Swan River Scenic Cruise

Perth, Australia

From USD 36.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered 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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

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End point

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Ticket redemption points

  • Captain Cook Cruises, Barrack Street Jetty, 3 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000, Australia
  • E Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
  • What To Expect

    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.

    Swan River (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • 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 travellers can participate
    • Limited paid parking is available near the departure point. Please allow ample time for parking. Public transportation or a ride share is recommended
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Very relaxing and comfortable enjoyed the scenic route and views. Guide was informative. Great experience!


    206 reviews
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    Margaret_H, Apr 2023
    My husband and I enjoyed our trip on the Swan river. It was very relaxing and enabled us to just chill and enjoy the river
    Great cruise
    Marlane_D, Apr 2023
    Very relaxing and comfortable enjoyed the scenic route and views. Guide was informative. Great experience!
    Definitely worth doing
    Michelle_D, Apr 2023
    Lovely trip, fabulous views, worth a go. Met Nice people. Would recommend. Relaxing way to spend a morning
    Line up early!
    Elizabeth_B, Mar 2023
    Recommended getting to the line super early (we were 10 minutes early and we were still behind two or three tour buses). Seating is first come first served and upstairs we were packed in like sardines for the first half of the trip. Seems silly that downstairs has seats available but because we weren’t dining we had to all squish upstairs. Luckily the second leg of the trip was much more spaced out as some people got off.
    Great scenic cruise and...
    Ian_F, Mar 2023
    Great scenic cruise and commentary and great staff would recommend this cruise to all my friends and family
    A really relaxing cruise
    Simon_T, Feb 2023
    Interesting commentary and all very relaxed. Friendly crew and excellent facilities on board, a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon
    Highly recommended
    Zara_L, Jan 2023
    Brilliant trip, excellent commentary with lots of interesting information about the areas we were passing
    A fun experience
    Kate_S, Jan 2023
    A very pleasant cruise and a great way to see Perth and Fremantle. The crew were lovely and helped make the journey even better There was plenty of room to sit outside
    Great day out!
    Alison_F, Dec 2022
    The skipper was very entertaining, we were lucky enough to see dolphins in the river. The boat was very comftable and staff very helpful and friendly. We had 3 hours in freo which was fantastic explored the round house, markets and gage house for a beer!!😍
    Very pleasant trip!
    Tammy_B, Nov 2022
    Very pleasant cruise to Fremantle and back. Good commentary on the way. Very picturesque. All facilities on board. Might try the lunch next time.
    Rain affected trip
    Angela_A, Oct 2022
    Sadly the weather was not kind to us on the day and this meant that visibility of waterfront and areas of interest were reduced. Staff were very welcoming and the vessel was clean and tidy. Found it very difficult to hear the commentary over the general passenger noise, this could have made a significant improvement of our enjoyment of the cruise. However, instead we met and chatted with another Australian couple visiting from Queensland.
    Worth the trip but be prepared for not a lot of options of where to sit and very slow boarding process
    Amanda_F, Oct 2022
    Loved the views from the boat, would have preferred much more organisation in boarding boat and seating.
    We booked the Sunday...
    Kevin_L, Oct 2022
    We booked the Sunday river cruise and there weren't seats on the upper level so we had to seat on the lower level which is reserved for lunch packages. We got our upper level seats when the ship arrived at Fremantle. It could have been better if the number of passengers is managed properly.
    Mother’s Day trip
    Catherine_Q, May 2022
    I enjoyed having some time together with children as a Mother’s Day gift . Our trip was great and excited.
    Great cruise
    Lynn_M, May 2022
    We were lucky enough to get a perfect day. Staff were professional and courteous. Great cruise with limited time.
    Relaxing and Smooth
    Eddy_D, 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
    Patricia_B, 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.
    Ed_C, 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
    Simon_L, 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
    John_G, Aug 2021
    Thoroughly enjoyed our day. Sadly the Swan was not as blue as expected but the weather obviously changed that

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