We celebrate W.A's unique connection with the ocean, and we take you there with our own special brand of warm hospitality. To make Mandurah's marine life accessible to all, we offer a range of tours to suit all budgets.
Cruises & Tours
For family fun, try our Dolphin & Scenic Marine cruise (with fish and chips at lunch) - interactive and fun for all ages. For a a dolphin spotting guarantee take our nature lover's favourite, the Dolphin Island Adventure! Perennially popular, families love our amazing canal Christmas Lights cruises: the world's only waterborne Christmas lights tour. This is, for many, an annual festive event, so get in early! For those who want relaxed connection our lovely Murray River Lunch Cruise travels down this beautiful, historic river and includes a delicious onboard lunch. Or, for a barefoot luxury treat, enjoy our Wild Seafood cruise, basking in the sunshine like a VIP, enjoying lobsters and complimentary champagne. Finally, we know W.A has the best sunsets in the world, best enjoyed on a boat, so kick back on our summer Sunset Tapas Cruise or Friday Floating Bar, both wonderful end of week treats.
Mandurah has a population of 120 resident dolphins with hundreds more along the coast. We are a proud sponsor of Murdoch University's Mandurah Dolphin Research Project and the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group. The region’s vast wetlands are Ramsar listed (declared by the UN as a natural site of worldwide importance) and are an important site for rare North Asian migratory birds (October to March) as well as resident birds including pelican, ospreys, cormorants and more. We are a proud sponsor and participant in the annual Shorebird Count which is critical in keeping our wetland systems worldwide importance and conservation. Educating guests about Mandurah's incredible marine environment and how we can protect it for generations to come is something we are very passionate about. We hold biannual clean up events, taking volunteers to the Peel-Harvey Estuary Islands by boat to pick up rubbish.
Discover the unique marine world that Mandurah is so famous for, on an interactive 1 hour 15 minute cruise through the city’s calm, inland waterways.
Spot playful wild dolphins as they feed, rest and play in their natural environment*. Mandurah is home to Western Australia’s largest population of residential Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins – around 120 dolphins reside here!
Renowned for being one of Australia’s oldest fishing towns, Mandurah’s waterways produce some of the most highly prized seafoods including the blue swimmer crab and Western Rock Lobster. Watch as our your tour guide showcases how to catch these iconic creatures and see them up close in the onboard live tank.
Explore the city’s 20+ kilometres of illustrious canals, framed with luxurious homes and then cruise into the region’s vast wetlands, protected by the United Nations as a natural site of worldwide importance.
Here you can use the binoculars to look for pelicans, ospreys, black swans and other water birds.
Along the way you will also see significant heritage protected landmarks and important cultural sites that still stand today.
Kids (and kids at heart), help the Captain drive from the custom steering wheel at the front of the boat.
Sit back and relax, as you take in the sights and help yourself to complimentary coffee.
Your knowledgeable tour guide and captain will provide live commentary throughout the cruise. If you have any questions about the unique marine environment and region, don’t hesitate to ask them!
* Please note: Mandurah’s dolphins are wild creatures viewed in their natural environment and while likely, we are unable to guarantee sightings on this cruise. Please book on our Dolphin Island Adventure for guaranteed dolphin sightings.
Enjoy a relaxing half-day lunch cruise exploring Mandurah’s picturesque waterways, the Peel Inlet and serene Murray River.
Start the morning cruising through the beautiful Mandurah city centre, then past the vast wetlands abounding with diverse water birds and across the Peel Inlet where you may spot our resident dolphins.
Enjoy a delicious lunch (see menu) on board, served upon entering the serene, winding Murray River. Sit back, relax and take in the stunning scenery, passing quaint homes and an array of flora and fauna on the river, cruising as far as the Murray River Bridge (Forrest Highway).
Stop at the Coopers Mill heritage island site (pending weather & jetty access), where afternoon tea will be served and you are welcome to wander or follow our tour guide to learn more about the mill. The day concludes with a cruise back to Mandurah.
Western Australia is famous for its stunning sunsets and there’s no better way to catch nature’s nightly show than on board our Sunset Tapas Cruise.
On Saturday evenings from January to May, enjoy a cruise set against a beautiful golden sunset that will stop at Catch 22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge for all you can eat tapas.
Departing from Catch 22 in Dolphin Quay, we'll cruise through Mandurah's canals, up to the Peel-Harvey Estuary, and back towards the ocean entrance as the sun sets on the horizon. From here we'll make our way to the marina waterfront Catch 22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge for all you can eat tapas and stunning twilight skies.
Experience the magic of Christmas with your family and friends on board Mandurah Cruises’ Christmas Lights Cruises. Sing along to Christmas carol favourites and join in the Christmas cheer as you cruise through the wonderland of Christmas lights, illuminating and reflecting onto the water from Mandurah’s luxury canal homes.
This spectacular annual event sees Mandurah's luxury canal homes decorated with millions of illuminated Christmas lights and amazing Christmas themed-displays. Expect traditional Christmas trees, Santas, snowmen, reindeer & sleds, twinkling stars and snow globes plus the Aussie touch of dolphins & kangaroos in displays, opulent stairways, private jetties, watercrafts and joyful carols sung from the balconies!
Plus, enjoy FREE Christmas entertainment by carolling choirs, meet Santa and his elves at the departure jetty and join in best dressed and photo competitions.
Book your Christmas Lights Cruise early, as tickets sell out very quickly. Make sure you don’t miss out on the best vantage point to see WA's best festive display!
Departing every night at 7:30pm and 8:45pm, from 1st December to early-January.
Private chartered Christmas Lights Cruises are also available with catering and beverage options.
Embark on a 3-hour, wild crayfishing experience aboard our luxury vessel, the Reel Affair II.
Cruise out into the Indian Ocean and help haul up pots, before handling and learning all about the crayfish ( Western Rock Lobster) from our experienced crew.
On returning to the calm inland waters of the estuary, the crew cook and serve a delicious 5-course seafood banquet, featuring the freshly caught crayfish, Mandurah blue swimmer crabs (seasonal), sashimi salmon, freshly-shucked oysters, West Australian king prawns, marinated West Coast octopus, Australian barramundi, plus side dishes and dessert.
This is enjoyed with a fine selection of local wines, beers and soft drinks as you cruise Mandurah's picturesque waterways.
This cruise is also available at Rottnest Island.
Experience the ultimate 1.5-hour wildlife adventure, as you circumnavigate the Mandurah Island on board our safari vessel - 'Spirit of Adventure'.
Mandurah is home to the largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins in Western Australia - with 80 inland and hundreds more along our coast. Encounter our playful, wild dolphins on this tour - guaranteed or you'll cruise again. Free!*
Witness the beauty of internationally recognised wetlands and their abundant bird life, including pelicans, ospreys and rare North Asian migratory birds (October to March).
Cross the Peel-Harvey Estuary, which is the largest estuary system in WA's South West and twice the size of Sydney Harbour - 136 square kilometres!
Continue through the Dawesville Cut, a man-made channel between the Peel-Harvey Estuary and out onto the Indian Ocean for an adventurous ride back along our stunning coastline.
Learn about the dolphins, our unique marine environment, and the region’s past, present and future from our knowledgeable tour guides live commentary.
Please note: This tour is currently closed as it operates seasonally from October to April.
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