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Perth ferry to South Perth going under the Elizabeth Quay bridge

Boats & Ferries

Flowing through the heart of the Perth city, the beautiful Swan River is a popular natural attraction for locals and visitors to enjoy a day out boating, fishing and picnicking.

For the best experience on the water, take advantage of the number of exciting boat and ferry options available.

Catch the Perth Ferry to South Perth

Transperth offers a ferry from Perth to South Perth leaving from the Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal. You can cross to South Perth in approx. 10 minutes to visit the Perth Zoo and delight in the views of Perth city from the South Perth foreshore.

You can also catch a ferry to Optus Stadium with Captain Cook Cruises or the Little Ferry Co. Escape the crowds on the way to the game, and take it slow by catching a ferry to the game.

Both ferry operators provide a different experience. Captain Cook Cruises leaves from Barracks St Jetty or South Perth (your choice) taking advantage of the beautiful river and amazing jetty facilities at the stadium. Choose from a convenient transfer on the River Cat or combine it with an amazing meal at the Reveley and a VIP entry to the Camfield.

The Little Ferry Co. provide game day ferry’s, specialising in groups from 6 to 12 guests leaving from Elizabeth Quay. You can even BYO snacks and beverages. 

Private Cruises

For a ferry experience with a difference, Captain Cook Cruises offer a wide range of cruise options from Perth to the Port City of Fremantle or upstream, towards the magnificent Swan Valley wine region.

Captain Cook Cruises

Boat Moorings in Elizabeth Quay

Recreational boaties can cruise into Elizabeth Quay and park in one of the 24 short stay boat moorings, which are available for public use. While you’re there stop for a drink at The Reveley Bar, grab a bite to eat at V Burger or treat yourself to some delicious Gusto ice cream.

Gondolas in Perth

See Elizabeth Quay from a different perspective with Gondolas on the Swan, on board a venetian style gondola. A gondola ride is a lovely way to celebrate a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, wedding, Valentine’s Day or even a marriage proposal.

Gondolas on the Swan

Guided Tours on the Swan River

Experience the City of Perth from the Swan River with a Wild West Charters guided tour of the City's amazing views and wildlife. The tours depart from Elizabeth Quay and are suitable for all ages - from the very young to the young at heart. Learn more here.

Rottnest Departures

See Western Australia’s very own island paradise with ferries departing Barrack Street Jetty daily. For tourists, the morning ferry departures provide the added benefit of a stunning cruise along the Swan River with commentary from the experienced hosts.

Rottnest Express

Little Ferry Co

See the city from a different perspective! Cruise aboard WA's only solar electric ferry and Little Ferry co will take you on a guided tour of the Swan River up along the foreshore from Elizabeth Quay to East Perth, and return.