Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 1 day
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Went for my son's 4th Birthday (as pirates because...treasure hunting!). The crew were so kind and inclusive on the day; giving special shout outs, letting Mr 4 toot the boat horn, playing into the pirate theme and answering all the questions my kids had. You weren't told, but my boys are on the spectrum, and your staff's engagement and friendliness both eased and enhanced their experiences - we don't often witness that quality in interactions between our kids and other people, so thankyou, it truly made my heart happy! Aside from that, 10+ dolphins; newborn dolphin calf, juveniles, jigsaw and sleeping ones too. Sea Lions; playing in the water and bossing each other around on Seal Island. Birds; Ospreys, Cormorants and Penguins. Scenery; Crystal turquoise water, sea grass, fish jumping around, perfect weather and no wind (remarkably). Absolute perfect day for my little family, money well spent and memories to last a lifetime. We went for the 945am start, arrived at 9 for Ferry passes.
Amazing experience! Super friendly staff who went above and beyond to spoil my best friend on her special day ( birthday ) by signing her happy birthday and letting her ride up on front on the boat. We definitely had the best seats and got to see the wildlife up and close.
Our tour was very enjoyable. We were lucky enough to see dolphins, playful seals, sea lions and ospreys. However, there were some young, very excitable children on board and their noise made it hard to hear our guides commentary. What I heard of the commentary was excellent.
I really enjoyed it, nice guides, interesting information, but not too much so times of quiet to enjoy the surroundings. was surprised at how clear the water was, not polluted. Nothing seemed rushed and it seemed longer than an hour felt value for the price.
This was a pleasant trip with a nice buffet lunch. Getting out on to Peel Inlet was an eye opener and the journey up the Murray River was an interesting look at the side of Mandurah we hadn't seen before. The commentary was good and not intrusive.