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Explore Shark Bay and Dirk Hartog Island on an adventure cruise. Discover amazing and endangered marine life in nature’s aquarium in this incredibly untouched World Heritage Area.

Cruise off to snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters, fish for a feast of tasty snapper or coral trout, paddle around on your SUP over reefs of colourful fish, jump on your sailboard or kite surfer to get the fresh salty air in your lungs. Go on a pilgrimage and hike up to Cape Inscription or Steep Point…

or just sit back, relax and watch some of the 230 species of birds fly past as you see dolphins, loggerhead turtles, dugongs and even whales playing around in nature’s awesome aquarium.

Aristocat 2 is an 18 metre sailing catamaran with Skipper and 1-2 crew and purpose built to carry passengers in comfort. All eco wildlife cruises are certified by Ecotourism Australia so we hold the Advanced Eco Certification. We also have the Tourism Council of WA‘s tick of approval.

DISCOVER DIRK HARTOG - 1 DAY CRUISE

INCLUDES MORNING TEA, LUNCH & AFTERNOON TEA

8.00am – Step aboard our luxury 18 metre sailing catamaran ‘Aristocat 2’, at the Denham jetty and set sail to discover Dirk Hartog Island. The cruise across to Dirk Hartog Island will take approximately 3 hours, so you’ll be on the constant look out for Shark Bay’s abundant and endangered marine life: dolphins, dugongs, sharks, turtles, sea snakes and whales.

About 11.00am – Step ashore and step back in time to 1616, just like the first explorers who landed on the soil of Australia. Discover nature’s treasures of gorgeous shells washed up on the beach, snorkel in nature’s aquarium of colourful fish in crystal clear turquoise waters, or just relax on the beach or boat. Breathe in the fresh salty air of nature.

Around 3.00pm – Step aboard for the casual, cruisy trip home, while the crew keep a constant lookout for marine life. Jump into the boom net for a great adrenalin rush and an energising salt spa experience. Celebrate the day with a refreshing drink from the lounge bar, as you cruise back with the setting sun.

Around 6.00pm – Step ashore, re-energised, revitalized and relaxed…

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DISCOVER DIRK HARTOG - 2 DAY CRUISE

LIVE ABOARD

DAY 1

8.00am – Step aboard Aristocat 2 at the Denham jetty and set off to Dirk Hartog Island where you can be on the constant lookout for Shark Bay’s abundant and endangered marine and bird life.

Step ashore at Steep Point, the most Westerly Point of Australia. For the physically fit, take a pilgrim hike up to the Steep Point sign. Or hang out at the beach, go for a snorkel in turquoise waters, chuck a line in to catch the famous Shark Bay whiting or pink snapper, or just laze around and soak up nature.

Cruise to the south of Dirk Hartog Island to one of the gorgeous bays where we anchor up for the night. On the way, jump into the boom net for an energising salt spa experience… and it’s a great adrenalin rush to get your natural endorphins flowing!

Once anchored up, go snorkelling, swimming, throw a line in for a tasty feed of fish… or just kick back with a refreshing ale and enjoy the sounds of nature.

DAY 2

Casually cruise north along the incredible coastline of the east side of Dirk Hartog Island, to Sandy Point, which is great for snorkelling. On the way you can throw a line in or take the tinny to one of the gorgeous beaches to get the sand between your toes… Or relax on one of the trampolines at the front of the boat and enjoy floating around in nature’s aquarium.

5.00pm – Arrive back at Denham, relaxed and refreshed from breathing in the fresh salty air and surrounded by nothing but nature. Beautiful…

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DISCOVER DIRK HARTOG - 3 DAY CRUISE

LIVE ABOARD

DAY 1

8.00am – Step aboard Aristocat 2 at the Denham jetty to set off to Steep Point, the most westerly point of Australia. We will be on the constant lookout for Shark Bay’s abundant and endangered marine and bird life.

Step ashore at Steep Point, the most westerly point of Australia. For the physically fit, take a pilgrim hike up to the Steep Point sign, or hang out at the beach, go for a snorkel in turquoise waters, chuck a line in to catch the famous Shark Bay whiting or pink snapper, or just laze around and soak up nature as you breathe in the fresh salty air.

Cruise to the south of Dirk Hartog Island to one of the gorgeous bays where we anchor for the night. On the way, jump into the boom net for an energising salt spa experience… and it’s a great adrenalin rush too!

