Just a short distance from Perth are the crystal-clear waters of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife including sea lions, penguins and dolphins.
This is an adventure tour that is safe for the whole family to enjoy in our pedal powered kayaks and paddle boards.
We start our adventure with a 10-minute kayak pedal across the crystal-clear waters to Seal Island. Here we will find the Australian sea lion, the rarest sea lion in the world. The larger males are generally lazing around on the beach in the sun but quite often the younger cheeky males will come out to play. They seem to be particularly interested in our pedal powered stand up paddle boards. Seal Island is also home to a large colony of pelicans.
After leaving the seals, we do a 10-minute pedal across to Penguin Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins in Western Australia. Here we will visit The Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre where you can learn all about the penguins and see them being fed. There is also a beautiful picnic area on the island where we have morning tea as well as boardwalks and walkways where we can explore the island - further keeping an eye out for penguins in the wild.
As well as sea lions and penguins, there is an abundance of bird life on the islands and we often see dolphins as we pedal between Seal and Penguin Island.
After leaving Penguin Island we pedal back to shore, load the kayaks on to the trailer and then we drive to the Rockingham foreshore where we have a picnic lunch sampling fresh local produce from the surrounding regions - including Margaret River, the Great Southern and the Swan Valley.
- Depart Perth from your pick-up location then a 40-minute drive to Shoalwater Bay
- Unload and set up equipment, demonstration of how to use the kayaks and general safety information
- Pedal to Seal Island to visit the sea lions and take some photos
- Pedal to Penguin Island to have morning tea
- Watch the penguin feeding at 10.30
- Follow the walk trails on the island to view the local wildlife
- Pedal back to mainland
- Picnic lunch on the Rockingham foreshore
- Bus drops you back to the city
- Towel, shorts or bathers and a change of clothes in case you get wet
- A hat that won’t blow off your head and sunscreen
- Water poof camera if you want to take pictures, we have waterproof bags on each kayak
- Something to wear on your feet for walking on the island
- A small bottle of water
- Morning tea and lunch
- Entry fees into the Penguin Island Discovery Centre
- Kayaks and Paddle Boards
- Life Jackets