Rottnest Island Tours
One Way Seaplane Flight - Perth to Rottnest Island
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One Way Seaplane Flight - Perth to Rottnest Island

By Swan River Seaplanes
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$131.93
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 1–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Scenic seaplane flight from the Swan River in Perth to Rottnest Island
  • Arrive at Rottnest Island in 15 minutes
  • View the incredible colours and pristine waters from above
  • Landing and facility fees


Start:
  • South Perth Fishing Jetty, S Perth Esplanade, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
    Queen Street Jetty
End:
  • Option 1
    Rottnest Island Airport, Brand Way, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
  • Option 2
    Sealink Ferries, Indian Ocean, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
    Flight arrives into Thomson Bay and boat transfer to Fuel Jetty near the settlement

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48564P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • 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 12 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48564P8

Reserve your spot
Itinerary
  • S Perth Esplanade, South Perth WA 6151, Australia
    Queen Street Jetty
  • Pass by
    Swan River
    Crown Perth
    Optus Stadium
    Elizabeth Quay
    Kings Park and Botanic Garden
    Cottesloe Beach
    Fremantle
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    Rottnest Island The myriad of colours and shapes of Rottnest Island can truly only be seen from the sky. Upon arrive or departing Rottnest Island you will notice the purity of it's untouched form and the beauty of the turquoise waters.
About the operator
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  • Swan River Seaplanes
    57
    Australia
    Joined in December 2016
  • gisellebennett2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The way to go!
    We caught the ferry from Perth and then the sea plane back after a great day at Rottnest. This was a good way to do it. We enjoyed the views on the ferry and were able to experience the thrill of a sea plane ride to finish the day off. Everything was handled really well, there was good communication and the sea plane flight was definitely worth it. Thoroughly recommend this as a way to travel to Rottnest.
    Written May 21, 2024
  • PeteRRHH
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We did the return flight to Rottnest . Flight time was changed to an hour early which worked out better than original plan and plenty of notice was given. Kirsty was very helpful on all aspects of arranging everything and explaining how to get to the jetty in the morning. Jackson at the landing was excellent and Liam the pilot was great as well, with a good sense of humour. We had to land at the airsrtip on the island which was a bonus as we flew over the whole of the island. Due to the plane not being full we got window seats out and back . I went out in 1970 on a light aircraft and it was great to do it again 54 years later. Just a great memorable experience. Peter and Ruth
    Written May 15, 2024
  • suemO5831CB
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just amazing!
    What an amazing experience!!! The staff was amazing, the pilot was amazing and our journey was one to be remembered!!! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to see Perth and all the views!! I want to go again and again. Thank you Liam for keeping us safe
    Written May 5, 2024
  • Sue B
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day
    An absolutely fantastic day. The staff were all very friendly, experienced & helpful, answering any questions we had. The meal at the winery was excellent, they even had live music. I would highly recommend this trip.
    Written March 8, 2024
  • 304wendyk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best sea plane flight in Perth.
    Highly recommend going with Swan River seaplanes for any flights you choose to do. We flew from Rottnest to Perth late afternoon and was just breathtaking. Amazing views of the ocean, coastline, Swan river and the city. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
    Written December 3, 2023
  • laci b
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rot-nest
    Rottnest express totally full at 8.45 4 Asian girls arriving last minute sat behind me shouting all the way for 2 hours It's a big island for walking around unless you rent a bike Food restaurants are not cheap and Isola was disappointing spending 53 dollars on one dish and a glass of red mediocre sediments in wine bones in the fish wrong drink delivered etc... Tried to book a seaplane flight with exclusive lunch and Swan rivers aviation cancelled on me just a day so was on a trip when I made this mistake to use this overcrowded ferry services Booked a return ferry but try to get out earlier It's too many people on this place at one time bikes are constantly bumping into you if you are not careful Wish I did Kings Park instead. Only 2 days here Well certainly won't be back again!
    Written September 27, 2023
  • YanOnTheRoadHK
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do experience
    Fly from Perth to Rottnest Island! 由珀斯飛往Rottnest島,我覺得這是must do體驗。由高空欣賞珀斯很美,由城市到大海,再看見Rottnest Island周圍的鑽藍海水、島上的翠綠叢林,還有不同顏色的鹽湖,景色變化豐富而且比想像中震撼!
    Written May 7, 2023
  • mick_collins55
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views of Perth
    What an amazing experience, from check in to disembarking. Booked flight as Christmas present for my daughter during our stay in Perth. The views over Perth CBD, beaches, Cottesloe and Fremantle were amazing. Amazing, friendly staff both office based and our pilot who provided a running commentary. If you are going to do something different while in Perth do this.
    Written April 30, 2023
  • Sundancer47
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really, don’t miss this when you visit Perth. It’s worth every penny!
    On our recent holiday in Western Australia we booked a return flight from Perth to Rottnest Island by seaplane. Having newly arrived in Perth, it wasn’t immediately obvious where we should go to catch the flight, but that was easily sorted out by a quick phone call. Once we had found the right jetty on the Swan River, however, we had an unforgettable and quite magical experience. Our reception, the safety briefing and the flight itself were all excellent. The views from the air of Perth, the coastline and ‘Rotto’ on a sunny late-summer day were just lovely, and we felt in vey safe and professional hands throughout. It was one of the highlights of our holiday. Thank you.
    Written April 25, 2023
  • cathyhI2643RD
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic Perth
    Amazing highlight to perth stay. Scenic flight over Perth on a sunny afternoon. Great views, good service. Highly recommended
    Written April 17, 2023
  • MrsKLC
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect way to reach Rottnest!
