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Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth provided by Captain Cook Cruises

Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth

Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
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from £101.83 per adult
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Last updated: 3 May 2021
A note from Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth
Our staff have been briefed and trained on hygiene and sanitising practices. We will continue to monitor and maintain these practices in accordance with the health advice to ensure we maintain these to the highest standards. Number of passengers per vessel has been capped for social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
The riverside vineyards and family-run wineries of the bucolic Swan Valley make it a popular choice for wine tasting tours from Perth. This tour takes the scenic route with a leisurely cruise along the Swan River, onboard wine tasting, and a 2-course lunch and wine tasting at the Sandalford Estate.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Stunning views of Perth and the Swan Valley from the water
Wine and cheese tasting, afternoon tea, and live entertainment on board
Wine tasting and 2-course lunch at the historic Sandalford Estate winery
Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
What to expect
Make your own way to the pier in central Perth in time for your departure. Take your seat aboard the cruise ship and set sail along the Swan River, admiring the city sights from the water. Head out of the city, listening to your guide’s live onboard commentary as you cruise through the Swan Valley wine region. Learn more about the region’s renowned wines and wine-growing traditions as you gaze out over the waterfront vineyards, then enjoy your first taste of Swan Valley with an onboard wine and cheese tasting. Continue along the river until you reach the Sandalford Estate, one of Western Australia’s oldest wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic winery, including a film presentation, then sit down to sample a selection of Sandalford’s prestigious wines. Taste different varietiels as you enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch, expertly paired to accompany your wine selection. Have some free time to browse the gift shop or purchase wines before returning to your cruise ship for the return journey to Perth. On the way back, enjoy live onboard entertainment as you indulge in afternoon tea, including a selection of cakes and the final wine tasting of the day. Your tour ends back in Perth.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3337PFWC
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Morning and afternoon tea • 2-course lunch at Sandalford Estate • Wine tastings • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Round-trip cruise vessel
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
7h
Departure details
Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000. Please check in at the blue ticketing office located on Pier 3.
Inclusions
Morning and afternoon tea • 2-course lunch at Sandalford Estate • Wine tastings • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Round-trip cruise vessel
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000. Please check in at the blue ticketing office located on Pier 3.
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Barrack Street Jetty
    Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000. Please check in at the blue ticketing office located on Pier 3.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Swan River
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Swan Valley
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Swan River
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Barrack Street Jetty
    Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Pier 3 Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000. Please check in at the blue ticketing office located on Pier 3.
    See address & details
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krhiggins
Brisbane, Australia153 contributions
You have to experience this.
Jun 2021
I was not sure what to expect but it wasn't this. We were met on arrival at the jetty and from then on it was fabulous. You board and have a coffee, tea and something to eat then the wine tasting starts and the information with each wine is very extensive and well done by Lisa.. The cruise itself is very informative and well presented by Andrew with Co-Captain Jess. Hope I got the names right. Lunch and tour of Sandalford was done by Tanya and Victoria and again well presented. Then time to shop and back to the cruise. More wine on the return and also singing and entertainment by the crew. I was amazed and loved the whole day. There was a great sense of humour from the crew which lightened the mood and everyone enjoyed. Well done to Captain Cook and especially to Andrew, Lisa and Jess.
Written 17 June 2021
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Hello 'krhiggins', Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We really appreciate the effort you have put in to describe your day out on the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise. We will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to the Skipper Andrew and crew members Lisa & Jess. We hope to welcome you on board again in the future! Kind Regards, Paula - Captain Cook Cruises WA
Written 23 June 2021
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Ann J
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Swan River cruise
May 2021 • Solo
This was a fabulous trip with lots of fun. The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was excellent, the wines good and the tasting notes helpful. The best part was on the way back to Perth one of the staff (Lauren) broke into song with some fabulous tunes like Amy Winehouse and other Cabaret type tunes. She was so good and people started to dance in the aisles. Not only were we enjoying this but she seemed to be as well. Would highly recommend this trip.
Written 23 May 2021
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Good morning 492annj, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your cruise to and from the Swan Valley with us! I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to our crew and especially Lauren - she has a wonderful voice and it really contributes to the positive atmosphere the cruise has to offer. We hope to be able to welcome you onboard again in the future! Kind regards, Meika at Captain Cook Cruises WA
Written 24 May 2021
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Jazza05
2 contributions
An Excellent Day
Did this trip a couple of days ago with family members. Had such a great day. Tea, coffee, wine tasting and a cheese platter on the way to Sandalford Winery. Commentary on the way there. One of our group needed gluten free for the cheese platter and that was no problem at all. ‘V’ (our tour guide at the winery) met us at the boat with a buggy so anyone who needed a lift to the winery had one, though it was only a few minutes walk. After a guided tour through the buildings we were led to a private room where we sat at round tables to sample 6 more wines and were served a beautiful two course lunch. The sauce on the barramundi was lovely. After lunch we sampled some dessert wines at the cellar door and were able to purchase wines. Back on the boat we cruised back to Perth enjoying yet more wines. All served with a smile. The crew were all great and helpful and Jessica entertained us with her lovely singing voice. I have been wanting to do this for a while and was very impressed with everything. I would definitely do this again.
