Murray River Lunch Cruise

Cruise & Dine
on the Murray

hALF-DAY SIGHTSEEING river cruise WITH lunch

Step back in time and explore Mandurah’s winding waterways and the serene Murray River on board our relaxing, 4.5-hour Murray River Lunch Cruise.

The majestic Murray is WA’s most history-rich river. It is the longest permanent river in the Jarrah Forest and one of the few major rivers in Australia that remains undammed. Lined with quaint homes, houseboats and an array of wild flora and fauna, it is one of the Shire of Murray’s most picturesque attractions.

Beautiful scenery around the estuary, river and glimpses of the canals. Lovely crew who served a hearty lunch. A really enjoyable half day out on the water. We saw dolphins too. Recommended.

diane walker, google REVIEW

Hosted by a local expert guide, travel on our spacious twin-level ‘Dancing Dolphin’ catamaran for a day-trip of delight. Sit back, relax and take in stunning scenery, cruising as far as the Murray River Bridge (Forrest Highway):

  • Start the morning cruising across Mandurah’s magnificent estuary.
  • Continue past the world-renowned RAMSAR-listed Creery Wetlands, teeming with birdlife.
  • Cross the Peel Inlet and be on the lookout for Mandurah’s famous Bottlenose dolphins as they surf and play in the wake of the boat.¹
  • On entering the Murray River, stop at Cooper’s Mill heritage island site for a brief, easy walking tour. This restored wind-driven mill, located on Cooleenup Island, is only accessible by boat. Explore and wander, or follow our tour guide to learn more about the Mill.²
  • Dine on a delicious buffet lunch and dessert, served while cruising the Murray River.
  • Return back across the Peel Inlet and through the Port Mandurah canals, lined with luxury homes.
  • Enjoy refreshments along the way, with a fully licensed bar available for you to purchase drinks.
  • Help yourself to complimentary tea/coffee (bring your own keep-cup).

Everything was top notch. The staff were fantastic, the food delicious, ample space on the boat to move around. We even had the dolphins swim with the boat and put on a show for us. It was lovely to get off at Cooper’s Mill and explore. Definitely recommend and would happily do the cruise again.

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Murray River
lunch cruise

Half-day river cruise with sightseeing,
heritage walk, buffet lunch, licensed bar, tea/coffee

$149 ADULTs | $129 SENIORS
$99 students | $50 childREN (free under 3)


(times vary and are confirmed when selecting cruise date)

Departs from Mandurah Cruises Jetty,
Mandjar Square

Half-Day Tour

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What’s Included

  • 4.5-hour river cruise with panoramic views
  • Free and convenient parking
  • Fully guided tour, plus plenty of time to relax and soak up the scenery
  • Sightseeing of unique landmarks, nature and history sites
  • Land stop with short guided walking tour of Cooper’s Mill heritage island site²
  • Chance to spot dolphins along the way¹
  • Delicious buffet lunch ~ view menu here
  • Fully licensed bar to purchase drinks
  • Complimentary tea/coffee (BYO keep-cup)
  • Friendly, experienced crew as your hosts
  • Live, entertaining commentary from a local Mandurah expert
  • Enclosed, climate-controlled indoor deck and open-air sheltered upper viewing deck.
  • Cozy blankets for cooler months, plus board games and books about Mandurah to enjoy as you cruise
  • A fun game of bingo with prizes up for grabs on the return journey
  • 10% discount at our souvenir and local artisan Gift Shop
  • 10% loyalty discount for any Mandurah Cruises’ experience⁵


¹ Mandurah’s dolphins are wild creatures viewed in their natural environment and we are unable to guarantee sightings.
² Stop at Cooper’s Mill heritage island site is dependent on weather and suitable jetty access on the day.
³ For details regarding accessibility for this tour, click here.
⁴ We are unable to reserve seating on the boat ~ seats are allocated on the day, on a first-in, first-choice basis. Please read our Seating information in full here.
⁵ Excludes Christmas Lights and special event cruises.

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We recommend bringing:

  • camera
  • sunhat
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • warm top (it can get cool on the water)
  • cup to enjoy free tea/coffee on board
  • credit card or cash to purchase drinks on board (EFTPOS facilities available)

Tour departs from Mandurah Cruises Jetty in Mandjar Square, located in front of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. For a location map, click here. Our Booking Office and Gift Shop is 200m from here.

For parking information, click here.

Please arrive for boarding 15 minutes prior to your cruise departure time. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to arrive for your tour as our cruises run to schedule and cannot be extended.

Simply bring a print out of your booking confirmation OR present it on your mobile device to board the cruise. Alternatively you can visit our Booking office and we can print your tickets for you.

Free all-day parking (no ticket required) is available at the Reading Cinema / Mandurah Performing Arts Centre carpark on Ormsby Terrace. For a parking location map, click here.

For departure information, click here.

For information on how to get to Mandurah and public transport options, please click here. 

Our boat is configured as 4-6 people per table, across two levels. We cannot reserve seats. Seating is allocated on the day, on a first-in, first-choice basis. If you have a group and being seated together is important for you, we recommend arriving early (at least 45 minutes prior to departure) to assemble in a line on the jetty ramp.

You will be required to take accountability for your group’s seating location, as our crew are unable to designate guests to certain seats. Our cruise is very popular and is often sold out, meaning all seats quickly become occupied as guests arrive. 

A number of our boats have wheelchair / walking frame access. Please select this option when booking or call Mandurah Cruises’ Booking Office on 9581 1242 to discuss which cruise suits your requirements.

The vessel for this cruise ~ Dancing Dolphin ~ is wheelchair / walking frame friendly. When booking online, please select if you will be travelling with a wheelchair or walking frame (under the Optional Extras section), so our crew are aware in advance. Alternatively, please call our Booking office on 9581 1242 to let us know you.

The landing at Cooper’s Mill is not wheelchair / walking frame friendly, so guests with these supports will be asked to remain on the boat during this short stop.

As we present a set lunch menu, we cannot cater to specific dietary requirements. You are welcome to bring food with you on board.

For safety reasons, if you have any food allergies, please advise us in advance. You can note when booking online or please call our Booking office on 9581 1242 to let us know.

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our absolute priority. We are taking extra measures to ensure we are operating at the highest of health and safety standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • A COVID-19 safety plan is in place.
  • All our staff have completed the Australian Hotels’ Association Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course.
  • A hygiene officer is present on all our cruise activities.
  • All other measures, as required by the Western Australian Government during this recovery period, are strictly followed.

Please contact us if you have any concerns or questions regarding our COVID policy. For further information on Western Australia’s COVID safety requirements, visit

Guests must show senior/student card on the day of cruise to redeem the senior/student discounted rate.

Online bookings close 24 hours prior to departure.

Minimum numbers apply for this cruise to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.

Cruises operate in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.

Click here to view Mandurah Cruises’ full Terms & Conditions.

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