Taste of the Bays Cruise

A deluxe dining experience on the water in Australia’s South West

Step on board our ‘TASTE OF THE BAYS Cruise’ and embark on a delicious journey of the senses.

South West Cruises is proud to present an exciting dining concept for pleasure seekers in Margaret River, Yallingup, Dunsborough, Busselton and surrounds. Our Taste of the Bays Cruise is a deluxe food and wine experience showcasing the best of this iconic region.

The cruise blends the South West’s breathtaking scenery and turquoise waters with its exquisite seafood, fresh produce and fine wines, all in one deluxe experience ~ the only one of its kind in Australia.

Taste of the Bays takes you on a 7-course progressive dinner, cruising the calm, crystal blue waters of Geographe Bay. The afternoon and sunset voyage showcases the region’s most beautiful bays and beaches from Dunsborough to Bunker Bay, with chef-crafted courses served at scenic locations along the way.

Authentically West Australian, the cruise follows our recent season in Broome (as Broome Cruises) and our popular cruises at Rottnest Island (as Rottnest Cruises). This exclusive, half-day tour runs in the South West through until April 2023.

New in 2022/23, we welcome acclaimed WA chef Tony Howell as Executive Chef.

Tony has crafted an exquisite new-season menu for your enjoyment.

As a dining concept, this is incredibly unique. It’s one of those rare experiences, almost dream-like. When I first travelled on the cruise in Dunsborough, I was blown away. It was just stunning and unlike anything else I have seen as a chef.

tony howell, south west cruises’ executive chef
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Relax on a 60-ft pleasure boat, sipping premium beverages, all fully inclusive. Indulge in an exquisite feast, crafted by a private onboard chef. Reflecting the best of the region, Tony’s gourmet menu features delicious WA seafoods and fresh local ingredients the South West is renowned for. Each course is accompanied by paired wines from Howard Park, Margaret River.

While anchored in a pristine bay, choose to swim or float, or simply relax on board, taking in magical views. As you wine and dine, expect to be mesmerised by a blissful golden sky. Watch the sun set over the tree-covered ridge of Cape Naturaliste, from the most breathtaking vantage point there is ~ floating on water.

An experience so unique. A day you will never forget.

It was an experience of pure enjoyment. The whole event was handled with great skill by the extremely friendly and fun crew. Food and accompanying wines … AMAZING! Would highly recommend the Taste of the Bays Cruise to anyone.


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Rottnest Cruises

Culinary Paradise

Devour the most exquisite flavours of the South West. Expect a dreamy afternoon of indulgence, set against a backdrop of famous bays, beaches and landmarks of this picture-perfect corner of Australia.

Book Your Taste

Taste of the Bays is a half-day (afternoon to early evening) experience departing from central Dunsborough.

fully inclusive experience

half-day cruise

3.5 TO 4 Hours +

coach transfers

Everything is included on your Taste of the Bays Cruise. All you need to bring is your appetite – and camera!

The package includes courtesy coach transfers, premium beverages, progressive dinner cruise, 7-course menu, private chef, crew service, sightseeing and more.

From $295

Exclusive Star Chef Cruise

dine with wa’s acclaimed Tony Howell
as your host &
private chef

Absolutely would do this again in a heartbeat – a fabulous afternoon/evening. Food, wine and service by crew – could not fault anything!! Well done to you all.


all about location

KEYWORDS – Things to do in Dunsborough, wine tour Margaret River, Margaret River brewery, Margaret River restaurant

There is no place quite like Rottnest Island. An A-class Nature Reserve and marine sanctuary, ‘Rotto’, as it is fondly known, is famous for its rich cultural history, unique natural attractions and its abundant marine life, flora and fauna. Dozens of secluded beaches and bays line the Island’s coast, making it magical for swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing and surfing.

Home to the resident native ‘Quokka’, Rottnest is a popular retreat for locals and visiting holidaymakers. Whether it’s a day trip or extended stay you have in mind, you will leave with lifelong memories of this special destination.

Our new Luxe Island Seafood Cruise is unique to Rottnest Island – and the only one like it in Australia. It’s interactive. It’s indulgent. And it’s everything a seafood lover dreams of. Right on your doorstep!

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