Penguin Island

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Penguin Island

Penguin Island is a 5 minute ferry ride off the coast of Rockingham.

Activities include:

  • Penguin Discovery Centre
  • Beaches can be used for swimming, kayaking, snorkling etc.
  • Picnics
  • Bird watching

Range of different tours and cruises including:

  • Penguin feeding – three feedings daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm
  • Penguin and sea lion cruise in a glass bottom boat
  • Dolphin watch adventure cruise

children playing in the sandAge

All ages

Duration

All day

Accessibility

  • Timber boardwalks allow wheelchair and pram access around the island.
  • The Penguin Island ferry and cruises depart from the Mersey Point Jetty located at 153 Arcadia Drive, Shoalwater.
  • Ferries leave every hour on the hour from 9.00am to 3.00pm – every day of the season (September –  June) except 25 December.
  • Parking is available at the ferry departure point.

Facilities

On Penguin Island:

  • Shaded, grassed picnic area
  • Drinking fountain
  • Environmentally friendly composting toilets
  • Sheltered swimming beaches
  • No kiosk or restaurant facilities on Penguin Island- you are allowed to take eskies and picnic baskets etc

On mainland (departure point):

  • Gift store – all ferry and cruise tickets available there.
  • Pengos Café and Burger Bar for takeaway and dine in food and drinks.
    The menu includes: coffee & cakes, gourmet burgers, panini’s, fresh salads and fish & chips

Cost

Penguin Island Ferry & Cruise Prices

Adults

Conc.*

Child
(3-12
years old)

Penguin Island Ferry
Includes:

  • Unlimited ferry transfers to Penguin Island for the day

$12.00

$12.00

$12.00

Penguin Island Ferry + Discovery CentreIncludes:

  • Unlimited ferry transfers to Penguin Island for the day
  • Penguin feeding at Discovery Centre 

$19.50

$18.50

$16.50

Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise Includes:

  • Unlimited ferry transfers to Penguin Island for the day
  • Penguin feeding at Discovery Centre
  • 45 minute glass bottom boat cruise

$36.50

$33.00

$27.50

Dolphin Watch Adventure Cruise
(Bookings essential) Includes:

  • Unlimited ferry transfers to Penguin Island for the day
  • Penguin feeding at Discovery Centre
  • 90 minute cruise to see dolphins & sea lions

$85.00

$75.00

$50.00

* Concession applies to pensioners, students, the disabled and health care card holders. Please understand appropriate ID must be presented on purchasing your tickets.

Opening hours

The season runs from September to June.

Gift Shop (where tickets are purchased) is open 7 days from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

During Season:

Reservations phone lines are open daily from 9am- 5.00pm 7 days per week. Reservations and operations closed on December 25th for Christmas.

Off Season:

Reservation phone lines are not manned. Direct any bookings or enquiries via email, fax or leave a message on the reservations phone line. The office is checked on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a reservations consultant will return the call.

Website

http://www.penguinisland.com.au/

Contact details

153 Arcadia Drive (corner of Penguin Rd)
Shoalwater
WA, 6169

Email                       info@dolphins.com.au

Phone                      (618) 9591 1333

Fax                           (618) 9528 1715 

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Date Created: March 19, 2013 Date Modified: September 8, 2014

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