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Penguin Island

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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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Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park Day Trip From Perth
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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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+61 8 9591 1333
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Great place to take the family and get up close to seals & penguins. The penguin show and information area is great and being able to see the seals and penguins at close hand is awesome. The grandkids really enjoyed the day and the ferry...More

Thank 156nikki515
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Hi 156nikki515, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad you had a nice day with the family. I am glad you were lucky enough to see all the wild life up close and even got to see the...More

Reviewed 12 March 2016

I stopped on Penguin Island as part of a kayaking tour. Definitely come for the 10:30 feeding before the place gets crowded. You can even walk over on a sandbar from the mainland if you don't mind getting wet. Also have a walk around the...More

Thank CaraCorwin
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

Hi CaraCorwin, The little penguins are fed by the rangers inside the discovery centre 3 times daily at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The Rangers will do additional information shows inside the discovery centre if there is high demand. Regarding the sandbar, the management of the...More

Reviewed 12 March 2016

For travellers who want maximum satisfaction of viewing wildlife at this attraction, the dolphin, sea lion and penguin cruise is the one for you. The cruise is best gone on a bright sunny day where the water is clear. We got to see lots of...More

Thank merxantia
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2016

Hi Merxantia, I am glad you were able to take advantage of our AUTUMN deal that is running this month. It sounds like you saw a lot of the wildlife we have to offer here in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, it really is a...More

Reviewed 11 March 2016

The scenery at Penguin Island was absolutely stunning. White sands, clear water. It was beautiful. Unfortunately the penguins go into hiding during the day so we didn't see any of those, but the penguin show was quite entertaining. We had a boat tour as part...More

Thank BigBadBruno
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2016

Hi BigBadBruno, Thank you for taking the time to write your great review. It sounds like you really made the most of your visit to Penguin Island. It is great to hear you saw a lot of wildlife on your Dolphin Adventure Cruise, it really...More

Reviewed 11 March 2016

We were naughty and swam across to the island. I would only recommend doing this if you are very competent in the water. There were life guards, but it is a lot further than it looks, and the current can be very strong. Having said...More

Thank Bridget M
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2016

Hi Bridget M, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad to hear you made it safely to Penguin Island but unfortunately some have not been so lucky in the past and lives have been lost. We never recommend for people to walk the...More

Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We combined the visit to penguin island with the sealion cruise to seal island. We saw lots of dolphins, two sealions swimming (rare to see them in the water apparently they are usually sunbathing) and one penguin in the wild; we saw the penguins getting...More

Thank MurrayTripp
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Hi MurrayTripp, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback so glad you had a nice day out on Penguin Island and on our Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise. Hope you visit again soon! Kindest Regards, Tayla Rea Rockingham Wild Encounters.

Reviewed 8 March 2016

Was very excited to visit here from when I first set foot in Australia. We took the bus to Rockingham and walked across the sandbar as the water was not too high. It's a bit of an adventure and I would recommend a dry bag...More

Thank Squeakyduck
PenguinIslandLocal, Manager at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Hi Squeakyduck. Appreciate you taking the time to do a review but pretty disappointed with your comments- it's clear that you haven't taken any time to do any research before visiting the destination. Regarding your comments pertaining to lacking dolphins, penguins & sea lions, had...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

We visited the Penguin Island today (taking Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise) and had a wonderful time. All the staff were very kind, respectful and helpful. The island was gorgeous, clean and full of wild life. The highlight of the trip was the 45 min...More

Thank Houman Z
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Hi Houman Z, We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at penguin island and enjoyed the Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise! Although the Penguin and Sea Lion cruise does not guarantee dolphins, on some cruises you can get lucky enough...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

Well what a great trip with Annabel and Louis yesterday - Dolphins, sea lions, lots of birds and stunning scenery. Annabel is so lovely and so knowledgeable about the wild life and history of the mare park. Louis made enormous waves at the back of...More

Thank Jan C
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Hi Jan C, Thank you so much for the amazing review for our Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise! This is my first season at Rockingham Wild Encounters after finishing my Marine Biology degree, so hearing feedback like this really makes my day! All of...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

There were sets of mother-baby dolphins in the bay. Sea lions were on their island. The fairy penguin feeding was a delight. The wild dolphins really played the wave set up by our boat. It's the best outing my wife and I have enjoyed for...More

Thank Owen R
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Hi Owen R, Thank you so much for the positive review! The Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion cruise is definitely our best option, as you get to see all of the wildlife in the marine park, and we are so glad to hear that you've...More

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Muhammad J
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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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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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