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Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

1. Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

Cruise with playful, wild dolphins on Western Australia's best value marine tour! Explore Mandurah's winding waterways on a 1-hour scenic cruise, showcasing the highlights of this coastal paradise. The award - winning city’s pristine waters are home to more than 100 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins – the largest residential population in WA. See these captivating, wild creatures up close as they feed and play in their natural environment. Dolphin sightings guaranteed, or cruise again for free! Surrounded by a giant estuary, twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Mandurah Cruises takes you travelling through the city's calm inland waterways – from magnificent canals lined with luxury homes, to its fishing boat harbour and vast wetlands of world importance. Spot pelicans, ospreys, swans, water birds and migratory shorebirds on the wetlands. Visit cultural landmarks and learn about local Aboriginal history along the way. Kids love nautical fun on deck, with a lifelike engine room, captain’s wheel, boat bell, giant binoculars and more. Enjoy live commentary by expert marine guides, sharing stories of Mandurah, its incredible natural environment, and the wildlife that call it home. For lunch, add famous local fish & chips from Cicerello’s (available on the 11.30am cruise). Discover Mandurah’s unique wonders of the water, only an hour from Perth. Cruises depart daily from central Mandurah. Every ticket includes a free dolphin guarantee!

Mandurah Pirate Cruise

2. Mandurah Pirate Cruise

Ahoy there, matey! Take your seat as you depart from the eastern foreshore and venture through through Mandurah's beautiful inland waterways and canals on a fun-filled pirate cruise. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favourite pirate costume (not supplied) and pretend they are sailing the seven seas. On this 45-minute adventure, they can steer the pirate wheel, look through the telescopes and take photos with the friendly captain, while adults are entertained with scenic views including a look at the prestigious homes dotted along the canals. Don't forget to bring your camera, Western Australia's largest residential population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins can be found in the waterways all year round.

Mandurah: Self-Drive BBQ Boat Hire

3. Mandurah: Self-Drive BBQ Boat Hire

Hire a self-drive Mandurah BBQ Boat and be the captain of your own private, eco-friendly mini cruise. Explore, at your own pace, Mandurah’s incredible natural beauty. Revel in 360-degree views and cruise alongside dolphins as you enjoy the quintessential West Aussie pastime of a drink and barbecue with friends. With a donut-shaped design, Mandurah Cruises’ uber-cool BBQ Boats provide the perfect setting for relaxed socialising. They are fitted with a circular picnic table and charcoal BBQ designed by famed international chef, Heston Blumenthal. Bring your own drinks and barbecue or picnic food, and eco-friendly tableware and cooking essentials are provided. Being eco-inspired electric, they are fume-free and whisper quiet, respecting Mandurah’s precious marine world and wildlife. While cruising, you may spot wild dolphins, swans, pelicans and local wildlife. Cruise past Mandurah’s thriving waterfront, glamorous yachts and through the canals. Share lunch with drinks along the way, or find a nice spot to anchor to take in panoramic views. BBQ Boats are easy to drive and no skipper’s ticket is needed. Simply show valid photo ID and you will receive a briefing and safety instructions, plus a map for your scenic cruise. There are two sizes to choose from – a 6-seater or 10-seater option. For larger groups, a fleet of 4 boats provides capacity for up to 32 passengers. BBQ Boats are available to hire from central Mandurah every day during peak season. Bookings are essential.

Mandurah: 1.5 Hour Sundowner Cruise

4. Mandurah: 1.5 Hour Sundowner Cruise

Enjoy an evening aboard the Pirate Ship on this 1.5 hour cruise from Mandurah. Be entertained by your pirate host onboard and enjoy spectacular views of the shores and natural surroundings. Start your adventure by departing from the Eastern Foreshore. Head north towards the marina to see all the amazing boats before you turn around in Dolphin Quay before coming back into the estuary and into the Port Mandurah canals. Venture down a few canals and view the magnificent local homes before you exit the canals into the top of the estuary to watch the sunset before returning to the same jetty. Bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy throughout the cruise to complete the experience.

Mandurah: Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise with Tour Guide

5. Mandurah: Sightseeing Dolphin Cruise with Tour Guide

Discover Mandurah's amazing inland waterways. Relax aboard the White Pearl boat and set out to search for dolphins while sightseeing from the water. Mandurah's inland waterways are twice the size of Sydney Harbor, meaning there's plenty to explore. This cruise will take you through the marina to view Dolphin Quay as well as a variety of boats, followed by the famous Mandurah canals. Spot impressive million-dollar homes before heading down the estuary to see the Creery Wetlands and Boundary Island. Mandurah also has an abundance of wildlife, including black swans and cormorants, and is home to over one hundred resident dolphins. Keep a look out throughout your cruise for a chance to spot some of the local wildlife.

Mandurah: 1.5-Hour Scenic Lunch Cruise on a Pirate Ship

6. Mandurah: 1.5-Hour Scenic Lunch Cruise on a Pirate Ship

Join a 1.5-hour cruise around Mandurah's beautiful waterways with this mid-week lunch special. Take your seat as you depart from the eastern foreshore jetty towards the Mandurah Marina. Pop on a pirate hat and get into the pirate spirit. Receive your battered fish and chips just after boarding this is ordered beforehand. Kids will receive chicken nuggets and chips to be enjoyed throughout the cruise. Make a full loop of the canals where you'll see the luxury canal homes before coming back into the estuary and under the new traffic bridge. Spot wildlife such as pelicans, swans, and cormorants as well as the famous bottlenose dolphins.

