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Our spectator option is the perfect solution for those who do not want to swim but would like to join their friends and family onboard the Sea Lion Express. They will still get a fantastic view of the Marine Park and get to share the thrill of the experience with their loved ones without getting wet!


This wildlife encounter takes you to the islands top snorkeling spots in the ruggedly spectacular, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, to experience the best of the local marine life, above and below the water. The comfortable vessel allows for safety and enjoyment, as you dive in to discover this incredible marine park beneath the surface. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood selections as you cruise. Dietary requirements can be catered to (please notify Reservations Staff).

Look out for wild Bottlenose Dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, meet the local marine bird life and frolic with the rarest Sea Lions in the world. All equipment is provided and our highly trained and experienced crew will introduce you to snorkeling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness, so you can make the most of your wild encounter in wild luxury. They will also point out the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action!

We have a large, comfortable and safe vessel. Spectators are welcomed to the upper viewing deck where you get a 360 view. Our crew are qualified professionals with a passion for the ocean and our playful sealion friends!

The cruise concludes, returning to Mersey Point (Mainland Jetty) to a shared VIP luncheon gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood selections. Dietary requirements can be catered to.


  • 3.5 hours tour throughout the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Seal Island and Bird Island (OSERVING ONLY WITH THE SPECTATOR OPTION)
  • Complementary photos from your cruise uploaded to Flickr for you to share!
  • Gourmet style platters including local fresh seafood.
  • Wetsuits and all snorkeling equipment included.
  • Tour Guides who get you amongst the best wildlife opportunities on the day


  • Seeing rare Australian sea lions, birdlife and other wildlife
  • Seeing wild dolphins at play (although sightings are regular, they are not guaranteed as our cruise is restricted to inside Shoalwater Island Marine park)
  • Exploring the rugged islands and viewing nesting pelicans, cormorants and spotting other sea birds that live in the park
  • Immersing into the beautiful waters of this A Class Nature Reserve and exploring the best snorkeling spots in the bay (OSERVING ONLY WITH THE SPECTATOR OPTION)
  • Drifting over seagrass meadows and limestone reefs spotting fish and other marine life.

Price: $150.00 per person

* all pricing includes a $10 Marine Park Levy

**This Tour is not suitable for children under 6 years of age

Departure Times:

  • 8:00am arrival to check in with our Lead guide
  • A safety briefing will be held on the grassed area behind the Visitor Centre including signing waiver forms, fitting wetsuits and snorkel equipment.
  • Wildlife on our snorkeling cruise is not guaranteed, as we are working with wild animals. We will make the most of all wildlife opportunities of the day and ensure you discover the beauty of this ruggedly spectacular marine park. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel cruises due to weather conditions. Your safety is our priority.

To join this tour you must sign our waiver of liability prior to your tour departing.

Online bookings close 2 hours before departure, if you have not
made a booking and wish to join today's departure please contact reservations
on 08 9591 1333 as there may still be seats available.

If you have a group of 10 or more, please use our Groups Enquiry Form and
our friendly reservations team will respond with a proposed itinerary and quote
within 48 hours.

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Dolphin, Sealion And Seafood Snorkel Adventure Spectator

Dolphin, Sealion And Seafood Snorkel Adventure Spectator


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