Cruising into Exmouth - Best Cruise ship ideas for visiting Exmouth

Cruising into Exmouth Western Australia

Cruising into Exy on a cruise ship is become a popular holiday choice and Exmouth is a must see place to visit on a cruise destination list!

Cruises to Exmouth in 2018!

  • Pacific Princess Cruise
  • Navigate the World 2018 Cruise
  • Australian Explorer Cruise
  • 2018 World Cruise
  • Empress of the East Cruise
  • Southern Seas Cruise
  • Coral Coast Cruise
  • Java Sea & West Australia Cruise

We have a full list of the Cruise ships visiting Exmouth. The list includes departure dates, amount of time spent in Exmouth, name of the cruise ships and cruises companies.

Things to do in Exmouth in 1 Day

The best things to see in Exmouth if you only have one day on a cruise ship visit include:

  • Book a day tour to explore the Ningaloo Reef
  • Swim with a Whaleshark on a one day tour (Seasonal)
  • Snorkel with a Manta Ray on a one day tour (Seasonal)
  • Swim with Humpback Whales on a one day tour (Seasonal)
  • Book a boat tour to see Yardie Creek Gorge
  • Visit the Ningaloo Centre
  • Take a walk around our cute town centre
  • Visit town beach for a swim
  • Have a coffee at one of our coffee shops
  • Hire a car and hit the Cape Range National Park
  • Snorkel our many beaches
  • Swim at beautiful Bundigi Beach
  • See the Midura Wreck.
  • Dive to the top of Charles Knife Canyon and look over the Cape.
  • Visit Shothole Canyon and see the layers of ancient range formations.
  • Take a trip out to the Vlaming Head Lighthouse and watch the whales cruise past (Seasonal)
  • Grab a local beer at Whalebone Brewing Company
  • Hire a car and drive the Lighthouse Scenic Drive
  • Shop for Souvenirs at our small and friendly town centre

Things to do in Exmouth for one day

Booking a Shore Tour

Book shore tours directly with your cruise ship. Please refer to your ticket information for departure times and locations. Visit our tours page for a full list of tours available.

Cruise Ship Docking Information for Exmouth

Exmouth has a safe gulf where your cruise ship will anchor, passengers are transferred to the marina by tender boats.

Cruising Around Exmouth

The town of Exmouth is positioned on the east side of the Cape on the Exmouth Gulf. The town centre is around 6kms from the marina. Shuttle buses are available for transfers to and from designated drop-off location in town. Hire cars, buses and tours are available to book if you would like to see more of Exmouth area.

Dinning, Cafes and Restaurants in Exmouth

We have a range of places to eat out. Many of our restaurants offer award winning menus and are worth visiting. Most places are located within the town centre.

Quarantine food that must stay on the ship include:

  • Foods such as fruit and vegetables
  • Dairy and meat products
  • Including Sandwiches

You can take these foods ashore (subject to inspection):

  • Commercially packaged confectionery
  • chips
  • Bottled drinking water


Souvenirs and local crafts can be found at the main shops at the town centre and at the Exmouth Visitors Centre.

Medication and health products can be found at the local pharmacy located in the town centre.

Climate and Weather

The hot summer months are during November to April. Temperatures can often reach the 40’s during summer. Be sure to drink lots of water during this time when visiting. The cooler months have an average temperature of around 25 degrease.

Exmouth’s rainfall is limited and Exmouth offers an all year around summer!

For a weather report visit BOM (Bureau of Meteorology).

Money and Credit Cards

All major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted and Automatic teller machines (ATM’s) offer currency to foreign card holders.

What to take and wear during cruising shore visits

We strongly advise wearing comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing and a full brim hat. Wear full strenght sunscreen and carry bottled water to keep hydrated.

