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Captain Cook Cruises

Perth’s most popular river cruises on the magnificent waters of the Swan River. Join Captain Cook Cruises on a Scenic, Lunch or Wine Cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Departing several times daily each cruise provides a Captain’s commentary and a selection of complimentary premium Western Australian wines for tasting on the return cruises from Fremantle. Or you may wish to take the Fremantle Explorer option, which allows you a few hours to explore the unique and vibrant port city before a return cruise in the afternoon.

Alternatively, venture upstream to the fertile wine region of the Swan Valley on one of our Swan Valley wine cruises. Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise visits both Houghton and Sandalford vineyards for premium wine tasting, followed by a delicious barbecue lunch at the riverside Mulberry on Swan, complete with entertainment! Return city hotel transfers are included. The shorter Olive Farm Lunch Cruise in the afternoon offers lunch on board and a visit to the delightful Olive Farm Winery, situated on the banks of the Swan River, for wine tasting.

Evening dinner cruises present a unique way to enjoy a fabulous night out on the sparkling waters of the Swan. Evening dinner cruises depart every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and city hotel coach pick-ups are available.

An extensive charter service also caters for private functions, including conventions, incentive groups, parties, weddings or any special occasion.

In 1998, Captain Cook Cruises became the first Western Australian cruise company to be ‘Tourism Accredited’ by the Tourism Council of Australia.

Touring Options

Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Many stories of Aboriginal legend and practical bush skills have been passed down from generation to generation and survive to this day. With the help of an Aboriginal guide, this tour is designed to give an insight into this rich and fascinating culture, its ancient heritage and knowledge of local legends, flora and fauna.

Enjoy a leisurely 45 minute cruise with morning tea and commentary down to Point Walter. Here you will be met by your Nyoongar guide for a relaxed one hour walking tour of the local bushland. Learn of their tribal laws and be shown first hand how the bush provided for all their needs. This tour provides plenty of opportunity to interact with a knowledgeable guide who is only too happy to share his experiences and answer your questions. Then rejoin the boat on its return trip from Fremantle to Perth for a delicious buffet lunch and stunning view of the city skyline.

Lunch & Tram Tour

Relax with tea or coffee on a morning scenic cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle, then board the Fremantle Tram for a fascinating tour of the port city. Reboard your vessel an hour later for premium wine tasting and a delicious buffet lunch on your return cruise to Perth.

Morning Coffee Cruise

Discover the fascinating history of the Swan River as you glide upstream past Heirisson Island, the Burswood Resort Casino, Claisebrook Cove and the Belmont Park racecourse. This short morning cruise offers the opportunity to experience some of the scenery cruising upstream towards the Swan Valley. Tea, coffee and a variety of cakes are included.

Luncheon Cruise

Enjoy wonderful views as you cruise the calm waters between Perth and Fremantle. Tea and coffee is served in the morning prior to premium wine tasting on your return cruise to Perth and a delicious buffet lunch of local seafood, continental meats and salads. The perfect way to enjoy lunch on the Swan. Departure from Fremantle available also.

Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise

Join us on board this famous wine cruise for one of Perth’s most entertaining day tours! Your Captain and crew will ensure you are well looked after as you cruise upstream into the picturesque and tranquil upper reaches of the Swan Valley. Enjoy morning tea soon after you board, followed by cheese with biscuits and tasting of our "Wines of the Month" from selected Western Australian vineyards. On arrival in the upper reaches of the Swan, transfer to one of our air-conditioned coaches and visit two of Western Australia’s most prestigious and best known wineries, Houghton and Sandalford. Here you will sample and have the opportunity to purchase some of their distinctive premium wines. Relax at the riverside restaurant of Olive Farm Winery with a three course lunch and enjoy music from our pianist and live entertainment that follows on the cheerful river trip home. Wines are included throughout the day, including with your meal and there is a further wine tasting opportunity after lunch at Olive Farm. Complimentary hotel transfers are available on request.

Swan Valley Gourmet Cruise

This new and revised tour offers lovers of good food and wines a superb day out in the Swan Valley. Enjoy the Captain’s informative commentary as you cruise from the city of Perth with morning tea, followed by cheese and biscuits and tasting of our featured premium ‘Wines of the Month’ from local vineyards. Disembark at the impressive ‘Hidden Gardens’ of Caversham House complete with feature waterfall and stone sculptures. At this riverside setting, the proprietor will guide you through a wine appreciation of selected premium wines from three local wineries, complete with gourmet cheese platter. Then enjoy a sumptuous entrée and main course, with a glass of your favourite wine from the tasting. Continue your tour with a brief visit to the ‘Chocolate Factory’ before a luscious dessert, served with real coffee, at nearby Riverbank Winery. A sampler glass of fortified wine completes your indulgence! Return to Perth by coach via historic Guildford – or by boat if you prefer.

* Please note a return by boat option is available at a cost of an extra $5.00 per person.

One Way Cruises

Join us on a leisurely one way cruise, departing from Perth or Fremantle. Take in the wonderful sights that can only be viewed from the river. Relax in air-conditioned comfort, or take a stroll out on the spacious open decks. Tea and coffee is included and if cruising from Fremantle to Perth, a selection of fine Western Australian wines for tasting.

Dinner Dance Cruise

A spectacular evening set against the glittering Perth skyline and Swan River by night. Relax and enjoy hors d’oeuvres at your table, followed by an appetising selection from the buffet. Bottled wines, beer and soft drinks are served by our attentive staff throughout your evening. Full bar facilities are also available on board. Take a stroll and relax out on the open deck while the DJ sets the mood on the dance floor. A city hotel transfer to the jetty is available if required. Boat returns at 2230 hours for those wishing to disembark earlier. (A return city hotel transfer is available for the 2230 return only)

Olive Farm Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch on board with complimentary wine as you depart the city and head upstream for an afternoon in the Swan Valley. Relax on our well appointed river boat as you cruise past the Burswood Resort Casino, the new East Perth re-development and Western Australia’s renowned Belmont Park and Ascot racecourses. Disembark at Olive Farm Winery for fine wine tasting at Western Australia’s oldest underground cellar. Then reboard for a relaxing return cruise home and enjoy afternoon tea and some light entertainment.

Swan River Scenic Cruise

Discover the delights of the Swan River cruising between Perth and the Port of Fremantle. Tea and coffee is served as your Captain points out all the sights including Perth’s impressive new Belltower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificant homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s inner harbour. On the return trip to Perth enjoy complimentary wine tasting with a selection of fine wines from Western Australia.

City of Lights Dinner Cruise

Relax and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the upper reaches of the Swan Valley at night. Your seafood entrée of oysters, smoked salmon, green-lipped mussels and Australia’s famous prawns is followed by a delicious mixed buffet main course, plus fresh fruit and gateaux with coffee. Our pianist and live entertainment on board complete a wonderful night out. Bottled wine, beer and soft drinks are included throughout the evening and alternative entrée plates can be arranged (when booking) for those who do not eat seafood. A Perth city hotel transfer to the jetty is available. (request only)



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