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Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
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Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth

By Captain Cook Cruises
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Ages 13-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 7h 15m
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  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Grazing board lunch at Sandalford Estate
  • Wine tastings
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip cruise vessel
  • Entry/Admission - Swan River
  • Entry/Admission - Swan River
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000. Please check in at the blue ticketing office located on Pier 3.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3337PFWC

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Contact the activity provider if anyone in your group has a mobility aid (wheelchair, walking frame, or a pram) as each vessel has different accessibility levels.
    • This tour is only suitable for adults 18 years old or above. Bookings for passengers under 18 years old will not be accepted.
    • Due to the possibility of high-water levels in the Swan River during periods of rainfall or high-tide, a coach transfer may be necessary for all or part of your journey to/from the Swan River. A coach substitution may be necessary without advance notice, due to circumstances out of our control.
    • Limited paid parking is available near the departure point. Please allow ample time for parking. Public transportation or a ride share is recommended
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Barrack Street Jetty
      Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
      Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000. Please check in at the blue ticketing office located on Pier 3.
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    • 1
      Swan River
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    • 2
      Swan Valley
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • 3
      Swan River
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • kevinwebster77
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      My mom booked this for us, a great few hours down the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle and back, with a lovely buffet lunch. Staff very helpful and attentive. Good commentary from the captain as we went along. Helpful towards those with prams and those needing assistance on/off the vessel.
      Written 20 February 2024
    • rossh494
      0 contributions
      Pleasant cruise
      Relaxing cruise down the river. Followed by a couple of dolphins! Chose the cheese platter option for the trip back to Perth - good option. Informative trip. Friendly happy staff
      Written 17 February 2024
    • Daydream10774677390
      0 contributions
      Fremantle-Perth by boat
      We took the boat to return to Perth after going to Fremantle by train for a tour of the Fremantle prison. I can certainly recommend this. The scenery is certainly worth it. We took also a little upgrade using the offer for a cheese platter and a glass of wine. With the coupon code From the Hello Perth you get a 10% rebate. Makes the cheese an wine cheaper than a glass of wine ordered on the boat. The only little point is that the place to board is not clearly indicated, but the visitors centre in the city was very helpful and kind.
      Written 13 February 2024
    • jacquelinebF6546CB
      0 contributions
      A dinner cruise to remember
      Unbelievable value for money, the food & service was 5 star the entertainment was also the best we have experienced on any trip of this kind DON'T MISS OUT
      Written 10 February 2024
    • Sandra M
      0 contributions
      Good fun. Good music. Good food and lots of it.
      Blowing a gale but a very smooth trip. Fabulous food lots of drink, most included. Don’t get talked into premium rate, it does not give you much choice of other alcohol.
      Written 10 February 2024
    • Flyer67728150022
      0 contributions
      To Rottnest and back by ferry
      We were completely satisfied with our roundtrip ferry experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the ferry was comfortable with lots of good seating and wonderful views. We would definitely recommend this trip to Rottnest.
      Written 6 February 2024
    • J1492DOpaulw
      0 contributions
      Lovely day out
      Had an awesome day, been in WA all my life but still learnt some things I didn't know about perth and the Swan River, the buffet was eggcellent with plenty to go around, all up it was a very pleasurable experience, we are now planning our next river cruise
      Written 3 February 2024
    • simonehE3540UX
      0 contributions
      Not worth the money!!
      We decided to go on the Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with family who had come to visit from overseas. We were excited to show them a little bit of Perth but we left this cruise very disappointed. The service was great and the food was okay, but the view was non-existent as soon as we left the jetty. This was a huge disappointment since this was one of the reasons we booked this cruise. To clarify, the website states that departure is at 7:00 pm and an email was sent out to arrive 10 min early. When we got there we were told that the departure time was 7:30 pm and not 7:00 pm which meant that we did not get to see the sunset onboard, and instead just the reflection of ourselves in the windows. I hope the departure time will be clearly stated for future guests and I would also hope to see an option for a discounted non-alcoholic package. Without these changes, I would not recommend this cruise to family and friends as a walk around the city would have provided us with the same view, and dinner at the restaurant somewhere in the city would have cost half of what it did out there.
