Kalgan Queen Scenic Cruises a four hour sheltered water wildlife tour daily fun.

Emu Point, Australia
Kalgan Queen Scenic Cruises a four hour sheltered water wildlife tour daily fun

From USD 68.47

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sail around the sheltered waters of Oyster Harbour and the Kalgan River on this half-day scenic cruise aboard a glass-bottom vessel. Learn about the area’s history and wildlife and find out why Albany is home to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC). Spot wildlife such as hawks, eagles, pelicans, and kangaroos.
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise of Oyster Harbour and the Kalgan River
  • Spend your morning on calm waters and take in the surrounding sights
  • Learn about the history and wildlife of the area
  • Depart from a convenient location by Emu Point

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private transportation

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Swarbrick Street
      Swarbrick St, Emu Point WA 6330, Australia

      Turn left from Emu Point Drive into Clark Street which becomes Swarbrick Street and takes you to the Boat Pens.

    Start time

    09:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Kalgan River (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

    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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    310 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travellers.
    Showing 1-10 of 310 reviews
    The interaction with the...
    Adriennecampbell, Apr 2023
    The interaction with the pelicans was great for the children and anyone interested in easy to listen to stories about our history and environment would love this also bird lovers would thoroughly enjoy it
    Edmund_D, Mar 2023
    Very good and very smooth boat ride captain Was very nice and didn’t get lost and the damper was very nice
    Kalgan queen a great trip
    Christina_S, Mar 2023
    Seeing the pelicans and the Captains storytelling, but everything really , oh and the damper made by his mum and Jack the Captains interaction with the pelicans
    Daniel_A, Jan 2023
    Great Guide, you learn a lot about the wildlife and history of Albany, pelican and osprey feeding, nice food and cofee/tea on board. toilet could be improved, but is ok.
    A very enjoyable cruise on the Kalgan River.
    Sandra_C, Jan 2023
    Jack feeding 'his girl' and the amount of information given during the cruise and with humour to match! The peace and quiet and the delicious damper Jack's mother had made plus the honey from his dad's beehives.
    Dancing with a Pelican..
    Darren_k, Oct 2022
    It was truly a wonderful experience going on this cruise led by Captain Jack. So much to learn from the Captain about the wildlife around albany and the history, so much to take in and so much to see.The 4hours scenic cruise was worth every dollar we paid for and I would recommend relatives and friends to take this cruise if they are passing by. Thank you Captain Jack for the memorable outing, your hospitality, for sharing your original poem and a true story of a Pelican called Percy. The Ospreys experience was remarkable!
    Gail_L, May 2022
    Was a fantastic morning on the Kalgan Queen. Captain Jack was so knowledgeable and has a fantastic sense of humour. The morning tea was lovely with a beautiful homemade damper which was delicious.
    Captain Jack gives a...
    Gregory_H, May 2022
    Captain Jack gives a fascinating account of the history of the area with a touch of humour and introduces the pelicans and other wild birds he interacts with over the course of the trip around Oyster Harbour and the Kalgan River. An entertaining and relaxing experience.
    Come Aboard and be Inspired!
    Beryl_R, Apr 2022
    Our Captain “Jack-of-all-trades” is Master of All. His personality, professionalism and commentary lifts this cruise from very pleasant to MEMORABLE.
    The history information...
    Gail_C, Mar 2022
    The history information was great - plenty of detail and very comprehensive. Loved the Kalgan river and bird life amazing.
    Wonderful location, very calm and relaxing
    Brett_B, Feb 2022
    We shared the boat with only two other couples, so very easy to move around the Queen even as we needed to wear a mask. This is our second cruise, last time was over 10 years ago and it was just as good the second time. It was the original Captain Kalgan the first time and this time his son has taken over and is very interesting. He also told us about some other interesting places to visit whilst we are in Albany.
    Excellent and informative
    Ellen_V, Jan 2022
    It’s a great trip I would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing and informative trip around the river region
    A 'must do' for Albany.
    Jude_S, Jan 2022
    A 'must do' on your trip to Albany. So scenic with a wonderful running commentary from Jack, learned so much about Albany's history sprinkled with lots of funny stories and humour. Grandkids got to handfeed birds.
    You Want To Learn About Albany's Waters. GET ON THIS TOUR
    Adrienne_B, Nov 2021
    We spent the most informative, entertaining morning on the Kalgan Queen. Jack our skippers knowledge and passion for this area was inspiring. Get on board its worth it.
    Response from Host, Nov 2021
    Great review thank you.
    Put this tour on the 'must do' list
    Tess_N, Oct 2021
    Thank you Captain Jack for a brilliant morning. I went away with much more than some pretty pictures; the commentary was both informative and entertaining. Perch the pelican is something special. Despite the weather, I had a great time and am already recommending this cruise to others.
    Response from Host, Oct 2021
    Thanks Tess 🎵Rain or shine the Kalgan’s fine🎵
    Relaxing and mind blowing
    Ellie_R, Dec 2020
    So much history and Information as well as being relaxing even the weather was perfect Very pleased to do much natural growth on the rivers edge Thank you
    Response from Host, Dec 2020
    Thank you for a great review.
    Great River Cruise with dancing Pelicans
    Cindy_H, Oct 2020
    Best river cruise we've ever had. Four hours well spent. Captain Jack entertained us all throughout with poetry and historic stories of the Albany district. Wonderful to see all the wildlife along the way and especially the dancing pelicans. The mussels and damper morning tea top off this lovely experience. Money well spent - loved it.
    Response from Host, Oct 2020
    The Kalgan Queen was rated number one within two years of the 21 yeas we have been Cruising. Since that time we have made it our goal in life to maintain the highest standards possible. Reviews like yours let us as a family business know it’s all worth while.
    Must do while in Albany
    Gordon_M, Feb 2020
    We had seven weeks in Western Australia from UK and went on several boat trips. This was the most expensive one but also the best. It was well worth it. Jack was an excellent host. Not sure you need the trip to the kangaroos but I think format may be changing anyway. My only regret was that we were only in Albany for a short time, otherwise I would have gone on the trip again.
    Response from Host, Sept 2020
    Sorry to have taken so long to reply to your kind review. We have been closed for nearly six months and reopened yesterday. It was a day we will never forget. Our animal friends were there to welcome us back as well. Life is good again.
    Percy and Perch...a must see
    Stephen_T, Feb 2020
    Really well worth booking this,Captain Jack was not only informative pointing out a lot to see and know what he was talking about The experience was made all the better for his humour and poetry.Would recommend this trip to everyone.
    Response from Host, Sept 2020
    Sorry to have taken so long to reply to your kind review. We have been closed for nearly six months and reopened yesterday. It was a day we will never forget. Our animal friends were there to welcome us back as well. Life is good again.
    Amazing morning on the Kalgan River
    Ynyr_O, Feb 2020
    If you are visiting Albany, this tour is a must. Excellent from boarding the boat to getting off it.
    Response from Host, Sept 2020
    Great review thank you so much.

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