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Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle provided by Rottnest Express

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

Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle
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About
Rottnest Island, with its idyllic beaches and diverse marine life, sits just off the coast of Perth. This tour lets you take in all the highlights and enjoy free time on the island, with round-trip transportation by ferry from Perth or Fremantle, and a wildlife-spotting cruise by speedboat. Upgrade to include optional extras such as bike rental or a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cruise in comfort out to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Look for dolphins, fur seals, and sea birds on a speedboat wildlife cruise
  • Customize your tour: optional bike rental or lunch at Karma Rottnest
  • Plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, or sightsee on the island
What to expect
  • Make your own way to the departure point at either Barrack Street Jetty in Perth or Victoria Quay in Fremantle to board your ferry. If you’re leaving from Perth, set sail along the Swan River and admire the views as you cruise past Millionaire’s Row. After stopping at Fremantle to pick up additional passengers, continue out across the Indian Ocean to Rottnest Island. On arrival, transfer to a speedboat for a cruise around the island—the ideal introduction to Rottnest. As you explore the island’s sandy beaches and bays, look out for wildlife such as dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, and a number of different sea birds. Back on the island, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Hire a bike to cycle around the island’s historic landmarks, stop to swim and snorkel at the island’s beautiful beaches, or set out on a bush walk in search of native quokkas. You could also upgrade to include a delicious lunch at Karma Rottnest. After a full day discovering the island, return to the port for your return ferry. Your tour ends back in Perth or Fremantle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise in comfort out to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Look for dolphins, fur seals, and sea birds on a speedboat wildlife cruise
  • Customize your tour: optional bike rental or lunch at Karma Rottnest
  • Plenty of free time to swim, snorkel, or sightsee on the island
What to expect
  • Make your own way to the departure point at either Barrack Street Jetty in Perth or Victoria Quay in Fremantle to board your ferry. If you’re leaving from Perth, set sail along the Swan River and admire the views as you cruise past Millionaire’s Row. After stopping at Fremantle to pick up additional passengers, continue out across the Indian Ocean to Rottnest Island. On arrival, transfer to a speedboat for a cruise around the island—the ideal introduction to Rottnest. As you explore the island’s sandy beaches and bays, look out for wildlife such as dolphins, New Zealand fur seals, and a number of different sea birds. Back on the island, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Hire a bike to cycle around the island’s historic landmarks, stop to swim and snorkel at the island’s beautiful beaches, or set out on a bush walk in search of native quokkas. You could also upgrade to include a delicious lunch at Karma Rottnest. After a full day discovering the island, return to the port for your return ferry. Your tour ends back in Perth or Fremantle.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5297EC7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 90-minute high-speed wildlife cruise
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
Exclusions
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 90-minute high-speed wildlife cruise
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
Exclusions
  • Bicycle and helmet rental
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 17, 2020
A note from Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle
We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Swan River
    Rottnest Express
    Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
    The Basin
  • 1
    Cathedral Rocks
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Get up close and personal with the colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sean P
Floreat, Australia63 contributions
Great way to see Rotto
Enjoyed a fantastic Adventure tour with Des and Ollie, the power of the 900hp boat gets you in and out the various bays in breathtaking speed. Great to see the island from the ocean, get up close to the seal colonies and smash through the swell on the Western side of the island. Des was very entertaining and informative, and Ollies final dash to chase the Ferry into Thomson’s was a huge thrill.
Written March 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our Adventure Tour, it is a highlight for many, and an excellent way to see the Island from a different perspective.
Written April 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PrathaDenmark
Denmark, Australia64 contributions
An interesting journey
Jan 2021
The ferry and boat trip left on time. The adventure tour was exhilarating but not what I expected. However, it was very enjoyable.
Written January 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and enjoyed the adventure tour.
Written March 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gaye Broadhurst
8 contributions
Fantastic!
Dec 2020
We travelled to Rottnest Island on Tuesday 29.12.20. We were blessed with beautiful weather and a great experience. The adventure boat tour is, I think, the best way to see the island's wildlife (apart from the quokkas). We saw NZ Fur Seals, Australia Sea Lions and a pod of dolphins. Ollie and Jody made this trip very enjoyable - the ride and the commentary. So much so, that we will do it again someday to hopefully see the whales!
