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Rottnest Express

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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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.
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“rottnest island” (255 reviews)
“day trip” (88 reviews)
“hire bikes” (22 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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We usually make the trip to Rottnest at list once a year and this year was for 6 nights in May - June. Lovely relaxing holiday without a car and only your bike to get around the Island. You can travel on Telethon Tuesday's and...More

Thank Rina M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With a friendly crew and efficient departure and arrival processes, the crew made the trip out to Rottnest seamless

Thank Ray F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first trip to Rottnest and our first time with Rottnest Express. The trip across was great. The staff were very friendly, the boat was clean and very large with a large range of seating types. The trip across was only 30 mins...More

Thank Angela s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to and from Rotto on the Rottness Express, quite an efficient service. Despite the boat arriving at Rotto for the return trip, we only departed 10 minute slate and arrived in Freo a few minutes late, Crew were great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a Tuesday to get the cheaper priced return trip and a bike for $59. Don’t let rain showers and winter keep you from going out there - I saw lots of rainbows and was lucky to still get a lot of sun....More

Thank Martina V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best way to get the Rottnest island if you don't own a boat. It is super easy, they put your luggage on for you and if you are staying on the island it is delivered to your door! Super easy! It is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Rottnest wish this boat and everything went smoothly. We hired push bikes directly from the boat which was convenient. Ran on time as well.

Thank Chris B
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RottnestExpress, Customer Service Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris B, Thanks for the feedback. We're glad to hear that you had a smooth trip to Rottnest Island. We'll see you next time. Thanks, Michelle

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This service runs the most boats between Fremantle and Rottnest in the winter. They were very prompt, clean, toilets and bar on board. The whole process was so smooth. We got a discount on bikes with them and these bikes were simply rolled off the...More

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Wendy191
June 10, 2018|
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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
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MelanieMP
February 9, 2018|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
You’ll be throwing up everywhere. Pick a calm day and look for the conditions on the return time because when the sea breeze picks up that’s where it gets pretty rough
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aqchin
January 29, 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi aqchin, When booked as the ferry, bike and snorkel package, the hire equipment is collected from the ferry as soon as you arrive on Rottnest Island and does need to be returned to the ferry that you are departing the... More
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