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Rottnest Express

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“rottnest island”(259 reviews)
“day trip”(86 reviews)
“ferry service”(33 reviews)
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...more
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Caught the ferry to Rottnest Island and really enjoyed the service with Rottnest Express. We saw some whales on the way over. The skipper pointed them out which was a real treat. Fantastic service. Very efficient and very comfortable.

Thank janeclough1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had such a great day on Rotto yesterday ! On the way home on the 5.30pm Rottnest Express Ferry the captain Sam stopped for us to watch 3 massive whales frolicking and breaching ! It was a wonderful experience and made our day ! We...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rottnest Island is a must do day visit, ideally from Fremantle as quicker and cheaper but also doable from Perth. You do need to ensure a sunny day as this is definitely an outdoor trip. Rottnest express offer the most convenient package of inclusive bike...More

Thank Jasmine101Surrey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made the right decision today to go to Rottnest Island using the Rottnest Express company. They are excellent. Very professional yet extremely friendly and willing to help anyone out no matter had small the question. We also did the Island bus tour and didn’t...More

Thank hidee5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hi, My wife and I used Rottnest Express to go to the Island The boat ide over was excellent as Guy was very informative and really engaging Then we took their whale watching tour and this blew our minds. Not only did we see whales...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful weather, sunny & warm on the island. Bit of a muck around with overbooking but cleared quickly. Couldn't take any large bags/backpacks on the boat they were locked away in a crate for our return. We saw seals and dolphins, sadly the whales were...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As a wheelchair user we went to great lengths to insure that the ferry we were going on at our chosen time was accessible. Boarding in North Fremantle and our trip out to Rottnest went without a hitch. Upon arrival one of the staff asked...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked through our hotel and we were very happy with the service. The boat left from B Shed at Fremantle. We met Dennis, one of the crew, who was really helpful with what to do with luggage & where to go. It was a...More

Thank Rodney T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day well spent - allow all day, various things can be done, tour around the island by bus, 90mins train ride across the island to see the cannons 60+ mins, whale watching, bird watching, snorkelling, hire a bike for the day do your own...More

Thank ButterflyBells
Reviewed 1 week ago

We combined the ferry trip to Rottnest with the Swan river cruise and found it to be very informative. The weather was great and it was an interesting way to learn a little more about the surrounds of the Swan river

Thank Ian R
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10 August 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi X7121ASalicem, Unfortunately the vessel that operates the Whale Watching Adventure tour from Rottnest Island can be a bit bumpy so it is not advisable for pregnant women. Kind regards, Michelle Rottnest Express
9 July 2018|
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Response from augustinkarina | Reviewed this property |
Hi, apologies for the late reply. Yes, I did book theleton tuesday deals last time and depart from Fremantle (it’s cheaper than Perth city departure). You may want to check their website, usually they do have special deals... More
10 June 2018|
Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi Wendy191, September is a great time of year to visit Rottnest Island. It's when the island comes alive with wildflowers and Quokka joeys. Unfortunately the Rottnest Island Authority has decided to cease offering the... More