Our local environment and responsibilities

Cruising around Ningaloo Reef with turtlesThe Ningaloo Coast was listed as a World Heritage area for its natural beauty and biological diversity. This area covers 604,500ha and includes the State and Commonwealth Ningaloo Marine Parks, Cape Range National Park, the Learmonth Air Weapons Range, Bundegi and Jurabi coastal parks, the Muiron Islands and Muiron Islands Marine Management Area.

Please ensure you take care of the natural environment and help maintain the area for everyone to enjoy. We ask you to leave only footprints and take only memories. Please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided throughout the town centre. Please be careful not to touch or stand on the reef, as they are living organisms and take years to grow.

Smooth Cruising

We hope you have a wonderful time cruising Exmouth, we can’t wait to share this beautiful and precious area of the would with you!

Cruise Ship Cruising Into Exmouth

Cruising into Exmouth on a Cruise Ship in 2018

Information for people who will be cruising into Exmouth

For Exmouth Cruise Ship information view our blog post on Cruising into Exmouth. We have one day to-do lists, getting about, docking information, transport information and more!

Choose a Cruise Ship…

A number of cruise ships are visiting Exmouth in 2018. Our list includes cruise ship names, cruise ship companies, departure dates and locations, number of nights and the date and time the ship will be docked at Exmouth in Western Australia.

Pacific Princess cruise from Fort Lauderdale return K802

Departure Date: 5 January 2018

Departs Port: Fort Lauderdale, USA

Aboard: Pacific Princess

Company: Princess Cruises

Number of Nights: 111

Visits Exmouth Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 10am to 7pm

Navigate the World 2018 Cruise

Departure Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018

Departs Port: Los Angeles, USA

Aboard:  Seven Seas Navigator

Company: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Number of Nights: 137

Visits Exmouth Date: Wed 28 Feb 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 8am to 6pm

Australian Explorer Cruise

Departure Date: Sun 21 Jan 2018

Departs Port: Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia

Aboard: Azamara Journey

Company: Azamara Club Cruises

Number of Nights: 18

Visits Exmouth Date: Wed 24 Jan 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 7am to 5pm

2018 World Cruise Sector Cruise K803B

Departure Date: 22 Jan 2018

Departs Port: Los Angeles

Aboard: Pacific Princess

Company: Princess Cruises

Number of Nights: 94 Nights

Visits Exmouth Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 10am to 7pm

Empress of the East Cruise

Departure Date: 25 Feb 2018

Departs Port: Fremantle

Aboard: Seven Seas Navigator

Company: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Number of Nights: 16 Nights

Visits Exmouth Date: Wed 28 Feb 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 8am to 6pm

Southern Seas Cruise 5863C

Departure Date: 15 Oct 2018

Departs Port: Los Angeles

Aboard: Seabourn Sojourn

Company: Seabourn Cruise Line

Number of Nights: 106 Nights

Visits Exmouth Date: Sun 30 Dec 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 8am to 5pm

Coral Coast Cruise S845N

Departure Date: 22 Oct 2018

Departs Port: Fremantle

Aboard: Sun Princess

Company: Princess Cruises

Number of Nights: 8 Nights

Visits Exmouth Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 7am to 5pm

Java Sea & West Australia Cruise

Departure Date: 6 Dec 2018

Departs Port: Singapore

Aboard: Azamara Quest

Company: Azamara Club Cruises

Number of Nights: 16 Nights

Visits Exmouth Date: Tue 18 Dec 2018

Time in Exmouth: 1 day from 8am to 6pm


Book Exmouth Cruises directly at Travel Forever.

Thankyou, Merry Christmas & Email Newsletter News

Thankyou, Merry Christmas & Email Newsletter News

Thankyou, Merry Christmas & Email Newsletter News!

The silliest of seasons has now arrived! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

We would like to shout out a great big THANKYOU to all of our visitors for choosing to stay at Exmouth Holiday Homes during the year of 2017.

We sincerely hope you enjoyed your holiday stay and had a wonderful time at Exmouth in Western Australia.

Exciting new things 2018! Including an email newsletter!

We have some exciting new developments and news coming up in 2018! Stay tuned.