Once anchored up, you can go snorkelling, swimming, throw a line in for a tasty feed of fish… or just kick back with a refreshing ale and enjoy the sounds of nature.

DAY 2

Option 1 – Cruise through South Passage into the Indian Ocean and head up the incredibly wild and rugged west coastline of Dirk Hartog Island past the blowholes and onto Cape Inscription. Anchor up at Turtle Bay or Dampier’s Landing (William Dampier came ashore here in 1699 and named Shark Bay).

Option 2 – Casually cruise up the eye-catching east coastline of Dirk Hartog Island towards Cape Inscription where we anchor up somewhere between Withnell Point and Turtle Bay at the north of the island.

DAY 3

Take a pilgrimage hike up to Cape Inscription and return to 1616, back when the first explorer to Australia, Captain Dirk Hartog, landed on these shores and left a pewter plate inscribed with details of his voyage. The lighthouse, built in 1909 overlooks this historic site. (Replica plate at Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre in Denham).

Casually cruise back to Denham, and on the way, stopping off for a bit of snorkelling, fishing or searching for marine life.

About 5.00pm – Step ashore, relaxed and refreshed from breathing in the fresh salty air for three days, surrounded by nothing but nature…. Beautiful!

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STEEP POINT ADVENTURE - 1 DAY CRUISE

INCLUDES MORNING TEA, LUNCH & AFTERNOON TEA

8.00am – Step aboard our luxury 18 metre sailing catamaran Aristocat 2, at the Denham jetty and set sail to Steep Point, the most westerly point of Australia. The cruise across to Steep Point will take approximately 3 hours, so you’ll be on the constant look out for Shark Bay’s abundant and endangered marine life: dolphins, dugongs, sharks, turtles, sea snakes and whales.

About 11.00am – Step ashore and feel the sand between your toes. For the physically fit, take a pilgrimage hike up to the Steep Point sign and stand at the most westerly point of Australia.Take the plunge and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters, throw a line in to catch the famous Shark Bay pink snapper, or just relax at the beach and breathe in the fresh salty air of nature.

Around 3.00pm – Step aboard for the casual, cruisy trip home, while the crew keep a constant lookout for marine life. Jump into the boom net for a great adrenalin rush and an energising salt spa experience. Celebrate the day with a refreshing drink from the lounge bar, as you cruise back with the setting sun.

Around 6.00pm – Step ashore re-energised, revitalized and relaxed…

BOOK NOW

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1800 030 427

CAPE TO CAPE ESCAPE - 4 DAY CRUISE

LIVE ABOARD

DAY 1

8.30am – Breathe in the fresh salty air as you step aboard Aristocat 2 at the Monkey Mia jetty to cruise up to Cape Peron, at the top of Francois Peron National Park and Cape Inscription, at the top of Dirk Hartog Island.

9.00am – Cruise in to Blue Lagoon Pearl Farm to discover opals placed in pearl shell to create stunning pieces of jewellery and to taste a bit of pearl meat.

9.30am – Set sail to Cape Peron, where the ocean meets the bay creating dangerous currents. The Peron coastline is a stunning backdrop as the crew look out for dugongs, dolphins, loggerhead turtles, manta rays and even humpback whales, playing in nature’s aquarium.

On the way, jump into the boom net for an energising salt spa experience… and it’s a great adrenalin rush to get your natural endorphins flowing!

About 2.00pm – Anchor up around Bottle Bay. Step ashore to feel the sand between your toes. Stroll up the beach to discover many of nature’s treasures. Snorkel in nature’s garden with bright parrotfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, juvenile snapper and many other species of fish, playing in the pale pink brain coral, florescent green and orange coral. Spot the blue-spotted ray, turtles and dolphins from the top of the cliff as you search for Shark Bay’s wildlife, like the Thorny Devil, or wildflowers, like the Tamala Rose and Shark Bay daisy. Or just kick back and relax in nature. Throw a line in to catch a tasty feed of fish for dinner.

DAY 2

8.00am – Cruise across to Cape Inscription, famously known as the first recorded landing on Australian soil by European explore, Dirk Hartog, back in 1616.

The sea between the two capes are ridiculously full of marine life so relax on one of the trampolines at the front of the boat, for the best and most comfortable vantage points.

