Seal and Penguin Island Kayak Day Tour
This Seal and Penguin Island Kayak Day Tour is one of Perth's best Eco tours! Travelling from Perth to Shoalwater, you will first paddle to Seal Island to observe sea lions up close in their natural habitat. The tour then continues to Penguin Island where you can see the penguins, snorkel, swim, or take the opportunity to go on a nature walk. This light adventure tour is perfect for tourists and locals alike.
After a 45 minute drive south from Perth to Shoalwater Marine Park (a beautiful bay with several limestone islands), we introduce people to each other and the equipment. We use easy to paddle double kayaks with waterproof compartments.
Our first paddle is to Seal Island, a distance of approximately 1 kilometre, where we look at Australian Sea Lions. Under the conditions usually experienced (light easterly breeze) this section will take about 15 minutes.
Once you've become acquianted with these playful creatures the tour continues with approximately 2 kilometres (about 30 minute paddle) to Penguin Island. Here you will land for a delicious picnic lunch, followed by a visit to the Penguin Centre here some Penguins are fed. Feed the curious penguins before you have some free time. Feel free to fall asleep under a tree or in the sun, snorkel, swim, do some more kayaking, or explore the coast and caves of the island. If you can't decide your guides can take you on a nature walk around the island to discover the many and varied shellfish, starfish, crabs, sea birds (including a Pelican Colony), lizards, dolphins and some great views of the bay.
Around 2:30pm the group will head back for the return trip, often rafting the boats up and sailing back if the winds are right. This is a distance of approximately 2.5 kilometres. After packing the gear and changing into dry clothes (there is a toilet block at the start/finish point), you will be driven back to Perth, arriving at approximately 4:30pm.
This tour is highly recommended by the WA Tourism Information Centre as Perth’s BEST one day “Ecotour”.
Transport to and from Perth
Entry into the Penguin Experience
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.