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Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience
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Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience

By Capricorn Seakayaking
Recommended by 96% of travellers
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Ages 8-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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  • Double sit-inside sea kayaks, with rudder for comfortable cruising
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Long sleeve sun shirts and hats
  • Lunch
  • Lifejackets (PFDs)
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Please bring your own bottle of water
  • Sunscreen - please bring your own sunscreen


Start:
  • Perth Wildlife Encounters, 153 Arcadia Dr, Shoalwater WA 6169, Australia
    Please meet us at 8am (aim to arrive a little early) in the Pengos Cafe car park, located on Arcadia Drive opposite the Penguin Rd intersection. Upon arrival, please look for our vehicle and trailer of yellow sea kayaks in the car park. Say hello and introduce yourself to the guide.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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: 287707P1

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 8 years old
    • Maximum weight limit per persons 115kg - due to kayak design and safety recommendations
    • 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 24 travellers

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

    How much is Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience?
    Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience price starts from AU$195.04. Discover and book Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience on Tripadvisor
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    Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience on Tripadvisor
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    • Capricorn Seakayaking
      187
      Australia
      Joined in October 2011
    • Global23076897030
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Activity in Perth
      This was the best activity we did in Perth, a great day out. Kayaking, snorkelling, and the food provided was great. Would recommend.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • 980stevev
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful kayak experience
      Just had great first timer sea kayak experience around seal and penguin island. Todd is an excellent guide and tailored the trip perfectly. Conditions were great and saw seal and dolphin at a respectful distance - thoroughly recommend this even as a novice
      Written 23 November 2023
    • caitlincU830RL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best kayaking experience in Perth
      I went on the Penguin and Seal Islands kayaking experience, and it was very enjoyable. The kayaking was fun, the lunch provided was delicious, and our tour guides (Jimmy and Rosy) were exceptional. Will definitely be back!!
      Written 16 January 2023
    • Deannewy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayaking
      It was a very fun day with kayaking, snorkelling and other activities. Our tour guides, Jimmie and Rosie, were the best!
      Written 29 December 2022
    • heatherjS1764KK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Day
      Absolutely fantastic day. Jim took us through the safety features. Then out all day round Seal Island lovely lunch and Penguin show on Penguin Island. This was so lovely lots of wildlife and fun in the water. I’m no spring chicken but found the kayaking easy and enjoyed the day. Thanks Jim, Sarah and Steve for your company. Heather and Peter.
      Written 19 October 2022
    • yingjunl2021
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      amazing
      I did kayaking around seal island and towards penguin island today. It was amazing experience. breathtaking natural views. Clear sea, spoted cute seal lion, and encountered several dolphins while kayaking. Definitely the best way to explore this amazing nature!! Jamie is really nice and helpful. he also took me to swim and snorkeling in a nice area in genguin island as well. Love it! highly recommended!
      Written 31 October 2021
    • erinjF396RR
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic
      A perfect way to spend a day! Jimmy was fantastic. The weather was beautiful. Kayaking was great fun. Highly recommend this tour.
      Written 15 October 2021
    • Tal8908
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful
      Great tour and great guide! Very well organised, enjoyable, highly recommend. Beautiful area best seen by kayak
      Written 7 April 2021
    • Lydslee18
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing way to see Seal & Penguin Island
      My boyfriend and I had an amazing time on this tour as we got to kayak past Seal Island where we saw lots of seals and pelicans and some seals even swam around our kayaks! We were lucky enough to see a dolphin too, and the tour guide was spontaneous enough to allow us to follow the dolphin via kayak instead of sticking to a tour schedule. It was really nice to see the penguins and walk around the island. The tour guide is well experienced with this island and knew good snorkel spots and the history of the island well. I learnt a lot from this tour from the information he gave and also got to try new experiencing with the snorkeling that I wouldn't have done before. The morning tea and lunch was very good and catered with enough variety to make all our tummies happy. There was enough time at the end of the tour to allow you to venture the island yourself and then meet back to kayak back to the mainland. I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone that is adventurous and wanting to try something different. The weather on this day was about a maximum of 24 degrees, we thought it would be a bit too chilly for the tour and the snorkel but it was actually beautifully perfect weather!
