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Rottnest Express

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Closes in 14 min: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Average12%
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“rottnest island”(280 reviews)
“day trip”(94 reviews)
“hire bikes”(25 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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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ferry company was fantastic. The staff really friendly. Toilets were clean. Decent price too. A very simple system of collecting tickets. I just went to the window at Hillary’s Marina, paid for a return and a bike. It was all ready for collecting with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deanoc433
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I found that the booking process for a trip out to Rottnest Island through Rottnest Express to be easy with all the tour options while on the island listed. We opted to depart from Northhead due to the greater amount of car parking available. ($12/day)....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rotnest Express was a great ride. The staff were very accommodating for all needs on the boat. We were informed that it was going to be bumpy and went on to recommend the best places to sit if you wanted the bumpy experience. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KAMQ13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not able to book online with Rottnest Express so turned up at 8am to find out the (only direct express ) ferry was full. "We can put you on a (slow) ferry to Fremantle (about and hour) and if you're lucky you can connect to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim H
RottnestExpress, Guest Relations Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tim H, Thanks for your comments. I am unsure if you were unable to book through a personal choice or if our website advised that the desired service was not available. The only reason that our system would prevent you from booking online is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called there and changed my return ticket time, got confirmed by them but when I tried to aboard, they just said Cant find any change in my ticket and make me wait for a hour .horrible

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual trip from Perth to Rottnest was on a clean ferry which was efficient and clean. However, myself and other people were supposed to be picked up from a pre-arranged point and they forgot to pick us up. We were supposed to be picked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A leisurly cruise down the Swan River, through Freo Port and express to Rottnest Island. A enjoyable trip with an efficient crew and good vessel. Commentary provided as we journey down the Swan. Helpful staff at check-in, with easy digital delivery of tickets for advanced...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2As2Ks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't go to Rottnest! Instead, after a day checking the sights and smells of Fremantle during the day, I booked ahead for our group to take the ferry Fremantle to Perth (Barrack St jetty), instead of public transport. An expensive trip, a family and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank geromam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ferry service offers a lot of extras like bikes and other trips around the island. The boat is clean and on time. Staff are friendly and efficient. The audio on the boat did music and safety videos etc worked for a second then didn’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank julierH7633TH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rottnest is a bit of a day trip that requires some planning. The Express will likely be part of it and you need to figure out where you want to get on/off.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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