    This was such a great experience. Our flight over to Rottnest took about 12 minutes. The plane was full and space is tight but it was such a wonderful experience. Fun with fantastic views over the river, city and Rottnest. Taking off from the water was fun and the staff are wonderful. Dean explained everything before we got on the plane and was charming and delightful. On the way back there were only us and three others. Again fantastic views and a wonderfully quick way to leave the island after a long day of biking, walking and a long lunch! Our pilot, Liam was lovely and a very safe and smooth flyer! My husband sat up with him in the cockpit for the return flight and really enjoyed the experience. Highly recommend for a different experience to get to Rottnest. Also the weather wasn’t great for our trip to Rottnest but not too windy so we could still fly. It was totally worth skipping the long and bumpy ferry trip! Loved it.
    Written April 7, 2023
  • Eden54514
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile experience
    Did the Perth scenic loop down to Fremantle from the river- the view of the coast is one I will never get tired of. Really easy to book and the people were super friendly. They made sure everyone had a window view by using the co-pilot seat. Great attention to safety and the water take off and landing is an interesting experience. Only issue is in the seabreeze their taxi time is really long, which means they can't run flights every half hour as scheduled- something they will hopefully manage to work with given the breezes are a near-permanent fixture in summertime. But they were very nice about the delays.
    Written February 12, 2023
  • Alex H
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular
    Absolutely spectacular experience. The family flew to Rottnest to celebrate a 70th birthday, it is a day we will never forget. We had to change the date and the staff were wonderful and couldn’t have been more helpful and the pilot James on the day and other staff were also fantastic. A must do for everyone to see Perth from the sky.
    Written February 12, 2023
  • queenhotcheapsuit
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Professional team
    We actually didnt do our Rottnest seaplane trip. It was cancelled due to strong winds and we couldnt reschedule as we were only in Perth for a short time. I did want to write a review though to commend Dean on the professional way that he and the team handled this situation. Obviously Swan River Seaplanes wanted us to go as much as we wanted to but you cant control the weather and the team managed to re-book us on the ferry with just minutes to spare. So we still made it to the island and had a great day. I do think its good to know and also to spread the word that this is a very professional, reputable company that will look after you if plans need to change for any unforeseen reason. Our refund was also processed very promptly. We would certainly recommend them and hope we get a chance to use them again in the future.
    Written January 2, 2023
  • graemer513
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to visit Rottnest.
    Highly recommended door to door trip. Collected from Hotel and returned. Great views of Fremantle, Perth and Rottnest from the air. Interesting trip around the Island and great lunch.
    Written January 1, 2023
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Michelle P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found the booking process streamlined. The staff were highly professional. The flight was incredibly smooth, as were take off and landing, despite a strong wind. The view was spectacular. We would highly recommend the seaplane flight to Rottnest Island.
Written April 17, 2024
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Thanks for your review Michelle. We agree the views in and around Perth and Rottnest Island are amazing and we're so glad you travelled with us. We hope to see you back one day!
Written May 15, 2024
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Geraldine D
Canvey Island, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
What a great way to travel Rottnest Island. At assembly point we were greeted by a friendly representative who, after showing great patience, due to a couple arriving late, took us through safety procedures.
We were able to watch plane fly in and land on the Swan Rive and tie up to jetty.
Pilot explained life jackets and organised seating (spreading weight evenly in the plane)
Flew at an excellent height for taking photos etc. Landing smooth. Laughter at plane waiting on tarmac. Geronimo parachuting 🤣. Free bus took us to Thomson Bay.
The only issue was it was not clear in paper work or website where departing jetty was.
Written April 8, 2024
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review - we're so pleased you enjoyed the flight! Thanks for your feedback regarding our location, we will certainly look at ways to make this clearer on our website.
Written May 15, 2024
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That guy
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Solo
I sat next to the pilot and got so many good photos with the cockpit and the island in front of me. It was a bright and warm sunny day when I went and the water was so clear you can see the sealife inside it. The flight wasnt very long and its better to fly into the island than out for those who only want to go one way.
Written March 29, 2024
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Thanks so much for your review, it's great to hear you got lots of good photos! We think the flight in either direction is great but we're very pleased you loved the trip to the island!
Written April 1, 2024
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faos0505
Perth, Australia93 contributions
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Fantastic service and great experience. Taking off from the Swan River was smooth and the views of the city were great. The views before landing in Rottnest were truly amazing. Highly recommend the experience
Written January 28, 2023
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We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed the flight! We agree, those views are spectacular!! Thanks so much for your review.
Written January 29, 2023
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andyjamesbeale
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Decided to explore flying to Rottnest Island as an alternative to the ferry and so glad we did. From the initial phone call to the wonderful flight itself the service from the team was exemplary. Flew as 2 families with 5 children between 6 and 14 years and can’t recommend it enough. Spectacular take off from the Swan River and flight over the city before flying over the island. It was all a lot smoother than expected and the kids (and the more nervous adults) all loved it. Thanks to Tonya our pilot and the rest of the team for a very memorable day indeed.
Written December 30, 2019
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Hi Andy, Happy New Year! Swan River Seaplanes team are so pleased you, your family & friends had a great day and we have made it memorable for you. Do not hesitate to call us again when you are in town.
Written January 8, 2020
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