Meet the dolphins with Mandurah Waterbikes
Cycle alongside dolphins with Mandurah Waterbikes
Is it a catamaran – or a giant banana? It’s the awesome new Mandurah Waterbikes, the hottest way to cruise Mandjar Bay and meet the famous dolphins
Easier than riding a bike, the Chiliboats are steady and stable so you won’t even get wet as you gently pedal and glide through the water .
Find us on the Mandurah Foreshore, at ‘Tod’s Beach’ in front of Tod’s Café on the Boardwalk at 73 Mandurah Terrace.
Choose your own adventure with Mandurah Waterbikes
Hire a Waterbike and choose where you cruise, exploring Mandjar Bay and stunning canals from a new perspective. Ask us and we’ll tell you where to find amazing wildlife and spectacular waterfront properties lining Mandurah’s beautiful canals.
Dolphin encounters don’t get any closer than this
Our beautiful bottlenose dolphins are curious creatures and love to play alongside the Mandurah Waterbikes. While we can’t guarantee sightings, our dolphins often show off their smart and cheeky ways.
Because the eco-friendly Waterbikes are whisper quiet, with no motors or paddles, you won’t scare away birdlife or dolphins.
- 60-minute hire $45 adult/ $25 child (7-14 years)
- 60-minute family of four package $115
- 30-minute hire $29 adult/ $18 child (7-14 years)
- 30-minute family of four package $76
The minimum age to travel without an adult is 15 years +.
Children 14 years and under must travel with an adult (18+ years).
Please note: You are required to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your selected time for induction or it will deduct from your hire time.
Find us on the Mandurah Foreshore, at ‘Tod’s Beach’ in front of Tod’s Café on the Boardwalk of Mandurah Terrace. CLICK HERE for directions.
Quietly cruise spectacular waterways and see stunning marine life all within cooee of our Mandjar Bay office, at 73 Mandurah Terrace, in front of the Visitor Centre.
Is it a bike or a boat?
Dubbed Chiliboats for the fact they also come in racy red, they’re essentially a bike upon two floating pontoons. Riding our Waterbikes feels like walking on water, and being pedal powered they’re great for the environment. They move across the water with hardly any resistance – so just pedal gently and you’ll glide along the bay. Or dial it up and race your friends – and the dolphins.
Pro cycling skills aren’t necessary; Waterbikes are a blast regardless of your fitness levels. They’re suitable for ages 7+ or 120cm+.
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s a good chance you’ll see our beautiful bottlenose dolphins, but we can’t guarantee it as they’re wild animals.
You need to be able to tread water for 30 minutes in order to use a Waterbike. Ask us, as we can provide you with a lifejacket to wear in case you fall in. Saying that, the Waterbikes are very stable, so chances are that only your feet will get wet as you hop on and off the bike.
Yes! Children need to be at least 7 years old+ or 120cm tall to ride the Waterbikes – otherwise they won’t be able to reach the pedals. If you’re visiting with children under 120cm tall, we recommend a Dolphin Cruise or BBQ Boats experience – two exciting ways to explore the river and see our beautiful dolphins.
The minimum age to travel without an adult is 15 years +. Children 14 years and under must travel with an adult (18+ years).
There is a maximum 120kg weight limit.
Training for the Tour de Mandurah? You can reach speeds of around 15 kilometres an hour, and really get your heart racing.
And if you’re cruising along at a steady pace, you’ll likely cover about 5km in an hour, which gives you ample opportunity to see Mandjar Bay, do a loop of the canals and see dolphins too.
The catamaran design makes the Waterbikes incredibly stable – you don’t need to balance. It’s very unlikely that you’d fall in.
It’s up to you where you ride. You will need to steer well clear of boats, and rocks at the side – apart from that it’s your call! We provide a route map, and in one hour you can take in the unique canals, whose homes opening onto the water give Mandurah that unique coastal feel. Cycle up to the historic Halls Cottage, Mandurah’s oldest building, and then head back, admiring the architecturally designed War Memorial and park, one of the loveliest bay-side place.
Head across the bay into the gorgeous Marina, with its array of traditional fishing boats, luxury yachts, and quirky houseboats, unique to Mandurah. In the Venetian Canals you’ll find perfectly sheltered waters and luxury homes fringing the waterways, where you can wave to the friendly residents.
Complete a loop then head back into the bay, past the friendly pelicans at Stingray Point, and under the historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree – beautiful when viewed from a bike. Hopefully, along the way, you’ll have some dolphin escorts, who are completely wild and unafraid of the bikes. Just remember, please don’t try and feed them – it’s illegal!
Just bring your friends and the bare essentials and be ready for a fantastic time. A hat, suncream, sunglasses and a water bottle (we have water for sale). A life jacket will be provided and you can leave any precious belongings in our secure nearby office.
Your feet will get wet when getting on and off the Waterbike, so watershoes or sandals are best.
Book online to secure the bikes at the time you’d like. While we can sometimes accommodate walk-ins, the bikes book up quickly on weekends and in warm weather.
Refunds are given in line with our terms and conditions, which are found here.
Yes, they can be found here, but in short we have restrictions on where you go, and rules around safe operations so no one is injured. We also want to make sure we have safe, good quality assets, so we ask in our agreement that you follow our instructions to ensure their safe return. We do need a valid credit card for the booking as we will charge this should waterbikes be stolen, lost or needing significant repair. We also need mandatory photo ID – driving licence or passport for all lead hirers.
Book your Mandurah Waterbike Experience now
Book your Waterbike hire or guided experience online or call (08) 9581 1242.