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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 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

Thank Ingrid L
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank karitas123
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

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our family enjoyed an autumn morning cruise with excellent commentary in a beautiful part of our south. Thank you

Thank Speedboat44
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had numerous correspondence with Peter during the build up to our short stay in Pemberton, regarding whether the river cruise would be running - we were in low season. The tour was eventually confirmed, and we were surprised, but delighted that the cruise boiled...More

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Ann-Marie T
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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