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I used to live near Mandurah and I never tired of the canal trips by boat, as I found them fascinating and engrossing. Seeing some of those mansions was always very interesting, however, I never booked early enough to get to see the Christmas Lights cruises and they were always booked out!

Now, more than half of this year has already gone and it is time to make your December bookings for the Christmas Lights Cruises so that you do not miss out like I did.

And the second place winner of 2017 is......

These are the best, and most popular of the Mandurah cruises and they always sell out very early.

Bookings for any of the cruises listed below can be made here.

Please also read their guidelines before booking.

Experience some festive magic on board one of the famous Christmas Lights Cruise Mandurah and Perth's best Christmas lights! Here, you can sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols and join in the Christmas cheer as you cruise through the magical canals of Mandurah.

Those houses on the canals always put on a fabulous display for all and sundry to see on these cruises. They are stunning with the lights reflecting onto the water from the region's luxury canal homes. This is always a "breathtaking" event, and you will hear the "ooohs" and "aahhs" non-stop, as it is so impressive!

This is the only place in Perth where you can cruise the waters and see Christmas lights! That is why thousands of people drive down to Mandurah to see this amazing display each year.

As these cruises sell out so quickly, I would suggest booking your Christmas Lights Cruise early to secure a ticket. Make sure you don't miss out on the best vantage point to see WA's best festive display!

This year, they will be on every night starting on 1st December 2018 to 6th January 2019. So if you want to avoid the actual Christmas rush, you can always book before or after the Christmas week. There are several different cruises available - the standard and premium cruise and you can choose which one and which boat you want below.

Pricing Age Brackets
Adults are 13 years and over
Child is 3 to 12 years
Children under 3 FREE on all cruises

1. Standard 1-Hour Christmas Lights Cruises
Mandjar Christmas Lights Cruise - fully-licensed bar on board, with drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Open bow (front deck) will be accessible during the cruise.
Times: 7.30 pm and 8.45 pm
Departs: Mandjar Bay (in front of Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)

1st and 2nd December, 2018
Adult $30
Child $15 (3 to 12 years)

3rd to 6th December, 2018 and 1st to 6th January, 2019
Adult $35
Child $20

7th to 31 December, 2018
Adult $38
Child $23

About the Mandjar
The name "Mandjar'" comes from the local Aboriginal term meaning "meeting place". This is a very apt name for a vessel of such character and size. It is the largest boat in the fleet and can hold up to 85 people. The Mandjar is ideally suited to dolphin and scenic cruises, as well as sun-downers and large social occasions.

It is a 2 storey vessel with the following:

A spacious indoor, multi-layout deck downstairs
An open-air upper deck with 360-degree views
A large outdoor bow
Inbuilt sound system
Licensed bar

2. Premium 1-Hour Christmas Lights Cruise
Here you will travel in comfort and style on the luxury seafood cruise vessel, the Reel Affair.

Included in the price will be complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, with a maximum of 2 drinks per person. There will also be some yummy bar snacks included.

Times: 7.30 pm and 8.45 pm
Departs: Stingray Point jetty on Marco Polo Drive, behind the Sebel Hotel.

1st and 2nd December, 2018
Adult $40
Child $25 (3 to 12 years)

3rd to 6th December, 2018 and 1st to 6th January, 2019
Adult $45
Child $30

7th to 31st December, 2018
Adult $48
Child $33

About the Reel Affair
The Reel Affair II is an offshore and inland luxury charter boat. This luxury charter boat has 2 sizeable levels, each offering breathtaking 360-degree views.

The upstairs sundeck is perfect for sipping drinks and the large downstairs BBQ deck is ideal for dining or relaxing. Indoors, there is an air-conditioned​ galley, with bench table seating and surround sound system.

It holds a maximum of 40 guests on a canal cruise.

3. 1 Hour Sunset & Christmas Lights Cruise
Spirit of Adventure Christmas Lights Cruise - this will be a leisurely cruise heading towards the ocean to enjoy the sunset, before cruising alongside Mandurah's spectacular Christmas lights.

Included in the price is one complimentary beer, wine and soft drink, with a maximum of 2 per person.

Time: 7.00 pm
Departs: Mandjar Bay (in front of Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)

1st and 2nd December 2018
Adult $40
Child $25

3rd December 2018, to 6 January 2019
Adult $49
Child $35

About the Spirit of Adventure
This boat was built for speed, however,​ this will not be needed on this leisurely cruise!

It holds 46 people, is primarily used as a dolphin watching boat, and has one level with fixed seating.

4. Special Christmas Lights Events - Family Christmas Lights Cruise
This cruise will have Santa on board, as well as a live Christmas singer.

There will be Christmas snacks, including Christmas pudding, fruit mince pies, white Christmas, shortbread and more. It will have a fully-licensed bar, with drinks available for purchase.

Children will each receive a lolly bag which will be given out by Santa himself, and there is also wheelchair access on this cruise.

Time: 7.30 pm
Departs: Mandjar Bay (in front of Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)

from 15th to 22 December only:
Adult $80
Child $50
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Why? For a Christmas Lights Cruise
When: From December 2018 to January 2019
Phone: 9581 1242
Where: Mandurah
Cost: Varies - see article
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