Written December 31, 2020
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Hi Gaye, I'm so glad you enjoyed our adventure boat tour. I must admit it is, in my opinion, the best experience on the Island! Look forward to seeing you back travelling with us when it's whale season.
Written March 15, 2021
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Klaus
1 contribution
Opposite of Eco-tour
Dec 2020
To call this tour "Eco" is a joke. Speeding with 900 horse powers around Rottnest island is about as eco as driving a Hummer through a rainforest. At least we didn't hit any seals on the way. Nice people though...
Written December 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, our Adventure Boat Tour is Eco-Certified by Eco Tourism, this means that we implement minimal impact principles throughout the tour and on the boat.
Written March 15, 2021
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Keith-Jill C
Perth, Australia20 contributions
Island Adventure Tour
Dec 2020 • Family
Our trip took us to the basin to see some crayfish that people had caught on a boat. Then we were lucky enough to see a Bronze Whaler Shark, everyone was so excited. Next stop off to see the NZ seals at the west end. Visited fish hook bay to see beautiful clear water and limestone cliffs. Saw the Australian Fur Seals and Osprey nests. We so enjoyed the ride Damo our skipper went fast and impressed us all with his turns to. Des our tour guide was full of information we all really thought he was amazing. A very good safety briefing by the guys at the start. Fabulous Fun afternoon thank you Des and Damo we so loved iit so much. Jill and Jenna ❤️ my Rotto
Written December 12, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review Jill and Jenna. We think our Adventure Tour is an exceptional highlight to a trip to Rottnest, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves so much.
Written March 15, 2021
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Rolando Balcázar
Guayaquil, Ecuador19 contributions
Rottnest Island Was Awesome
Feb 2020
The Trip to Rottnest Island it's a must to be if you are in Perth ! I've never seen so many beautiful beaches in the same place , It's super cool being away from the city and spend time on nature , I rented a bike for 30 AUD at arrival that I paid with my Ecuadorian Credit Card , I spent the day in the island , to be honest It would be great to spend a weekend there ! I would definitely come back !
Written June 22, 2020
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Hi rolandobalcazar, Thanks for your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your time on the island and hope you get to come back for a weekend soon. Thanks, Michelle
Written August 8, 2020
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LnLYoung
5 contributions
Great day out
Mar 2020
The trip to Rottnest Island on the ferry was relaxing and enjoyable. We embarked at the Barrack St pier, and cruised down the Swan River on our way. Staff were very friendly, and the commentary on the history and current events about the river were interesting. We booked the speed boat ride on board the ferry, as we weren't sure the weather would be good. The weather turned out to be perfect. We saw Australian & New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, 2 ospreys on their nest and cormorants. The rock formations of Rottnest are unique and beautiful, and this way you see them up close. Our guides were informative and entertaining. Of course, seeing the wildlife is not guaranteed. This trip is not for small children, or anyone with a bad back, as the ride would be too bumpy even in good weather.
Written March 23, 2020
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Hi LnL174, Thank you for your review. Our Adventure Boat tour is certainly one of our most popular tours in the Summer months. It can be quite a rough ride, (though incredibly great fun), so we don't generally recommend it for anyone with back issues, pregnant women or small children. During October and November, we also incorporate Whale Watching into this tour, as the annual migration normally takes place over these months. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to being able to welcome you back on board again soon, for another thrilling day exploring the island. Kind Regards, Lydia
Written April 21, 2020
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Pollok1
Glasgow, UK736 contributions
Tour of Australia.
Excellent tour which I done with Rottnest Express which included a speedboat ride around the island. Tour guide was Des on the speedboat who was now living in Australia who was a fellow Scot.
Written March 9, 2020
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Hi Pollok1, Thank you for your review. Des is a fantastic host! He is well loved by our staff and our guests alike. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour, and had a memorable day on the island. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
Written March 15, 2020
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rubeny
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
Great adventure perfect for a day trip.
Mar 2020 • Solo
Rottnest Island it’s located About 1:30 hour by Ferry from Perth. You can book a Ferry from Perth CBD or other stations depends where are you staying. I booked with Rottnest express company the package with ferry round trip, adventure boat tour for 90 minutes around the island in a high speed boat and bikes to explore the island. Total cost was 211AUD not cheap but worth it. Great experience. You get to see the island from the water And bike around it. Perhaps a bit tiring but good for people in good shape. You you don’t want yo exhaust yourself the company offers buses to your the island.
