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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

From US$50.42
Highlights
  • Rottnest ferry same-day round-trip ticket, from Fremantle or Perth
  • Includes the Rottnest Island Authority Fee
  • Relax on the scenic 25-minute ferry ride from Fremantle to Rottnest Island
  • Choose to spend your time as you like on Rottnest Island, enjoying the beaches, walking trails, bicycling and water sports
  • Look for wildlife such as quokka (a marsupial known as the kangaroo rat) and a New Zealand fur seal colony
  • Rent snorkel gear, surfboards, paddleboards, bikes and other equipment (own expense) on the island
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Round-Trip Ferry: Fremantle
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Departs from B Shed, Fremantle at 9:30am. The return ferry departs from Rottnest Island at 4:25pm
From US$50.42
Round-Trip Ferry: Perth
Departs from Barrack St Jetty, Perth at 8:30am. The return ferry from Rottnest Island departs at 3:55pm.
From US$72.13
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Overview
A piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island is a favorite day trip getaway due to its white-sand beaches, isolated turquoise bays, biking paths and vehicle-free environment. Travel to the island on the high-speed ferry from either Perth or Fremantle—make your choice when booking. Then spend your time on the island however you please before returning the same day by ferry. Popular activities include snorkeling, biking and looking for quokkas, the resident wildlife.
What to Expect
Your Rottnest Island ferry departs from either Perth or Fremantle, depending on option selected when booking. If leaving from Perth, you’ll cruise down the Swan River through the city to reach Fremantle, from where it’s a 25-minute ride across the ocean to Rotto, as it’s known to locals.
When you arrive, you are free to explore the island—and its 63 beaches and 20 bays—however you wish. There are plenty of spots to get wet with a swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard or surf, or just relax on the sand and watch yachts bobbing in the water. The most popular activity for visitors is renting a bike on the island to cruise leisurely along the scenic roads, where no cars are allowed. If you’re interested in history, check out sites like Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island Museum, Pilot Boathouse or the Salt Store and Exhibition Centre. And don’t forget to keep your eyes open for wildlife, particularly the island’s native quokkas. (All entrance fees, activities, rentals, food and drinks are at your own expense.)
At the end of your full day on the island, head back to Fremantle or Perth on the return ferry.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

booked $49 return deal, great price! booked online, use QR code to board, no paper, no waste. smooth service for both journeys, very on time, no drama.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank silviali_au
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked ahead before flying as I know this sells out. They will pick you up from your hotel. Luckily I was able to book the Island bus tour on the boat but the other tours had sold out. You get a commentary on the way...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the Rottnest express from Fremantle on a 2 day tour. The ferry was very busy, however the staff handled it all well , even with all the bikes being taken on and off by hand. The crossing was very flat and winds were...More

25  Thank LuxEscapes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on the phone. 149 return including a bag taken to our accommodation for two people. That's 50 extra for a bag. Told them where our accommodation was and they would drop off. Turned up and told needed a tag but which we weren't told...More

1  Thank James R
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

Was a last minute decision to spend the day at the island. I chose them and happy I did walked in and git a return ticket. Staff were friendly boat was very clean and crew very helpful. A good day out.

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Dani E
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Response from Lorraine G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take bike across on the boat
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Can you return the next day if so how much ?
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