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Swan River Scenic Cruise

Perth, Australia

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  • 2 hours 45 minutes (Approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See some of Perth’s top sights from the water on a leisurely Swan River cruise. As you depart the city center, admire Perth riverfront attractions like the Bell Tower and Kings Park, and glide past pretty suburbs to reach Fremantle, located where the river meets the Indian Ocean. Choose a departure time when booking.
  • Scenic Swan River cruise from Perth
  • See many sights including the Bell Tower, Kings Park, and the Fremantle harbor
  • Live commentary
  • Plenty of photo opportunities

What's Included

  • Captain’s commentary
  • Return Swan River cruise
  • Wine tasting on 3:45 departures only (served on the return leg from Fremantle)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Pier 3, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
    Check-in with our team at our ticketing office located on Pier 3.

Departure Time

  • 11:15 AM

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

Your cruise starts in central Perth, where you board your boat and set off down the Swan River, catching sight of landmarks like the Bell Tower, the old Swan Brewery building, Kings Park, and the Royal Perth Yacht Club. Float past the city’s upscale suburbs to admire waterfront homes, and take in the bustling inner harbor of Fremantle, a historical port city on the other side of the river.

Listen to commentary from your captain, who turns around at Fremantle to make the return trip to Perth.

Your cruise ends when you arrive back at the starting point.

Swan River

Take in the wonderful sights that can only be viewed from the Swan River as you cruise the calm waters between Fremantle and Perth on a direct return service. Cruise past key sights including Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent mansions of Perth overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbour. Enjoy Captain’s commentary for the duration of your cruise to Fremantle and back to Barrack Street Jetty.

2 hours 45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, however the toilets on the boat are located downstairs
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Operated by Captain Cook Cruises (WA)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Swan River Scenic Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Swan River Scenic Cruise.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Swan River Scenic Cruise?

A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Swan River Scenic Cruise.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Swan River Scenic Cruise?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Swan River Scenic Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

Is better to go in the morning visit Fremantle which is very interesting and come back in the afternoon.
Nice way to spend a layover, a couple of drinks great scenery and a top commentary with interesting facts
164 reviews
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Swan river cruise
Simon_L, Jan 2022
Very relaxing really enjoy the information along the way . Would recommend it to anyone who is interested in get a cruise along the swan river
John_G, Aug 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Sadly the Swan was not as blue as expected but the weather obviously changed that
Helen_M, Aug 2021
No way to book lunch online! 15 minute turnaround in Fremantle was disappointing! No time to do anything. I realise covid has caused problems and hope better service is offered post covid.
Great time - even on a wet day
Michael_C, May 2021
Great cruise, great crew and delicious lunch. The weather was not fantastic but it was still a wonderful time and great way to see all along the Swan River between Perth and Fremantle
1 traveler found this review helpful
Swan river
Gary_S, Apr 2021
It was a nice relaxing day. They had good services and excellent food, the food were overpriced. But overall an enjoy full day.
Day cruise
SvetlanaMears, Apr 2021
We took the trip Perth-Freo- Perth. Lovely cruise! Perfect view of the river, friendly staff, nice wine. Great atmosphere for time with friends!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful feeling. Great...
Emmanuel_M, Mar 2021
Wonderful feeling. Great explanations of surrounding places by the captain. Prices reasonable. Family is happy and wana get another tour soon.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful relaxing cruise
Joanne_G, Mar 2021
Very friendliness of staff, beautiful scenery along the Swan River and delicious food. Lovely cruise.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Scenic Cruise
Carole_M, Mar 2021
Beautiful comfortable ride to Fremantle return would do it again! Hot day but boat was very comfortable! Would recommend this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cruising around
Jeanette_B, Dec 2020
The weather was lovely not too hot or windy, the scenery was great and we would definitely look at doing this again possibly next time doing the meal as well.


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