Lying between Rottnest and Garden Islands, Carnac Island is an A class nature reserve, teeming with wildlife (David Attenborough has even done a documentary on the wildlife here).
Carnac Island is a leisurely 45 minute sail from Fremantle Boat Harbour, through the gentle waters of Cockburn Sound. It is an important haul out location for Australian Sea Lions and a myriad of sea birds as well as boasting spectacular diving, snorkelling and fishing. A large sheltered bay on the eastern side of Carnac provides a safe haven from the southwest wind and swell – you just might have to share the beach with some playful juvenile Sea Lions! Bottlenose Dolphins are also very common in the area and Capella is able to get closer than other boats without noisy motors to scare them off.
The clear, calm, shallow waters of Carnac island allow you to venture almost right up to the shore where you can literally step off into waist deep water to head off for a snorkel. If the easterly is up, no worries!… The western side of Carnac is an absolute delight with high limestone cliffs plunging into the water and a truly spectacular anchorage perfect for paddling the kayaks around.
- A delicious morning tea onboard
- Anchor up in a beautiful bay and make use of the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
WHAT TO BRING
- Bathers & Towel
Cicerello’s Jetty – Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle
We operate from the heart of Fremantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour (Cicerello’s main jetty). There is plenty of car parking available nearby (2 min) and at Sardine Jetty (50m south of Little Creatures Brewery, 5 min walk). It is a 10 minute walk from the Fremantle Train Station.
4 hours 8am-12pm
Tour operates on one Sunday per month. September -April.