Water activity

Mandurah: Murray River Cruise with Lunch

4.3 / 5

28 reviews

Mandurah: Murray River Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: Mandurah Cruises
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From US$ 70.35 per person

Explore Mandurah’s picturesque waterways, the Peel Inlet, and serene Murray River while enjoying a delicious buffet lunch on board. Visit the Cooper's Mill heritage island site for a walking tour and admire the region's incredible flora and fauna.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise from the Mandurah City Center and along the serene Murray River
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch on board
  • Stop at Cooper's Mill heritage island for a walking tour
  • See diverse birdlife including pelicans, ospreys, black swans, and other water birds
  • Spot playful wild dolphins in their natural environment (not guaranteed)
Full description

Embark on a relaxing half-day cruise of Mandurah’s serene Murray River and get to know the region's wildlife, learn about its history, and enjoy lunch on board as your knowledgeable tour guide and captain provides live commentary throughout.

Departing from the Mandurah City Center, cruise through the picturesque waterways, past the wetlands and islands, and across the vast Peel Inlet. Bring your own cup and help yourself to tea/coffee and biscuits for morning tea.

Stop at Cooleenup Island for a guided walking tour and visit the Cooper’s Mill heritage site. Back on board, cruise along the winding Murray River as you enjoy a buffet lunch aboard with beverages available for purchase from the bar.

Cruise as far as the Forest Highway before the return journey to Mandurah. Throughout the tour admire the region's incredible flora and fauna, including diverse water birds and surfing resident dolphins (not guaranteed).

Lunch Menu

Cheeses, salami, zucchini pickle, dill pickles, dried fruits.

Roast chicken, ham, asparagus and eggs, parsley garnish.

Prawns with lemon wedges, parsley garnish, and seafood dressing (on the side).

Potato salad with spring onion garnish.

Garden salad with dressing (on the side).

Bread rolls, butter, and other condiments – tomato chutney and pickle chutney.

Selection of freshly made cakes – Fudgy Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownies with strawberries and double cream and carrot cake.

  • River cruise
  • Tour guide
  • Skipper
  • Lunch
  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea
  • Walking tour
  • Tea and coffee (if you bring your own cup)
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The jetty in front of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Please arrive at the jetty 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Drones
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking. Please ensure you read this as it contains important information about the tour
  • If you wish to enjoy complimentary tea/instant coffee throughout the tour please bring your own cup
  • Food is not included for children under 3 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise the local partner about specific dietary requirements at the time of booking. There is no guarantee that these can be catered to
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. If this occurs, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day of your cruise
  • The cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • Dolphins sightings cannot be guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 28 reviews

Review summary

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What a fantastic day out! From the weather, the dolphins, the food, the music and the location - scenery was fantastic. Commentary on board was so concise and not too much of it. Price was good for what you receive. Would highly recommend Mandurah Cruises to anyone wanting to give it a go.

January 29, 2022

The Murray River cruise is a great way to while away a day! We took the train from Perth to Mandurah, then hopped the shuttle down to the jetty, so it is very easy to connect with this cruise line if you don’t have a car. Our captain and his crew mate were very informative about the area, its inhabitants, and the local history. The ride itself is calm and easy and there was room for 10 people up top which is great for pictures. Especially when the dolphins come by to ride the wake behind the boat. There is a stop for lunch and what a lunch it is! The servings were huge, fresh, and delicious! A contented ride back with plenty of waving to lots of friendly people in boats and on the shore made for a most enjoyable time indeed!

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January 27, 2020

Guide and Skipper were really fun, The dolphins came out to play which was unexpected of this cruise but a very pleasant addition. Lunch was also a treat, and guests were nice. My experience was nearly perfect, my only gripe being the loud rock music being played on the way in, it messed with my autism, couldn't relax.

December 7, 2019

Product ID: 83652