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Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

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Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

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Overview

See Rottnest Island from the water on this day trip that includes a high-speed adventure wildlife boat ride. Travel to the island, a favorite local getaway due to its secluded beaches and relaxing environment, by high-speed ferry from Perth or Fremantle. Then embark on a adventure thrill ride to look for seals, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life. Afterward, you have free time on the island to explore independently; perhaps rent a bike or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches. When booking, you may upgrade to include lunch, if you wish.
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth
  • Start from Perth to cruise down the Swan River past Millionaire's Row, or join the ferry in Fremantle
  • Enjoy a thrill-ride wildlife cruise around the island to see dolphins, seals and birds
  • Watch for quokkas, the local marsupials
  • Upgrade to include lunch at Karma Rottnest
  • Spend free time exploring the island independently
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Local guide
90-minute high-speed wildlife cruise
Lunch (if option selected)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Rottnest Island Authority fee
Bicycle and helmet rental
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Barrack Street Jetty , Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Ferry departs Barrack Street Jetty at 8:45am. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before departure.

  • Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle , 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

    Ferry departs B Shed at 9:30am. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before departure.

  • North Fremantle (Northport) , North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

    If you have selected a hotel pick up, please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    Your Rottnest Island day trip starts in either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. From Perth, hop aboard your ferry for a ride down the Swan River, enjoying views of upscale homes and yacht clubs that line the shore. When you get to Fremantle, where the river dumps into the Indian Ocean, pick up more passengers for the ride across the ocean to Rotto, as the island is referred to by locals.

    When you arrive, embark on your thrilling high-speed wildlife cruise that takes you around the island’s many isolated bays and beaches, where you can watch for sea life like dolphins, seals and birds. After your adventure cruise, you are free to spend the afternoon at your leisure to explore the island however you wish. Perhaps rent a bike to travel down the car-free roads, go swimming or snorkeling in the turquoise water, or search for quokkas, the small marsupials who live on the island. (Activities, entrance fees, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.) If you select the lunch option when booking, head to Karma Rottnest for your included meal.

    Maybe visit one of the historical attractions to learn about the heritage of Rottnest, which was discovered by Dutch explorers in the 1600s and has since been home to shipwrecks, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp. Today, as an A-class nature reserve, it’s beloved for its tranquil atmosphere, rustic charm and minimal development.

    When your time on Rottnest is up, return to Fremantle or Perth by ferry.
    Itinerary
    Pass By:  
    Swan River
    Swan river commentary
    Pass By:  
    Rottnest Express
    Ferry transfer
    Pass By:  
    Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
    Rottnest Island visitor information
    Pass By:  
    The Basin
    A different view of the Basin from an eco boat.
    Stop At:  
    Cathedral Rocks
    Get up close and personal with the colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals
    Duration: 10 minutes
    Admission Ticket Free
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • By law, bicycle helmets must be worn when cycling, failure to do so can result in a fine
    • Seasonal tour operate mid September to April
    • Not suitable for children under 4 years old, expectant mothers, passengers with a pre-existing back injury or passengers confined to a wheelchair
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Rottnest Express
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle.

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    star-5
    Would do it again!
    Lionel_J
    , Oct 2021
    Fantastic from start to finish except for the lunch which took forever to come and then was inedible. Would recommend to book the trip without the island lunch. The only negative to a great day!
    star-5
    Happy Customer
    Deanne_M
    , Apr 2021
    It was an amazing trip got to see so much and found out so much as well seeing the Fur seals was good and the actual boat trip was great
    star-5
    Amazing
    Matthew_L
    , Apr 2021
    Amazing Day. The cruise to Rottnest was Great. The island was incredible water was super clear blues and greens. Seen amazing dolphins and seals. Great beaches to swim. Was fun riding the bike around the island. We were lucky with amazing weather and sunny day to. The staff on the speed boat cruise were very knowledgeable and kept everyone safe
    star-5
    Scary but Fun
    Florence_F
    , Nov 2020
    Very exciting experience! The staff clearly explained every location and the animals that we saw in the tour. Excellent adventure!
    star-5
    Rottnest Island Tour with Speed Boat Ride
    Xiuli_C
    , Sep 2019
    The quokkas are really tame and cute. Our family enjoyed the exciting speed boat ride (with some turns and splashes along the way). The captain and his crew are attentive towards everyone, especially children and the elderly passengers on the boat. Quite lucky to have spotted a number of whales on the migratory route past Rottnest Island.
    star-5
    great ride
    steve_C
    , Jan 2019
    great ride smiles around,nice tour nice people.worth the money.safe and informed of the ride conditions etc
    star-5
    My husband and I took the tour last...
    Susan_T
    , Apr 2018
    My husband and I took the tour last Sunday and thought it was fantastic. The speed boat ride was lots of fun and the crew, Ollie and Talitha provided great commentary and went that extra mile to find the wildlife around the island. We then spent the rest of the day looking around the island and had lunch at the pub. It's a lovely place to visit whilst in WA. And yes it was very easy to see the quokkas.
    star-5
    We had a blast! Great way to see the...
    Evangelia T
    , Apr 2018
    We had a blast! Great way to see the beautiful coast of the island. We were fortunate to come across a seal pup just a few weeks old, really special moment, he was adorable. High speed boat was heaps of fun!!!
    star-5
    Friday the 16th of March my sister...
    Vivienne H
    , Mar 2018
    Friday the 16th of March my sister and I booked a trip to Rottnest leaving from Fremantle at 9.30 AM on the Rottnest Ferry. We had booked a speed boat outing for an hour and a half going around the whole island. Damo the captain and Des the wildlife expert were our hosts. Instructions were given on how to exspierence a safer ride sitting at the back or more like a roller coaster at the front of the boat. Informing us if Damo sees a opportunity for adventure he is going to hit that wave so be ready for the thrills. Seeing dolphins and seals and then heading back to finish off with a couple of donuts naturally not to eat. Im sure everyone enjoyed the speed boat ride, I know my sister and I did
    star-5
    We had a fantastic day at Rottnest...
    Kerry D
    , Mar 2018
    We had a fantastic day at Rottnest the speed boat tour made the day seeing the dolphins and seals up close was amazing.

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