Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise

Tours Rockingham


Hours: June 7th through to September 14th



Our Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise is only available from June 6 to September 14, 2017 during winter when Penguin Island is traditionally closed for the penguin nesting season.

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife! This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise takes in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. 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!

The cruise disembarks on Penguin Island for a guided 30 minute walk that takes in the spectacular beaches, coastal look outs and nesting sea birds of this stunning island nature reserve.


* Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they’re not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay) * Seeing rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island * Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park * Drifting over sea grass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life through the glass bottom * Viewing the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests * Taking in spectacular coastal views, nesting sea birds and hearing about the latest little penguin research on a 30 minute guided walk of Penguin Island * Enjoying a yummy lunch or coffee at Pengo's Cafe before or after your cruise (additional cost)

Map & Directions

Arcadia Drive (corner of Penguin Rd), Shoalwater, WA 6168


Self Drive Penguin Island is a 45 minute drive south of Perth via the Kwinana Freeway. Exit onto Safety Bay Rd and follow State Tourist Route 202 to our shop on the corner of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Rd. There is free parking onsite. Public Transport Take the train south from Perth on the Mandurah Line and get off at Rockingham. Buses depart from outside the station. Catch Bus 551 from Stand 9 or Bus 552 from Stand 10 then get off at Penguin Rd. Walk west along Penguin Rd towards the Rockingham Wild Encounters Shop on the beach. For bus & train times visit