Penguin and Seal Islands
Penguin and Seal Islands are part of the breathtaking Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. A 5-minute ferry ride from Shoalwater will take you to dazzling crystal clear waters and the golden beaches of Penguin and Seal Islands.
Penguin Island is home to Western Australia’s largest colony of the smallest species of penguin in the world, the Fairy Penguin. About 600 pairs of penguins nest on the island in winter and spend most of their days feeding in waters of the marine park during the rest of the year. While they are generally quite shy, you can learn all about them with the Rangers at The Discovery Centre and participate in the feeding sessions held three times a day at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
While in the Marine Park, hop on a glass bottom boat for a cruise around the wildlife sanctuary zone of Seal Island, past rugged limestone cliffs and cosy coves, and watch rare Australian sea lions, stingrays, pelicans, ospreys and over 50 species of sea birds in their natural habitats.
Snorkelling during the summer months is a great way to explore the crystal clear shallow waters filled with fish life and limestone reef. For the more adventurous, swim amongst wild bottle-nosed dolphins, take a sea kayak tour of the islands or take up kite boarding with lessons at Shoalwater Bay.
For more information visit www.penguinisland.com.au