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A short 5 minute ferry ride across beautiful Shoalwater Bay is all it takes to meet the world’s smallest penguins! It only takes an hour to visit the penguins but if you have more time, go swimming, snorkeling, explore the nature trails or just relax and enjoy this beautiful nature reserve.
- Getting up close to the little penguins at the Discovery Centre
- Swimming and snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Shoalwater Bay
- Exploring the nature trails & boardwalks taking in spectacular views of the marine park
- Having a picnic under the trees overlooking a safe swimming beach ideal for young children
- Seeing nesting pelicans & other sea birds up close especially September & October when the chicks are hatching
- Using the binoculars at the look outs to spot dolphins & whales (September to December)
- Ferry transfers
- Penguin feeding by the Penguin Island rangers at 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm
- Free time to swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment), picnic and explore the island
Adults $27, Concession (seniors & students) $24, Children (3- 12 yrs) $20, Infants* (under 3yrs) $0, Families (2 adults/conc & 2 children) $85
*Please note infants are free of charge however must be booked on your ticket as they are still counted as a passenger onboard. Failure to do so may result in you missing your ferry as there may not be enough allocated seating.
Departure Times & Bookings
From the September 15, 2019 to June 1, 2020 ferries depart Shoalwater hourly from 9am to 3pm with extra departures scheduled every 20 to 30 minutes on busy days.
Return ferries depart Penguin Island at 10 minutes past the hour, every hour from 10.10am to 3.10pm with the final ferry departing at 4pm sharp. Return ferries don't need to be booked in advance, simply wait at the jetty on the day for the next available departure, additional return ferries are scheduled on busy days
Book your tickets online now by selecting your desired date on the booking form and then press the drop down arrow under 'Choose a Time'.
Online bookings close 1 hour before departure, if you have not made a booking and wish to join today's departure please contact reservations on 08 9591 1333 as there may still be seats available. Alternatively tickets can be purchased over the counter.
If you have a group of 10 or more and would like a customized itinerary, please use our Groups Enquiry Form and our friendly reservations team will respond with a proposed itinerary and quote within 48 hours.
- Available for all ages
- Packages start from $20.00pp
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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question_answer Frequently Asked Questions
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 1 hour 10 minutes.
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!).
Where is Animal Encounter Shoalwater?
The Animal Encounter Shoalwater center is located at the following address. 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 $33.60. The lowest price is $20.00 with the most expensive option being $60.00.
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