Guided Dolphin and Canal Cruise
Thrilling dolphin encounters aboard a comfortable Mandurah BBQ Boat
Meet our beautiful dolphins and explore spectacular waterways on a guided Mandurah BBQ Boat cruise. The new BBQ Boats are the coolest way to dine on the water, with incredible views of the wildlife and natural wonders.
Kick back with a cold drink in your hand, as our cheery skipper expertly guides your BBQ Boat along the beautiful canals. Hopefully, encounter bottle nose dolphins as they play, feed and rest in their natural habitat*.
Explore the magnificent canals and cruise past the protected wetlands, where you can use binoculars to look for pelicans, black swans, ospreys and other native birds. Your guide will point out important sights and share fascinating facts about Mandurah and our lovely dolphins throughout the tour. If you have any questions about this fascinating marine environment or region, please ask them.
We’ll stop for a peaceful barbecue lunch with the loveliest view across the water. Bring drinks and a picnic or barbecue lunch – we’ll provide plates, cups, cutlery and cooking gear – or pre-order a delightful grazing platter which our chefs prepare fresh.
As we motor back to base, kids (and the young at heart) are welcome to take the wheel and help the captain drive.
Your Guided Dolphin and Canal Cruise includes;
- ? hour guided cruise in a BBQ Boat
- Expert commentary from your captain
- Use of a charcoal barbecue (if booked as an optional extra)
- Eco-friendly tableware (porcelain plates, stainless steel cutlery, napkins, tong, plastic cups)
- Bluetooth speakers for your music
- Charcoal BBQ hire
- Grazing platter prepared by our chefs, from $x per person
Please note: *Mandurah’s dolphins are wild creatures viewed in their natural environment and while likely, we can’t guarantee sightings on this cruise. Please book on our Dolphin Island Adventure for guaranteed dolphin sightings.
Additional Cruise Details
Bring a barbecue picnic or pre-book a delicious grazing platter to be made by our chefs.
A delicious lunch option is available on board the 11:30am cruises for only $12.50 each.
Monday – Tuesday by Cicerello’s
- Battered Fish & Chips
Wednesday – Sunday by Catch 22 Restaurant
- Battered Fish & Chips – served with aioli sauce & lemon wedge,
- Moroccan Lamb Shepherd Pies – served with tomato relish, OR
- Arancini Balls (v) – served with Beetroot, Crumbled Feta, Balsamic Reduction.
Online bookings for the lunch option close 30 minutes prior to departure.
We recommend bringing:
- warm top (it can get cool on the water)
Find us at the Dolphin Quay within the Mandurah Ocean Marina.
Please arrive on time to ensure ample time for your cruise, and to complete a mandatory safety briefing at the start of the hire.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is our absolute priority. We are taking extra measures to ensure we are operating at the highest of health and safety standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All staff have completed the ‘AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course’, a COVID-19 safety plan has been implemented and hygiene officer present each day, as required by the Western Australian Government to operate during this recovery period.
BBQ Boats are not wheelchair accessible, but several of our Mandurah Cruises fleet have wheelchair / walking frame access.
Please consider booking your Scenic Dolphin Cruise aboard one of our superb accessible vessels.
Please select this option when booking or call Mandurah Cruises booking office on 9581 1242 to discuss which vessel suits your requirements.
Guests must show senior/student card on the day of cruise to redeem the senior/student discounted rate.
Online bookings close 24 hours prior to departure.
Minimum numbers apply for this cruise to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Cruises operate in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.