Visit Victoria Quay to experience Fremantle's historical port side waterfront with a backdrop to Western Australia's biggest and busiest working port. The iconic Western Australian Maritime Museum, Leeuwin Ocean Adventures, the Welcome Walls, Fremantle Passenger Terminal, B Shed and a collection of unique markets, cafes and bars are all on Victoria Quay which is only a stone throw away from Fremantle's CBD and train station. Victoria Quay is an ideal spot to escape the bustle of Fremantle's centre and soak up some cool ocean air. The Rottnest Ferry and Captain Cook Cruises leave regularly from Victoria Quay in front of the B Shed. The Maritime Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA's relationship with the sea and home to the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II, an Oberon class submarine — HMAS Ovens, Jon Sanders' Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. Get a taste of what it is like to be on board a barquentine tall ship, the STS Leeuwin II - a truly unique and memorable experience. The STS Leeuwin II offers a 3-hour coastal sail open to the public, which operate from late October until late April. Or you can simply stroll along the quay, enjoying the movement of the port, watch the sunset and see what the local fishermen are catching on the day. You might even spot a pod of dolphins. Fremantle red CAT bus, stop 1.
Located on Victoria Quay, Fremantle, perched overlooking the Indian Ocean and Fremantle Harbour, the WA Maritime Museum displays some of Western Australia's most unique maritime pieces. Collected over many years the wide range of exhibits include the winning Americas Cup Yacht (Australia II), an Oberon class submarine - HMAS Ovens, the Welcome Walls, Jon Sanders' Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. The WA Maritime Museum also hosts many exhibitions in their unique galleries throughout the year and is the perfect place to explore and learn about the history of the WA coastline. Also worth a visit and part of the WA Museum is the Shipwreck Gallery on Marine Terrace The WA Maritime Museum is educational and great fun for the whole family, young and old. It's must do on the list of things to do in Fremantle. Check the website for school holiday activities and things to do with kids. The museum is a short walk from Fremantle Train Station and Bus Port or jump on the free central area transit bus (red CAT) and get off right outside the steps of the museum.
The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.
Westcoast Jet's 850hp Open Ocean Jet Boat "Okiedokie" has been around now since 1999 thrilling (and wetting) 10's of thousands of locals and tourists from all over the world. We get the big thumbs up from overseas visitors who most say, "the best boat ride they've been on". With a 100%, yes folks, that's a 100% safety record over the last 15 years of operating Open Ocean Jet Boat Tours, we'll take care of you! Our skippers are highly trained and experienced in operating 12 metre Jet Boats on the Fremantle waters, which can be pretty tricky when the Freo Doctor comes in, but that's the way we like it.The "Ocean Encounter" begins straight away after a comprehensive and relaxing safety demo. We power up, pedal to the metal, flick on some choice tunes (loud) and off we go on an unforgettable, awesome, wet, wild and fun Boat Ride with a difference. With a generous mix of funky fishtails, serious slide-outs, peachy power stops, wicked wake surfing and super 270deg spins (sea conditions permitting), you can't go past this blast!