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Penguin Island

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Address: Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
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+61 8 9591 1333
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Located in the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, just 45 minutes...

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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Seals, Dolphins and lots of bird life.

Our group; a senior kayak group, paid a visit to the island kayaking across past Seal and over to Penguin Island. Lots to see on the water including frolicking young seals and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group; a senior kayak group, paid a visit to the island kayaking across past Seal and over to Penguin Island. Lots to see on the water including frolicking young seals and dolphins. They were interested in us, maybe they thought our paddles were fish! Interesting bird life and intriguing rock formations. The water is so clear and you could... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Rifter, Thank you for your review! Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is definitely an amazing place and it sounds like you really enjoyed your time exploring the Marine Park, even experience the wildlife sussing you guys out. The Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise is our 45 minute cruise that ventures throughout the Marine Park over to Seal Island. The cruise... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A rather disappointing trip to be honest. The promotional campaigning and advertisement had really set this attraction in good stead, but it's not quite the same as it's meant to be believed. The place is fairly overpriced, but the staff are lovely and warming. Despite being called Penguin Island, we were later told at the main information talk on the... More 

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Thank Cameron L
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Cameron L, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review! Penguin Island is home to 1200 Little Penguins but as you have stated their natural behaviour is to go out fishing during the day, returning to the island after sunset. Little Penguins are extremely shy animals and can often be seen hiding underneath the boardwalks and... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely few hours watching dolphins sea lions fairy penguins. On returning it was totally unorganised chaos everyone pushing in not knowing where to que. when approached the boat we arrived on the driver said not on this boat ? I replied but we came on here how are we supposed to know, he replied your on that one,... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Linda O, Thank you for taking the time to leave review, The 10:15 Penguin and Sea lion Cruise does depart from the main land, which is the 45 minute cruise which will finish at Penguin Island. The 10:45 Dolphin, Penguin and Sea lion Adventure cruise is the 90 minute cruise which also departs from the mainland and finishes at... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a great couple of hours last Sunday visiting Penguin Island and doing the 45 min Penguin & Sea Lion glass bottom boat cruise. The highlight was the cruise. The guide was very knowledgeable and she gave us a lot of info. We saw ospreys, pelicans, one dolphin and lots of sea lions. The sea lions were the best... More 

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Thank Tom K
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Tom K, Thank you for taking your time to write a review, I am glad you had a great time on your cruise! Penguin Island is a nature reserve with over 19 different species of birds visiting the island. Beautiful beaches for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take the family. You can take the kids and have a picnic. See the penguins feed. You take a ferry over, you can also take the glass bottom boat and see seals as well, sometimes dolphins visit the boat as well.

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Patrice2253, Thank you for your review! Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is definitely a great place to spend the day exploring via one of our cruise options, taking you to view Sea Lions and even Dolphins. I hope you get to visit us and the wildlife again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accessed via a ferry from the mainland. The journey takes 5 minutes. The Island has excellent board walks and various lookout points. The walk is only about 2km. The beach area on the Ocean side is more dramatic and the water is rougher but has with amazing views out to sea. You can swim and snorkel from the beaches but... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi 138Paul138, Thank you for taking your time to write us a review! You have provided a very accurate description of Penguin Island and our operations. The views can be quite spectacular from the lookout vantage points and I hope you get the chance to visit again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to see penquins dolphins and seals .go on kayaks or the ferryboat. bbq areas ang great for snorkeling

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Norman M, Thank you for your review! I am glad you enjoyed your time exploring Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and I hope you get the chance to visit again soon! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a visitor from China, who like me marveled at the wonders of this tour of Penguin Island and also the Seal and Dolphins. Great weather and excellent tour guides helped everyone on board see the wonders of this area.

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Thank Rod F
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Rod F, Thank you so much for the five star review! We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your trip to Penguin Island and on one of our tours. Our staff are so passionate about their work and it's great that it shows! Hoping to see you out again soon! Kind regards, Annabel Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Rockingham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was fantastic, the staff on board the boat are great, friendly and funny. saw plenty of Dolphins and the seals were asleep on seal island, but close enough to see them. Great day out

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi homesteadbnb2014, Thank you for your great review! I am glad you enjoyed your day and I will pass your kind words onto our staff. I hope you get the chance to visit us again! Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Penguin Island with my 10 year old son. We were taken to the island on the ferry - which was fun in itself. When we arrived we watched the penguins being fed, these are 12 penguins who have been rescued and are not capable of surviving were they to be returned to the wild - the 1288 who... More 

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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this review

Hi Helen Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind review of your experience in Shoalwater Island Marine Park. It sounds like you had a very exciting day out on Penguin Island and out on the water on our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise. It is always a highlight to see dolphins especially with their young calves... More 

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