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Swan River Scenic Cruise provided by Captain Cook Cruises

Swan River Scenic Cruise
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About
With an expansive waterfront and a stunning skyline, no traveler should miss the chance to take in the views of Perth on a scenic sightseeing cruise. On this cruise from Perth city center, hop aboard your boat to see top riverfront sights, like Kings Park and the Bell Tower, as you ride all the way to Fremantle. Along the way, enjoy the live commentary, onboard refreshments, and plenty of photo opportunities.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cruise the Swan River on this sightseeing boat tour from Perth
  • Choose the most convenient time, with multiple departures offered daily
  • Enjoy live commentary from your captain throughout the cruise
  • Meet-up on the Perth waterfront, just steps from the landmark Bell Tower
What to expect
  • Your cruise starts in central Perth, where you board your boat and set off down the Swan River, catching sight of landmarks like the Bell Tower, the old Swan Brewery building, Kings Park, and the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Float past the city’s upscale suburbs to admire waterfront homes, and take in the bustling inner harbor of Fremantle, a historical port city on the other side of the river. Listen to commentary from your captain, who turns around at Fremantle to make the return trip to Perth. Your cruise ends when you arrive back at the starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise the Swan River on this sightseeing boat tour from Perth
  • Choose the most convenient time, with multiple departures offered daily
  • Enjoy live commentary from your captain throughout the cruise
  • Meet-up on the Perth waterfront, just steps from the landmark Bell Tower
What to expect
  • Your cruise starts in central Perth, where you board your boat and set off down the Swan River, catching sight of landmarks like the Bell Tower, the old Swan Brewery building, Kings Park, and the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Float past the city’s upscale suburbs to admire waterfront homes, and take in the bustling inner harbor of Fremantle, a historical port city on the other side of the river. Listen to commentary from your captain, who turns around at Fremantle to make the return trip to Perth. Your cruise ends when you arrive back at the starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3337SRSC
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Captain’s commentary
  • Return Swan River cruise
  • Wine tasting on 3:45 departures only (served on the return leg from Fremantle)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Duration
2h 45m
Departure details
  • Captain Cook Cruises - Perth, Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia Check-in with our team at our ticketing office located on Pier 3.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, however the toilets on the boat are located downstairs
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Captain’s commentary
  • Return Swan River cruise
  • Wine tasting on 3:45 departures only (served on the return leg from Fremantle)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Departure details
  • Captain Cook Cruises - Perth, Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia Check-in with our team at our ticketing office located on Pier 3.
Duration
2h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, however the toilets on the boat are located downstairs
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jun 2020
A note from Swan River Scenic Cruise
Our staff have been briefed and trained on hygiene and sanitising practices. We will continue to monitor and maintain these practices in accordance with the health advice to ensure we maintain these to the highest standards. Number of passengers per vessel has been capped for social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Captain Cook Cruises - Perth
    Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Check-in with our team at our ticketing office located on Pier 3.
    See address & details
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    Swan River
    Stop: 3 hours
    Take in the wonderful sights that can only be viewed from the Swan River as you cruise the calm waters between Fremantle and Perth on a direct return service. Cruise past key sights including Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent mansions of Perth overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbour. Enjoy Captain’s commentary for the duration of your cruise to Fremantle and back to Barrack Street Jetty.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
68 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Lorraine C
Auckland Central, New Zealand992 contributions
Highly recommend doing this trip
Dec 2019
Absolutely loved it. Got to the dock early so where first on board, which was great because we got the best seats at the back of the boat. We then spent the next few hours slowly meanterding down the Swan river to Freemantle and back again. The captain was really interesting as he talked away about what we were seeing. I would highly recommend a visitor to Perth do this trip.
Written 23 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Lorraine C Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback - we super appreciate it and are so glad that you enjoyed your cruise with us. We hope to welcome you back on board another time soon! Kind regards, Kat
Written 9 November 2020
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Linda C
Moorpark, CA1,046 contributions
Cruising on the river!
