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Full-Day Penguin Island & Mandurah Canal Cruise provided by Aussie Perth Tours

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Full-Day Penguin Island & Mandurah Canal Cruise

Full-Day Penguin Island & Mandurah Canal Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    11h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    30
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
An enchanting boat cruise to visit WA’s largest colony of “little penguins” on their very own island, and spirited dolphins and canal front homes of Mandurah. Relax, near the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay or enjoy a short walk on the island (time permitting). Visit the Penguin Discovery Centre to catch the exciting morning Penguin Feed show where the little fairy penguins are fed fresh fish individually by the islands rangers in their specially built enclosure. After an interesting time on the island, we cruise back to the mainland and head south to the City of Mandurah. Get some souvenir shopping done when you disembark and find your land legs again at the marina. Note: Penguin Island is not available from 2 June to 14 September due to Winter nesting season. (Please check tour availability.) For urgent bookings during the weekend or within 24 hours, call us on +61 08 9221 2400.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • • After your Perth city accommodation pickup travel south through suburbia in an air-conditioned coach to travel to Rockingham area. Take a short ferry ride across Shoalwater Bay to Penguin Island to see the star attraction – the little penguins- the smallest species in the world in their habitat & home away from home. Penguin Island has many geographical features, such as cliffs, small sea caves, headlands, beaches, coves, notches and natural bridges. There are also numerous wave-cut platforms. Significant areas of Penguin Island include North Rock, Pelican Bluff, North Beach, McKenzies Well, South Beach, Abalone Point, and Surfers Beach • Explore the Island and the marine park, which abounds with other wildlife including wild dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans, king skinks and over 50 species of seabirds. • Relax, near the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay or enjoy a short walk on the island (time permitting). • Visit the Penguin Discovery Centre to catch the exciting morning Penguin Feed show where the little fairy penguins are fed fresh fish individually by the islands rangers in their specially built enclosure. • Keep an eye out for nesting pelicans & other sea birds up close especially September & October when their chicks are hatching. • Take photos of these little penguins. Roam around for a while before we board the ferry to return to the mainland. Enjoy the freshness of nature, the ocean waves and sound of nature. • After an interesting time on the island, we cruise back to the mainland and head south to the City of Mandurah. • On reaching Mandurah enjoy a boat cruise to watch playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Dolphins are wild mammals and are very fun loving and frolicking along the cruise boats.  They swim in their pods and are numbered to be over 100 in Mandurah in full breeding season. Watch their antics closely from the boat. • Cruise past the City of Mandurah and admire the magnificent homes that line the banks of the Estuary. • Get some souvenir shopping done when you disembark and find your land legs again at the marina. • Drive back to Perth to conclude your tour at your accommodation or be dropped off to your hotel or other location within Perth CBD and Northbridge. Note: Penguin Island is not available from 2 June to 14 September due to Winter nesting season. (Please check tour availability.)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • • After your Perth city accommodation pickup travel south through suburbia in an air-conditioned coach to travel to Rockingham area. Take a short ferry ride across Shoalwater Bay to Penguin Island to see the star attraction – the little penguins- the smallest species in the world in their habitat & home away from home. Penguin Island has many geographical features, such as cliffs, small sea caves, headlands, beaches, coves, notches and natural bridges. There are also numerous wave-cut platforms. Significant areas of Penguin Island include North Rock, Pelican Bluff, North Beach, McKenzies Well, South Beach, Abalone Point, and Surfers Beach • Explore the Island and the marine park, which abounds with other wildlife including wild dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans, king skinks and over 50 species of seabirds. • Relax, near the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay or enjoy a short walk on the island (time permitting). • Visit the Penguin Discovery Centre to catch the exciting morning Penguin Feed show where the little fairy penguins are fed fresh fish individually by the islands rangers in their specially built enclosure. • Keep an eye out for nesting pelicans & other sea birds up close especially September & October when their chicks are hatching. • Take photos of these little penguins. Roam around for a while before we board the ferry to return to the mainland. Enjoy the freshness of nature, the ocean waves and sound of nature. • After an interesting time on the island, we cruise back to the mainland and head south to the City of Mandurah. • On reaching Mandurah enjoy a boat cruise to watch playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Dolphins are wild mammals and are very fun loving and frolicking along the cruise boats.  They swim in their pods and are numbered to be over 100 in Mandurah in full breeding season. Watch their antics closely from the boat. • Cruise past the City of Mandurah and admire the magnificent homes that line the banks of the Estuary. • Get some souvenir shopping done when you disembark and find your land legs again at the marina. • Drive back to Perth to conclude your tour at your accommodation or be dropped off to your hotel or other location within Perth CBD and Northbridge. Note: Penguin Island is not available from 2 June to 14 September due to Winter nesting season. (Please check tour availability.)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38177P46
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Fresh Lunch Included
  • Driver / Guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected CBD hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
11h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer complimentary pickup from all Hotels/Backpackers within the Perth CBD & Northbridge area
  • Perth, Perth, Greater Perth, Western Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or requiring a wheelchair
  • Exact order of itinerary items may be subject to change as required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Fresh Lunch Included
  • Driver / Guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected CBD hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer complimentary pickup from all Hotels/Backpackers within the Perth CBD & Northbridge area
  • Perth, Perth, Greater Perth, Western Australia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or requiring a wheelchair
  • Exact order of itinerary items may be subject to change as required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

