We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
Your cruise starts in central Perth, where you’ll board your boat and set off down the Swan River, catching sight of landmarks like the Bell Tower, the old Swan Brewery building, King’s Park and the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Float past the city’s upscale suburbs to admire waterfront homes, and take in the bustling inner harbor of Fremantle, a historical port city on the other side of the river.

Listen to commentary from your captain, who turns around at Fremantle to make the return trip to Perth. A selection of Western Australian wines are available for tasting during the 9:45am and 2:15 departures. Your cruise ends when you arrive back at the starting point.
Locations visited
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River
Captain Cook Cruises
See some of Perth’s top sights from the water on a leisurely Swan River cruise. As you depart the city center, admire Perth riverfront attractions like the Bell Tower and King’s Park, and glide past pretty suburbs to reach Fremantle, located where the river meets the Indian Ocean. Coffee and tea are provided on board, as well as wine tastings on select departures. Choose a departure time when booking.
  • 2.5-hour scenic Swan River cruise
  • See many sights including the Bell Tower, King's Park and the Fremantle harbor
  • Enjoy wine tasting on select departures
  • Tea and coffee provided on board
  • Live commentary
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed today
Must do

This was well worth the money, which wasn’t much, it was forty dollars, and for that we got a three hour cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle and back, with free tea or coffee thrown in. It’s, obviously, a good way to get a...More

Thank Gayle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leisurely sightseeing

Enjoyed our short cruise to Freemantle. Unfortunately, the intercom system wasn't working properly, so we couldn't hear the commentary.

Thank Desley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Relaxing Informative Cruise

In mid June during a short stay in Perth, we decided to take an 'Explorer Cruise' from Perth to Fremantle and return. Booking was easy and only a short wait for the 11:15 am departure. The weather was cold and raining which obviously kept a...More

1  Thank Maralyn C
SeaLinkWA, Front Office Manager at Captain Cook Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Maralyn C, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review and for the lovely feedback! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the cruise, even though it wasn't ideal weather. The Captain does a wonderful job addressing all the details...More

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We took the cruise one way from Fremantle to Perth. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout the journey. We had a selection of wines to sample from local wineries which was the perfect accompaniment to the beautiful views on offer. We sat outside as the...More

Thank Fumbletrumpet14
SeaLinkWA, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Cook Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Ahoy!! We are so glad you enjoyed your cruise up the Swan River with us and the wine samples on board the 3:45pm service! The views from on board are really stunning so why not just sit back, relax and enjoy the views whilst the...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Cruise was fine, but area disappointed

We booked a direct trip from Perth to Freemantle and back while on holiday in the area, as it seemed likely to be a good way to see the area. Booking was easy and the boat & staff were fine, but we were so disappointed...More

3  Thank Henso
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April H
12 August 2018|
Response from KABSydney222 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure
Travellers Also Viewed
Swan River Twilight Cruise
7 Reviews
from USD 26.10*
Upper Swan Lunch Cruise
141 Reviews
from USD 82.60*
Perth and Fremantle Tour with...
59 Reviews
from USD 48.40*
Perth Lunch Cruise including...
135 Reviews
from USD 70.70*
Frequently bought together
The Perth Mint: Guided Heritage Tour...
13 Reviews
from USD 14.10*
Perth Bell Tower Experience
9 Reviews
from USD 13.40*
Perth and Fremantle Tour with...
59 Reviews
from USD 48.40*
Perth Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
184 Reviews
from USD 29.80*
One-way Sightseeing Cruise between...
93 Reviews
from USD 22.30*
Fremantle Lunch Cruise
63 Reviews
from USD 54.30*
Swan Valley Wine Gourmet Wine Cruise...
297 Reviews
from USD 125.80*
Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise
136 Reviews
from USD 95.30*