      Written 30 March 2021
    • eviejaned
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bloody awesome!
      Awesome tour and even better tour guide! He was personal and professional, he took us to the most beautiful places. The pace for the whole day was perfect, not too rushed and not too slow! Penguin island is just stunning! Highly recommend this tour!!
      Written 8 January 2021
    • TinaM4784
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to get out and active
      We had a great day. Firstly lessons on kayaking then practicing, off to look at Sea lions finding some marine life on the journey. Then some more kayaking and off to another island. a healthy morning tea and lunch , little penguins, lots of sea birds, snorkeling and swimming. Then an easy trip back to base. We’re over 60 and managed it all just fine. What a great way to spend the day!! Thanks Jim you were a great guide!
      Written 28 December 2020
    • D6597QIcnf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic day out
      We had a wonderful time on the tour with our knowledgeable guide Elijah. He calmed our nerves about kayaking on the ocean, gave great instructions and looked out for everyone's wellbeing throughout the day. We were a group of mixed fitness levels, kayaking experience and ages, and it was an appropriate and do-able challenge for all of us. The tour took us through lovely sheltered waters with just a few choppy waves to give us a bit of a workout. We saw so much wildlife: sealions, penguins, a sea eagle, bridal terns, and more pelicans at once than I've ever seen in my life! We got to wander around the beautiful Penguin Island, go for a swim and a snorkel and eat a picnic lunch. I highly recommend this tour and consider it good value for money.
      Written 19 February 2020
    • miirag2020
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sea kayaking
      A must for visitors to Perth. We were a group of locals, mixed kayaking experience, miced familiarity with the Shoalwater Islamds. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide Elijah was brilliant, great personality, caring, knowledgeable. Made us all feel special. Taught us many new facts and skills. Lovely lunch taking diverse fiets into account. All done with do much ease. Fabulous, comfortable kayaks. Highly recomend this activity.
      Written 16 February 2020
    • O1575SKlynnem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous group Birhtday and Xmas present
      What a fabulous day!!! Each year my family and several friends give each other a joint Xmas and Birthday present of tickets to a group outing. This one was just fabulous, with some wanting to do it again!. Elijah was an amazing guide - very knowledgeable of the geology, marine life and birds we saw, and very caring for those of us who were not very confident in water. The catering for our varied diets (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free) was exceptional. Would recommend this as an amazing group family/friends activity,
      Written 16 February 2020
    • KC1990Aus
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sea life, sun & tonnes of fun!
      Probably one of the best secrets close to Perth, Shoalwater marine park offers such a diverse ecosystem that we are fortunate enough to enjoy eco friendly via a kayak! Our guide gave us such a knowledgeable insight into the area and gave us a different perspective on the role of sea grass! Thanks so much for a fantastic experience!
      Written 14 February 2020
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    Karen A
    Doubleview, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Friends
    Awesome day out! An experienced guide briefs prior to departing and ensures everyone is comfortable and catered for. Safety is a priority with fun a close second. Saw the seal’s sunbathing at Seal Rock and then a short paddle over to Penguin Island. The trip includes entry to the discovery Centre which allows you to see the Fairy Penguins up close as well as an informative presentation. A healthy spread for lunch is included and then a guided walk of the island followed by plenty of time for snorkeling in the warm, clear waters around the island. I would definitely recommend this trip!
    Written 12 February 2023
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    Thank you very much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed day with us.
    Written 14 February 2023
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    Zachery B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021 • Couples
    We're a little late with our review, but we couldn't recommend this experience more highly. This tour was an incredible experience! We saw sea lions, learned a lot about the local environment, and the guide even dropped us to the nearest train station afterwards. We strongly recommend you take this tour if you can! Z&A.
    Written 18 July 2021
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    Thank you very much Z&A. I am very happy you enjoy the experience. Jimmy
    Written 19 July 2021
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    Michael L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Couples
    It's a great day and would recommend it to anyone. The relaxed pace of the day gives you ample time to take in the views, listen to the the guides stories on the area, have a swim and check out the wildlife. We didn't get the best weather on the day but that really didn't bring down the experience one bit!
    Written 15 January 2022
