Canal Christmas Lights Tours

If you are a lover of all things Christmas, then you won’t want to miss the Mandurah Christmas Lights cruise.

Christmas Lights Tours & Cruises

You won’t want to
miss the Mandurah
Christmas Lights cruise.

The coastal city of Mandurah, less than an hour south of Perth, is often compared to a little modern Venice because of its spectacular waterways and canal living. But did you know that Mandurah turns into a little Las Vegas every year from December until mid-January?

The Mandurah residents who live on the canals like to dress up their houses for Christmas with over 200 houses along the canals lit up all in the spirit of Christmas.

Experience a Christmas wonderland on water in Mandurah.

Thanks to the Mandurah canal residents for putting in an enormous effort and dressing up their houses for Christmas at their own expense, every year more than 200 homes come alive with lights and everyone wants to stand out. There is some healthy competition in the canals and people who do not light up their houses are called the grinches – in a friendly manner of course.

Some residents have about 100 items plugged in, spend about 80 man-hours to install their Christmas lights decoration, and use 15 timeclocks powered by 30 power boards from 20 extension leads.

The best way to watch this spectacle is from a boat. As you drift down the canals by boat or on board a cruise or private charter, there is a water wishing well with all proceeds going to local charities.

Ever popular, this delightful cruise experience becomes increasingly beautiful each year. Dress for the occasion, sing along with the Christmas carols and bring your Christmas cheer. This is a very special tour at a special time of year.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event and book your Christmas Lights Cruise early with one of these local operators.

MANDURAH CRUISES

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Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January.

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Cruise options include Standard 1 hour, Premium 1 hour and 1.5 hour sunset & lights. Plus special events of a 2 hour family and 2 hour New Year’s Eve Fireworks cruise.

Departure times include 7.15pm 7.30pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm and 9pm (times vary depending on cruise type and vessel).

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Ticket prices vary depending on cruise types with price brackets of Adults – 13 years and over, Child – 3 to 12 years and Children under 3 – FREE on all cruises.

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PIRATE SHIP MANDURAH

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Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January.

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Hop aboard The Pirate Ship for a 1 hour Christmas tour that combines two of our favourite things, Pirates and Christmas as they cruise through Mandurah’s beautiful inland waterways and canals.

The Pirate Ship is an open air vessel offering the 360 ̊views, BYO alcohol and of course a steering wheel for the kids!

Departure times: 7.30pm and 8.45pm.

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The Pirate Ship is an open air vessel offering the 360 ̊views, BYO alcohol and of course a steering wheel for the kids!

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MANDURAH BOAT CHARTERS

Charter a Deluxe Pontoon Boat for your very personal Christmas Lights Cruise. Mandurah Boat Charters have a  very comfortable and luxurious 16-person or 20-person pontoon boat to choose from. A skipper will be provided.

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Mandurah Boat Charters
Charter a 16-person or 20-person luxury pontoon to enjoy Mandurah's Christmas Lights.

SOULMATE CHARTERS MANDURAH

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Departing every night in December to early January. Closed Christmas Day only.
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Choose from 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 3 hour cruises.

Departure times: 5.15pm for the 3 hour Christmas Light, Sunset and Chill cruise and 8.30pm for the 1.5 hour Christmas Lights cruise.

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Soulmate Charters is a personalised cruise taking no more than 12 passengers at a time so you can relax, taking the hassle out of operating a boat.

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ECO BBQ BOATS

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Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January.

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Get the ultimate and uninterrupted 360 ̊ view of Mandurah’s famous Canal Christmas Lights onboard unique open boats.

Enjoy the spectacular lights while comfortably sitting at a round table with a maximum of 9 passengers per boat on a very exclusive cruise.

80 minute guided tour, with two departure times: 7.30pm and 9pm.

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Hire the whole boat for a private Christmas Lights tour for you and your friends and family.

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MANDURAH HOUSEBOATS

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Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January.

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Hire their Party Pontoon Boat for up to 6 people with one of their staff onboard to show your family and friends the lights.

The 1 hour 15 minutes guided cruise departs at 7:30pm or 9pm

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Max 6 passengers (the boat is yours and there are no minimum numbers). No skipper’s ticket required.

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MANDURAH BOAT HIRE

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Boats available every night, except Christmas Day & News Year’s Eve.

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Hire your own boat for your personal Christmas Lights cruise. A skipper’s  ticket/boat licence is required for all boat hire after sunset. However, if you do not hold a Recreational Skippers Ticket, we will supply a guide at an additional cost (the guide will be counted in the passenger numbers).

Departure times start at 6.30 pm and run till 10 pm. Boats can be rented for an hour to all night long. The choice is up to you.

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Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights aboard your own private boat, BYO drinks & food.

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Christmas Lights Cruises Mandurah Boat Hire
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