Captain Cook Cruises WA will provide sports and entertainment fans with the first ever Swan River transport option to Optus Stadium from Perth’s CBD, Fremantle and the Swan Valley. The leading tourism company has been granted exclusive access to the new state of the art Burswood Jetty, situated only meters from the Stadium entrance.
Five unique Captain Cook Cruises vessels will offer a range of charter and public cruises to Burswood Jetty for Optus Stadium major events including football matches, cricket and concerts.
Services will provide a leisurely 15-minute licensed return cruise from Barrack St Jetty and accommodate a combined capacity of 720 passengers, helping ease the transport congestion of existing train, parking and pedestrian access.
According to Captain Cook Cruises WA General Manager, Andrew Lane, “We are very excited to be operating cruises to Burswood Jetty for all of the great events at Optus Stadium. From first class pre-game functions to quick post-game transfers to the city, we look forward to exploring all the possibilities that the Stadium jetty offers.”
The stadium stop will also be incorporated into Captain Cook Cruises’ existing day cruises.
“From 21 June 2018, Burswood Jetty will become a regular stop on our daily Swan Valley Gourmet Wine Cruise, dropping passengers to the stadium precinct at the end of our cruise.”
“What better way to spend the day than cruising upstream to the Swan Valley, enjoying lunch at a world-renowned winery, then being dropped off at the stadium to watch your favourite sporting team or international performer,” said Mr Lane.
Captain Cook Cruises vessels accessing the stadium can pick up from nearly any public access jetty on the Swan River, from as close as Barrack Street Jetty to as far away as Fremantle.
“The opportunity this presents for Perth locals and visitors to Western Australia is enormous. It will put Perth on the map as a viable events destination in Australia with a uniquely spectacular transport experience. We will also help reduce traffic in and around Perth city by taking cars and buses off our roads,” said Mr Lane.
SeaLink Travel Group, proud new owners of Captain Cook Cruises WA, also recently launched the new Rottnest Island Ferry service on the vessel Quokka 1. The company has also invested in a major upgrade of its Swan River cruise products.