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Donnelly River Cruises
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Winner of 4 Western Australian Tourism Awards including Ecotourism in 2009. Donnelly River cruises is an award-winning experience not to be missed. Operating daily, with bus pick-ups also available from Pemberton and Manjimup, Donnelly River Cruises...more
Pemberton, Western Australia 6258, Australia
+61 8 9777 1018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked up from Pemberton and Peter commenced the tour information on the drive to the river. It is pristine rive, only accessible by boat, and the information provided was really interesting and informative. The information about the river levels and the aquifer was fascinating. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

The commentary was fantastic and identified things that had we done it on our own would have missed. There is humour amongst the details! The muffins well what can I say but excellent. The walk at the river mouth was interesting as the seas are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 19 March 2018

what a beautiful and informative experience that was. It's a 'must do' if you are in the area. Our guide was Sean, very knowledgeable, full of interesting and fascinating facts. At the end point, where the river meets the ocean, you can walk on the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Listi53
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing informative and inspiring cruise. Peter is a great host and his muffins are legendary. (So he told us). 100% recommend this cruise.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

You can only access the intersection of the Donnelly River and the Southern Ocean - on Peters cruise - great day on this unspoilt 18km of fascinating river. The driver is a font of local knowledge- unsurpassed in information and bringing not only the rivers...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A wonderful morning cruise. Our guide Peter was very friendly, extremely informative and interesting. He had all the guests involved, some were from overseas and some from Perth. Everyone got off the bus at the end of the cruise saying how much they enjoyed it....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Annie T
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Shaun, our cruise captain picked us up by bus in Pemberton and we drove to the Donnelly river. Nothing was too much trouble, he was friendly, shared his extensive knowledge of the history, flora and fauna, and all with a sense of humor. A pristine,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Adrienne S
Peter C, Owner at Donnelly River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks guys. So glad you enjoyed the experience. Shaun is a great guide and I am proud to have him on-board.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We really enjoyed this tour on one of the most pristine rivers in the world. Our guide Peter shared his extensive knowledge of local history, flora and fauna, which we loved. We enjoyed a walk on the beach which ended with hot coffee and Peter's...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Trude C
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience cruising down the pristine Donnelly River. Pete the tour operator has an incredible wealth of information on the flora, fauna and history of the area.... and keeps the passengers involved and entertained from start to finish. His passion for what he...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Donnelly River near Pemberton is not accessible other than by boat. Donnelly River Cruises takes you on a leisurely cruise down the river all the way to the river mouth on the south coast. You can drive to the boat landing to meet the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Gwen008 | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I don't recall the cost. I suggest you contact them directly. The Pemberton Visitor Centre might also be able to assist. It's a trip well worth doing