Written March 9, 2020
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Hi rubeny, Thank you for your review. Rottnest Express has three terminals in which we depart from; Barrack St Jetty (located near the Bell Tower in Perth city), B-Shed in the heart of Fremantle, and Northport (also known as Rous Head, North Fremantle). The services from Fremantle are closest to the island, however if you are new to Perth, our Barrack St departure is a wonderful way to see the city from a different perspective, offering a fully guided river cruise on route to Fremantle before heading out over the open ocean to the island. Any of these departures can be combined with our tours to create your own personal day trip package. You can choose to hire a bike, and make your own way around the island, or you can opt for one of our guided tours, either by bus or by speedboat. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon, for another memorable Rottnest Island adventure. Kind Regards, Lydia
Written March 14, 2020
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MONALISA
Chennai District, India8 contributions
Overated
Feb 2020 • Solo
This island is only for people who are into swimming or biking . If you are neither of them dont waste your money . There are bays at a distance of 2 to 3 kilometers for swimming enthusiasts . The cafes on entry to island and icecream shops good but not much there for s day trip
Written March 7, 2020
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Hi SUMDAS, Thank you for your review. It's a shame that you did not find Rottnest Island to your liking. The most popular activities are certainly snorkelling and cycling, however the island is also of great historical and spiritual significance. If you are not an avid cyclist or swimmer, there are some free walking tours that can be organised at the Visitor's Centre, and a museum that showcases the local wildlife and shares the personal stories of the original use of the island in modern history. If you enjoy learning about military history, the island also boasts an impressive WWII battery on the top of Oliver Hill, which can be toured daily. I've left the best to last, the Quokkas! Rottnest is most famous as the home of the adorable marsupials. They are known as the happiest animal on earth, and make a super cute addition to any holiday selfie. Hopefully we can welcome you back to the island again soon, to explore all the beauty and history that our beloved Rottnest has to offer. Kind Regards, Lydia
Written March 8, 2020
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No refund
I booked for 4 adults then the price has reduce by over $100. They are not offering a refund. So not advantage wi
800helena
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Well worth a visit to the island just don’t book lunch!
Well worth a visit and plenty to see. The commentary on the swan river was great and the 90 minute bus tour was als
alexsalvaris
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Excellent and efficient service
On time, very efficient, and crew were very helpful and friendly assisting my spouse getting on and off the boat wh
NauticalDreamer3010
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Great boat ride and bus tour
The Rottnest Express was a comfortable and easy way to get to and from the island. While on the island we also too
Ann S
Ann S
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A great way to see the island
As the day was blustery and bleak, we gave the bike tour a miss and upgraded to the bus tour. The trip across on th
Dreamer17823043599
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Great way to see the island
I booked a seat on the bus tour and turned out to be the only one.They could easily have cancelled the tour but too
maxinem49
maxinem49
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Fantastic service
A huge thank you to the staff on duty at mid-day yesterday at North Port who very kindly organised a shuttle bus to
plenge
plenge
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Great day out
Easy pick up at Perth barrack jetty and enjoyable trip down the swan river with excellent commentary by Guy. Stoppe
AussiePD
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A 'Must Do' while in Perth.
Our package on the Indian Pacific included a day trip to Rottnest on the 'Rotty' Express and while on the Island a
921carag
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A beautiful place
Rottnest island is so beautiful! I really want to go back in the warmer weather so I can enjoy the beach!
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Service from Perth to Fremantle
My children and I enjoyed our return ferry trip on the Rottnest Express ferry. We took our bikes for an extended we
Ron C
Ron C
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Island Adventure Boat Tour
Took the 90 min island circumnavigation tour with Damien and Yvette. They provided a great experience which was not
Gabuke
Gabuke
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Rottnest Express
Tried to book on several occasions but impossible. They still publish a schedule out of Elizabeth quay (as it’s sti
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Great trip on the Rottnest Express and Island tour.
I recently travelled to Rottnest Island on the Rottnest Express or affectionately known as the Rotto Express, from
Grifology70
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Lovely ride!
Went for a day trip from Perth. Going to Rottnest, the narrator was vibrant with the information about the river. B
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