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“Smooth ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rottnest Express

Rottnest Express
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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise
Ranked #1 of 31 Tours in Fremantle
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Busselton, Western Australia
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101 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Smooth ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

The ferry is very comfortable, plenty of space. You can sit inside or outside, or walk around and enjoy the ride. Fast and very smooth

1 Thank Zimmie176
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Rottnest is undoubtedly a beautiful place.. as for the Rottnest express...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

The Rottnest Express had a good, simple online booking process. The ferry ride was choppy as we travelled on a rainy and stormy day. Good thing the ferry handed out sick bags – just in case passengers needed to use them. Luckily no one needed them.

It was convenient to have the bike hire option when booking the ferry tickets. However, I didn’t realise that there was the option for an adult tricycle on the island which suited my (senior citizen) parent better. The island bike company was happy to swap the Rotto Express bike we had with one of their trikes, but Rotto Express "manager" refused to allow the swap – despite me explaining that the trike would be for a senior citizen and it will be a safer option (health & safety reasons). They flatly said NO because they will “lose the bike hire fare to the island bike hire”.

No sense of humanity; just powered by greed, I thought. Epic FAIL on that!!

A couple of the bikes we hired also had a faulty locks - this was annoying as we were "responsible" for any loss of the bike.

Rottnest express - you really need to shape up on the bike hire front.

Visited November 2012
5 Thank tam009
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Rottnest Express”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The trip was good but the service before need improvement. When you get there, you have no idea where to leave your luggage to be sure that they get on the boat and the check in is still quite slow.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Ghodeleine L
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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Rottness - Stunning Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Booked with Rottness Express which included tour of Rottness Island. Lovely trip along Swan River. Rottness Island is a must see if you are in Perth. Simply stunning and unspoilt. Ideal if you are into cycling as no vehicles (apart from tour coach) allowed. You can hire the bikes from Rottness Express.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Scorpionsholidays
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

We took the ferry to Rottnest few times and always found it very expensive for a family, sometimes the ferry was very crowded.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank Janulik
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