Wild Seafood Experience

Wild Seafood Experience

Wild Seafood Experience

Wild Seafood Experience

Wild Seafood Experience

Crayfish fresh from ocean to plate – catch and dine on board our seafood lunch cruise.

Nothing tastes better than fresh seafood – especially when you catch it yourself and someone cooks it for you! Our unforgettable Wild Seafood Experience is a seafood lunch cruise with a difference. Catch, learn, indulge and enjoy! Western Rock Lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it is commonly known in Australia) is most a delicious delicacy of our local ocean. Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouthwatering delicacies. As a guest on our Wild Seafood Experience, you will enjoy:

  • A 3.5-hour adventure on board our purpose-built crayfishing vessel, the Reel Affair II, with facilities including an upper sun deck and lower BBQ area.
  • An exciting cruise out into the Indian Ocean to pull baited crayfish pots with instruction and help from our experienced crew.
  • The chance to feel and size the crays and learn more about  Western Australia’s crayfish conservation efforts.
  • A delicious barbecue seafood buffet lunch, including your freshly-caught crayfish (minimum half a crayfish per person) and other fresh local seafood delights – barramundi, prawns, oysters, blue swimmer crabs, salmon and marinated octopus.
  • A selection of local wines, beers and soft drinks.
  • Opportunity to swim off the vessel in the crystal clear shallow waters of Fairbridge bank.

Your seafood lunch cruise will be cooked while exploring Mandurah’s beautiful canals and waterways, where you may well be lucky enough to spot wild dolphins, pelicans ospreys and other birdlife. We’ll then anchor up on Fairbridge bank where lunch will be served and you are welcome to jump in for a swim in the crystal clear shallow waters –  swimming waiver will need to be agreed to when booking.

Please Note: This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5. For children, we recommend our Catch & Eat Crab Tour which operates in the shallows of the Peel Inlet.

If booking within 24 hours prior to cruise, please call our booking office on 9581 1242.

            Prices & Booking            

This tour has concluded for the season &
only available for private group bookings
of 12+ people until Spring 2021.

As featured on Destination WA

 

Additional Cruise Details

Menu
What to Bring
Departure
COVID-19 Health & Safety
Terms & Conditions
Menu

5-COURSE MENU
Please note, as we use fresh produce, our menu may have some seasonal variations. We serve complimentary local beers, and wines from Howard Park winery in Margaret River. Soft drinks are of course provided freely throughout the tour.

On Arrival
Canapes with sparkling wine, beer or soft drink

Seafood Platter
Featuring as much Western Australian produce as possible:

  • Sashimi Salmon
  • Mandurah Blue Swimmer Crabs (Seasonal: not available 1st September to 4th December)
  • Freshly-shucked Oysters
  • West Australian King Prawns
  • Marinated West Coast Octopus

Fish
Grilled Australian Barramundi or Snapper fillets with Asian Fusion Tartare Sauce.

Western Rock Lobster
Your freshly-caught Western Rock Lobster, prepared in your choice of barbecued or sashimi-style. (minimum half lobster per person)

Side Dishes

  • Broccoli & snow pea salad with sesame seed dressing
  • Vietnamese green mango salad
  • Asian chilli or fragrant Thai lemongrass rice
  • Fresh bread and butter
  • Condiments (soy, wasabi, Thai seafood sauce, seafood dressing, Worcester sauce and Tabasco)

Dessert

  • Home cooked chocolate brownie with strawberries and dollop cream

Beverages
Enjoy unlimited throughout cruise:

  • Premium still and sparkling wines from Howard Park
  • Quality local and international bottled beers
  • Soft drinks

Special Dietary Requirements
We want all guests to love our cruise experience. So, of course, we can accommodate some food intolerances or specific dietary needs as far as reasonably practical, but please inform us with at least 24 hours’ notice (or preferably when making your booking). Please contact us to discuss. We can cater for non-seafood eaters, vegans and gluten intolerances, with advance notice. You are also welcome to bring your own food items on board.

Our boat has very limited storage space, so notification of food intolerances on the day is unlikely to be accommodated, as logistics are planned in advance.

What to Bring

We recommend bringing:

  • camera
  • sunhat
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • We suggest wearing comfortable clothing with a warm top, as it can get cool on the water.
  • If wanting to swim off the boat, please wear bathers and bring a towel – swimming waiver will need to be agreed to when booking.
  • We travel on the open ocean, so if you suffer from motion sickness, please take medication prior to arriving.
Departure

Cruises depart from Stingray Point Jetty on Vivaldi Drive, behind the Sebel Hotel.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the cruise departure time for boarding. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to arrive for the cruise as our cruises run to schedule and can’t be extended.

Simply bring a print out of your booking confirmation OR present it on your mobile device to board the cruise. Alternatively you can visit our booking office and we can print your tickets for you.

COVID-19 Health & Safety

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.

Terms & Conditions

Online bookings close 18-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.

CLICK HERE to view Mandurah Cruises full Terms & Conditions.