Rockingham Wild Encounters

Shoalwater, WA

Where are we going?

Rockingham Wild Encounters
153 Arcadia Dr
Shoalwater WA 6169

8 9591 1333

What is there to do?

Based on the shores of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, 45 minutes south of Perth, Rockingham Wild Encounters operates a ferry service to Penguin Island, the only tour operator permitted to do so, and offer a range of cruises to get up close and personal with the local dolphins, sea lions and penguins.

Penguin Island is a truly unique place and possibly Perth’s best kept secret! White sandy beaches, calm crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling and plenty of wildlife to see, best of all it’s only a 5 minute ferry ride away. It is home to WA’s largest colony of little penguins which visitors can meet at the Discovery Centre.

And you can now experience swimming with wild dolphins with Australia’s original and multi award winning wild dolphin specialists. With over 20 years of experience, friendship and trust built up with the local dolphins, they offer visitors a unique opportunity to interact with these fascinating creatures in their natural environment. You may see mothers nursing calves, discover how they use stingrays to catch their dinner or watch the boys showing off for the ladies. It’s the ultimate wildlife encounter!

How much does it cost?

Adults: From $12 to $205 depending on tour type

Children: From $12 to $205 depending on tour type


When can we go?

Booking required. Daily running September to June.


Any top tips?

There are three penguin feeding sessions on Penguin Island daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Ferries depart hourly 9am to 3pm.

I’m Hungry!

Located next door to Rockingham Wild Encounters base overlooking the shores of beautiful Shoalwater Bay is Pengo’s Cafe offering gourmet burgers, paninis and salads. It’s the ideal place for a quick bite to eat for breakfast, lunch, before or after your visit to Penguin Island. Enjoy a meal under the shade sails of our alfresco area or have a picnic on the grass next to the children’s playground. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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