The safest way to get to Penguin Island is by ferry from Mersey Point Jetty that leaves every hour on the hour for about $6 one way. There is a sandbar from the jetty to the island, but I strongly recommend you don’t try walking it unless you are an extremely strong swimmer and are wearing a life vest, as there have been too many deaths over the years by currents and tide changes sweeping inexperienced swimmers away.
The Little Penguin is the smallest species of the penguins. The largest population of the Little Penguin in Western Australia can be seen at Penguin Island. The discovery centre on the island is very informative and it is wonderful to see them up close.
If you intend to spend the day there, there are no shops, so you will need to bring enough food and water to last you. This is such a wonderful way to spend some real quality time with the family and you won’t be pressured into having to buy ice creams, chips, etc, etc.
There is a breathtaking walkway around the island with a magnificent look out point. Don’t forget to bring your snorkelling, swimming gear, sun cream and get ready for some summer time fun.
PS the glass bottom cruise is well worth doing as you get to see the seals and dolphins up close
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