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Itinerary
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is a roughly 45-minute drive south of Perth and is home to several limestone islands known for their marine life. Depending on option selected, your tour starts with pickup in Perth or by meeting your guide at the starting point.

Receive your equipment for the day and hop in your kayak to take off on your first paddle to Seal Island, about 0.6 miles (1 km) offshore, where you should see sea lions. Under typical weather conditions (light easterly breeze), this section of your kayak tour takes about 15 minutes. Your itinerary then continues depending on what time of year you are traveling.


Point Peron (June to mid-September):
Continue to Gull Rock to look for osprey nests, and then to Bird Island to view nesting pelicans, cormorants, and other sea birds that live in the marine park. Finally, stop at Point Peron for a picnic lunch prepared by your guides. After lunch, set out to explore Point Peron, viewing rock formations and taking in the natural beauty. Paddle back toward Seal Island and return to shore to end your tour. 

Penguin Island (mid-September to May):
Paddle about 30 minutes (1.2 miles / 2 km) to Penguin Island, where you'll land and enjoy a picnic lunch. Then visit the Discovery Centre, where some penguins are fed. After this, you have free time to swim, snorkel, enjoy more kayaking, explore the coast and caves of the island, or simply take a nap under a tree. Depending on time on the day, your guide may lead a nature walk around the island to look for shellfish, starfish, crabs, sea birds (including a pelican colony), lizards, and dolphins, plus enjoy views of the bay. Your tour ends with return to your starting point.

Locations visited
Penguin Island
Point Peron
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park
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Overview
Embark on a guided full-day sea kayaking adventure from Perth and get up close to the wildlife of Western Australia. Hop on a double kayak; paddle your way around scenic Shoalwater Bay, Seal Island and Penguin Island; and look out for dolphins, Australian Sea Lions, penguins and sea birds. After a delicious picnic lunch (included) by the beachside, enjoy free time to swim, snorkel or hike around the islands before heading back to the city.
Highlights
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Family friendly
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Fun day with an awesome group

Greg at River Gods was amazing. The weather wasn't too great in the morning but Greg was honest and made us all feel at ease. There was a group of 5 of us plus Greg and it was a perfect number, great chats and good...More

Thank Orange2u
Reviewed 18 February 2018
Couldn't have been better

Perfect day (28, light winds, sunny), great hosts/guides (knowledgeable, passionate, relaxed, friendly, patient, generous, collaborative), high-quality equipment (all working, simple, fast boat, good paddles & life-vests), good food (lots of it, healthy, variety, fresh), loads of wildlife (penguins, dolphins, pelicans, fish, terns): couldn't have been...More

1  Thank meercat62
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile
Great day out

Kayaking is definitely not for me but me and my friend had a lovely day, Luke ran the tour he was very knowledgeable, passionate, clearly loves what he does and looked after us for the day.

1  Thank jimmyjoanne1975
Reviewed 23 January 2018
Seal & Penguin Island

What a great day from start to finish. Excellent trip with Luke, very knowledgable about the Seals on the first Island. Then onto Penguin Island. We did a walk around the island with Luke and he pointed out some Penguins that were hidden that we...More

1  Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 8 January 2018
Seal & Penguin Island

Great day out kayaking with RiverGods on 6 Jan 18 to Seal & Penguin Islands. Loads of wildlife seen. Good equipment and great leader in Greg. Recommend this trip to anyone who wants a fun & active day out. Jon & Liz Mt Claremont

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