The development of Elizabeth Quay has enabled us to enjoy the waterways of the Swan River in lots of fun ways.

The TransPerth Ferry
The TransPerth Ferry is the cheapest way of viewing the city from the Swan River. The ferry leaves from the jetty at Elizabeth Quay to Mends Street Jetty, South Perth with the journey taking 8 minutes. You can get off a Mends Street and burn off some energy at the Mends Street playground and grab a coffee from and bite to eat at one of the nearby cafes. Or if you wish you can remain on board and return straight back to Elizabeth Quay. Ferries depart Elizabeth Quay every 30 minutes on the hour and half past.  A family smart rider priced $12.10 provides the best value journey. 2 adults and up to 5 additional concessions can travel all day on the TransPerth network which includes trains, buses and the ferry.

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Little Ferry Co
The Little Ferry Co provide a regular ferry service between Elizabeth Quay and Claisebrook Cove, East Perth.  Their Skippers provide a personalized commentary highlighting places of interest along your journey.  The ferries are electric so you can enjoy your journey in comfort with no pollutions of air, water or sound.  Tea and coffee refreshments are available on board.
Current winter department times are  10.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm from Elizabeth Quay.
Fares are Adult $10 single, $18 return. Child (5-14 years)  $7.50 single, $12 return. Family (2 adults and 2 children) $26 single, $48 return.  Children under 5 are free. Tickets are available for purchase on the ferry via cash or EFTPOS. Strollers are welcome but must be collapsed.
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Gondola on the Swan
Gondola on the Swan brings the magic of Venice to Perth.  The beautiful Gondola is inspired by the traditional Gondolas of Venice and was built and handcrafted in WA. They offer 15 minute cruises 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Saturday plus public holidays. Cruises cost $15 per person and no booking is required.
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Captain  Cook Cruises
Captain Cook  Cruises offer a range of scenic cruises along the Swan River. Their Zoo cruise offers a fun day out for the whole family.  Enjoy a return Swan River Cruise to Fremantle, entry to Perth Zoo and ferry transfers between the city and South Perth.  Your four-part tickets allows you to enjoy these on the same day or on separate days if you wish.  (Perth Zoo ticket is valid for 6 months).  The Zoo Cruise costs $66 adults, $36 Children 4 – 15 years, Children under 4 free, Family Pass (2 adults and 2 children) $179. Other cruises are available. See the website for details

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About Jennie McNichol

Jennie McNichol is the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys. She moved to Perth in 2010 after 11 years of living in London, working in the television industry for the BBC. She is the mother of two daughters aged 12 and 10 and loves the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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