Feb 2020
We cruised from Perth to Fremantle on the lovely Swan River in a large boat that had plenty of seating and also offered snacks and drinks for purchase. Perth is a beautiful city with a lovely waterfront. Enjoyed cruising by "Millionaire's Row," past beautiful waterfront homes that cost up to $20 million. Also passed Pelican's Point and a restored brewery and a yacht club. Very relaxing journey with friendly staff.
Written 24 August 2020
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Sandra C
Inverness, UK119 contributions
Very nice afternoon sail.
Mar 2020
We sailed from Perth to Fremantle and back. The sun was shining and it wasn't crowded. We Sat outside for a good view.The Captain gave a good cometary so we got a good overall view of the area.It was a bit busier on the way back but plenty of space for everybody to get good views. Enjoyed our afternoon.
Written 18 April 2020
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Linda N
Saint John, Canada26 contributions
Cruise on Swan River at twighlight
Feb 2020 • Friends
Friendly atmosphere,informative captain who did not talk all the time, great beverages that we included with ticket Lovely evening on the river.
Written 28 February 2020
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Wonderful feedback, thank you! We agree - the Twilight Cruise is a great, relaxing, short cruise on the beautiful Swan River. Kind regards, Kat
Written 5 April 2020
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Melissa M
Canberra, Australia54 contributions
Relaxing and informative
We took this tour from Elizabeth Quay in Perth across to Fremantle. It was so well run. Nice and smooth with a very I’m
Formative Captain. The sights were magical. We hopped off and did a prison tour. Wow, this was fantastic too.
We then joined the hop on hop off tram. The driver Garry was just wonderful And full of information and a great sense of humour.
We went onto the Maritime Museum then back on the captain cook cruise back home. Enjoyed wine tasting and a beer while looking at the gorgeous scenery again.
This is a great tour
Written 28 February 2020
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Hi Melissa M Thanks for your feedback. We agree, the Prison, Tram & Cruise package represents great value too - the heritage Fremantle Prison, the informative (& entertaining) Fremantle Tram, with our relaxing Captain Cook Cruise on the beautiful Swan River - all adds up to a great day out! Thanks again - we hope to welcome you back on board with us another time. Kind regards, Katrina
Written 5 April 2020
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Foxtrot10
Brisbane, Australia137 contributions
Relaxing River Cruise
Feb 2020
We did the return cruise to Fremantle and back. An excellent way to appreciate the Swan River scenery with good commentary on the way. The return journey was just a repeat of the cruise down so I would suggest do the one way cruise to Fremantle, hop off and look around Fremantle, and get the train back to Perth
Written 27 February 2020
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Good morning Foxtrot10 Thanks for your comments - we agree, a Captain Cook Cruise is the perfect way to appreciate the Swan River scenery. We hope to welcome you back on board with us another time! Kind regards, Katrina
Written 5 April 2020
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Di Lomas
Perth, Australia22 contributions
Unwind and Slow Down
Feb 2020 • Couples
We did the Perth tonight to Fremantle and return cruise on the Captain Stirling. We spent the time learning about our own city, talking...off our phones and just enjoying the slower pace. What a great trip, those having the meal cruise were on the same boat, along with those one way to Fremantle. What a great idea, everyone happy doing their own thing! We took on a coffee and cake for our own afternoon tea. Started at 11.15 and off 2+ hours later. Great value! Great personal touch by the captain, wishing and singing along for 2 Birthdays. Nice warm touch. Thanks to booking staff, crew and Captain for your warmth.