From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

7. From Perth: 3-Day Margaret River Escape

Begin day one by making a scenic drive from Perth to the charming seaside towns. First stop is Mandurah, where you’ll have a chance to stretch your legs or grab a coffee by the foreshore (at own expense). Then it’s on to Bunbury where you’ll visit the Featured Wood Gallery, before continuing onto Busselton, where you'll stop for lunch. Following lunch, take a leisurely walk along the famous Busselton Jetty, the longest timber jetty in the southern hemisphere stretching 1.1 miles (1.8 km) out into the picturesque Geographe Bay. From the jetty we continue south towards Margaret River and everyone’s favourite, the Margaret River Chocolate Company. Next, head to the McLeod family farm to see their horses & Western Grey Kangaroos in their natural environment. After a full day touring settle into your accommodation for the evening. (evening meal at own expense) On day 2, Enjoy breakfast at The White Elephant café by the beach. The tour goes underground at the spectacular Mammoth Cave, one of just a few caves in the south west which contains fossils of Megafauna. A scenic drive through the majestic Boranup Forest will leave you in awe of the beautiful Karri trees. Discover the different flavours of Jarrah, Karri & Marri honey in the forest. Then pass through Augusta, before arriving at the tallest lighthouse on mainland Australia, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Take a guided tour and spot the point where the Southern and Indian oceans meet. You may be lucky enough to spot whales out in the distance.  Stop for lunch and at the Colour Patch restaurant with stunning views of the Blackwood River. On our return trip, enjoy wine tasting at an award-winning winery. You’ll then have some free time in town to stroll along the main street and pick up a special memento or gift to take home. Return to your accommodation at around 5:00 PM to relax after a busy day and dine at your leisure. (evening meal at own expense) After breakfast on day 3, visit Yahava Koffee Works and indulge in a tasting while hearing from the experts. The tour then visits two boutique vineyards showcasing Margaret River's renowned wines. At the second winery we enjoy cheese & crackers to a-company the wine tasting. All that wine tasting can build up an appetite, we sit down for a gourmet lunch at local favourite Olio Bello. Whilst here for lunch, its a great opportunity to sample their extensive range of extra virgin olive oils, balsamic's, relishes and produce. After lunch, we depart for Perth, usually arriving by approximately  6:00PM.

Relax on a 90 minute Sunset cruise in Mandurah

8. Relax on a 90 minute Sunset cruise in Mandurah

Enjoy a relaxing evening on this 90 minute cruise. Experience a Western Australian Sunset departing on a Saturday evening from January to April. This 90 minute cruise will take you to see the amazing canal homes into the Peel Harvey estuary and the Mandurah Marina before watching the sun go down with your friends and family. Bring some snacks and drinks to be enjoyed. The vessel isn't licensed. Please note the departure time is based on the Sunset and changes throughout the season please check the departure time when booking.

Mabdjar Bay Merry Fun Train

9. Mabdjar Bay Merry Fun Train

Hi there, my name is “MiniToot”.I work every day from 10 am to 4 pm. Of course, I don’t work if it rains or there is nobody on the foreshore. I’m available for special bookings, birthdays, weddings, and social group excursions. Let me show you our beautiful Eastern Foreshore and you might see our friendly dolphins, black swans, pelicans, and many more, or just enjoy the ride on “Mini Toot” to have great family fun with us. Buy ticket from the driver or visit https://touristfuntrain.com

City Tour Hop-on Hop-Off all-day

10. City Tour Hop-on Hop-Off all-day

STATION 1 “Eastern Foreshore” WHAT'S NEAR: Information Centre, “Mini Toot”, Playground, Café, Pubs, Restaurants, BBQ’s STATION 2: "The Cultural Centre" WHAT'S NEAR: Performing Arts Centre, Yaburgurt Memorial. STATION 3: "Stingray Point" WHAT'S NEAR: Situated nearby, is the scenic viewpoint Pavilion Jetty and the Moreton Bay Fig tree on Stingray Point STATION 4: "Keith Holmes Reserve" WHAT'S NEAR: BBQ’s, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Other attractions include a shady, sandy purpose-built kiddie's beach. STATION 5: "Mandurah Ocean Marina" WHAT'S NEAR: world-class Mandurah Ocean Marina, with cafes, restaurants, and shops at the popular Dolphins Quay. STATION 6: "Breakwater Road" WHAT'S NEAR: The Town Beach at Comet Bay. STATION 7: "Smart Street Mall" WHAT'S NEAR: The City of Mandurah’s CBD and the 150+ year old Christ’s Church Anglican Church. On the Western end of the Mall are playgrounds, BBQ’s, cafés, restaurants and “Mini Toot”. STATION 8: "Mandurah War Memorial/Kings Carnival" WHAT'S NEAR: King Carnival, Hall's Cottage, and War Memorial. mini golf. BBQ. Beach, family bathing area. STATION 9: " Mandurah Skatepark" WHAT'S NEAR: Western foreshore area that includes the skate park, basketball, playgrounds, swimming pool and adjacent Hall Park with “Frisby” disc golf. The Historic Sutton's Farm & Graveyard, dating back to 1861, is just nearby. STATION 10: " Tidal Pool " WHAT'S NEAR: Eastern Foreshore Tidal Pool is a public swimming pool in the City of Mandurah. Mandurah Museum, Café, Pubs, Restaurants, BBQ’s and Sunday Market.

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4.4 / 5

based on 112 reviews

It was excellent able to see five dolphins straight from the start amazing & the guide was very informative as well about the water birds & real estate best value for money I recommend it to everyone

It was great we and our kids had so much fun and saw the dolphins as they promised.

We had a wonderful time, kids enjoyed the whole experience. 😀

Perfect saw lots of dolphins staff always keeping us informed

Magnificent! Never be that close with wild dolphins!