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Penguin Island

#2 of 27 things to do in Rockingham Features Animals
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent a few hours on the Island in September wandering around. It's a nice little setting and plenty of space to walk. The Ferry ride out is nice and relaxing and takes you up to a jetty. We saw a Sea...More

1  Thank Mart D
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this trip we got to see dancing Dolphins, Fish eating aquatic birds, lazing Sea lions and then little fairy penguins performing a show all in a matter of 90minutes. I have seen some of these species earlier but here we encountered them all so...More

1  Thank Anita M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time penguin island is open for winter, we're lucky! Nesting period for penguin but nice experience at tour to the island with marvellous view. While cruising we saw dolphin and other birds, sea lion etc enjoyable tour

Thank 697quayl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took some visiting family on the adventure cruise. We had low expectations as it was a cold blustery day and we figured there wouldnt be much to see. We were wrong ... very wrong! We started with a quick 45 minute walk on Penguin...More

Thank Gary W
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gary W, Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time on our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise and Penguin Island. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Penguin Island is a great day trip to explore and venture on the small Island near Perth. The ferry ride is just a 5 minute cruise across the Shoal-water Bay. The Island is surrounded by crystal clear waters with white sandy beaches. Its best to...More

Thank Manté V
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Mante' V, Thank you for your review! It sounds like you had an amazing day exploring Shoalwater Bay on our Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise, even being lucky enough to come across a group of dolphins! I am glad you had such a good...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great day trip with the kids (8 and 10) Ferry ride was comfortable and quick. The island itself is pretty with a pleasant easy walk around it, some spectacular spots. Penguin show was fun and entertaining. We didn't see any penguins on the island itself...More

Thank hoolabalula10
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hi yay10, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad you had a nice time on Penguin Island. Unfortunately any time of the year, we cannot guarantee you will sight any wild Penguins during daylight hours as they are...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Thank you to Sarah, Angelique & Louie for our couple of hours on the glass bottom boat. We didn't see anything through the glass but the cruise itself was brilliant. It was a birthday gift to a friend, the weather was absolutely magnificent. There was...More

Thank Deb_1968_11
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi Deb_1968_11, Thank you for your fantastic review and I will pass your kind words onto the rest of the crew! It was definitely a lovely morning exploring Shoalwater Bay and I am glad your friend enjoyed her birthday gift! I am sure I will...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Penguin Island as you depart from Rockingham Jetty, it takes a glass bottom boat about half an hour to arrive. Before we visited the penguin island the boat will take you to view the Pelican Colonies where you can see plenty of Pelicans hanging around...More

1  Thank ShifuWong
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Hi ShifuWong, Thank you for taking your time to write us such a great review! It sounds like you had an amazing day out exploring Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. I hope you get the chance to visit us again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Pinguim Island is an excellent place to visit in Rockingham! There's a ferry point close to the Mersey Place Reserve to cross the sea through the island.

Thank SauloCavalieri
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi SauloCavalieri, Thank you for your review and that you enjoyed your day exploring Penguin Island via a quick 5 minute ferry ride! I hope you get the chance to visit us and the Little Penguins again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Penguin island is a fun day trip for the kids. It could work out quite pricey if you get the ferry across and then pay for entry to see the baby penguins. We had kayaks and paddled across which is easy and fun. You can...More

Thank Jared B
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Hi Jared B, Thank you for your review and it sounds like you had an amazing day exploring Shoalwater Islands Marine Park! In terms of crossing the sand bar to access Penguin Island, this route has inherit dangers involved even on relatively calm days. The...More

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Muhammad J
4 August 2017|
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Yes they are open October and all year round. October is one of the best times to see the nesting pelicans.
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Muhammad J
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Response from robycoll | Reviewed this property |
Yes I blueberry they do
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Lisa D
22 April 2017|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi Lisa D, As you would have found when you visited, the natural behaviour for the wild penguins is to go out fishing during daylight hours, they return to the island when the sun is setting and the visitors have gone home... More
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