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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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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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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

A must- do if you are in Perth. Went on dolphin adventure - fabulous! Up close with dolphin and sea lions! Don’t expect to see penguins until you visit the island- and even then you will only see them at feeding time in the enclosure!More

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Tracy C, I am glad you enjoyed your Dolphin Adventure Cruise, we have been having some great interactions lately and have been seeing some really interesting behaviors. The reason we don't see penguins out on the water is because they actually travel much further...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

What a fantastic trip, we took the little ferry from Rockingham Wild encounter a 5 minute crossing of Shoalwater Bay, straight onto the glass bottom boat for a 45 minute cruise, we spotted Dolphins, Sealions and loads of Pelican’s, an amazing tour, the staff on...More

Thank VickiCampbell
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Hi VickiCampbell, Thank you for a great review. I am so glad you had a fantastic day, I appreciate your wonderful feedback and will pass it on to the crew. We look forward to seeing you again some time in the future. :) Kindest Regards,...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We had a good couple of hours the seal tour was great as we saw dolphins and the sea lions were putting on a good show. Many thanks to the crew on the tour as they were great with our grandson who peppered them with...More

1  Thank Peter C
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Hi Peter C, Thank you for leaving a review. I'm glad to hear you and your family had a good day and enjoyed the Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise and your grandson was lucky enough to be captain, it was a pleasure having you all...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

I would never pay money to go here! Absolutely terrible. There is nothing to see. They do penguin feeds and shows a few times a day and that’s it. You don’t see any penguins in the wild. You’re basically paying to walk around a beach....More

Thank EmmaLewis93
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Hi EmmaLewis93, Thank you for taking the time to write this review on Penguin Island. However, I do believe that this was a little bit harsh and I would have to disagree! The bay is a marine park, not a theme park. All wildlife on...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

My first visit to Penguin Island - we took our own kayaks over, at a leisurely pace took 20 mins to get there from the mainland. It was Easter weekend and the weather was beautiful, still plenty warm enough for a swim. We left our...More

Thank nurse40
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi nurse40, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am glad to hear you had a nice kayak over to Penguin Island, you will have to kayak over to Seal Island next time and view the Penguin Feeding show. We look...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We went on the trip to penguin island and what a lovely day we had ,we saw loads of dolphins,seals and went and saw the penguins being fed and there is a cheeky penguin called Kevin what a character he was ,would recommend this trip...More

Thank joynightingale
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hi joynightingale, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad you had a wonderful day! Sounds like you got spoilt with the wild life sightings, and yes we do agree Kevin is a very cheeky Penguin haha :) We...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Well a bit disappointed we did not see and penguin's but went to the feeding which was interesting and boat trip to see sealions,, would be great to take your own picnic and have a great day out,More

Thank dude42
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hi dude42, Thank you for leaving a review. Sounds like you joined the Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise. :) Unfortunately we cant always guarantee sightings of wild Penguins. It can sometimes be a bit of a treasure hunt to find Wild Penguins during daylight hours...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Highly recommend to take your time and visit this little corner of Rockingham/ Perth. The sightseeing boat trip allows you to see Sea Lions in their natural environment, dolphins (none sighted during my visit) and plenty of birdlife. The Penguin Conservative Centre allows you to...More

Thank Normzy-C-Jr
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi Normzy-C-Jr, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It sounds like you had a great day on the water and on the island. Next time you visit I would recommend taking our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure cruise to add...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

If you get to the ferry early the Pengo Cafe do a good coffee, short trip to Penguin Island and then onto the Sea Lion Cruise, we where lucky to see dolphins on our way to the sea lions the captain spent a little time...More

Thank Col677
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi Col677, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Penguin and Seal Island here in the bay. Although we cannot guarantee dolphins on the 45 minute cruise we do often see them which is a great bonus! You were also lucky if the sea...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We actually booked penguins and sea line cruise and that was amazing to see rare sea lions and cute penguins. We enjoyed the penguin feeding sessions. Make sure to follow their timbale to be available for feeding timeMore

Thank De M
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Hi De M, Thanks for your 5 stars and great review. I am glad you took our 45 minute cruise to see the rare Australian Sea Lions, next time you visit you should add the dolphins to your adventure too! We hope to see you...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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