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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle

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
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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
From US$44.50
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Round-Trip Ferry: Fremantle 09:30Most Popular
Departs from B Shed, Fremantle at 9:30am. The return ferry departs from Rottnest Island at 4:25pm
US$44.50
Round-Trip Ferry: Perth 08:45
Departs from Barrack St Jetty, Perth at 8:30am. The return ferry from Rottnest Island departs at 3:55pm.
US$73.18
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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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great day out

We were picked up from our hotel and coached to the ferry terminal. The 90 minute ride down the Swan River and out onto the ocean was extremely entertaining. Thanks Guy for your talk. After a coffee, we walked to the bus terminal and were...More

Thank quickchick2015
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Rottnest Express Ferry amd Grand Island Tour.

Smooth trip both ways from Barrack Street, Perth. Staff helpful and friendly. The train and coach tours was great. Special thanks should be given the volunteers at Gun and tunnels. We were booked to return at about 4.00 to 4.30pm. This gave no time to...More

Thank SkiGrowingOld
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile
Travel to and from Rottnest

Ferry on time. Reliable. Staff accommodating. We walked but many chose to hire bikes stored on ferry, to explore island. Ferry everything you need.

3  Thank Lupo T
Reviewed 13 April 2018
Ferry ride great

The ride on the ferry was very good. Left and returned on times that were offered. All personnel were very nice. The Hop-on-off bus didn't work well for us. Maybe because it was a holiday. We had to wait a long time for a bus,...More

Thank djmgos
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile
Not my idea of express at 90 mins but great fun day out!

Booked an early-ish trip over to the island. Boat very comfortable but I would have liked more seating outside in fresh air. It was very busy so we had no choice of seat and couldn’t sit next to each other. Wish we had booked the...More

2  Thank IncognitoJones
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Linda C
19 April 2018|
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Response from SabNDave | Reviewed this property |
The only transport are bicycles or buses. There is a hop on hop off service. If you’re young and fit (we are neither), the bikes are very popular. You can pre book tours online; book on the ferry; or book at the information... More
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