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Rottnest Express

Address: 1 Emma Place | Rous Head, Fremantle, Western Australia 6959, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 467 688
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$60*
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Ranked #16 of 52 things to do in Fremantle
Type: Ferries, Transportation
Owner description: Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and...
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Type: Ferries, Transportation
Owner description: Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it better than most. If you’re a visitor to Perth, Rottnest is the must see destination and we’d love to take you there. If you’re a local and haven’t been to Rotto for a while — it’s time to rediscover Rotto — it’s easier than you think.
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Cairns, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What can I say except that the trip was fast and the vessel was exceptionally clean and comfortable.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great service which ran perfectly on time. The boats were very clean and modern. Can't really fault anything. They provide a pickup service from your hotel and will deliver your bags to your accommodation at Rottnest. Can't fault it.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great value for money, fast boat gets you there in no time. Lovely staff and good facility's, bar,, toilet ect

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Rottnest Express did the lot for us - they picked us up from our accomodation in Perth and dropped us off at the end of the day. It was a big day out from 7am - 7pm. If you only have a day then this is a great way to go. We did the adventure snorkeling at 1.30pm. There was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

In 2011 I swam in the Rottnest channel swim ( fantastic event ) . Unfortunately I was nearly run down by one of their vessels when it plowed through the swim course at speed at speed I had to dive out the way to avoid being hit by a 50ton vessel traveling at 30 knots , the skipper should of... More 

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Dear Peter50000, Thank you for your feedback. We would firstly like to address your ‘reckless skippers’ heading and reference to the incident in 2011. The incident you refer to 4 years ago was taken extremely seriously by Rottnest Express management and at the time Rottnest Express worked closely with the DOT (Department of Transport) and the Channel Swim Association to... More 

Geelong, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

With the option of being picked up from your accomodation and taken back at the end of the day, this was the perfect way to visit and explore Rottnest Island. It was quite interesting and to think that the next piece of land to the west was South Africa and the nearest piece of land to the south was Antartica... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Easy way of getting to the beautiful Rottnest Island. A short hop between Fremantle and Rottnest depending on where you leaving from takes a generous 25 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Boat was good, friendly crew. We left from Perth & the boat does a few stops on the way to the island. The snorkelling tour was fantastic, could have been a bit longer in the water though.

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Labrador_shark90, Thanks for the lovely feedback. Our Snorkel Tour crew use their intimate knowledge of the best snorkel spots on Rottnest to try and make sure they maximise the time that snorkelers are able to spend in the water enjoying the variety of tropical corals and numerous fish that call the waters around Rottnest home. We’re glad you got... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Hmm, its a ferry so nothing to downgrade really, good modern seating inside and out and food and drinks readily available cant go wrong.

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi LukeKay, Thanks for the recommendation. We’re glad that we managed to exceed your expectations on your trip to Rottnest Island. Look forward to your next trip across. More 

Sydney
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259 reviews 259 reviews
133 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fast Express ferry to the Island of Rottnest, modern ferry with modern seats and Large LCD TVs with Free to air TV perfect with out any breakup of picture when the boat was moving to the island and back to Fremantle. as apposed to the last time i went on the ferry where the TV reception would break up constantly,... More 

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