Written 7 January 2021
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Hi 05Jazza, Thank you for your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! We are glad you enjoyed the food and wine served on board and at Sandalford. We will definitely pass on your feedback to our team and to Sandalford. And I do agree how good singers our entertainers are! Looking forward to seeing you again soon and thanks again! Kind Regards, Rachel
Written 22 April 2021
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julie
Perth, Australia12 contributions
A great day out but a little expensive
Dec 2020 • Friends
17 of us boarded the cruise at Elizabeth Quay and we headed down the river towards the Sandleford Winery. The staff were very welcoming and we enjoyed the wine tastings on the way. Sandlefords is a beautiful winery and the tour was done really well along with the wine tastings. The food looked beautiful but I was definitely disappointed with the taste I had the ravioli. The cruise on the way back was more full and instead of 5 of us round our table on the way there we had to have another 3 strangers added. They were a lovely bunch and we were all given beer/cider as compensation which was a nice gesture but we were still a bit squashed. We had to wait 30 minutes before the bar opened on the way back and the entertainment was good, one of the singers were amazing but it was just a few songs. I have been on this tour before a good few years ago and i felt it was a greater value for money than this time. Would I go again probably not but we did have an overall fantastic time.
Written 13 December 2020
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BtazGallacher
Perth59 contributions
More expensive than lunch cruise buy less value
Morning was long drawn out with a few small tastings . Finally got to bus pick up to be rushed to lancaster cheese wine on small time frMe thdn chocolate fact. Off to brewery which was nice and lunch good. Then back to boat . We upgrade drinks package and got told another half hour wait for bar to open. Savs ur money go straight on wine tour.allwe seemed to do is wait for some wine. First and last. 10 of us in tour .we will not do this again.
Written 7 November 2020
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Hi BtazGallacher Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback that we receive as it provides us with the opportunity to review our product and hopefully improve it for next time. We are sorry that you found the day so long and drawn out. It sounds like you were on the Taste of the Valley Tour which does visit a number of different venues and so there is a time limit with each stop, so that you can get back to the boat in time for the afternoon return cruise. Hopefully we will have the chance to welcome you back again, perhaps with a more relaxing option, such as the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise. Kind regards, Kat
Written 9 November 2020
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SuziewooziePerth
Perth182 contributions
Fantastic Day
Oct 2020
Booked this cruise to Sandalford Winery for lunch. What a brilliant day. From start to finish we were looked after so well. Lots of wine tastings on the boat on the way up along with a cheese board, then a tour of the winery building, the most delicious lunch (with wine) and more wine tastings. Then back onboard for included drinks and desert on the way back to Perth. Staff member Lauren sung for our entertainment on the return journey. What a fantastic voice she had. We loved the day. It was great value and lots of fun, and also relaxing. We would highly recommend this day out to everyone. Much thanks to the excellent crew that day for making the day very memorable.
Written 30 October 2020
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Hi SuziewooziePerth Wow, what wonderful feedback - thank you! We are so glad that you enjoyed your day out and we will be sure to pass on your comments to Lauren as well, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back again with us one day soon! Kind regards, Kat
Written 9 November 2020
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Debbie McCarthy
brisbane99 contributions
Absolutely Fabulous
A fabulous day out. My partner and I did the Gourmet Wine Tasting cruise to the Sandalford Winery. Our Captain was Andrew and his assistants were Jasmine and Puta.
The commentary along the way by Andrew was very informative Jasmine and Putu really looked after the guests in a very professional manner. Jasmine taught us the skills of wine tasting. We sampled 6 different wines which were accompanied by a nice cheese platter. We're vegetarian and the meal served to us at the winery was delicious. A highlight of the tour was Jasmine singing to us for the last 20 minutes of the tour......she has a great voice. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 26 March 2020
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Fantastic, thank you so much elizaval for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us so much - the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise is certainly one of our most popular cruises. We hope to welcome you back with us sometime in the future! Kind regards, Kat
Written 5 April 2020
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K9233LXderekc
Dalmellington, UK11 contributions
Family day out
Mar 2020
Over in Perth from Scotland to visit family decided to go on the swan valley gourmet wine cruise Exelent choice. Terrific day staff on the boat were excellent looked after the full trip coleen was amazing kept us all on our toes. The 2 younger girls entertained us singing on way back The winery sandalford wines also staff were exelent nice wine nice food tour was put across word perfect by Tania
Written 6 March 2020
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Hello K9233LXderekc So great to hear that you enjoyed our popular Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise - it really is such a great day out! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to our boat crew and to Tania at Sandalford too. Thanks again! Kind regards, Katrina
Written 5 April 2020
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anne
Adelaide, Australia71 contributions
Great value. A must do trip in Perth if a wine lover.