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good morning dfmobile Thank you so much for your kind words - we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise with us so much! We agree, it is a great way to unwind and enjoy our beautiful Swan River views. We hope to welcome you back with us another time! Kind regards, Katrina
Written 5 April 2020
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Gina R
18 contributions
Swan River lunch
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent
Food 10/10 cated for celiac s with out even mentioning that that I was . Service from staff were excellent friendly happy 😃
Captain was very informative
Day was smooth sailing ⛵️
Thankyou and would highly recommend it to young and old 😊Gina
Written 12 February 2020
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Good afternoon Gina R, Thank you for taking the time to review Captain Cook Cruises! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your cruise on the Swan River with our bubbly and attentive staff! We are also very thankful that you would recommend us to your peers. Thank you again. Kind regards, Meika at Captain Cook Cruises - WA
Written 13 February 2020
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Karen N
Perth, Australia10 contributions
Enjoyable afternoon outing
This last minute outing was a pleasant trip along the Swan River. We’ve lived in Perth for a few years now but viewing the city from on the water added another dimension we’d never been able to appreciate before. It really is quite beautiful & the Captain added a few interesting facts along the way to keep us entertained.
Written 11 February 2020
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Good morning 153karenn, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us in regards to your trip on the Swan River. There is plenty to see whilst cruising with us and there is never a dull moment with our Captain's commentary. We hope you'll choose to travel with us again in the near future. Kind regards, Meika at Captain Cook Cruises - WA
Written 11 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

menors
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK261 contributions
Relaxing River Cruise
Beautiful afternoon on the river enjoying the round trip Perth to Fremantle cruise. Boat was spic and span, very smart, clean, crew ok although sitting at back of the boat the commentary was inaudible. Wine tasting in the return trip a nice touch. Overall a really good three hours.
Written 10 February 2020
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Good morning menors, Thank you for taking the time to review Captain Cook Cruises and for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words on the vessel and crew. We will pass your feedback regarding the commentary onto the correct department for it to improve! Thank you again, Kind regards, Meika at Captain Cook Cruises - WA
Written 11 February 2020
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Christmas celebration
We once again celebrated our group, Kingsley Konnect’s Christmas windup with this fabulous lunch cruise. The staff
Peter W
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Fantastic experience
This cruise was absolutely wonderful, the weather was great and the staff were amazing, they were very professional
Meg0106
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Cruising the Swan in comfort.
My friends and I are locals and were celebrating a special birthday. This was a wonderfully relaxing time cruising
Irmelina
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Always a good experience.
I've been travelling with Captain Cruise quite a few times and have always been happy to do so. This trip between
BtazGallacher
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Great value for money and very well organised
Have done a few captain cook cruises and some are better than others. The dinner cruise was definately the best so
agilm0ur
agilm0ur
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Fremantle lunch cruise
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I thought the meal was very average for the price of the cruise. It w
gillianharrison29
gillianharrison29
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Swan River Cruise
Fabulous well organised day. Great staff who worked brilliantly together. Good two course lunch at Sandleford Win
karren999
karren999
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Fantastic Cruise! Coeliac Friendly!
This is the second time I have done this particular cruise (4 years apart). The staff couldn't do enough for me. Re
paddotravellers
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River cruise non-event debacle
We selected one star because you have to make a selection. In fact, they don't rate at all for us today. We were b
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Scammers in need of your charity!
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DesVoss
DesVoss
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PERFECT SUNDAY LUNCH..
My friends and I had a lovely Sunday brunch cruise from Perth Barack Jetty to Fremantle return. It's a lovely exper
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Randall & Co trip celebrating their 40th year in Australia
Ten friends decided to celebrate their 40th year in Australia since emigrating from Zimbabwe. We originally met at
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Inspire781436
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Lunch on The Swan
I had a lovely relaxed few hours sailing on The Swan River to Freo and back with my Dad and a friend. The buffet me
Sally S
Sally S
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Round trip from Perth to Fremantle & back again
We did the round trip sightseeing cruise from Perth to Fremantle & back again. It's the same boat as the lunch c
krhiggins
krhiggins
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You have to experience this.
I was not sure what to expect but it wasn't this. We were met on arrival at the jetty and from then on it was fabu
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