SeaLink Rottnest Island
SeaLink Rottnest Island
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Departing daily from Fremantle and Perth, the award-winning SeaLink ferry service to Rottnest Island provides a seamless journey to Perth’s favourite island paradise. With hospitality-trained staff, you can expect excellent customer service and a friendly smile to welcome you on board.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Urangan T
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand tour package. 👍
    Great experience traveling to Rottnest with sealink. We took the grand package offered and it was great. Quokkas everywhere, seen snakes, whales and more. Lunch was great and the staff were friendly and very helpful. Weather turned nasty on the day so to cold to swim, but still had a great time.
    Thanks for your wonderful feedback, great to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us on Rottnest Island! Kind regards, Kat from SeaLink Rottnest Island
    Written 23 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 October 2023
  • slak m
    Cardiff, United Kingdom347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to update bookings
    Sealink experience was great! Easy to get on board with the printed online tickets. On the way back we had pre-booked a 6pm return, but we found we had finished with the bikes earlier, so we rang up the Sealink reservation people (free phone in the tourist information) and we could move our return journey to an earlier time of 445pm - they then sent a new barcode to use. All easy. Very choppy on the way back - but it was quick.
    Brilliant feedback, thanks so much and thank you for choosing SeaLink! Kind regards, Kat from SeaLink Rottnest Island
    Written 13 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 December 2023
  • DebVanHoek
    Sydney, Australia57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Trip
    The trip across to Rottnest Island was great. Staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the little bonus of an ice block on the way over. Seas were quite rough on the way back , however , we felt safe and staff weee very professional in dealing with the situation.
    What a lovely review, thank you so much, so glad to hear you trip to the island was comfortable despite some rocky seas. Kind Regards Ella from SealinkWA
    Written 26 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 January 2024
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Margaret S
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A comfy trip, but very rough going across! Suggest take a sea sickness tablet before you go! Lovely leaving from Perth(Barrack St) going down the Swan river!
Written 30 June 2024
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Good morning 'ksea54', Thank you for taking the time to share your experience travelling with SeaLink Rottnest Island. Good recommendation with the seasick tablet and we agree, departing from Barrack Street allows for a Swan River Scenic Cruise and we're glad you agree it was a lovely added benefit! We hope to welcome you onboard again in the future. Kind regards, Meika from SeaLink Rottnest Island
Written 30 June 2024
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Carol M
Perth, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
crew on board were amazing and the trip across was easy and comfortable. Lots of seating inside and out on deck. A crew member staying out on deck for safety of passengers.
Written 25 June 2024
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Thank you for your time and sending us a great 5-star review. Sounds like you had an enjoyable time onboard! Thank you for choosing SeaLink Rottnest as your ferry service. We look forward to welcoming you on board in the future. Karen from SeaLink Rottnest
Written 30 June 2024
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perthstorm
Perth, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent trip over to Rotto. Check in at Fremantle was easy, smooth ride there and back.
Would definitely use this service again.
Written 24 June 2024
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Brilliant, thanks so much for your 5-star review, we appreciate it! Kind regards, Kat from SeaLink Rottnest Island
Written 25 June 2024
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wogga152
Perth, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Great ferry trip from Rottnest to Fremantle. The boat was quiet, comfortable and on time despite being full. Very capable crew.
Written 16 June 2024
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Hi wogga152, Thank you for your amazing review. We are glad that your day trip at Rottnest Island was enjoyable and we will let the crew know how brilliant they are! Karen from SeaLink Rottnest
Written 19 June 2024
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John R
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great day out and well looked after by Sealink for return trip from Perth as well as the Rottnest Island bus tour company. Quokkas lived up to their reputation for being cute and happy to pose for photographs.
Written 11 June 2024
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Hi S6442XHjohnr, Thank you for your time leaving us a lovely review - Sounds like an enjoyable day out at Rottnest and the quokkas wasn't disappointing Thank you for travelling with SeaLink Rottnest Island as your ferry service top Rottnest island. Karen from SeaLink reservations
Written 12 June 2024
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Suguna J
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Went on 21 May 2024. The ferry rides were smooth with good clear weather throughout the day. Glad that I did the segway tour instead of taking the bikes. The island is quite hilly so using the segway was the better choice. Our guide was great and very patient as I used the Segway for the first time. The entire day was well-spent.
