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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 1 week ago via mobile

Take the ferry to the island. It’s a lovely day out, there is the penguins rehabilitation centre there, you can see them feeding the penguins. Hang out on the beaches. Walk along the walk aways. Even if you’re lucky, you might see a seal.... though...More

Thank Claire H
PenguinIslandLocal, Cruise guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Claire, Glad you had such a great day on Penguin Island. Love your advise on the Sea Lions, they are wild animals so can be unpredictable! Hope to see you again soon. Emily, Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect day with grandchildren Ferry and sea lion cruise Great learning opportunity for 5 n 7 year olds Kids loved penguin feeding n talk Took picnic lunch Great staff n volunteers

Thank Mabes53
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mabes53, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. It sounds like you had a wonderful day on the island with a picnic lunch, what a great idea! We hope to see you again soon, Trini Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had an amazing time very friendly helpful staff.very informative.able to see dolphins,seals and penguins.even a baby dolphin.love to do tour again some time

Thank stephen d
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephen, Thank you very much for writing this lovely review! It sounds like you had a great time joining our Dolphin Adventure cruise. We hope to see you again soon, Trini Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great visit to view the conservation of sea birds and penguins Hilight was the feeding of the rescued penguins and the very well presented and interesting talk given during the feedingMore

1  Thank China150
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi China150, Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review. I am glad you had a nice time and enjoyed seeing the Penguins inside the Discovery Center, I will pass on your positive feedback to our Department of Parks and Wildlife Rangers....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the sun sets you slowly start seeing small dots crawling out of the ocean chirping their way towards the coast. and soon it gets clear to be "Penguin parade" all following one another in a line (only if human could learn some discipline from...More

Thank Yuvraj P
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Yuvraj P, Thank you for your review. However looks as though you are referring to the Penguins at Phillip Island in Melbourne. I am glad you had a good time there. Rockingham Wild Encounters operate the ferry to Penguin Island in Shoalwater Islands Marine...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We went during winter so penguin island was suppose to be closed but we were the first to land for this season. Having said that we didn't see any penguins but we did see a great sea lion show-as if on demand! The water was...More

Thank Kateron
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kateron, Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review. Little Penguins are very shy animals and their natural behaviour is to be tucked away in their burrows raising their chicks or out fishing and hunting during daylight hours to protect them...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

A short ferry ride from Mersey point in Shoalwater across the bay to the island. Your ferry transit ticket includes entry to the penguin centre. See the penguin feeding at the centre.. Plenty of walkways around the island that avoid penguin nesting areas. Great views...More

Thank best0ne2017
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi best0ne2017, Thank you for your review :) I really do hope you enjoyed your time on Penguin Island and we look forward to maybe seeing you again in the future. Thanks again. Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Adding to the serene & idyllic beauty of this island is a "rustic charm" made possible by these long "boardwalk trails" which I'm sure run the entire length of the Island although I didn't get to explore it as much as I wanted due to...More

1  Thank Myo M
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Myo M, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about Penguin Island. We do recommend when visiting Penguin Island to bring a jumper or a towel as on board the boats it can get quite cool, as well as in summer...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

Visiting in the winter and the Island was closed, however, you can see plenty of birds on the island and if you are lucky some Dolphins as well. Penguins a plenty plus other nesting birds. Best to leave it alone once in a while and...More

Thank Matt J
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hi Matt, Thank you for your taking the time to review your experience of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park! Unfortunately you did come just after we experienced some bad weather along our coastline, which caused some storm damage to Penguin Island jetty making it non usable....More

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This place is closed from June through September but you can go here when you use the encounter tour guide. Penguins were away so we didn’t get to see them.More

Thank Eunjin C
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Eujin C, Thank you for your review and for joining us on our winter tour, The Penguin Island Wildlife Cruise. The natural behavior for the Little Penguins is to spend the day light hours out at sea fishing and only return to the island...More

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Shyenfoong
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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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Response from riskey68 | Reviewed this property |
Can’t go wrong doing the tour equally as good
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17 May 2018|
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Response from Jen J | Reviewed this property |
I took my family from Singapore on the Penguin and Sea Lion tour. We all got to see the dolphins swimming alongside our ferry, which was amazing. That was my second trip taking family to Penguin Island. I hope that helps.
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