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Rottnest Express

1 Emma Place | Rous Head, Fremantle, Western Australia 6959, Australia
1300 467 688
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
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... more » 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The boats were beautiful and clean. We went on cheap Tuesday where it costs $59 return inc bike hire. I did not see this advertised well, I actually found it on here. Call them to book on a Tues.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

we bought the Tuesday promo, this deal saved our money. We chose to depart from Fremantle and returned to Barrack Jetty.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A great way to get to Rottnest. Friendly staff and a clean boat. Even let me get on an earlier boat.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

A really enjoyable day out. We left from Perth, so sailed down the Swan River before stopping at Freemantle and continuing out to the island. We bought the package which included bike hire, so collected our bikes & helmets at the dock and picked up a map from the info centre. We were really pleased we'd taken sunscreen, and plenty... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took the Rottnest Express ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island and return and a bus tour of the island also run by Rottnest Express. The bus tour went to the far end of the island which may have been difficult if you hired a bike, which is also an option, and it is worthwhile going on the tour to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Rottnest Express is a good service, however, the booking agents could use some training in the basics. We asked our hotel concierge the day before sailing, what time we needed to be at the Barrack St Jetty for the 8:30am sailing, and were told 7:15am! We then walked down to the jetty late in the afternoon, and as the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Again, as with an earlier experience in very stormy weather, the crew was exemplary. One crew member made a point of handing out sick bags, being reassuring and just being a calm presence today on the 12:15pm departure from Rous Head. Yes it was very rough, but for 25 minutes bearable.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

They even stopped for us when they spotted a whale. The crew stayed near a humpback whale and I thought that was a nive gesture. Clean and smooth ride

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Jeannie008, Thanks for the feedback. At this time of year there’s always plenty of whales making their annual migration down the Humpback Highway so we’re glad to hear that the crew were able to show one off on the Rottnest Island crossing. We hope to get to show you a bit you a bit more of our local wildlife... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the ferry to and from Rottnest and were very pleased with the service. They took our luggage to the Lodge after we arrived to the island, and picked it up from the Lodge when we departed. Service was on time. Ferry was well kept.

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Linda C, Always nice to hear such a glowing review. All of the Rottnest Island businesses band together to ensure that you don’t have to worry about a thing from the start of your holiday until the end. Hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We planned a day trip on Rottnest Island, caught the ferry from Fremantle , and then took a bus tour around the whole Island. (of course, you can hire a bike and ride around but we were feeling lazy and relaxed). Great commentary on the bus, and plenty of photo opportunities. It is a beautiful rugged island, will maintained, and... More

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