and our friendly reservations team will respond with a proposed itinerary and quote within 48 hours.
**Disclaimer:
Penguin Island will
be closed on days that are greater than 35 degrees, as per The Department of
Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/08/Immediate-action-taken-to-protect-Rockinghams-little-penguins.aspx

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From AU$150.00

3 Island Wildlife Snorkel - SPECTATOR

ADVENTURE INTO WILD LUXURY
Our spectator option is the perfect solution for those who do not want to swim but would like to join their friends and family onboard the Sea Lion Express. They will still get a fantastic view of the Marine Park and get to share the thrill of the experience with their loved ones without getting wet!

This 3.15 hour (2.5 hours cruising time) encounter takes you to the three islands top snorkelling spots in the ruggedly spectacular, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, to experience the best of the local marine life. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood selections as you cruise. Dietary requirements can be catered to (please notify Reservations Staff).

Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, meet the local marine bird life and watch snorkelers frolic with the rarest sealions in the world. 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!
We have a large, comfortable and safe vessel. Spectators are welcomed to the upper viewing deck where you get a 360 view. Our crew are qualified professionals with a passion for the ocean and our playful sealion friends!
The cruise concludes at Mersey Point (mainland jetty).
***If you wish to continue your adventure filled day, you can take the
ferry to Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island
time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure. ***


Inclusions: 3.15 hour (2.5 hours cruising time) snorkelling cruise throughout the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Seal Island and Bird Island (OSERVING ONLY WITH THE SPECTATOR OPTION) Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share! Gourmet style platters including local fresh seafood Tour Guides who get you amongst the best wildlife opportunities on the day
Highlights: Seeing rare Australian sea lions, birdlife and other wildlife Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Island Marine park) Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park Immersing into the beautiful waters of this A Class Nature Reserve and exploring the best snorkelling spots in the bay (OSERVING ONLY WITH THE SPECTATOR OPTION) Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life.


Price: $160.00 per person

* all pricing includes a $10 Marine Park Levy

**This Tour is not suitable for children under 6 years of age


Departure Times: 8:30am and 12:30pm Daily A 45min safety briefing will be held on the grassed area behind the Visitor Centre including signing waiver forms and, fitting wetsuits and snorkel equipment. Your belongings can be kept in a locker or brought onboard. Extra departures can be scheduled on busy days if required or if booked by separate groups Wildlife on our snorkelling cruise is not guaranteed, as we are working with wild animals. We will make the most of all wildlife opportunities of the day and ensure you discover the beauty of this ruggedly spectacular marine park. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel cruises due to weather conditions. Your safety is our priority.
To join this tour you must sign our waiver of liability prior to your tour departing.


Online bookings close 2 hours before departure, if you have not
made a booking and wish to join today's departure please contact reservations
on 08 9591 1333 as there may still be seats available.


If you have a group of 10 or more, please use our Groups Enquiry Form and
our friendly reservations team will respond with a proposed itinerary and quote
within 48 hours.

Restrictions

  • people Group Size: From 1

today Check Availability / Book

From AU$199.00

3 Island Wildlife Snorkel

ADVENTURE INTO WILD LUXURY

This 3.15 hour (2.5 hours cruising time) encounter takes you to the three islands top snorkelling spots in the ruggedly spectacular, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, to experience the best of the local marine life, above and below the water. The comfortable vessel allows for safety and enjoyment, as you dive in to discover this incredible marine park beneath the surface. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood selections as you cruise. Dietary requirements can be catered to (please notify Reservations Staff).

Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, meet the local marine bird life and frolic with the rarest sealions in the world. All equipment is provided and our highly trained and experienced crew will introduce you to snorkelling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness, so you can make the most of your wild encounter in wild luxury. They will also point out the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. 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!
We provide wetsuits, mask and snorkels, fins, and floatation devices. We have a large, comfortable and safe vessel. Our crew are qualified professionals with a passion for the ocean and our playful sealion friends!
The cruise concludes at Mersey Point (mainland jetty).
***If you wish to continue your adventure filled day, you can take the
ferry to Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island
time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure. ***

Inclusions: 3.15 hour (2.5 hours cruising time) snorkelling cruise throughout the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Seal Island and Bird Island Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share! Gourmet style platters including local fresh seafood Wetsuits and all snorkelling equipment included Tour Guides who get you amongst the best wildlife opportunities on the day
Highlights: Seeing rare Australian sea lions, birdlife and other wildlife Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Island Marine park) Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park Immersing into the beautiful waters of this A Class Nature Reserve and exploring the best snorkelling spots in the bay Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life.


Price: $160.00 per person

* all pricing includes a $10 Marine Park Levy

**This Tour is not suitable for children under 6 years of age

Departure Times: 8:30am and 12:30pm Daily A 45min safety briefing will be held on the grassed area behind the Visitor Centre including signing waiver forms and, fitting wetsuits and snorkel equipment. Your belongings can be kept in a locker or brought onboard. Extra departures can be scheduled on busy days if required or if booked by separate groups Wildlife on our snorkelling cruise is not guaranteed, as we are working with wild animals. We will make the most of all wildlife opportunities of the day and ensure you discover the beauty of this ruggedly spectacular marine park. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel cruises due to weather conditions. Your safety is our priority. To join this tour you must sign our waiver of liability prior to your tour departing.


Online bookings close 2 hours before departure, if you have not
made a booking and wish to join today's departure please contact reservations
on 08 9591 1333 as there may still be seats available.


If you have a group of 10 or more, please use our Groups Enquiry Form and
our friendly reservations team will respond with a proposed itinerary and quote
within 48 hours.

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