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Mandurah Pirate Cruise

1. Mandurah Pirate Cruise

Ahoy there, matey! Take your seat as you depart from the eastern foreshore and venture through through Mandurah's beautiful inland waterways and canals on a fun-filled pirate cruise. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their favourite pirate costume (not supplied) and pretend they are sailing the seven seas. On this 45-minute adventure, they can steer the pirate wheel, look through the telescopes and take photos with the friendly captain, while adults are entertained with scenic views including a look at the prestigious homes dotted along the canals. Don't forget to bring your camera, Western Australia's largest residential population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins can be found in the waterways all year round.

Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

2. Mandurah: Dolphin and Views Cruise with Optional Lunch

Cruise with playful dolphins and explore winding waterways on Western Australia’s best value marine tour. Glide over the water on this scenic tour showcasing top highlights of the coastal haven of Mandurah. Choose to purchase a delicious lunch directly from the activity provider. Hop aboard a comfortable boat and set off on this award-winning, pristine waters which are home to over 100 bottlenose dolphins, the largest residential population in Wester Australia. See these captivating creatures up close in nature with guaranteed sightings. Travel through an area that is surrounded by a giant estuary, twice the size of Sydney Harbor. Journey through a magnificent ocean marina and stunning canals lined with luxury homes. Visit global landmarks and see amazing birdlife. Kids love the nautical fun on deck, with a lifelike engine room, marine controls, a captain’s wheel, and giant binoculars. Order lunch directly from the activity provider and tuck into some famous local fish and chips. Experience Mandurah’s unique wonders of the water, only an hour from Perth with cruises available daily.

Mandurah: Self-Drive BBQ Boat Hire

3. Mandurah: Self-Drive BBQ Boat Hire

Be your own captain and cruise Mandurah's Ocean Marina and Venetian Canal in style onboard Western Australia's only donut-shaped electric boats with this rental service. No boating experience is necessary for this tour. Choose from a 10-seat BBQ boat for 2 hours or a 6-seat BBQ boat for 1.5 hours.  Meet the crew and listen to a 20-minute boating safety briefing before taking off in the boat. Drive past impressive yachts as well as trendy bars and restaurants. Head to the Dolphin Pool, a small inlet with shallow bays and mooring spots.  Cruise, grill and chill while taking in beautiful views. Bottlenose dolphins, swans and pelicans are regularly spotted in this area. Listen to your favorite tunes by connecting your smart device with the onboard Bluetooth music system. Feel safe while cruising with the included safety gear.  Bring your own food to eat with your disposable service box including cutlery, plates, napkins & cups along with cooking utensils for use. If you want to have a BBQ onboard, arrange it with the activity provider before the tour for an additional fee. Return your rental equipment to meeting point at the end of your tour. 

Mandurah: 1.5 Hour Sundowner Cruise

4. Mandurah: 1.5 Hour Sundowner Cruise

Enjoy an evening aboard the Pirate Ship on this 1.5 hour cruise from Mandurah. Be entertained by your pirate host onboard and enjoy spectacular views of the shores and natural surroundings. Start your adventure by departing from the Eastern Foreshore. Head north towards the marina to see all the amazing boats before you turn around in Dolphin Quay before coming back into the estuary and into the Port Mandurah canals. Venture down a few canals and view the magnificent local homes before you exit the canals into the top of the estuary to watch the sunset before returning to the same jetty. Bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy throughout the cruise to complete the experience.

Mandurah: 1.5-Hour Scenic Lunch Cruise on a Pirate Ship

5. Mandurah: 1.5-Hour Scenic Lunch Cruise on a Pirate Ship

Join a 1.5-hour cruise around Mandurah's beautiful waterways with this mid-week lunch special. Take your seat as you depart from the eastern foreshore jetty towards the Mandurah Marina. Pop on a pirate hat and get into the pirate spirit. Receive your battered fish and chips just after boarding this is ordered beforehand. Kids will receive chicken nuggets and chips to be enjoyed throughout the cruise. Make a full loop of the canals where you'll see the luxury canal homes before coming back into the estuary and under the new traffic bridge. Spot wildlife such as pelicans, swans, and cormorants as well as the famous bottlenose dolphins.

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What people are saying about Mandurah

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 378 reviews

It was so nice of the reception team to re-book ticket for same price after missing the first booking so kind, polite and helpful. Cruise staff provided information throughout trip and pointed historical places. Definitely worth and bang for buck

We saw dolphins! Was an awesome cruise and so cheap, Staff had a great sense of humour, good knowledge of the area, great way to see the luxury homes, boats and some wildlife even a licenced bar onboard

A great way to see Mandurah and it's attractions Dolphins included. Friendly staff & informative commentary. Highly recommended.

Splendid views of Mandurah waterways for budget price, more dolphin sightings than in Bunbury.

Truly enjoyable, The commentary was awesome. Will recommend this cruise.