Something new we will be launching at the beginning of 2018 will be our online email newsletters … We will be publishing on regular basis to keep you up to date on all the local loop happenings.

All our past and future guests can expect to stay informed on exclusive holiday home specials and deals offered to email newsletter readers.

As well, our newsletter will contain updates on local Exmouth information, Exmouth News, Things to do in Exmouth.

Each newsletter will also showcase a feature Holiday Home.

At the beginning of 2018 we will publish a blog post with links to join our newsletter emailing list to receive fantastic deals an regular updates. Stay tuned!

In the meantime check out our blog page for the latest news, deals and specials on offer.

Specials and Deals on Offer in 2018!

We have a range of specials being advertised in magazines and other media outlets, so keep a watch out for those to grab a yourself a great affordable holiday deal.


Thankyou for choosing to stay with Exmouth Holiday Homes and we hope to see you all back in Exmouth in the year of 2018!

May you all have a Merry Christmas during these festive seasonal holidays! May your new year be filled with holidays to Exmouth spent fishing and swimming the days away!

Park Pass Information for the Cape Range National Park

Exmouth Park Pass

Park Pass Entry fees into the Cape Range National Park

A park pass into the Cape Range National Park is required to access the West Coast beaches and Range.

Some ‘must do things in Exmouth’ include a visit the Cape Range National Park!

Department of Parks and Wildlife manage the parks and have options available to suit everyone’s visiting requirements.

The Cape Range National park is a World Heritage listed area and the fees help maintain the camping grounds, access roads, toilets and day use areas.

We can all enjoy this stunning part of the world.

For a small visiting fee visitors have access to all of the areas in the National Park, fantastic snorkelling spots and pristine beaches.

Day Entry Park Pass

  • Visitors that enter on foot or bicycles don’t need to pay a fee.
  • If camping and not planing on leaving the park a day entry park pass is valid for the duration of the stay.
  • Camping fees are payable as an extra cost.
  • A single park pass will cover private vehicles that seat up to 12 people legally.
Standard fee Concession
Motorcycle $7 per motorcycle no concession
Vehicle with up to 12 occupants $13 per vehicle $7 per vehicle
Vehicle with more than 12 occupants but not on a commercial tour $6 per occupant 6 years or older $2 per occupant

Other Types of Passes

  • Included with the purchase of a Goldstar pass is a one year subscription to the LANDSCOPE Magazine.
  • RAC members can obtain a discount on the Holiday Pass. The Annual All Parks Pass and the Concession Annual All Parks Pass discount applies when purchased from the RAC member benefits website.
Valid Fees Concession
Holiday Pass Four weeks $46 no concession
Annual All Parks Pass One year $92 $58
Goldstar Pass* One year $115 $82

Where to Buy

Please buy National Park Passes from the local Department of Parks and Wildlife office in Exmouth. Or at the entrance of the Cape Range National Park.

Visit the Department of Parks & Wildlife shop online to see all the park passes available.

Alternatively when planning your stay in one of our holiday homes please contact us directly. We will help point you in the right direction.

2018 Christmas School Holidays

2017 Christmas School Holidays Have Arrived!

FriYAY! 2017 School Holidays have arrived!

School Holidays! While the kids are excited all the parents are wondering where the time went? Right?

Feeling disorganised? Relax … this years Christmas School Holiday getaway is organised … no stress required!

How would you like us to arrange a last minute holiday accommodation booking? How does a fully self contained holiday home sound?

No stress … we can organise everything!

Our fully self contained holiday homes are set up for a walk in and walk out arrangement. Meaning our homes have everything you need, from wine glasses to BBQs … some of our holiday homes even have kids game boards!

All you need to bring is your favourite pair of bathers and a bit of food … although if you’d like a completely hassle free holiday, our two IGA stores stock almost everything that the larger super markets have. If cooking on holidays is too much, there’s a range of places to eat out at (or get takeaways from) in Exmouth.

