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Rottnest Express

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“rottnest island”(269 reviews)
“day trip”(88 reviews)
“ferry ride”(33 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 22, 2011

Great venue and excellent ferry company - go on a Tuesday (only on this day) and book online and you can save $44 per person. The basic fare is $80 each and we paid $36 - a great saving. However it gets busy, the hop...More

10  Thank pinkdoglover
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 4, 2011

We travelled to Rotto with Rottnest Express on boxing day. We decided to hire bikes in the cost of our ferry ticket as it promises on the website you can, "ride straight off the landing onto the island". We thought it made sense rather than...More

25  Thank pommekiwi71
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I caught the Rottnest Express firstly from Perth to Rottnest. I was surprised to hear commentary on the Swan River sector of the trip which I really enjoyed. We had a very rough trot once we left the safety of the river into open sea...More

Thank ReefQueenCairns
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very efficient service with Rottnest Express, friendly staff and comfortable trip. We purchased the bike and snorkel option. Bikes comfortable and snorkelling amazing

Thank Gabby H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a day return and bike hire from Rottnest Express and they delivered everything we expected. The price was fair (compared to others we saw) and the crew friendly.

Thank Eleanor_Matt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another on our list is now ticked off! A lovely day with a tour around the island with lovely tour hosts. The quokkas are very cute! A lovely lunch at Thompsons and a little souvenir shopping. Thanks for the great photos Rottnest!

Thank grazza_5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They leave on time and are efficient. No complaints. Tip: be there early if you want a seat on the top desk as it fills up quickly and be there super early if you want a rare outside seat.

Thank HollyCW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great company to use. Very informative staff and were great at helping out when we wanted to change our boat times. Easy to hire bikes from also.

Thank MorganL1479
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our tickets online. The online booking process was relatively easy, we choose to include our bike hire in the ticket booking thinking it was the bikes on the island (which is wasn’t). I wouldn’t recommend hiring their bikes as they are old and...More

Thank Global14251379704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is absolutely a must on any visit to Perth! We got the 0830 ferry to the island and hired bikes for the day, returning on the 1630 ferry. Perfect timing for a full day visit! The scenery and wildlife were spectacular, the peace and...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out. Comfortable boat, helpful crew. Scenic tour of Swan river, Informative bus tour of Rottnest island. Included buffet lunch hit the spot. Good value

Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the option with departure in Perth, so the trip started with a narrated cruise along the Swan River. The commentator was friendly and told interesting facts about the city and the areas we passed. We were lucky enough to spot some dolphins on...More

Thank Manuela K
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August 9, 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi X7121ASalicem, Unfortunately the vessel that operates the Whale Watching Adventure tour from Rottnest Island can be a bit bumpy so it is not advisable for pregnant women. Kind regards, Michelle Rottnest Express
July 9, 2018|
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Response from augustinkarina | Reviewed this property |
Hi, apologies for the late reply. Yes, I did book theleton tuesday deals last time and depart from Fremantle (it’s cheaper than Perth city departure). You may want to check their website, usually they do have special deals... More
June 10, 2018|
Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi Wendy191, September is a great time of year to visit Rottnest Island. It's when the island comes alive with wildflowers and Quokka joeys. Unfortunately the Rottnest Island Authority has decided to cease offering the... More