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Western Australia Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Western Australia Cruises & boat tours

Mandurah Pirate Cruise

1. 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.

Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

2. Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park during a 1-hour glass bottom boat cruise that explores the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities.  Take in the beautiful scenery in the marine park and, through the glass panels, see what goes on beneath the surface. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action. Though, please note that no sightings are guaranteed.  The Cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure. Penguin feedings are presented by a Parks & Wildlife Services ranger at 10.30 AM, 12.30 PM, and 2.30 PM and last around 20 minutes, after which the rangers are available to answer any visitor questions.

Bunbury: Swim with Dolphins Tour

3. Bunbury: Swim with Dolphins Tour

On this tour, you are given the opportunity to swim with the wild Bottlenose Dolphins in their own environment. Accompanied by an experienced guide and trained volunteers you will venture into the open waters of Koombana Bay. Depending on dolphin sightings you will be guided into the water where the dolphins may elect to initiate interaction with the swimmers. As they are wild dolphins, interaction cannot be guaranteed.

Koombana Bay: Dolphin Eco Cruise

4. Koombana Bay: Dolphin Eco Cruise

Take an exciting Dolphin Eco Cruise for 90 minutes at the Discovery Centre. The vessel provides an excellent viewing platform designed to get you as close as possible to the dolphins, without getting your feet wet. The team will introduce you to the local Bottlenose Dolphins as they interact in their natural environment. Many of the dolphins seen on the cruise call Koombana Bay their home. They can be seen frolicking, playing, sleeping, and feeding during the cruise. The informative commentary from the skipper will keep you updated throughout.

Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

5. Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

Cruise with playful dolphins and explore winding waterways on Western Australia’s best value marine tour. Glide over the water on this scenic tour showcasing top highlights of the coastal haven of Mandurah. Choose to purchase a delicious lunch directly from the activity provider. Hop aboard a comfortable boat and set off on this award-winning, pristine waters which are home to over 100 bottlenose dolphins, the largest residential population in Wester Australia. See these captivating creatures up close in nature with guaranteed sightings. Travel through an area that is surrounded by a giant estuary, twice the size of Sydney Harbor. Journey through a magnificent ocean marina and stunning canals lined with luxury homes. Visit global landmarks and see amazing birdlife. Kids love the nautical fun on deck, with a lifelike engine room, marine controls, a captain’s wheel, and giant binoculars. Order lunch directly from the activity provider and tuck into some famous local fish and chips. Experience Mandurah’s unique wonders of the water, only an hour from Perth with cruises available daily.

Cygnet Bay Unique Tidal Waterfall Reefs Scenic Cruise

6. Cygnet Bay Unique Tidal Waterfall Reefs Scenic Cruise

Witness a tidal phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. Experience an abundance of islands that form the Buccaneer Archipelago and the worlds largest tropical tides the expose the waterfall reef. Your sea safari departs from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on an amphibious sea vessel. Transfer to the tour vessel, a 12-seater rib with twin 250-horsepower engines, ideally suited for the tides in the area. The highlight of the tour is the emergence of a reef with a cascading waterfall on outgoing tides. With turquoise blue water and white sand beaches largely untouched by human interference, the region around Cygnet Bay is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Australia. Extend your stay for a night or longer and experience life on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula with a million star view.

Bremer Canyon Orca Experience from Bremer Bay

7. Bremer Canyon Orca Experience from Bremer Bay

Enjoy a 7-hour whale watching experience from Bremer Bay Boat Harbor to spot orcas.  The harbor is located 180 kilometres or a 2-hour drive from Albany. This is your opportunity to be a part of a new frontier of research and development. Discovered by marine researchers just a decade ago, the Bremer Canyon plays host to the largest congregation of orcas in the Southern Hemisphere, as summer feeding grounds for these incredible marine creatures. It is believed that an Antarctic flow enters the canyon gathering bio carbons which create a nutrient rich environment,  enticing many marine species to the area each year. This interaction creates nutrient rich up welling waters, where phytoplankton develops, and an intense food chain for marine life prospers.  Experts will provide live commentary throughout the cruise and answer any questions you may have. An underwater camera and hydrophone allows you to watch and listen to the whales in their natural habitat.  The Steep Point vessel features 5 viewing decks over 3 levels, where you will enjoy amazing uninterrupted views. Watch for whales from water level to the huge open bow, upper grandstand deck, to the heated interior saloon with luxury lounge seating.  Superior service and no crowding are guaranteed along with complimentary tea, coffee and water. There’s also a fully-licensed cafe on board that serves a range of refreshments.

Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

8. Coral Bay Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

See amazing coral reefs from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat. With its very shallow draft, spacious layout and superior design, Nhanya-Ku is perfect for taking you over the beautiful coral formations found in the lagoon gardens of the inner reef. This 1-hour coral viewing may be the perfect tour for you to experience all of the wonderful fish and different coral formations without having to get in the water. While on board, a knowledgeable crew will give an informative talk about the many things you’re seeing under the glass. Don't miss this perfect short excursion to make the most of your time in Coral Bay. 

From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

9. From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

Take a seat and revel in the beautiful Swan River on the only cruise in Australia that departs from a capital city and delivers you to the doorstep of an award-winning wine region. On your upstream journey along the Swan River, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee with freshly baked muffins, accompanied by a guided premium Western Australian wine tasting and cheese board selection. Upon arrival, enjoy a grazing table lunch at Sandalford Estate accompanied by a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink.  On the return, delicious cake and all-inclusive wines are waiting for you on board. Live entertainment follows as you cruise the upper reaches of the Swan River back to Perth.

Broome: Catamaran Sunset Cruise with Canapes

10. Broome: Catamaran Sunset Cruise with Canapes

Embark on cruise from Broome and admire the colors of the sunset from the magic of the water. Savor mouth-watering snacks and purchase beer, wine, and cocktails from the licensed onboard bar.  Be picked up from your hotel in Broom take part in a brief tour on the way to the beach. Kick off your shoes and feel the beautiful sand of Cable Beach and wet your feet in the warm Indian Ocean as you make your way to the waiting tender. Transfer to the spacious catamaran and travel along the pristine coastline, jump into the boom net to cool off, or relax and take in Broome’s ambiance with a cocktail in hand. Snack on delicious canapes as you glide across the water.  Transfer back to shore by tender at the end of your cruise and return to your hotel in Broome. 

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based on 541 reviews

It was so nice of the reception team to re-book ticket for same price after missing the first booking so kind, polite and helpful. Cruise staff provided information throughout trip and pointed historical places. Definitely worth and bang for buck

The best day trip we have ever done! Amazingly helpful check-in staff, informative bus guides, beautiful vineyards, delicious lunch...fun boat ride home...entertainment included!Excellent value for money and outstanding service everywhere.

We saw dolphins! Was an awesome cruise and so cheap, Staff had a great sense of humour, good knowledge of the area, great way to see the luxury homes, boats and some wildlife even a licenced bar onboard

Such a lovely cruise up the river! Wonderful wine tasting and great entertainment by the cruise on the way back down river. Highly recommend!

The most spectacular views and seeing numerous Dolphins, made our holiday