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Our most recommended Perth Cruises & Boat Tours

Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

1. Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

Explore the waterways of Mandurah on a cruise that will help you to get to know about this special area and its wildlife. Meet Western Australia’s largest local population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and watch as they feed, rest, and play in their natural environment. Watch a western rock lobster and blue swimmer crab catch demonstration and see these iconic creatures up close. Explore the city’s 20+ kilometers of illustrious canals, framed with luxurious homes. Cruise through the region’s wetlands, protected by the United Nations as a natural site of worldwide importance, where you’ll spot pelicans, ospreys, swans, and other water birds. Along the way, see significant heritage-protected landmarks and important cultural sites. Your tour guide and captain will provide live commentary throughout the cruise.Kids can help the Captain drive from the custom steering wheel at the front of the boat and peek through giant binoculars in search of wildlife. If choosing the 11:30 AM departure, you can also enjoy a delicious lunch on board from Western Australia's favorite fish and chips shop, Cicerello’s. Note: The lunch must be purchased directly - Contact Mandurah Cruises on +61 8 9581 1242 to add lunch to your booking.

Mandurah: Murray River Cruise with Lunch

2. Mandurah: Murray River Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a relaxing half-day cruise of Mandurah’s serene Murray River and get to know the region's wildlife, learn about its history, and enjoy lunch on board as your knowledgeable tour guide and captain provides live commentary throughout. Departing from the Mandurah City Center, cruise through the picturesque waterways, past the wetlands and islands, and across the vast Peel Inlet. Bring your own cup and help yourself to tea/coffee and biscuits for morning tea. Stop at Cooleenup Island for a guided walking tour and visit the Cooper’s Mill heritage site. Back on board, cruise along the winding Murray River as you enjoy a buffet lunch aboard with beverages available for purchase from the bar. Cruise as far as the Forest Highway before the return journey to Mandurah. Throughout the tour admire the region's incredible flora and fauna, including diverse water birds and surfing resident dolphins (not guaranteed). Lunch Menu Cheeses, salami, zucchini pickle, dill pickles, dried fruits. Roast chicken, ham, asparagus and eggs, parsley garnish. Prawns with lemon wedges, parsley garnish, and seafood dressing (on the side). Potato salad with spring onion garnish. Garden salad with dressing (on the side). Bread rolls, butter, and other condiments – tomato chutney and pickle chutney. Selection of freshly made cakes – Fudgy Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownies with strawberries and double cream and carrot cake.

Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

3. 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.

Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

4. Wild Dolphin Swim & Cruise Day Trip from Perth

Swim with wild dolphins at Rockingham for a memorable adventure! Rockingham is a 45-minute drive south of Perth. Self-drive or benefit from optional round-trip coach transfers from Perth. In Rockingham, climb aboard the custom-built dolphin swim boat designed to make accessing the water easy. Cruise Rockingham’s sheltered bays and islands in search of any of over 200 local dolphins. The friendly crew will conduct introductory snorkelling lessons. Then it'll be time to get in the water to make the most of your wild dolphin encounter!  After your experience, enjoy refreshments on board the boat before returning to Rockingham, where your day finishes with the drive back to Perth. Choose to swim with the dolphins or stay dry onboard as a spectator.

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

5. 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 experience will be an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative one. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks.  After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

From Perth: River Cruise to Swan Valley & Vineyard Tour

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

Sit back and enjoy the delights of a 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 bus. Continue visiting a selection of the Valley's best boutique wineries chosen for their ambiance 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 Abbey at Heafod Glen Wines. Begin with a tasting of their extensive range of whites and reds then order a mail off the set menu with a glass of wine, beer or cider. You are welcome to revisit the cellar door after lunch to sample more of their range or just find a special bottle for yourself or someone at home. During the afternoon enjoy some cleansing beers at Elmar's Brewery, produce sampling at the Providore and delicious truffles at the Chocolate Company.

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

7. 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 the Valley with visits to 2 boutique wineries and 2 breweries. Western Australia’s oldest wine region, the area is also rich with artisan food producers, including nougat and chocolate makers. You will visit an assortment of traditional and modern wineries, sampling the best the Swan Valley has to offer as you go. Stop off at a microbrewery for a refreshing ale with wedges. The entire trip is a food and wine lover’s dream ticket, combining wine, cheese, beer and chocolate tasting in a relaxed and informal setting. You will be served a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Move on to a chocolate tasting and truffle tasting at the boutique Margaret River Chocolate Company. The 8-hour tour with an English-speaking guide will tantalize your taste buds and tickle your palette. On the return coach journey you can take advantage of free drop-offs in Perth, Burswood or historic Guildford.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

8. 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 Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

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

Discover the delights of the Swan River by coming aboard a 2.5 hour round-trip cruise between Perth and Fremantle. 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.

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

10. 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 lunch at the winery of your choice 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 beautiful upper reaches of the Swan River back to Perth.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 433 reviews

I would recommend everyone going to Rottnest (a great place in its own right), to get a different perspective of the island ( flora and fauna ) ,by circumnavigating it ,on an adventure tour. It enhanced the overall experience and provided further education in regard to the environment, its indigenous origins, and its overall history. The guides were informative, interesting and personable. The experience was extraordinarily fulfilling.

This day tour was excellent from start to finish! With muffins & coffee, to wine tasting & cheese while cruising down the Swan River, to a fun and informative touring & tasting at the beautiful Sandalford winery. Great 2 course lunch, more wine and cakes on the cruise back topped off by singing and a lot of fun at the end. Excellent staff, great views with just enough commentary and a top day enjoyed by all…well recommended.

If you are lucky enough to venture to Rottnest island I promise you this is the way to go! The guide on the ferry was a wealth of knowledge I learned so much about not only Perth but WA in general. The speedboat is an incredible way to see the island, highly recommend doing this!! Another super informative guide. A totally magical day and goal of a quokka selfie achieved!!!

great day out. Friendly team catered for all our needs. Recomend to all.

Very relaxing trip and the boat was very spacious. Value for money.