About 12 noon – Arrive at Dirk Hartog Island.

The Cape Inscription Trek

The physically fit: Dampiers Landing – 12km return.

The casually fit: Turtle Bay – 5km return

The casual stroller: Cape Inscription (when seas are calm) – 10 minutes each way.

3.00-5.00pm – Anchor up. Drop a line in for a feed of fish, go for a snorkel in nature’s garden, go exploring and discover some of nature’s treasures, or just chillax with a refreshing ale and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature.

DAY 3

8.00-9.00am – Cruise down the east coast of Dirk Hartog Island to Sandy Point for an amazing snorkelling experience.

1.00pm – Cruise across to Big Lagoon, in Francois Peron National Park. Keep an eye out for flying fish and tuna and mackerel who can charge out of the water with great speed and height!

5.00pm – Anchor up for the night between Cape Lesueur and Cattle Well.

DAY 4

A very casual cruise back to Monkey Mia, stopping along the way, for snorkelling, fishing or running barefoot on a deserted beach…

5.00pm – Step ashore relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed….

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CAPE ESCAPE - 1 DAY CRUISE

INCLUDES MORNING TEA, LUNCH & AFTERNOON TEA

8.30am – Breathe in the fresh salty air as you step aboard Aristocat 2, at the Monkey Mia jetty and set sail to Bottle Bay, in Francois Peron National Park. It’s where rich red cliffs, white beach sand and crystal clear turquoise water, create the picture perfect image of Shark Bay. The cruise will take about 3 hours, cruising over nature’s aquarium, with Francois Peron National Park’s stunning coastline as the backdrop. The crew will be on the constant lookout for dugongs, manta rays, loggerhead turtles and during the August – October, humpback whales.

As you round the top of Cape Peron, you will see where the ocean and bay unite, which can create dangerous currents. Cape Peron to Bottle Bay is an amazing coastline, with red cliffs crumbling down to the sea, large sand dunes and the gorgeous beach of Bottle Bay.

About 11.30am – Step ashore at Bottle Bay and feel the sand between your toes. Stroll up the beach to discover many of nature’s treasures, or throw a line in to catch a tasty pink snapper. Snorkel in nature’s garden with bright parrotfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, juvenile snapper and many other species of fish, playing in the pale pink brain coral, florescent green and orange coral.   Spot the spotted eagle ray, cruising around in the crystal clear sea, seek out the rare Thick-billed Grasswren hiding in the brush scrub, search for the Thorny Devil, sunbaking in the red earth, or smell the wildflowers, like the Tamala Rose and Shark Bay Daisy. Or just kick back and relax, listening out for the melodious sounds of the Chiming Wedgebill.

Around 2.30pm – Step aboard for the casual, cruisy trip home, while the crew keep a constant lookout for marine life. Jump into the boom net for a great adrenalin rush and an energising salt spa experience. Celebrate the day with a refreshing ale from the lounge bar, as you cruise back with the setting sun.

Around 5.30pm – Step ashore re-energised, revitalized and relaxed…

BOOK NOW

OR FREECALL

1800 030 427

ON BOARD ADVANTAGES

  • Outdoor & indoor seating, for all weather conditions
  • Viewing vantage points around the entire boat
  • Underwater observation windows
  • Boomnet
  • Wheelchair access all around the boat and wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Indoor fully licensed lounge bar, catering facilities and reverse cycled air-conditioning
  • Can carry up to 48 passengers on a day trip

We had an awesome day on the Aristocat 2! We saw whales, dolphins, turtles and a dugong. Really enjoyed the pearl farm and had an awesome time in the boom nets. Highly recommend to anyone making the trip to Monkey Mia.

Rikkilee192

“Amazing trip Highly recommended”

So we wanted to do the cruise through the marine sanctuary and I was disappointed when I heard it wasn't going today. However the young fella in charge told us they were going out I a fishing charter so we made the decision to join. Best deduction if the week. The fishing was sensational , my arms ached from catching so many. The ocean was beautiful and we saw dolphins and rays. Highly recommend - the crew are so friendly and the area is stunning.

Andrew Darwin

“Wow”

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  •    Monkey Mia Yacht Charters Pty Ltd
            PO Box 46, Denham WA 6537

  •    Local: 1800 030 427

  •    International: +61 (8) 9948 1446

  •    monkeymiaaristo@wn.com.au

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