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Angjg
2 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Penguins island is not what we expected, as we only can view the 8 penguins in captivity for recovery and none of them are in the wild, unlike the Melbourne. Wish the opening can be adjusted till late, so that visitors can see the wild penguins, as it is only open in the daytime and they are out fishing.

Mandurah are nothing special, just cruising the canal behind rich man's houses and their private jetty. Dolphins are in the wild but we spend only 10mins viewing them, wish we can spend more time with the Dolphins
Written 9 November 2019
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AussiePerthTours
Gday Ang -Thanks for your review, much appreciated. Sorry to note your disappointment, but then the Penguin parade in Melbourne is totally a different concept then rangers & staff hand feeding Penguins in Perth. So sadly its like comparing apples to oranges - totally different sightseeing experience .Dolphins are also wild mamals but you had a good time with them on the boat sighting and more time would have been preferred, but you are sighting them in their natural open estuary, not a contained water pool. Thanks for your review
Written 11 November 2019
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Odyssey598423
1 contribution
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Mark was our tour guy. Mark was pleasant and friendly and provided lots of information. We had a very enjoyable day. Would highly recommend due to small numbers on tour.
Written 25 April 2019
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Gday Rose & thank you very much for a great comment on Trip Advisor Much appreciated. As you rightly note, we do specialise on small group sizes & offer personalised service. If we can assist in any manner, please do let us know. Have a great day & enjoy your time in Perth
Written 29 May 2019
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ashley
1 contribution
Jan. 2019 • Family
Mark was our tour guide to Penguin Island and Mandurah. He was a great tour guide who was able to give lots of interesting details about the places we drove past, and the places we visited. A wonderful person to have as a tour guide. We were very lucky in this aspect!

However, the description of the tour given by Aussie Perth tours on their website did not depict an accurate picture of the tour. Firstly, the timing given was all wrong. The website stated the tour would start from 0830 to 1830, putting it as a full-day tour. In the end, it was a mere half-day tour, ending by 1500.

Secondly, the pick-up time was set at 0730. Instead, we got a call at 0730 telling us that the driver was at our hotel already. It turned out the tour company had put another group with us who had a different tour to Fremantle (their tour was to Kings Park and Fremantle, while ours had nothing to do with it). We thus had to go with them and drive around Fremantle before starting our own tour proper to Penguin Island (and dropping the other group off at Fremantle). This was surprising to us, but Mark apologised and was still able to make the impromptu tour of Fremantle for us more interesting.

When booking tours with Aussie Perth Tours, be sure to double-check timings for the tours as the website is not accurate at all.
Written 21 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Ash Purple -Thanks for your comments. As you mention you were informed pickup was at 730 am so you would be expected to be ready before the time. Due to lack of minimum numbers at times we mix people so you actually end up seeing more of the sights than on your normal tour, at no extra cost. Which most people appreciate rather than us cancelling tour and wasting your day here. As you had a great day out, thats the best we could do for you.Have a great day
Written 10 March 2019
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RosJgx1283
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia105 contributions
We were suppose to go to Waverock but it was cancelled since the pax is not at minimum requirement so this trip was our second alternative. Thanks god we got Mark as our tour guide and he made our day a great one. Very informative and friendly guy. 👍
Written 22 October 2018
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Gday Ros - Thanks for your lovely comments here. Much appreciated and we sincerely thank you for being flexible to join in an alternative tour, offered to you and which you enjoyed also. This way your time was well spent and you had an enjoyable time also.Do keep in touch and if we can assist in any manner please do let us know. Have a great day
Written 4 December 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Didnt happen
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Maria W
Maria W
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Well worth a visit but a long drive
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yogad809
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5*
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LawranceW5
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Extremely satisfactory tour
Friendly and professional guide, flexible and effective itinerary, and good customer service (received refund for e
0466sandy
0466sandy
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Safe ride and pick up service from campsite
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Don’t be fooled by the ‘half day’ wording.
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Mind blowing
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