Feb 2020
What a delightful day from start to finish.
Coffee and muffins greeted you on arrival. This followed with wine tastings and a quality cheese board for two. The boat cruise relaxing, the staff friendly and efficient.
Welcomed at Sandalford Estate on arrival and given a tour.
The lunch venue picture perfect, the flight of wines tasting excellent.
A bonus of a complimentary wine with our two course meal of smoked salmon, Barra or chicken, (both cooked to perfection) well appreciated.
Time following lunch to check out the gift shop plus further wine tasting available.
Back on the boat for desert and more coffee/wine. The cruise back never boring, the multi-talented staff entertaining us as we sailed back to Perth.
Such a thoroughly enjoyable day, exceeded all expectations. I would give 10 stars if I could.
Written 1 March 2020
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Wow, thank you Traveltip2 for your lovely feedback - we wish you could give us 10 stars too! We agree, the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise is one of our best cruises and very popular. We hope to welcome you back on board with us another time. Kind regards, Katrina
Written 5 April 2020
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Vivienne B
Manchester, UK34 contributions
Unexpected delight
Feb 2020
We were in Perth for 5 days because our cruise was unexpectedly terminated in Fremantle, so we decided to try as many things as we could. This was a fantastic day, plenty of wine tasting on the scenic cruise to the vineyard, a very informative tour of the wine production, followed by more wine tasting. The 2 course lunch served was excellent, not small portions and of course a choice from the wines previously tasted. There was the inevitable shopping experience but this was not pushy. Desert was served with tea and coffee on the return cruise. Unlimited wine was then served but the best part of the return was the crew entertainment. Two of the crew sang and both were really good. Well done Captain Cook tours.
Written 26 February 2020
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Good morning Vivienne B Thank you so much for your kind review. We agree - the Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise is a great day out - and great value for money. The food and wine at Sandalford Estate is top class - and we are glad to hear you enjoyed desert with tea/coffee and our crew entertainment on the return cruise. We hope to maybe welcome you back to Perth again sometime in the future! Thanks again Vivienne B Kind regards, Katrina
Written 5 April 2020
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Round trip from Perth to Fremantle & back again
We did the round trip sightseeing cruise from Perth to Fremantle & back again. It's the same boat as the lunch c
littlemissbokeh
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Fantastic cruise, great crew
Enjoyed my day on the cruise. Fantastic crew (Tim, Lauren and one other). Tim was very funny and Lauren has a voice
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Great cruise for interstaters
Great gourmet cruise with fabulous boat staff where so helpful & attentative.Tania the guide at Sandelford winery w
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Captain Cook Cruise
What a beautiful day to see the sights on the Swan River. Saw a dolphin and plenty of great photo opportunities. De
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What a lovely day!
A brilliant day for myself and six friends - great staff, great food, great tastings. Of the 7 of us we had ONE com
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Sensational climax
The relaxed scenic trip up the river was fabulous. The wineries etc visited enjoyable, but Lauren’s singing during
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Very organised tour
It was beyond our expectations. Everything was organised quite efficiently and we had a throughly good time includi
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Lunch time cruise
Warm greeting on arrival by friendly crew, great service onboard. Food was lovely, and enough available. Commentary
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A relaxed trip to Fremantle
A lovely relaxed way to get down to Fremantle. Although it was a little hard to hear the overhead commentary, we wo
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Perth - Fremantle Lunch Cruise
Enjoyable & relaxing. Commentary could have a greater focus on history of Swan River, Perth & significant landmark
Sarah P
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Over 60s cruise with terrible lunch but good wineries
The cruise was pleasurable and the crew were attentive and professional. The wine was fabulous. The wineries were a
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Mothers Day Cruises
Was a Beautiful day / surprise for my mum , food was very nice, staff where amazing, happy with it all
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Lunch river cruise from Perth City to Fremantle and back
Fantastic time with great food. Staff were super helpful and very accommodating, with the commentary provided by th
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Dinner cruise
I took my wife on the dinner cruise. We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service and staff were
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Pleasant evening on the Swan River
Thank you for this beautiful evening on the Swan River. It was an enjoying 2.5 hours. The food was excellent and th