If you want to see the Sea Lions when they are most playful this is the tour for you.
Usually when we go to the island just after sunrise the seals are all wide awake and often in the mood to come out and play, particularly the young males. They seem particularly fascinated by our pedal powered Stand Up Paddle Boards.
On numerous occasions we have left the island and they have followed us half way back to the mainland because they still want to play.
We start our adventure with a 10-minute kayak pedal across the crystal-clear waters to Seal Island. Here we will find the Australian sea lion, the rarest sea lion in the world. The larger males are generally lazing around on the beach in the sun but quite often the younger cheeky males will come out to play. Seal Island is also home to a large colony of pelicans.
After leaving the seals, we do a 10-minute pedal across to Penguin Island, home to the largest colony of Little Penguins in Western Australia. There are numerous walkways on the island, wild penguins and an abundance of bird life. As we wander around, your guide can tell you about the interesting history of the island, as well as some facts about the penguins that live there. There is also a beautiful picnic area on the island where we have morning tea and there will also be time for a swim if the weather is nice.
After leaving Penguin Island we pedal back to shore, load the kayaks onto the trailer and take you back to your city accommodation.
- Depart Perth from your pick-up location then a 40-minute drive to Shoalwater Bay
- Unload and set up equipment, demonstration of how to use the kayaks and general safety information
- Pedal to Seal Island to visit the sea lions and take some photos
- Pedal to Penguin Island to explore the walk trails and have morning tea
- Pedal back to mainland
- Bus drops you back to the city
- Towel, shorts or bathers, and a change of clothes in case you get wet
- A hat that won’t blow off your head and sunscreen
- Water poof camera if you want to take pictures, we have waterproof bags on each kayak
- Something to wear on your feet for walking on the island
- A small bottle of water
- Morning tea
- Kayaks and Paddle Boards
- Life Jackets
- Transport to and from your accommodation