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Swan River Scenic Cruise

Perth, Australia
Swan River Scenic Cruise

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icon2 hours 45 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered 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
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Captain’s commentary
Return Swan River cruise
Full cash bar facilities available on board
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Coffee and/or Tea
Captain Cook Cruises - Perth , 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.

11:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
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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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, accessibility is limited. For more information, please contact our friendly Reservations Team on (08) 9325 3341
  • 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)
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Swan River Scenic Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Swan River Scenic Cruise.
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.
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.
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." See review
  • "Nice way to spend a layover, a couple of drinks great scenery and a top commentary with interesting facts" See review


169 Reviews

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Mother’s Day trip
, May 2022
I enjoyed having some time together with children as a Mother’s Day gift . Our trip was great and excited.
Great cruise
, May 2022
We were lucky enough to get a perfect day. Staff were professional and courteous. Great cruise with limited time.
Relaxing and Smooth
, Apr 2022
Easy cruise. Relaxing and smooth. Could not hear the commentary at all as poor PA System very muffled. The TV Monitors kept going off line so could not even refer to the screens…
Took this as solo river trip , and enjoyed very much , regretted not including lunch in my booking
, Apr 2022
Leaving Elizabeth Quay and arriving by river at Fremantle we’re the high lights for me as gave alternative views of these areas
It is not as we have expected.
, Apr 2022
None really. I can compare it to our Sorrento to Queensclip trip for a more reasonable price. Even still the boat ride from Circular Quay to Manly was a much more memorable boat ride compared to the Swan River scenic cruise.
Swan river cruise
, 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
, Aug 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Sadly the Swan was not as blue as expected but the weather obviously changed that
, 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
, 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
, 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.

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