Written 23 May 2024
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Hi sugunaj2021, Thank you for your excellent review. We are so glad you've enjoyed the beautiful Rottnest Island and your Segway tour. Thank you for choosing SeaLink Rottnest as your ferry service and we look forward to welcoming you in the future. Karen from SeaLink Rottnest
Written 3 June 2024
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Mark O
London13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very smooth ferry. Interesting commentary. Comfy seats. What more could you ask.
On the island, the Quokkas were all over the place, so cute!
Written 21 May 2024
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Hi K3716RMmarko, Thank you for your time in sending us a great 5-star review. Sounds like you had an enjoyable day at Rottnest and the quokkas did not disappoint. Thank you for choosing SeaLink Rottnest as your ferry service. We look forward to welcoming you on board in the future. Karen from SeaLink Rottnest
Written 3 June 2024
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Pam
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would thoroughly recommend this tour. A truly comprehensive way to see all of the island. The various tour guides are expert in their areas. I came away feeling like I had learned a lot more about West Australian history.
Written 14 May 2024
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Hi MaggieBen99, Thank you for your amazing review - Sounds like you had a enjoyable day at Rottnest and what a beautiful island full of history and scenery. Thank you for choosing to travel with SeaLink Rottnest Island as your ferry service to Rottnest. Kind Regards, Karen from SeaLink Rottnest Island
Written 21 May 2024
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LondonAnnie41
london346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very efficient guide. The tour of the guns and tunnels was superb.

The guide could have spoken less.

A grey day - not her fault
Written 26 April 2024
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Thank you for your review. Glad you've enjoyed your day out on Rottnest with Sealink. Kind regards, Georgia from SeaLink Rottnest Island
Written 28 April 2024
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gwegwy
Mt Eliza, Australia569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We considered both the Rottnest Express and Sealink but settled on Sealink because we were staying at Fremantle and we could get a ferry which left from and returned there. The Rottnest Express leaves from Perth and returns there with stopovers at Freo. Reviews had mentioned that, on busy days, people getting on the Rottnest Express at Freo sometimes had difficulty finding a seat on an already packed ferry. So, we booked for a Monday 10am departure and there was plenty of room on our ferry with window seats also plentiful. We noted that there was an enormous queue for the Rottnest Express which left just before us and that it was already pretty full when it arrived.
We were staying at BeFremantle at the marina so the walk to the ferry stop was a very pleasant 20 minutes along the coast and through the port historical area. On the walk back, we took a different route through the city past some bars and galleries.
The day was sunny but quite windy and the 30-minute ferry trip was exciting with spray covering the windows of the lower deck. We don't normally have a problem with seasickness but I was beginning to feel a bit queasy by the time we docked. We'd made the mistake of sitting with our backs to the bow of the ferry. On the return trip, the wind had really blown up and the spray was coming up over the windows of the upper deck. We'd made sure of facing the bow this time and had no problems with queasiness but I noticed that several passengers were looking crook and were anxiously clutching their paper bags.
We had a booking for the 90-minute Rottnest Express boat tour which departs at 11.15am from the ferry dock and our punctual arrival at the island gave us time to wander around a bit and get our bearings before embarking on that exhilarating but somewhat frightening trip in rough sea.
Knowing that we'd be pretty worn out after the 3 boat trips and quite a bit of walking, we'd booked for the 2.30pm return ferry and were very glad we did. At the time of booking, I was concerned that we might be leaving the island too early but, nothing felt rushed, including our lunch at The Lane Cafe. By the time we got back to our apartment, we were ready for a rest before heading off for our 6.15 dinner booking at Char Char.
Written 22 April 2024
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Thank you so much for your detailed review; we appreciate it! Great to hear that you enjoyed your SeaLink ferry, and your time on beautiful Rottnest island. Kind regards, Kat from SeaLink Rottnest Island
Written 29 April 2024
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