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Penguin Island

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Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
+61 8 9591 1333
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Penguin Island Tour with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise
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Located in the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, just 45 minutes south of Perth is Penguin Island- a beautiful, unspoilt nature reserve home to WA's largest colony of little penguin as well as dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans, ospreys and more. Visitors can see the penguins being fed by rangers at the Discovery Centre. It's also fantastic for swimming, snorkelling, having a picnic or just enjoying some of the best coastal scenery in Perth. Rockingham Wild Encounters operate an hourly ferry service to Penguin Island (it's only a 5 minute ride), glass bottom boat cruises of Shoalwater Bay and adventure style cruises to watch the local dolphins and explore more of the marine park. Sea Kayak Tours and Kite boarding Lessons are also available.
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  • Average12%
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“sea lions” (110 reviews)
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Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
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+61 8 9591 1333
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"penguin feeding"
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"sand bar"
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"their natural habitat"
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"nature reserve"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been too Rottnest n Phillip island in Victoria But penguin island is by far 10 times better. Unreal place You just need too take your own food n drinks n rubbish bags

Thank Jen N Brett S
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Jen N Brett S, Wow, what a fantastic review! It's great that you had such a wonderful time. We hope to see you again soon, Trini Rockingham Wild Encounters

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go on a calm day and if you are a family take the package to include a viewing of the penguins. Very well kept and eco friendly. Don't forget to take water and food. Beautiful views.More

Thank ColinJacky
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Colin. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit of Penguin Island and Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Penguin Island! And as you mentioned it's worth choosing the entry into the Discovery Center option while there,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked online for the Penguin & Sea Lion cruise. The mistake was going into the wrong company to book my tickets. I booked through "Get your Guide" I was very shocked to see a Foreign transaction fee on my credit card. Highly advise to...More

Thank Elizabeth P
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth P, Thank you for leaving a nice review. Sounds like you were very lucky to see Dolphins and even a tiny calf on the Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise! I really do hope you did enjoy your experience on Penguin Island. We do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it nice walk around the island discovery centre worth doing as this is where your definitely see the penguins nice place to visit and get up close to the sea gulls and pelicansMore

Thank riskey68
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PenguinIslandLocal, tour guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi riskey68, Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your day over on Penguin Island and got the chance to explore the beautiful wildlife it has to offer. The Discovery Center, home to 10 little rescued penguins are definitely the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Penguin Island many years ago again with family who had come from UK. I was shocked at the cost of the combined ticket for the ferry and penguin exhibit $27.00 the ferry takes no more than eight minutes and the penguin talk was...More

Thank sueWesternAustralia
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PenguinIslandLocal, Owner at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sue and thanks for your review. I appreciate your feedback on the cost of your ticket. Although it may seem expensive you will find Penguin Island is one of the cheapest attractions to visit in Western Australia. Also keep in mind that your $27...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I was staying a short drive away, I took the ferry trip over to Penguin Island. The small ferry trip was quick and easy with friendly staff. The island itself was really well sign posted and I enjoyed the short trek around the island....More

Thank Hani_Rae
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Hani_Rae, Thank you very much for leaving a great review. I am glad you had a great time on Penguin Island and made the most of walking around the Island. I hope you enjoyed snorkeling for the first time, sounds like you did :)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Customer service at the counter where tickets are sold (on the mainland) to queuing clients needs improvement. The attendant questioned my friend quite loudly as to whether she'd queued. When my friend told her she'd queued the attendant then proceeded to loudly explain away her...More

Thank VanessaAUiari
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PenguinIslandLocal, Owner at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vanessa and thank you for bringing this to my attention. I will speak to our ticketing staff regarding their customer service to ensure this does not happen again. On busy days, we occasionally have get customers jumping the queue which can cause some disgruntlement...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great half day experience. If you've looking for a nice walk around the island. the walk itself was pretty easy and took about 20 mins taking our time. I was really impressed with the views and the ease of getting there. So many birds nesting...More

Thank sunnycoast09
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi sunnycoast09, Thank you for your review, I am glad you had a great day and were even lucky enough to see a Sea Lion in the cave. Some times it can be a bit of a treasure hunt finding wild Penguins they are very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone with small children (or just anyone) this is a must do. My children absolutely loved walking along the beaches, looking under the board walks and in the caves trying to find the penguins. Beautiful experience and such a good family day out.More

Thank Nelz44
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nelz44, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad your children went on a treasure hunt to find little Penguins. I am glad you and your family had a great day out too and we appreciate...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 90min adventure cruise. This was the main highlight. Up-close with playful dolphins, we got to see them in their natural habitat. Truly amazing experience. Once at the rockingham island we were quite disappointed. The whole island had a walkway path but nothing...More

Thank Samir A
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Samir A, Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed our Dolphin Adventure Cruise. We have been having some fantastic dolphin interactions recently and this is by far my favorite tour to work on! I am sorry you did...More

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mardhiahzain
May 17, 2018|
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Response from MarsinMandurah | Reviewed this property |
Go on the penguin, dolphin and sealion cruise, it's quite good - you get to see sea lions on the beach, dolphins swimming in the ocean and the Penguins at the penguin centre on the island for feeding and an informative talk... More
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Beatrix C
May 3, 2018|
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Response from stella w | Reviewed this property |
The Island is closed to visitors June -September. I do not know when it reopens exactly. The reason is that it is the breeding season for the penguins. Perhaps there are penguins at Perth Zoo? I have not been there so you... More
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Celunac
April 14, 2018|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi Celunac, May is a great time to visit Penguin Island. The penguins that are being cared for in the Discovery Centre are in the centre until the end of season which is June 5th. The wild dolphins live in this area all year... More
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