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Penguin Island

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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...more
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Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a really gorgeous time on the Penguin and Sea lion cruise today. We got the ferry to the main island (took about 5 mins) and then got straight on the cruise to see the sea lions. On the way, the captain got a message...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank auntie978
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi auntie978, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful time on the Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise, and that you enjoyed seeing all the amazing wildlife we have in the marine park including dolphins. Our dolphin adventure cruise...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I love my snorkeling and get in the water when ever I can. I finally got around to heading to Penguin Island and in the end had a great swim and saw heaps of marine life. I say "in the end" as there really wasn't...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank waynerh2017
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi waynerh2017 Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you found a good snorkelling spot in the end. We do have a map of Penguin island with good snorkelling spots on it in the Rockingham Wild Encounters Gift shop. Our staff would also...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

looking for some ware to take the grandchildren, something different ? good old Rottnest island ! HoooW MUCH !!!!!! cheaper to go to Bali. next best place Penguin island! ferry ride across was good and short, saw dolphins once across quick look at the small...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grahamWestAustralia
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi grahamWestAustralia, Thank you so much for your lovely review! So glad you chose to come to Penguin Island with your grandchildren, it really is a great way to spend a day out with the family! What a lovely bonus that you also got to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the 45 minute penguin and sea lion tour and loved every minute of it. The boat driver ensured both sides of the boat got prime views and even took us aside to see a cormorant having an eel for lunch! The guides went...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mrbasman74
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mrbasman74, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you got to see so much of the incredible wildlife in the beautiful marine park! It's such a special experience seeing animals in their natural habitat. We will pass on your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry to the island but we saw many people cross the shallow waters. The island itself was clean and well maintained. The views from the highest point was amazing. We were able to walk around the whole island and picnic or swim...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyssie80
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi LysT80, Thank you so much for your review! Glad to hear you stayed safe and took the ferry, and enjoyed your time on the beautiful island! Although there is a population of approximately 600 wild little penguins on the island most do head to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our own way to the ferry station on the mainland, having booked tickets for just the ferry and penguin feeding on line. We took a picnic with us which is recommended because there are no cafe type facilities on the island. We really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul H
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paul H, Thank you for this detailed review and some very good advice! It sounds like you had a wonderful day on Penguin Island exploring and watching the rescued penguins being fed. You are definitely correct, that is what WA is all about. It's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our tour today to penguin island via sealion island, luckily for us we saw plenty Of sealions playing, wrestling & lazing about. Also pelicans before going to penguin island for a nature Walkie, relax on beach & informative rescued penguin feed. Well done to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah M
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah M, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Penguin Island is the perfect place to explore, relax and swim. We're glad you had a wonderful day on the island and with our rescued Penguins inside the discovery centre. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pack a picnic and catch the ferry over for a terrific nature adventure. Walk, swim, birdwatch and check out the penguins. I've been over several times, so now I just go for a walk around the island with a camera, but it's different every time.More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank writenote1
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi writenote1, Thanks so much for this lovely review! It sounds like you have had a lovely time on the island and enjoy all the wildlife the bay has to offer. It certainly is a wonderful place to walk. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the boat cruise in the bay to seek out dolphins, see the sea lions and then onto Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and explore the island. It was a beautiful day, not too windy and the crew were great. Would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 276Karen
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 276Karen, Thank you for this wonderful review! It sounds like you had a wonderful day on our Adventure Cruise and Penguin Island. Some great advice here for future customers. I will pass your kind comments onto the crew. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place. Kids would love it. Also you may do a nice walk around the island. You may from the mainland..but people have lost their lives. Looks lovely during low tideMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GundaBoy
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi GundaBoy, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The safest way to the island is to definitely catch the ferry because, as you said we have lost people in the past and ocean conditions can be unpredictable. It sounds like you...More

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Explorer00200628638
9 December 2018|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi Explorer00200628638, Thank you for your question. Apologies we didn't get back to you sooner. If your concession card is valid you are eligible for a concession rate whether your card be from Australia or any other... More
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sobs123
23 October 2018|
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Response from tanyabailey934 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fairy Penguins rescued and fed by hand by the trainers. Look but don't touch. You may see wild ones nesting on the island but they are very timid.
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Shyenfoong
11 September 2018|
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Response from Col677 | Reviewed this property |
I went with the family just rocked up and booked you get the same if you go with a tour I beleave. Enjoy the trip
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