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  • Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

    1. Perth Swan River Dinner Cruise with Beverages & Live Music

    Join a 3-hour evening dinner cruise on the Swan River to see the impressive Perth city skyline after sunset. Your evening begins in Central Perth, where you’ll board your boat for your journey down the Swan River. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or soft drink provided throughout your cruise, and marvel at the twilight views of the city. Dinner includes a buffet of hot and cold dishes. Salads, bread, dessert, coffee and tea accompany your meal. Enjoy live entertainment on board the boat. Surprise entertainment may also be in store! Cocktails can be purchased from the full bar. After a delightful evening experience, the cruise returns you to Perth at 10:00 PM. Sample menu  (subject to change):   Turkish bread with olive oil  Cold dishes  • King prawns with cocktail sauce  • Selection of gourmet salads with side dressings  • Leg ham and continental meat selection served wit...

    It was a great experience although it was a DJ an not live music. But the atmosphere was fantastic

  • From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

    2. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

    Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations.

    When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

    Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too.

    The bus tour covers all of Rottne...

    It was a wonderful experience in our trip that day!! Very much appreciated for the accommodations specially with our Tourist Guide Ted who feed us knowledge regarding the rottnest island history..

  • Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

    3. Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

    Indulge yourself on a full-day exploration of the Swan Valley in Western Australia. Located at the upper reaches of the Swan River, the region is a wine lover’s paradise, full of boutique wineries. It was the birthplace of viticulture during the early days of settlement in Western Australia. You will enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth along the calm Swan River, to the celebrated fertile Swan Valley. You will be welcomed on board with a morning tea, then wine tastings with a selection of cheese and biscuits.   Your boat will be the airline style, fully air-conditioned River Lady with an open bow area. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary and learn the art of wine tasting with wine, selected from one of Western Australia’s notable wineries while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon completion of your cruise you will be met by your coach driver and will embark on a driving tour of t...

    Me and my hubby had an amazing day met some awesome people had some good wine and food couldn't fault anything

  • Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

    4. Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

    Discover the delights of the Swan River by coming aboard a round-trip cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Opt to depart from either port for an approximately three-hour return cruise.  Your Captain will point out all the key sights along the river, such as Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbor. Choose from three departures from Perth 9:30 AM (returns at 12:30 PM), 11:15 AM (returns at 2:00 PM), and 2:15 PM (returns at 5:00 PM) and from Fremantle at 12:45 PM (returns at 3:30 PM).

    Great commentary but it did leave half an hour late without being given any reasons why.

  • Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

    5. Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

    Combine a delicious buffet lunch with a premium cruise on the magnificent Swan River with the Fremantle Lunch Cruise. This unique cruise features a menu which reflects Western Australia’s abundant seasonal fresh produce. Upon boarding, you are shown to your reserved table. During the cruise downstream, your captain will give a detailed tour commentary on the sights along the river as you progress to Fremantle. As you cruise the calm waters, you are invited to enjoy a seasonal buffet selection and dessert, which offers a mixed variety of gourmet salads, mixed continental meats with chutneys and mustards. A brace of tempting hot dishes such as mild Indian curry and deep pan vegetarian lasagne complement the salads, all followed by a refreshing fruit platter. With a fully stocked bar on-board, you can enhance your light lunch with a cold beer, or a glass of wine.

    Was a good relaxing trip with a reasonable lunch. Unfortunately we good not understand the commentary whilst sitting on the bottom floor. Was clearer upstairs.

  • From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

    6. From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

    Embark on a scenic cruise along the picturesque Swan River! The perfect way to travel between Perth and Fremantle.  Enjoy a relaxing ride with unlimited tea and coffee accompanied by stunning views and commentary. Sit in air-conditioned comfort or take a stroll out on the spacious open decks. Savour complimentary wine tastings on selected departures from Fremantle. Admire the waterfront scenery from Perth’s downtown skyline, upscale suburbs and yacht clubs, to the beautiful cliff faces of Black Wall Reach, the famous Point Walter "Spit" and Perth's iconic ‘Blue Boat House’ (Crawley Edge Boatshed).  Disembark in Perth or Fremantle and explore the city at your leisure. 