      Written 30 January 2024
    • cairstia
      0 contributions
      River cruise
      Lovely relaxing cruise along the Swan River beautiful views, lovely lunch as well . Took lots of pictures, enjoyable way to see perth and freemantle
      Written 30 January 2024
    • X9866QBdanielg
      0 contributions
      A day to remember!
      Amazing trip. Staff were great, tour was relaxing and atmospheric. Got to see some parts of the Swan River I haven't seen before. Will definitely be doing it again!
      Written 28 January 2024
    • AlisonT1478
      0 contributions
      Great cruise on the Swan River.
      Cruise was a wonderful way to spend an evening. Staff, food and music were great. Was nice to have the drinks included too! Would highly recommend this cruise.
      Written 27 January 2024
    • S8088HFnicolah
      0 contributions
      Great day out
      Very pleasant trip to Fremantle and back. Staff were excellent, seating comfortable with good views of the river and we enjoyed lunch and visit to the Maritime Museum in Fremantle. A good day out!
      Written 26 January 2024
    • 38robynr
      0 contributions
      Great Cruise
      Lovely cruise Delightful crew Informative and fun Would definitely go again and probably get lunch as well, it looked awesome!
      Written 21 January 2024
    • AngusM527
      0 contributions
      Perfect way to spend a relaxing evening!
      Fantastic way to finish our holiday in Australia. The crew were really attentive and helpful. Food was excellent and plenty of it!! Entertainment was perfect fir the evening too. Such a relaxing evening. Not to be missed!!
      Written 20 January 2024
    • Marje1902
      0 contributions
      Don’t go at night - go in the day!
      Great trip but wished we’d taken it in daylight. We thought it would be good to see the city at night for a different perspective but in reality we didn’t see much at all. The staff and food were 5/5 but overall we picked the wrong cruise.
      Written 19 January 2024
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    Vivienne B
    Manchester, UK34 contributions
    Feb 2020
    We were in Perth for 5 days because our cruise was unexpectedly terminated in Fremantle, so we decided to try as many things as we could. This was a fantastic day, plenty of wine tasting on the scenic cruise to the vineyard, a very informative tour of the wine production, followed by more wine tasting. The 2 course lunch served was excellent, not small portions and of course a choice from the wines previously tasted. There was the inevitable shopping experience but this was not pushy. Desert was served with tea and coffee on the return cruise. Unlimited wine was then served but the best part of the return was the crew entertainment. Two of the crew sang and both were really good. Well done Captain Cook tours.
    Written 26 February 2020
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    Good morning Vivienne B Thank you so much for your kind review. We agree - the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise is a great day out - and great value for money. The food and wine at Sandalford Estate is top class - and we are glad to hear you enjoyed desert with tea/coffee and our crew entertainment on the return cruise. We hope to maybe welcome you back to Perth again sometime in the future! Thanks again Vivienne B Kind regards, Katrina
    Written 5 April 2020
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    Debbie McCarthy
    brisbane104 contributions
    A fabulous day out. My partner and I did the Gourmet Wine Tasting cruise to the Sandalford Winery. Our Captain was Andrew and his assistants were Jasmine and Puta.
    The commentary along the way by Andrew was very informative Jasmine and Putu really looked after the guests in a very professional manner. Jasmine taught us the skills of wine tasting. We sampled 6 different wines which were accompanied by a nice cheese platter. We're vegetarian and the meal served to us at the winery was delicious. A highlight of the tour was Jasmine singing to us for the last 20 minutes of the tour......she has a great voice. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 26 March 2020
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    Fantastic, thank you so much elizaval for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us so much - the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise is certainly one of our most popular cruises. We hope to welcome you back with us sometime in the future! Kind regards, Kat
    Written 5 April 2020
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    Sharon M
    Perth, Australia6 contributions
    Dec 2021 • Friends
    Enjoyed the lunch at Sandleford winery but for the overall experience I was left disappointed!!! No commentary on the journey up the river not even someone explaining the wines we got to taste ( the four little tastes during a 2 hour trip)
    Lunch was lovely and we did another tasting including a little review sheet. Complimentary wine with lunch consisted of 1 single glass of wine.
