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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

See Rottnest Island from the water on this day trip that includes a high-speed adventure wildlife boat ride. Travel to the island, a favorite local getaway due to its secluded beaches and relaxing environment, by high-speed ferry from Perth or Fremantle. Then embark on a adventure thrill ride to look for seals, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life. Afterward, you have free time on the island to explore independently; perhaps rent a bike or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches. When booking, you may upgrade to include lunch, if you wish.
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth
  • Start from Perth to cruise down the Swan River past Millionaire's Row, or join the ferry in Fremantle
  • Enjoy a thrill-ride wildlife cruise around the island to see dolphins, seals and birds
  • Watch for quokkas, the local marsupials
  • Upgrade to include lunch at Karma Rottnest
  • Spend free time exploring the island independently
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Local guide
90-minute high-speed wildlife cruise
Lunch (if option selected)
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Rottnest Island Authority fee
Bicycle and helmet rental
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Barrack Street Jetty, Perth WA 6000, Australia
2: Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
3: North Fremantle (Northport), North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your Rottnest Island day trip starts in either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. From Perth, hop aboard your ferry for a ride down the Swan River, enjoying views of upscale homes and yacht clubs that line the shore. When you get to Fremantle, where the river dumps into the Indian Ocean, pick up more passengers for the ride across the ocean to Rotto, as the island is referred to by locals.

When you arrive, embark on your thrilling high-speed wildlife cruise that takes you around the island’s many isolated bays and beaches, where you can watch for sea life like dolphins, seals and birds. After your adventure cruise, you are free to spend the afternoon at your leisure to explore the island however you wish. Perhaps rent a bike to travel down the car-free roads, go swimming or snorkeling in the turquoise water, or search for quokkas, the small marsupials who live on the island. (Activities, entrance fees, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.) If you select the lunch option when booking, head to Karma Rottnest for your included meal.

Maybe visit one of the historical attractions to learn about the heritage of Rottnest, which was discovered by Dutch explorers in the 1600s and has since been home to shipwrecks, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp. Today, as an A-class nature reserve, it’s beloved for its tranquil atmosphere, rustic charm and minimal development.

When your time on Rottnest is up, return to Fremantle or Perth by ferry.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Swan River
Swan river commentary
Pass By:  
Rottnest Express
Ferry transfer
Pass By:  
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
Rottnest Island visitor information
Pass By:  
The Basin
A different view of the Basin from an eco boat.
Stop At:  
Cathedral Rocks
Get up close and personal with the colonies of New Zealand Fur Seals
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • By law, bicycle helmets must be worn when cycling, failure to do so can result in a fine
  • Seasonal tour operate mid September to April
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years old, expectant mothers, passengers with a pre-existing back injury or passengers confined to a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rottnest Express

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Adventure Speed Boat Ride.

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  • "Food inedible and really not necessary as plant of places to buy food or sit down and have a meal for far less." See review

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Scary but Fun
Florence_F
, Nov 2020
Very exciting experience! The staff clearly explained every location and the animals that we saw in the tour. Excellent adventure!
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Rottnest Island Tour with Speed Boat Ride
autumnqu0kka
, Sep 2019
The quokkas are really tame and cute. Our family enjoyed the exciting speed boat ride (with some turns and splashes along the way). The captain and his crew are attentive towards everyone, especially children and the elderly passengers on the boat. Quite lucky to have spotted a number of whales on the migratory route past Rottnest Island.
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great ride
Teban W
, Jan 2019
great ride smiles around,nice tour nice people.worth the money.safe and informed of the ride conditions etc
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My husband and I took the tour last...
Susan
, Apr 2018
My husband and I took the tour last Sunday and thought it was fantastic. The speed boat ride was lots of fun and the crew, Ollie and Talitha provided great commentary and went that extra mile to find the wildlife around the island. We then spent the rest of the day looking around the island and had lunch at the pub. It's a lovely place to visit whilst in WA. And yes it was very easy to see the quokkas.
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We had a blast! Great way to see the...
Evangelia T
, Apr 2018
We had a blast! Great way to see the beautiful coast of the island. We were fortunate to come across a seal pup just a few weeks old, really special moment, he was adorable. High speed boat was heaps of fun!!!
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Friday the 16th of March my sister...
Vivienne H
, Mar 2018
Friday the 16th of March my sister and I booked a trip to Rottnest leaving from Fremantle at 9.30 AM on the Rottnest Ferry. We had booked a speed boat outing for an hour and a half going around the whole island. Damo the captain and Des the wildlife expert were our hosts. Instructions were given on how to exspierence a safer ride sitting at the back or more like a roller coaster at the front of the boat. Informing us if Damo sees a opportunity for adventure he is going to hit that wave so be ready for the thrills. Seeing dolphins and seals and then heading back to finish off with a couple of donuts naturally not to eat. Im sure everyone enjoyed the speed boat ride, I know my sister and I did
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We had a fantastic day at Rottnest...
Kerry D
, Mar 2018
We had a fantastic day at Rottnest the speed boat tour made the day seeing the dolphins and seals up close was amazing.
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Loved Rottnest Island and saw...
BB
, Feb 2018
Loved Rottnest Island and saw several Quokkas. The speed boat ride should not be missed. . We saw seals and stingrays up close riding in the boat. The boat took us to beautiful areas not accessed from the island.
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Absolutely the best tour trip my...
Dan V
, Feb 2018
Absolutely the best tour trip my wife and I have ever had the scenery around the island is amazing still pristine and unspoiled by tourism would recommend this tour to anyone you will get the thrill of your life and the crew of the fast speed boat Captain Guy and Des were excellent just make sure you sit at the middle to back of the boat as it can get pretty bumpy highly recommended
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Everything about this trip fantastic...
Jane G
, Jan 2018
Everything about this trip fantastic except the lunch. Food inedible and really not necessary as plant of places to buy food or sit down and have a meal for far less.
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