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    Thank you very much. It was a little windy but it was a lot of fun hanging out with truly nice people that appreciated Shoalwater bay and the wild life for what it is. I would take anyone who has come with me out again to explore the wider area again or any other adventure we provide. Thank you again for coming with Capricorn Sea Kayaking Jimmy
    Written 16 January 2022
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    Horst B
    Greater Perth, Australia26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    This was an amazing well organised Sea Kayak experience. Jimmy (our guide) was fantastic and made sure our experience was enjoyable and very memorable. I have lived in Perth for 25 years and never been to Penguin Island. Seeing it by kayak was the best way to experience the Island. I highly recommend this experience and if you have never been to Penguin Island do yourself a favour and book this experience.
    Written 18 March 2022
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    Thank you Horst for you review. I am glad you have enjoyed Shoalwater and our Tour. Jimmy
    Written 20 March 2022
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    Stephen K
    Cockburn, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Myself and my partner had a great time on the tour. Jimmy the guide knows his stuff, is very patient, and more than happy to teach you how to use a kayak correctly if you don't have much kayaking experience. The lunch provided was delicious and filled me right up. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 18 December 2020
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    Thank you Stephen. Hope we will have more adventures together. J
    Written 19 December 2020
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    Stirfried-haggis
    Perth, Australia82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    What an absolutely fantastic day, fun, informative and full of surprises. From perfect weather conditions and cooperative wildlife, this tour had something for young and old. Rosie and Veronica were our knowledgeable and fantastic hosts for the day, providing an ample and nutritious lunch, kept us all safe in the water, and educated on the history of penguin island and it's inhabitants past and present. Highly recommend this great day out.
    Written 5 January 2024
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    Thank you for review. We enjoyed a day out with lovely people. Shoalwater has so much to offer. Hope to see you soon. Veronika
    Written 5 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Pinklittlelamb
    Singapore1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    The kayaking tour was done with my 9 year old daughter. The group size was small and there was adequate instructions and safety precautions provided. There was even a skirting for the kayak which prevented our thighs from being sunburnt. It was a most exciting experience to kayak so near to the wildlife. At Penguin island, we got a chance to walk around, had a nice simple picnic lunch, and even got to snorkel in the very clear water where my daughter saw crabs, lobsters and even a wedding ring someone else dropped previously. This has totally piqued her interest in snorkelling (first time for her) and she's so excited about it since. We will definitely recommend it to others, and when we do come back, we'll bring our younger children along.
    Written 13 December 2022
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    Hi There, We are happy your and your daughter enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you soon. Kind Regards, Jimmy
    Written 19 January 2023
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    Karen
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    Fab experience, it was a perfect day on the water, the sea lions were such a treat. It was a full day, with the kayaking, swimming, walk around the island and penguin feeding session. Must mention the effort Jimmy put into taking care of us all. The morning tea and lunch was great, I was especially pleased. I am a vegan and I had plenty to eat! I would recommend this tour to anyone young or old.
    Thanks Jimmy, it was a pleasure to have you lead the tour.
    Written 22 March 2021
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    Thank you Karen for the review. Always pleasure to have such a great people to come on the trip with us. We hope to see you and Alan again. J
    Written 23 March 2021
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    Jenny S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Fantastic day out. My son and I had never tried sea kayaking before. The route we took meant that we got to see so much more than we normally would experience on a boat. Kayaking around the other side of penguin island with our guide was a lot of fun. Highly recommend this trip.
    Written 29 January 2024
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    We are glad you enjoyed day out with us. Jimmy
    Written 21 February 2024
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    Clark S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Couples
    Great Day out!!! you don’t need to be extremely physically fit or an experienced kayaker to go. I had never been on a kayak before and with the instructors quick introduction everyone got going pretty fast. Something different and highly recommend. Guide was knowledgeable of the island and the area. Kept us entertained the whole day and was great exercise. Would recommend for the family or work team building exercise
    Written 18 January 2022
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    Thank you for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed our trip and we would love to take you out on the trip again.
    Written 19 January 2022
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