    Granted we could have wine on the journey back to Perth but again very little commentary. About 30 min before we got back to Barrack st jetty, we had the stewardess sing for us which was nice. Having done many captain cook wine cruises over the years, I can honestly say that they have cut back in the onboard entertainment and commentary and increased on the costs. Can’t see myself doing this cruise again
    Written 30 December 2021
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    Good morning SharonM4965, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment - this is certainly not the experience that we wish our customers to have. Unfortunately the Skipper that was driving on the 29th of December had a bad migraine on the cruise up the river, and was not able to do his normal commentary. We were able to organise a replacement Skipper on the return cruise, but this Skipper is not completely familiar with the commentary. We do sincerely apologise for this unexpected situation. If you can please contact us at reservations@captaincookcruises.com.au with your booking number, we are very happy to look into this further for you. Thanks Sharon. Kind regards, Kat
    Written 5 January 2022
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    Susan L
    12 contributions
    Sept 2022 • Couples
    What an amazing day. We absolutely loved all of it. The crew were fantastic and their amazing talent was an unexpected bonus at the end of a great day. So much food and so much wine tasting, we didn't need dinner! We would highly recommend the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise, it is definitely worth the money.
    Written 24 September 2022
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    Hi Q89GOsusanl, Our aim is to provide the most brilliant customer experience possible and ensure you have a seamless and safe experience; it sounds like you encountered just that! Your encouraging words are appreciated and have been shared with the crew.
    Written 26 September 2022
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    bacrayPerth
    Perth41 contributions
    July 2023 • Friends
    Could not fault this tour. Having done many similar ones in the last 30 years we thought it was just another one. Wow Wow Wow this was quite the opposite. The staff were so professional and friendly and attentive. The two girls who sang on the way back were fantastic, I felt like I had paid for a concert. The commentary given by the skipper on the way to Sandleford Winery was excellent and the boat itself was comfortable despite holding about 92 passengers on the day , it didn't feel like it.
    Wine tasting on the boat was great as was the lovely cheeses to compliment. Sandleford winery was amazing. The buffet way exceeded our expectation as did the presentation on Sandleford and its history. We highly recommend this tour loved every minute. Thank you X
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Hi bacrayPerth, Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your valuable and detailed feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Swan Valley Wine Cruise. I will be sure to pass your kind words to our crew and skipper on board. I agree the grazing table buffet lunch is truly delicious! Thank you again for your review, and I hope to seeing you on board again! Kind Regards, Rachel - Captain Cook Cruises WA
    Written 17 July 2023
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    Geoffrey S
    Wellington3 contributions
    June 2022
    My husband & I & our adult daughter & her partner all boarded the Boat on Sunday morning 19th June. From the moment we boarded we received exemplary service from all of the lovely crew.
    Lovely table with comfy banquette seating, great coffee & muffin to start off the day, before wine tasting with commentary & generous cheese boards to share.
    Wonderful knowledgable commentary by the captain on the river itself. In between the commentary appropriate music was being played, which added to the relaxing morning on the Swan.
    Wonderful welcome at Sandalford, great winery tour lead by Daniel, a very knowledgeable young man, we enjoyed very much learning about the winery & its processes.
    The wine tasting & the 2 course lunch were superb. The quality of the 2 courses was impressive.
    Then on the return boat trip to Perth, more wine & delightful afternoon tea ( carrot cake was a standout )! Delicious!
    We didn’t think the day could be improved at all, when 1st Jess, then Lauren ( 2 of the lovely crew members) broke into song. We all could not believe how incredible their voices were, they were both Broadway ready!! They are both extremely talented young women.
    We disembarked around 5pm with big grins on our faces & it wasn’t just because of the numerous glasses of wine we had enjoyed! We would all thoroughly recommend this River Cruise to Sandalford winery without any hesitation.