Just throw some clothing into a suitcase and get away these holidays to the Ningaloo Reef!

Take the stress out of finding things to do with the kids these school holidays. Treat yourself and the family to a home away from home. Some of our homes welcome pets too!

There’s a range of Holiday Homes to suit every budget for you to choose from… Here’s a list:

Think lazy summer days by the beach, snorkelling the pristine Ningaloo reef, booking the kids into a Stand Up Paddle Board Surfing lesson or simply relax soaking up the warm summer weather!

Make it happen and book directly with us to save money!

We can help arrange everything to make sure your holiday is as easy and as relaxing as possible.

Sometimes we do book out, make sure you book early to ensure you can stay at the house of your choice.

See you at the Ningaloo!

Exmouth Christmas Lights Competition!

Light Exmouth up this Christmas!

Ho Ho Ho … Hey kids better watch out and better not shout because word has it the jolly big man has Exmouth clearly marked on his GPS navigation map this Christmas. We’ve made a list and checked it twice to make sure all our holiday homes are visited … even if you’ve been naughty or nice!

Yep … Exmouth is starting to feel like Christmas … Time to begin decking the halls, hanging up silver bells and painting the town red!

Exmouth Lights Competition!

Oh come all ye faithful and dig out those dusty Christmas lights to string from salt trees to gum trees. The lights competition is on again!

Horizon Power has kindly sponsored $750 in prize money to the brightest house in Exmouth. Oh jingle bells!

Exmouth lights competition may not be a white Christmas, however we do offer a much friendlier town to see some sparkling lights, plus our warmer weather makes the beaches extremely inviting.

A drive around Exmouth spotting lights will have the kids singing along to “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”!

Visiting Exmouth during the Warmer Months of the Year

Each year we are seeing more and more visitors dreaming of an Exmouth Xmas. All I want for Christmas is my own holiday home!

Perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and spend lazy days snorkelling the Ningaloo Reef. Hit the beach and create Frosty the Snowman from pure white Ningaloo sand.

Spread seasonal cheer and book one of our pet friendly homes for all of the family to spend the silly season in Exmouth.

We even have a range of holiday houses available for the whole twelve days of Christmas in 2017!

Some local restaurants in town offer a full lunch option offering seafood and traditions lunches … although it might be a little too hot for chestnuts roasting on an open fire!

Taste Exmouth Beer!

Something’s got the town talking… Yep everyone’s mouths are watering! The weather is heating up and the air is drying out and there’s something new to do in Exmouth that we all want to taste!

Whalebone Brewing Company is brewing boutique Exmouth beers and cooking up a storm with their yummy pizza!

Perfect for warm weekend summer sessions spent on holidays with family and friends in Exmouth.

Beers on tap include ‘Session Ale’, ‘Amber Ale’, ‘Wheat Bier’ and an oldie but a goodie ‘Ginger Beer’.

Excited Exmouth locals and visitors are queuing up for a sip of locally brewed Exmouth beer and a taste of freshly cooked pizza!

Best Exmouth Beer In Town!

Gecko68hoopla on Tripadvisor sums up his experience at Whalebone Brewing Company …

“Just opened and the boys are brewing their own beer from the shed and serving the best pizza in town. Beers are chewy and full, and pizza is thin and funky. Hung out with some mates on a sunny arvo, sitting on kegs and had a chilled time. Very casual, no service, just good beer and pizza. Its in a parking lot at the back of a shed, so don’t expect anything fancy, but do expect good beer”.

Something wet and tasty is sure to please the visitors to Exmouth during the warmer months of the year… With warm weather on the way how nice would a cold beer go down? After all how many excuses does one need to consume a good feed of local hospitality?

So you’re thinking… Show me the beer!… Right? Get yourself down to 27 Patterson Way on Friday and Saturday from 3pm until late.

If you’re feeling hot and need to cool off after a day out exploring and enjoying your poolside accommodation …This summer season be sure to drop in and have a locally brewed Exmouth beer and slice of pizza.