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Rottnest Express

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Fremantle, Australia
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About Rottnest Express
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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Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

Explore Rottnest Island on a full-day tour from Perth or Fremantle that takes care of all the details, including a high-speed ferry and bike rental to explore the car-free island. From Fremantle, start with a 25-minute high-speed ferry to Rottnest Island; departing from Perth includes a 1-hour cruise along Swan River to Fremantle, where the river meets the Indian Ocean. Upgrade to add lunch or snorkeling.
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8 hours
from $75.62

Discover Rottnest with Ferry & Bus Tour from Perth or Fremantle

Explore the best of Rottnest Island on this tour from Perth or Fremantle, which eliminates the need to plan transportation. Visit the tiny island that’s home to the quokka, often called the world’s happiest animal, as well as landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. This bus portion of the tour includes commentary on the island’s history that you won’t get if touring independently.
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8 hours
from $89.50

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

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.
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8 hours
from $104.76
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Lyn M wrote a review Jul 2022
Queensland, Australia75 contributions55 helpful votes
Congratulations to Rottnest Island Express. I could not speak more highly of these guys. Online booking was easy. Confirmation sent straight through. A couple of scheming changes had to be made but sms were received n a very timely fashion, the boat was clean, the crew efficient. Damien, our guide, both on the ferry and the buss was excellent. He spoke very clearly, was extremely courteous to everyone. His information about Perth and Rottnest was first rate. Congratulations Damien, you made a good day great. Our tour bus was very comfortable and Scuba, our driver was excellent. Thank you all at Rottnest Island Express. I would certainly recommend your tour to anyone visiting the west.
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing at Rottnest Express
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi, Thanks so much for your 5-star review and amazing feedback on our service to Rottnest Island. We so appreciate hearing such positive feedback on our crew and in particular Damian and Scuba on the Discover Bus Tour! From the team at Rottnest Express we hope to see you travelling with us again soon and are so glad you had such a memorable experience! Kind regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
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Nick D wrote a review Jul 2022
Sydney18 contributions3 helpful votes
Really easy to catch from Perth, with a lovely commentary as you cruise down the swan river to Fremantle. An excellent way to see the river! The trip out to Rottnest Island was a bit bumpy, but this is obviously weather dependent. The bike hire was easy and useful as we ended up riding about 15km around to some of the beaches that day. That said, you can just take the hop-on-hop-off bus and see them should the riding be too much. Food was fairly expensive on Rottnest Island, but the quality was very good.
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing at Rottnest Express
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Nick, Thanks so much for your review and feedback! We are delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with us and enjoyed your time on Rottnest Island. We hope to see you again soon travelling with Rottnest Express. Kind regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
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Madshus wrote a review Jul 2022
Canberra, Australia1291 contributions428 helpful votes
We used the ferry service only. They held up the boat to allow us to finish purchasing our tickets. The boat was crowded but we found seats. Pleasant ride across.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing at Rottnest Express
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Hi, Thanks for your feedback and review. We noticed that you only have us 3 stars, was there anything we could have done to improve your experience with us? Kind regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
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celinam774 wrote a review Jun 2022
Canberra, Australia216 contributions79 helpful votes
Ferry ride was fine, nothing unexpectedly good or bad. Bikes that we hired were not great. Cheaper to hire on the island or bring your own even if you day hire on mainland. Own bikes are removed first from boat so quicker. Gears did not work on 2 of the bikes, seat post wouldn't move on one, seat pointed up at a poor angle on one and became uncomfortable over the day of riding. Not cheap to hire for the condition they are in.
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing at Rottnest Express
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Hi, Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback on our bikes and will look to improve the quality and maintenance of our hire bikes for the future. If you ever have any issues with our hire bikes in the future please feel free to swap them with our boat crew, we are more than happy to assist with fixing any issues or swapping them for a new one if required. Kind regards, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
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sylvia l wrote a review Jun 2022
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions39 helpful votes
The ferry ride was interesting and the bus tour was exceptional. Jodi’s commentary was very interesting, relevant, informative and humorous.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from RottnestExpress, Sales & Marketing at Rottnest Express
Responded Jun 27, 2022
Hi, Thanks for your review and feedback - we are so pleased to hear that you had such a positive experience with us! We will be sure to pass your feedback onto Jodi. Thanks, The Rottnest Express Sales Team
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