EACH OF “WILD WEST CHARTERS” TOURS HAS A DESTINATION – AND NONE IS BETTER THAN “CARNAC ISLAND” STEEPED IN HISTORY, CONTROVERSY AND AMAZING WILDLIFE.
NOT ONLY IS THIS TOUR OUR “SIGNATURE TRIP” THE CARNAC ISLAND OCEAN ECO ADVENTURE TOUR IS OUR PRIDE AND JOY!
WITH OUT DOUBT THIS IS ONE OF PERTHS MOST UNIQUE AND EXCITING ADVENTURE TOURS. THE RETURN TRIP FROM ELIZABETH QUAY COVERS OVER 70 KILOMETERS BY RIVER AND BY SEA FROM THE INNER CITY AND BACK.
Requires a mininmun of 8 for departure – Maximum of 12 people.
Tour time – 4 hours
The Carnac Island Ocean Eco Tour is subject to sea and weather conditions – full refund will be given in the event of a cancellation due to weather.
Carnac Island is situated 10 kilometres south-west of Fremantle and 35 kilometers from Elizabeth Quay by river and by sea. The Island encompasses about 19 hectares and has been an “A” class nature reserve since 1963. The Island paradise is managed by The Departmnt of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) and provides an important habitat for a variety of local and migratory wildlife including seabirds tiger snakes, king skinks and the rare Australian Sea Lion.
Hunted to near extinction the Australian Sea Lion is amongst the rarest of all the worlds seal species, the males can reach 300 kilograms in weight. It is actually only the males that are found on Carnac Islands they use the eastern shore as a “haul Out” area to rest and recuperate energy after long journeys foraging for food up and down the Western Australian coast line.
With respect to the crucial rest periods of these wild animals Wild West Charters will take you in for a visual encounter with these amazing and inqusitive animals in the eastern cove on the beach just inside Currie Point to view them from our vessel. Often there will be one or more of these curious animals frolicking in the “emerald shallow waters” on the lee side of the Island protected from the offshore winds and swell and it will be this encounter that will leave you touched as playful and curious by nature they will come up to the boat for all onboard to view “a totally wild experience”– Hence our name “WILD WEST CHARTERS”
Allocate 4 hours for this round trip, the eco adventure tour departs Elizabeth Quay and straight away the stunningly visual aspects are apparent of the tour as our vessel heads west past the CBD and Kings Park and all of the exclusive real estate along the rivers banks before entering Fremantle Harbour. You never know what vessels you may observe secured to the wharfs, on the northern side you will almost certainly see the monstrous container ships getting loaded or unloaded with the massive container cranes as we cruise past out to the open ocean.
When the tide is running the Swan River dolphins can often be observed feeding just west of the Fremantle traffic bridge. The river water clarity slowly improves the further the tour ventures west. From a murky estuary to clear oceanic water inside the harbour then too truly emerald clear water above the shallow white sand on the eastern side Carnac Island. The sea lions will be able to be observed as soon as we get inside Currie Point just to the south resting on the sandy beach and quite often there will be one or more of these animals frolicing in the waters and they will generally come right over to visit us on the side of the boat. After viewing the sea lions if sea conditions permit a circumnavigation of the Island is conducted before heading into Fremantle’s Fishermans harbour for a toilet stop and an early lunch and short walk around.
Once back on board we head back out of the fisherman’s harbour into the open ocean again and then back into Fremantle Port and to Elizabeth Quay.
THE BEST – MOST UNIQUE – MOST INFORMATIVE AND PERSONAL TOUR IN PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA ! A truly amazing half-day tour, no other city offers such an amazing wild eco adventure tour that travels this far from the front steps of the inner city “Elizabeth Quay”
For $15 a fish and chip plus drink and desert meal can be arranged at Kalis seafood restaurant with this trip!
Child tickets are for children aged 3-9 inclusively.
Family tickets are for 2 adults and 2 children.