Accommodation and Tourism > Tours and Sightseeing

Captain Cook Cruises was formed in 1980. At that time it was owned by Boat Torque Cruises as a subsidiary business and was operated completely separate to the Rottnest ferry service.

In 1982 Tony Baker was appointed General Manager of Captain Cook Cruises and John Goodbody was an Engineer with the company. After the America’s Cup Defence in 1987 the company was put up for sale. Tony and John purchased the business under the name Vyscot Pty Ltd trading as Captain Cook Cruises on the 1st July 1987. It was not associated with Captain Cook Cruises in Sydney.

The company has expanded considerably since then, when two vessels were in operation – the MV Captain Cook and the MV Swan Explorer. In May 1988 the Captain Cook was given a major refit and new superstructure. In May 1990 the vessel MV Jolly Jumbuck and the trading name Swan River Scenic Cruises was purchased. The vessel was completely rebuilt and renamed the MV Swan Princess. In October 1992 the vessel MV Perth was leased from Metrobus and we operated this vessel until our lease expired on 30th September 1997.

The MV James Stirling was built in 1995 and successfully launched on October 16th. This now operates as the flagship of our company, being an iconic Western Australian feature on the Swan River having clocked up over 45,000 hours between Perth and Fremantle.


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Anthony Haworth
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(08) 9325 3341
Pier 3 Barrack St Jetty, Perth WA 6000


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