    A most enjoyable boat trip from Perth to Fremantle in a very comfortable vessel. Being on the top deck we had a panoramic view of the Swan River and surrounds.

  • From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

    7. From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

    Get the best of both worlds with this award winning tour! Sit back and enjoy the delights of a 2 hour river cruise from Perth to the Swan Valley while sampling premium wines, cheese/biscuits, and morning tea. Not forgetting the informative and interesting commentary as the boat meanders its way up into the smaller reaches of the Swan River. Be met off the boat by your tour guide at Sandalford Jetty and be escorted to an air conditioned coach. Continue visiting a selection of the Valleys best boutique wineries chosen for their ambience and quality of wines. First, call at Windy Creek Estate, where tasting is held in their stunning new cellar door. Sample some of the best ports in the Valley (plus great red/whites) as well as relishes & jams from their Wicked Stepmother's range as an added bonus. Next, head to lunch at the ever popular Sittella Wines. Begin with a tasting of their exten...

    A good time was had by all. Claude, our bus driver and guide was an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining personality with an ability to link people and create a friendly bond between people. Good food, good wine and good company. What more needs to be said?

  • Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

    8. Full-Day Swan Valley Wineries with Lunch and River Cruise

    This full-day tour through Perth’s gorgeous “Valley of Tastes” offers an extravaganza of fine wines and delicious food. After meeting your friendly driver at the Wellington street tourist stand in downtown Perth, drive through Western Australia’s Swan Valley. Known for its exceptional cuisine and beautiful wines, in just 30 minutes you will be a world away, in the beautiful Swan Valley.  On the way you will tour through the pretty heritage listed town of Guildford to visit 3 boutique wineries, the Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore. The leisurely tour provides experienced, friendly tour guides who will look after all aspects of the day. Whether your preferred choice of is red or white, you can purchase some samples to enjoy later or ship back home. You will also get to taste some exquisite cheeses. The tour includes a set lunch with a glass of wine, beer or cider. It also...

    Very knowledgeable wine visits and the hosts were excellent. The return trip down the Swan River was wonderful with good wine and good company.

  • Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

    9. Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

    The Rottnest grand island tour is the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-class nature reserve. This tour includes a guided bus and train tour, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes. This 4-hour all-inclusive island tour with lunch takes in all of Rottnest’s must-see locations. Featuring the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels and the majestic look-out point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. All major habitats are covered on this amazing tour, including Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage ranging from maritime and military history right up to future developments. When booking, you can select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. Depart from Perth at 8:30 AM and enjoy a Sw...

    Well organised ferry/bus/train connections. Nice light lunch provided. Good commentary from guides and volunteers. Abundant wildlife.

  • Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

    10. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

    Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experienc...

    It was a really terrific and exhilarating boat ride. The day weather wise was a lovely but hot one and being on the boat was very refreshing. We got to see the island from the perspective of the water and it looked beautiful. The water was clear and turquoise. The bays and beaches looked very inviting.

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What people are saying about Swan River

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 678 reviews

Rottnest Island is a fascinating place to visit, it is unique in a lot of different ways from beautiful scenery to unique animals like the quokkas, and numerous bird types. Plus an enjoyable trip on the ferry, the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful and the eateries have very nice meals at reasonable prices. All in all a very good way to spend a day.

A good time was had by all. Claude, our bus driver and guide was an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining personality with an ability to link people and create a friendly bond between people. Good food, good wine and good company. What more needs to be said?

One of the best days we have spent so far in the West.From the ferry over to Rottnest the bus tour and back to Fremantle was easy and fantastic.

Claude our tour guide on the bus was fabulous. The boat cruise also fabulous hearing about the Swan River and Perth history

We all loved it and will be back again . Thanks again