Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 1 day
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Went for my son's 4th Birthday (as pirates because...treasure hunting!). The crew were so kind and inclusive on the day; giving special shout outs, letting Mr 4 toot the boat horn, playing into the pirate theme and answering all the questions my kids had. You weren't told, but my boys are on the spectrum, and your staff's engagement and friendliness both eased and enhanced their experiences - we don't often witness that quality in interactions between our kids and other people, so thankyou, it truly made my heart happy! Aside from that, 10+ dolphins; newborn dolphin calf, juveniles, jigsaw and sleeping ones too. Sea Lions; playing in the water and bossing each other around on Seal Island. Birds; Ospreys, Cormorants and Penguins. Scenery; Crystal turquoise water, sea grass, fish jumping around, perfect weather and no wind (remarkably). Absolute perfect day for my little family, money well spent and memories to last a lifetime. We went for the 945am start, arrived at 9 for Ferry passes.
Very thoroughable outing to the island. We did the boat/cruise to see the sea lions/dolphins/penguin feed. Captain & guide on board were excellent guides. Could not fault anything. But did not realize there were no rubbish bins on board the island so we had to take our rubbish back with us. We were advised its a safety issue for the animals I do understand that but at the same time I wish the website would have mentioned that. Also was advised on the site complimentary photos were available. Tour was finished but there was no mention of photos. I did go back & ask and was advised there would be an email & then we download the photos. I did ring the contact number but got someone in the Phillipines which was not helpful. Other than that the trip was enjoyable
Such a great tour, I did not expect that much fun and excitement with that cheap price! Unfortunately for some reason we missed penguins feeding but we saw a group of happy dolphins playing around the cruise and many of sea lions playing and resting all around the island. Beautiful kind tour leader, gave us lots of interesting information about flora and Fiona of the island. It was an amazing experience. No hesitation, go for it and enjoy.
Amazing experience! Super friendly staff who went above and beyond to spoil my best friend on her special day ( birthday ) by signing her happy birthday and letting her ride up on front on the boat. We definitely had the best seats and got to see the wildlife up and close.
Our tour was very enjoyable. We were lucky enough to see dolphins, playful seals, sea lions and ospreys. However, there were some young, very excitable children on board and their noise made it hard to hear our guides commentary. What I heard of the commentary was excellent.