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Board your boat in either central Perth or Fremantle, and then take a comfortable seat indoors or on deck. 

From the water, take in unobstructed views of downtown Perth and elegant homes, parks, and marinas on the riverfront, hearing commentary about the sights along the way. Enjoy complimentary coffee or tea during your scenic journey along the Swan River. On the cruise from Fremantle to Perth, a selection of Western Australian wines is available for tasting (except on the 12:45pm sailing). You can also purchase drinks from the onboard bar.

You can book this tour for either direction between Perth and Fremantle, a port city located where the Swan River empties into the Indian Ocean. There are multiple daily departures from each city.

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Overview
Take the scenic route when traveling between Perth and Fremantle with this 1-way ticket for the Swan River cruise boat. Take in clear views of the waterfront, city skyline, yacht clubs, and riverside mansions along the way. Some cruises include a wine tasting, and drinks are available for purchase from the onboard bar. When booking, simply select the departure location and time that suits your travel schedule.
Highlights
  • Cruise between Perth and Fremantle for a scenic, fun, and easy journey
  • Enjoy a unique perspective on the Perth skyline from the water
  • See elegant mansions, gardens, yacht clubs, and parks along the Swan River
  • Ride to or from cruise ships docked in Fremantle on the Swan River boat
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Lovely way to pass a couple of hours in Perth

We Had a lovely time travelling to Fremantle and returning during a short stop over in Perth. You can also chose to hop of at Fremantle and take a look around and return later in the day, which is what we would have done if...More

Thank kdeyles
Reviewed June 25, 2018
Lazy, Sunday cruise

Took the return cruise, but hopped off at Fremantle for a few hours to look around and caught a later boat back. Lovely scenic views from the boat of Perth’s suburbs and FremantleMore

Thank Peter B
SeaLinkWA, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Cook Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your 5 Star review on our Fremantle Explorer Cruise! We loved to read that you had such a good time on board, and exploring around Fremantle itself. We hope to welcome you on board again soon! Kind regards,...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Sit back and watch the scenery

Worth doing whilst in Perth and a lovely way to get to Freo. The boat is nice and the crew friendly - no pirates, parrots or keel hauling! Inclusive hot drinks and a bar on board if you feel the need for a snifter.More

Thank PhilHSS
SeaLinkWA, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Cook Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Hi Phil, Thank you for your fantastic review on the one-way cruise from Perth to the historic port city of Fremantle. All our cruises offer complimentary tea and coffee as well as an entertaining Captain's commentary and full bar facilities on board. We agree, just...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Pleasant cruise

The 11.15am cruise was great as it allowed us time to have brunch at Elizabeth Quay. You queue briefly at the pier before being marked off the list by the crew. Seating was good as there's booths on each side of the ferry. We enjoyed...More

Thank wlkbt_trvlr
SeaLinkWA, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Cook Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Ahoy! Thank you for your great review on the Perth Explorer, a return cruise from Fremantle to Perth with some time to explorer our beautiful city. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the scenery from on board and took some great photos -...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Relaxing morning cruise

A lovely day to take the short river cruise to Fremantle, 1 hour 15 minutes. Very nice scenery along the Swan River with the added bonus of seeing dolphins when we were in Fremantle harbour . A couple of hours spent wandering the markets ,...More

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SeaLinkWA, Guest Relations Manager at Captain Cook Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2018

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your kind review on the Fremantle Explorer, an extended return trip from Perth to Fremantle and return with free time to explore the beautiful port city of Fremantle. Fremantle is known for its many cosy cafes and award winning restaurants...More

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You can buy tickets at their bookings booth at Barrack Street Jetty prior to travel. Otherwise you can pre-book your tickets online through their website.
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