    Written 21 June 2022
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    Hi geoffreys229, Thank you for such a wonderful review, and we couldn't agree more! Especially for the talented crew Jess and Lauren who give so much enthusiasm when surprising our guests with a song or 2 on the way home. We hope to see you travelling with us again soon. Kind regards, Travis
    Written 26 June 2022
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    Judith T
    Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
    Oct 2022
    Amazing day so much fun. Day of food wine and great people.
    The river cruise staff were so friendly and wine tasting and cheeses a perfect
    Match
    Lunch was a little confusing with so many at the restaurant. The two boutique wineries were amazing as was the brewery
    Chocolate factory was last visit and a lot of speciality
    Chocolate sold At day very worthwhile meet a whole lot of new friends
    Written 9 October 2022
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    Dear judithtV6294YV, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We're so glad to hear you had an amazing day and experience travelling with us! We'd love to hear feedback to improve the lunch experience, you're welcome to provide any feedback you may have on this particular point to marketing@captaincookcruises.com.au. We'll pass your great feedback onto the team. Thanks once more, and we look forward to seeing you travel with us again!
    Written 12 October 2022
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    KenLyn N
    Gold Coast, Australia22 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    The crew were excellent, but the skippers microphone wasn't working past his wheelhouse. We probably wouldn't hear it if it was working. There were a couple of groups who were obviously celebrating from the moment they stepped on board. They were loud going up and louder coming back, fueled with alcohol. Don't know if this is the norm, but really spoilt what should have been a quiet and relaxing cruise up to the vineyards.
    Written 9 September 2023
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    Hi 880kenlynn, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you found the Crew so good, but that is a shame about the microphone. Please be assured that we will follow this up with our Crew and maintenance team. We are also sorry about the loud groups on board. We welcome groups as well as individual and couple bookings, and some are certainly more celebratory than others. Thank you again for your feedback, we so appreciate it. Kind regards, Kat from Captain Cook Cruises
    Written 12 September 2023
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    Ann J
    Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
    May 2021 • Solo
    This was a fabulous trip with lots of fun. The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was excellent, the wines good and the tasting notes helpful. The best part was on the way back to Perth one of the staff (Lauren) broke into song with some fabulous tunes like Amy Winehouse and other Cabaret type tunes. She was so good and people started to dance in the aisles. Not only were we enjoying this but she seemed to be as well. Would highly recommend this trip.
    Written 23 May 2021
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    Good morning 492annj, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your cruise to and from the Swan Valley with us! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our crew and especially Lauren - she has a wonderful voice and it really contributes to the positive atmosphere the cruise has to offer. We hope to be able to welcome you onboard again in the future! Kind regards, Meika at Captain Cook Cruises WA
    Written 24 May 2021
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    Hendrik H
    4 contributions
    Starting the day to be greeted by a charming young crew and mini muffins to wet the appetite.
    Off we motor at a leisurely pace up the river on a sublime day ,
    Round one was a complimentary cheese board and three wines to taste ,that got the mood going .
    Two hour of sight seeing we arrived at the winery and where given a very professionally produced video production of it history and an up to date of their product
    A grazing lunch which was absolutely top class with-more wine .
    An hour later a tasting of the companies latest desert wines and a big sell of the their products,which was lost on us and a waste of time .
    Back to the canoe for afternoon team with more wine and delicious yum yums
    The bar opened and all and sundry took advantage of their tour packages.
    Laure and Audrey performed some songs which would make Tina Turner proud and the more tipsy ladies danced in the aisle ,
    We had an excellent day and would do this again in a heart beat .
    Thank all you made our day
    Written 10 September 2023
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    Hi Hendrik H, Thank you so much for your detailed and kind review. We are always happy to hear about such a wonderful day out on the river and are so glad you enjoyed all the aspects of the experience. We look forward to welcoming you back another day to travel with Captain Cook Cruises. Kind Regards Ella from Captain Cook Cruises WA
    Written 17 September 2023
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