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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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booking, journey to Rottnest, arrival and departures made very easy by Rottnest Ferry. Even if you want to change departure the set up is hassle free.

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Bathurst, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We travelled with Rottnest Express to the island but did not use any of their bikes, etc on the island. The actual travel was good and the boat was clean and the staff pleasant and courteous BUT when we were waiting for a 9:30 departure from Fremantle there was no communication in regards when the ferry would arrive from Perth.... More

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Les B., Thanks for passing on your feedback. The boarding closure time is 9.30am and the ferry is scheduled to leave soon after but clearly on the day you travelled there was an additional delay with our Perth passengers connecting with the ferry. Your comments have been passed on to our operations department to try and ensure that any... More

Raleigh
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I took the ferry from the Barrack Street jetty (near the bell tower). Sails from Perth at 8:30 am, stopping in Fremantle on the way. They rent you a bike for when you arrive, and my bike was in good mechanical working order! I was able to ride all the roads on the island, picnic at the west end watching... More

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hello Cat T, It sounds like you had a fantastic day exploring Rottnest Island. There’s so many animals to see on Rottnest and it sounds like you managed to see most of the them in your few hours on the island. When you come back next time, I’d recommend doing the Rottnest Adventure tour so you get to see a... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We booked the trip to Rottnest using the express ferry and hired bikes with this company too. All I can say is this is an absolute must do. The island is fantastic, bikes needed to get around as there are no cars allowed.

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi firekat2010, Thanks for the glowing endorsement. It is definitely worthwhile hiring a bike to get around the island as at almost 22 kms to get right the way around it is just a bit far to walk in a day. We’ll see you next time you head over this to WA. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

10/10 for this ferry service. It was reliable, and fast. The passage over was choppy and the staff did everything to look after the passengers' needs.

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Michael D, It’s always a pleasure to hear such a positive review especially when the weather isn’t as accommodating as we would like it to be. Hopefully it will be a bit smoother next time you’re here. More

Australia WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

On the Captain Cook website the tab marked 'fares' list $17 for a day return ticket. This is only the landing fee for the island, and not the ferry fare. That is over $55, so total cost for a return ticket is over $70. While the ferry ride was good and Rottnest Island well worth visiting, it was a bit... More

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Stuart45, Thanks for the feedback. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the ferry ride over. On the Rottnest Express website it does advertise the Rottnest Island Admission fee as $17 as everyone entering the Rottnest Island Reserve is required to pay an admission fee as a contribution to the conservation of the Island and the provision and upkeep of... More

Queensland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On Saturday 2 August 2014 I caught the Rottnest Express for a guided bus tour around the island and was exceptionally happy with how the day went. Thankfully the tour guide provided commentary on Perth real estate and suburbs such as Peppermint Grove when we cruised past them. Then during the bus tour we were taken all around the island... More

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RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this review

Hi Jazznhanoi2010, It sounds like you had exactly the kind of day we hope for every visitor to WA and in particular Rottnest Island. Thanks for passing on your great tips. We’ll see you next time you visit. More

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