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Endless options to explore Western Australia by boat.

Sailing or cruising Australia’s largest state, longest coastline and some of its greatest rivers offers an incredible diversity of scenery and experiences. In the south, lazy rivers lead you through some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes and tall timber forests. In the far north, luxury cruises and yacht charters take you to the untouched reefs, islands and cavernous gorges of one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth.

Sailing or cruising the Swan River

Million-dollar views of Perth’s iconic city skyline can be enjoyed by day or night on the waters of the Swan River. River cruises run regularly between Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty, Perth Zoo, the historic port city of Fremantle and WA’s oldest wine region, the Swan Valley.

Sailing and yachting are also popular pastimes on the Swan and Canning Rivers, where flat water and gutsy sea breezes create ideal conditions. Yacht clubs and hire companies dot the shoreline from Perth to Fremantle – some running twilight sailing competitions during the summer months.

Wildlife cruises

Get nearer to WA’s amazing marine life without getting your little toe wet. Hop aboard a wildlife viewing cruise and pick up some fascinating wildlife facts from the knowledgeable crew. Meet the rare Australian sea lions of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, or the playful New Zealand fur seal colonies of Rottnest Island and Woody Island. Watch the wild dolphins of Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury and Monkey Mia riding the bow. Witness one of the greatest whale migrations on Earth, or gaze wide-eyed at the kaleidoscope of tropical fish and corals on a glass-bottom boat tour of World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef.

Cruise the Kimberley in luxury

Luxury cruising and yachting on the Kimberley coast is an experience like no other. Here, where one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth meets the ocean, you can witness wonders only the privileged few have experienced. Ride the world’s only Horizontal Waterfalls. Fish and snorkel the pristine islands and lagoons of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Gaze in awe at the iconic Prince Regent River, King Cascade and King George Falls. Visit some of the most ancient rock art galleries on Earth. Marvel at the sheer diversity of marine life of Montgomery Reef and remote Rowley Shoals. Collect oysters on deserted beaches and feast on native figs. All from the comfort of a five-star vessel, some equipped with a heli-pad and helicopter for land-based adventures.

Take a houseboat holiday

Houseboat holidays are a fun and unique way to explore Western Australia's waterways and fishing spots. You can even captain your own vessel from Albany, Walpole, Dampier or Augusta and enjoy the sun and stars from your private deck.

Learn the ropes or self-sail

Fully accredited learn-to-sail programs are available in WA for all ages and abilities, from beginners to potential yacht-masters, and are fully accredited. Or if you’re already a confident seafarer, you can enjoy a self-sail holiday in one of the safest and most picturesque cruising grounds in the State – Geographe Bay, between Busselton and Dunsborough.

More sun & sea

Beaches
Beaches
Western Australian beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, including the iconic Cable Beach and Lucky Bay.

Diving & Snorkelling
Diving & Snorkelling
Thousands of kilometres of coastline, abundant and varied marine life, a mix of tropical and temperate climates and numerous shipwrecks just offshore, the diving and snorkelling in Western Australia is unbeatable.

Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with Dolphins
Swimming with wild dolphins is one of the top bucket list experiences and Western Australia is among the best places in the world for magical close encounters.

Recreational Fishing
Recreational Fishing
Recreational fishing in Western Australia offers some of the world’s best deep sea fishing, freshwater fishing and beach fishing challenges and rewards.

Marine Life Encounters
Marine Life Encounters
Meet eye-to-eye with little penguins, friendly dolphins, turtles, seals, sea lions, manta rays and dugongs or swim with the giant whale shark in Western Australia.

Island Getaways
Island Getaways
Western Australia’s idyllic island getaways offer blissful escapes, including Rottnest Island, Penguin Island, Woody Island, the Abrolhos Islands and Dirk Hartog Island.

Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing
Kayaking, Rafting & Canoeing
Go kayaking, white water rafting, canoeing or sea kayaking in Western Australia, paddle to Penguin Island, float along the Swan River or ride the Avon River rapids.

Surfing
Surfing
Surfing Australia’s west coast, you can catch some of the most consistent, top quality surf breaks on Earth, from Margaret River and Perth to Exmouth in Western Australia.

Wakeboarding & Water Skiing
Wakeboarding & Water Skiing
Get your wakeboarding and water skiing kicks on Western Australia’s rivers, lakes and 20,781-kilometre coastline – from Albany and Esperance to Broome.

Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Western Australia has one of the longest whale watching seasons in the world, following the annual whale migration from Albany to Broome and the Kimberley.

Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
On the global windsurfing and kitesurfing stage, Western Australia’s world-class wave and consistent winds create perfect conditions for testing novices and pros alike.

Top 10 Luxury Experiences
Top 10 Luxury Experiences
Experience the ultimate luxury of Kimberley cruises or Perth fine dining, and pick up a few Kimberley diamonds and Broome pearls along the way.