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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 place 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 concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure.


  • 60-minute cruise around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
  • Return ferry transfers to and from Penguin Island
  • Penguin Feeding Show held by the rangers at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm daily
  • Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!


  • Seeing rare Australian sea lions on the beach at Seal Island
  • Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Bay)
  • Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park
  • Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life through the glass bottom
  • Viewing the fossilized remnants of ancient tuart forests

Pricing: Adults: $75.00, Concession (seniors aged 65+ and students): $70.00, Children (aged 3 - 12 years): $65.00, Infants (children under 3 years of age): free of charge but must be included as a passenger on your ticket. 

* Please note all pricing includes a 10% Marine Park Levy.

Departure Times:

  • 9:45am from Penguin Island (select the 9am or 9:30am ferry transfer to Penguin Island on the next page)
  • 11:15am from Penguin Island (select the 9am, 10am or 11am ferry transfer to Penguin Island on the next page)
  • 1:45pm from Penguin Island (select the 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm ferry transfer to Penguin Island on the next page)
  • Extra departures can be scheduled on busy days if required

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  • alarm Duration: 60
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $65.00pp

Climbing on board one of our custom-built vessels, you’ll be given the perfect opportunity to experience a memorable encounter with some of the most majestic animals to grace the ocean. Embarking on an epic adventure off the coast of Western Australia, you’ll be joined by our team of friendly qualified staff who are dedicated to making sure you make the most out of your experience on the water from the very first moment to the last – even if it’s your very first time! So, it’s time to prepare for a day you’ll remember for years to come – that’s exactly what’s in store as you witness these stunning creatures up close and personal!


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  • What is the minimum age for Animal Encounter at Shoalwater?

    The minimum age for Animal Encounter at Shoalwater is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Animal Encounter session at Shoalwater last?

    The average Animal Encounter session at our Shoalwater centre is around 1 hour.

  • Is Animal Encounter Shoalwater open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Animal Encounter is busiest at the weekend - and our Shoalwater centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Animal Encounter Shoalwater open for bookings at weekends?

    Animal Encounter at Shoalwater is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Animal Encounter bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Animal Encounter Shoalwater center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Animal Encounter locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Animal Encounter Shoalwater center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Animal Encounter Shoalwater?

    Yes you can buy Animal Encounter Shoalwater gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Animal Encounter Shoalwater vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Animal Encounter Shoalwater?

    The postcode for Animal Encounter Shoalwater is Shoalwater WA 6169. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Animal Encounter Shoalwater on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Animal Encounter Shoalwater?

    The Animal Encounter Shoalwater center is located at the following address: 153 Arcadia Dr, Shoalwater WA 6169, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Animal Encounter at Shoalwater?

    The average package price of Animal Encounter at Shoalwater $65.00. The lowest price is $65.00 with the most expensive option being $230.00.

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